Bay Waverley Castle Hotel

Address: Skirmish Hill, Melrose, Borders, Scotland, TD6 9AA, United Kingdom | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Skirmish Hill, Melrose, is near Melrose Abbey, Abbotsford House, Dryburgh Abbey, and Thirlestane Castle.
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      A Wee Reminder of New Zealand

      A travel blog entry by davidandmaria on Dec 18, 2014

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      ... our main reason for going. The cinema is a bit dated compared to what we're used to in Auckland so the sound and visual quality wasn't the best. Perhaps it was the way the latest Hobbit 3D was filmed, but it's doubtful.The movie itself was slightly boring in the beginning, but it soon picked up. On the whole the movie was well made and very good visually, we also loved the dwarves with their Scottish accents.

      Our driver for the week, David's dad, picked us up after ...

      The Kelpies and a Dram

      A travel blog entry by davidandmaria on Dec 15, 2014

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      ... 9% ABV, is then put through the 'Distillation' stage. It is put through pot stills twice, but on the second time around only the pure central cut, which is about 65% ABV, is collected.

      The clear spirit is then filled into oak casks for the final stage, 'Maturation'. While maturing, the whisky becomes smoother and more flavoursome and draws out its golden colour form the cask. By law, whisky must be matured for a minimum of 3 years, but most single ...

      Back in a Very Cold Scotland

      A travel blog entry by davidandmaria on Dec 12, 2014

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      ... frequent flyers only had hand luggage which caused the boarding and departure delay. With bags in hand, we headed for the car park and the drive south to David's parents house in Melrose.

      The traffic was light and there wasn't any snow or ice on the roads so we made good time heading south into the Borders. We had originally planned to have lunch at The Lodge in Carfrae Mill but with the delayed flight it was about 4pm by the time we were nearby. A ...

      Ups and Downs

      A travel blog entry by davidandmaria on Mar 08, 2014

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      ... a walk around the town centre and visited the Abbey, which for our surprise was both open and free to enter, unlike Floors Castle, which doesn't open for visitors until Easter. The road follows the castle ground walls and the grounds seem to be absolutely huge reaching miles on each side. The garden centre of the castle was open so we had a ...

      Athens of the north

      A travel blog entry by twovines on Aug 15, 2013

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      ... s walking frames, always made two inches wider than the door frames so that the infants could not wander out to the stone staircase.

      Near the bottom of the Royal Mile we see a formal garden and, set in the pavement are some markers showing the place of the city wall, beyond which was church-owned land. Hence its name: Canongate. Opposite is a pub called World's End, so called because this was at the city gate and for those that lived here then, it was the ...