~ Things To Do ~
~ FOOD & DRINK ~
MAIN STREET TRADING
Award-winning bookshop, café and deli on your doorstep. Definitely worth a visit to browse the latest page-turners, and treat yourself to coffee and something sweet (we recommend the Guiness cake).
Find out more info at: https://www.mainstreetbooks.co.uk/ / 01835 824087
MAANO'S FISH BAR
Great chippie right across the street. As well as fish and chips, Maano serves a whole range of fast food including pizza, chicken, burgers and kebabs.
Find out more info at: 01835 823344
LEE GARDEN CHINESE TAKEAWAY
Great Chinese takeaway in Galashiels who deliver to the village (allow 1 to 2 hours if ordering for delivery as they are always extremely busy!).
Find out more info at: https://www.zmenu.com/lee-garden-galashiels-online... / 01896 753112
NEW ORIENTAL TAKEAWAY
This Chinese takeaway has just recently re-opened in the village.
Find out more info at: 01835 274376
JM QUALITY MEATS
Excellent local butchers down the street (next to the newsagents). Ask for Colin who is the head butcher there.
Find out more info at: https://www.jmqualitymeats.co.uk/ / 01835 822061
Local convenience store selling basic necessities on your doorstep. The local Post Office is located in this shop too as well as an ATM cash machine.
Find out more info at: https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder/2038307...
Larger supermarkets are located in Kelso (Sainsbury's, Lidl) and in Galashiels (Tesco, Asda, M&S). There is also an excellent greengrocers in Kelso called Julian's Veg (follow signs for Mayfield Garden Centre).
Italian-Scottish bistro situated behind the church. Excellent pizza, pasta and wine selection for dine-in or takeaway.
Find out more info at: https://www.huntersstables.co.uk/ / 01835 822710
THE BUCCLEUCH ARMS
Located on the A68 at the far end of the village green, the Buccleuch is the place to head for a quality bistro and pub.
Find out more info at: https://www.buccleucharms.com/ / 01835 822243
Possibly our favourite restaurant in the Scottish Borders. Located nearby in Gattonside, The Hoebridge serves delicious food and has an excellent wine selection. Kyle (maitre d') and Hamish (head chef) run this place impeccably and are excellent hosts.
Find out more info at: https://www.thehoebridge.com/ / 01896 823082
~ ACTIVITIES ~
Located next to the newsagents, the Borders Gunroom stocks everything you need for shooting and fishing as well as outdoor apparel for a range of activities. If you need further information and advice on how to organise fishing permits or locations to shoot, speak to the team here.
Find more info at: https://www.bordergunsandtackle.co.uk/ 01835 822844
BISLEY AT BRAIDWOOD
Bisley at Braidwood offers Clay, Air Rifle, Rifle and even Virtual Reality shooting disciplines. They are about a 12 minute drive away from the village.
Find out more info at: https://www.bisleyshooting.co.uk/our-grounds/bisle... / 01835 870280
KELSO SWIMMING POOL
The pool at Kelso is a great place to go for a swim (especially in winter when the Tweed is too cold)!
Find out more info at: https://www.liveborders.org.uk/health/swimming/swi... / 01573 224944
WILD SWIMMING - LINDEAN LOCH
If you like wild swimming, our favourite spot is at Lindean Loch (about 6 miles away, on the road to Selkirk). There is a car park here and it's a lovely, calm location. Walk a quarter mile, clockwise round the loch until you get to the old, wooden boathouse.
ST BOSWELLS GOLF CLUB
If you fancy a quick 9 holes, look no further than St Boswells Golf Club. Situated on the banks of the Tweed, overlooked by the Eildon Hills, you'll be hard pressed to find a bonnier location to play.
Find out more at: https://www.stboswellsgolfclub.co.uk/ / 01835 823527
ST BOSWELLS TENNIS CLUB
The local tennis club has three courts available and welcomes visitors. Contact the club via their Facebook page for info on how to book a court.
Find out more info at: https://en-gb.facebook.com/StBoswellsTennisClub/
ST CUTHBERT'S WAY
The Main Street Burrow is situated on the St Cuthbert's way, a popular, long distance walking route from Melrose to Lindisfarne. At St Boswells, the route follows the river Tweed and makes for some lovely walking. Check out this weblink for more info.
Find out more info at: https://www.stcuthbertsway.info/
THE BORDERS ABBEYS WAY
The Borders Abbey Way is a long distance walking route linking the major, Border towns and their abbeys. This route takes in Dryburgh Abbey, situated not far upstream from St Boswells on the opposite river bank.
Find out more info at: https://www.bordersabbeysway.com/
Alternatively the sublime Southern Upland Way, Borders Abbeys Way and Sir Walter Scott’s Way run right through this area - each with shorter routes for less experienced walkers or those with less time.
Dryburgh, Mertoun and Maxton. A 9 mile walk which will take about 3 - 4 hours. Mostly flat, riverside walking.
Find our more info at: https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/137382/S...
Golf Course and Mertoun Bridge. A moderate walk (about 3.5 miles) taking in part of the St Cuthbert's Way. Should take about 1 - 1.5 hours. Mostly flat, riverside walking.
Find our more info at: https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/55.57460,-2.63...
~ TRANSPORT ~
TWEEDBANK TRAIN STATION
The Borders Railway recently reopened in 2015 and trains run regurlarly from Edinburgh Waverley to the terminus at Tweedbank which is the closest train station to The Main Street Burrow (6.5 miles away). The 67 bus does run from the road just outside the train station to St. Boswells bus stance but isn't a regular service and journey times can vary depending on the bus route. We would recommend getting a taxi from Tweedbank station to The Main Street Burrow which is 6.5 miles away.
St. Boswells is well connected by bus and we recommend downloading the Borders Buses app to your phone to explore times and routes. The main bus stance in the village is a 2 minute walk away from the apartment and The Borders Buses routes that operate from here are:
- 51, 52 - runs from Jedburgh to St Boswells (via Kelso), then to Edinburgh up the A68.
- 67 - runs from Berwick to St. Boswells (via Kelso) and then onto Galashiels.
- 68 - runs from Jedburgh to St. Boswells and then onto Galashiels.
ACE TAXI CABS
Local taxi based in the village.
Find out more info at: 07929 232923
FIVE START TAXIS
Taxi service covering most of the Scottish Borders.
Find out more info at: 01896 756789
~ EMERGENCY CONTACTS ~
EILDON MEDICAL PRACTICE
Located in Newtown St. Boswells, next to the Co-op.
Find out more info at: https://eildonmedicalpractice.co.uk/ / 01835 822777
BORDERS GENERAL HOSPITAL Next to Melrose.
Find out more info at: http://www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk/patients-and-vis... / 01896 826000
SELKIRK DENTAL PRACTICE Closest dentists to the village are in Selkirk.
Find out more info at: https://www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk/patients-and-vi... / 01750 21793
GREENSIDE VETS Located in the village.
Find out more info at: https://www.greensidevetpractice.co.uk/ / 01835 823257