Melrose Gibson Park Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Scotland, Lowlands, Scottish Borders, Melrose
- 01896 822969
- All year
Alan Rogers Review
Melrose Gibson Park Caravan & Motorhome Club site is an ideal transit park, being so close to the A68, but is also a perfect base for exploring this southern area of Scotland. Edinburgh is only 35 miles away, accessible by car or on one of the regular buses which run from the park entrance, so an ideal day trip. This small, three-acre park has only 64 touring pitches (some seasonal) plus, unusually, an extra 6 tent pitches (summer only) next to the adjacent rugby pitch. All touring pitches have 16 amp electricity and are hardstanding, 10 are serviced with water and drainage. A one-way system on the tarmac roads is in operation.
The site is nestled on the edge of Melrose in a peaceful setting that is overlooked by the beautiful Eilden Hills. A short walk from the site are the charming shops, lovely restaurants and pubs and historic buildings of Melrose, including the famous ruins of Melrose Abbey, the resting place of Robert the Bruce's heart. Walking enthusiasts will be delighted, there are 1,500 miles of footpaths to explore along the banks of the Tweed or by hiking up into the High Country to view the Borders' picturesque, rural patchwork. There is also easy access to excellent cycle routes as well as fishing in the River Tweed.
If you are a fan of rugby, the second Saturday in April hosts the annual Melrose Sevens Rugby Tournament. Another event not to be missed is the colourful Melrose Festival, held in mid-June each year. Visitors can now take advantage of the new railway line that connects the Scottish Borders to Edinburgh. The site is around 1.5 miles (30 minutes' walk) from Tweedbank Station, and the train can get you into the heart of Edinburgh in just 55 minutes, avoiding the traffic and park and ride.
N.B. Non-members may join on site and make a substantial saving on pitch fees, please speak to site staff for more details and to check pitch availability before arrival.
First rate heated toilet facilities are in a new building with spacious showers and washbasins in cabins, and have a very pleasing finish. Laundry facilities. Separate room with shower and WC for disabled visitors. Baby changing facility. Motorhome services. Gas is available. Wi-Fi good, charged. Security barrier (operated by card). Chemical toilet point. Defibrillator. BBQs allowed gas, electric & charcoal. No children's play area. TV reception booster system available. Pets allowed. Dog walk. Twin axle caravans accepted. No late-night arrivals area. Bus stop 300 metres. Co-op 50 metres. Tents allowed. Earliest time of arrival 12 noon. Maximum outfit length 9.2 metres. Football pitch & tennis courts adjacent.
- All Year
- Bar Nearby
- Fishing Nearby
- Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
- Book Online
- Golf Nearby
- Facilities for disabled visitors
- Pets allowed
- Small Site
- Shop Nearby
- Takeaway Food
- Wifi (all site)
- Wifi Chargeable
Turn left off A68 Jedburgh-Lauder road at roundabout 2.5 miles past Newton St Boswell onto A6091 Galashiels road. In 3.25 miles at roundabout turn right onto B6374 to Melrose (not at first turning into town). Site is on right at filling station opposite Melrose Rugby Club, just before town centre.
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