Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Scotland: Borders questions (abbeys, itinerary, eats), Dumfries & Galloway

Jump to last reply

Hi,
Trying to figure out our Borders itinerary. We will be headed there on a Wednesday morning after two nights in D&G. Assuming we do something in D&G in the morning, I am planning on half a day Wednesday in the Borders (staying in Melrose), full day Thursday, and half day Friday. I know I tend to try to cram things in, but would like to be more relaxed this trip...we CAN save places on my list for future trips.

I think I've narrowed my big wishes down to Floors Castle, Traquair House, and Mellerstain House. Due to opening times Mellerstain, this has to be on Friday. Also, Dryburgh Abbey, Melrose Abbey and Jedburgh Abbey. Plus visiting the towns themselves (Melrose, Peebles?, St. Abb's and nearby Eye mouth).

My question is, how long in general to plan for the abbeys? Do we do all 3 or cut one out. Do I also need to cut something else out (which would be Floors). Thinking Traquair House Weds and an abbey (or just Traquair), Floors Thursday and two abbeys (or all 3), and then Mellerstain Friday.

My other question is does anyone have a restaurant in The Borders (or D&G) that they particularly love? We are celebrating my father in laws 70th and also inlaws 40th wedding anniversary.

Finally, where to stop to break up the drive from Aberdeen to Dumfries and Galloway region at the start if the week?

Thanks as always

6 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Taormina & Mt Etna
  2. 2 travel insurance
  3. 3 ferry messina to reggio calabria
  4. 4 Greece for a month with a baby
  5. 5 Recommended drivers for Tuscany
  6. 6 2 Days in Brussels
  7. 7 hotel near Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen
  8. 8 Monet's Giverny
  9. 9 Taxi from CDG to Paris for 4. Cost?
  10. 10 Restaurants in San Sebastian
  11. 11 7 Days in Greece. Islands along with Athens ??
  12. 12 Munich Day Trips
  13. 13 Cookware in France
  14. 14 Innsbruck or Interlaken/Jungfrau for winter activities in May
  15. 15 Train from Barcelona-Saints to Estacio de Franca
  16. 16 700 die off Italian coast in boat accident.
  17. 17 Student with no visa: Will I be denied re-entry into Germany???
  18. 18 wedding abroad
  19. 19 2 Weeks in Spain for a wedding in Leon.
  20. 20 Trip Report London, Vienna, Prague Trip Report -- Part 5 First Full Day in Vienna
  21. 21 London, Vienna, Prague Trip Report -- Part 4 First Evening in Vienna
  22. 22 Trip Report Three weeks in Italy with a two-year old
  23. 23 Paris or Rome in March or possibly September/October
  24. 24 10 nights in Southern Spain: Itinerary & Questions
  25. 25 Vespa Tour - Florence
View next 25 » Back to the top