Melrose, Scottish Border
Melrose is a small town, situated in the Scottish borders near Galasheils. The town sits within the tweed valley and the foot of the very picturesque Eildon Hills. Melrose Abbey, dating back to 1136, when on the request of King David I of Scotland, was founded by cistercian monks. It’s here that the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is buried. Melrose is also the birth place of Rugby Sevens & has its own team, Melrose RFC. June is a busy month, when the Melrose festival and the Borders Book festival takes place. Melrose is Eco Cycle Adventures friendly.