Melrose Gibson Park Caravan Club Site (REF : GIB)

High Street, Melrose, Scottish Borders, TD6 9RY, Scotland

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Melrose Gibson Park Club Site is nestled on the edge of Melrose in a peaceful setting that is overlooked by the beautiful Eilden Hills, once named Trimontium by the Romans. A short walk from the caravan park 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 when visiting Melrose Gibson Park Club Site - 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. The caravan site also gives you easy access to excellent cycle routes as well as fishing in the River Tweed. Nearby Gibson Park has 60 pitches for golfing enthusiasts and 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. There is plenty to see and do in the local area and the site is also well placed for exploring the Scottish Borders.

Visitors to Melrose Gibson Park 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.

Things to do on site ...

  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)
Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

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Walking notes:

The site has information about various local walks including along the River Tweed, the Melrose pathways, the Abbey route and the Upland Way. You can also join St Cuthbert’s Way, part of the 62 mile route through the borders.

Supermarket notes:

There are a Co-Op and Spar on Melrose High Street, 1 minute from the site. There is also an Aldi in Galashiels 4 miles away.

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Directions

Turn left off A68 (Jedburgh - Edinburgh) at the roundabout onto A6091 (Galashiels); do not turn first right (signposted Melrose). In about 3.5 miles at roundabout turn right onto B6374 (signposted Melrose). The site is on the right opposite Rugby Club. Please do not arrive before 12:00 to avoid congestion.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
TD6 9RY
GPS:
Lat 55.59893 / Lon -2.72413
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
NT545340
OS map ref:
73
Handbook map ref:
G13

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Galashiels, Jedburgh, Peebles and Edinburgh
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Tweedbank
  • Train station within 5 miles

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May Road Trip

Stayed here for a week as the halfway point on our Road Trip. The cost of a week here equalled two weeks on CLs - the chemical "cupboard" was very smelly and the facilities could be upgraded. Directions and access all good although this is a very busy area with the shop car park and parking for adjacent playing fields. So take care on the final approach. The large Co-op on the corner is a real bonus - not far to go for a daily newspaper and a pint of milk. There is road noise from the main road behind the site. Dog walking is good - you can easily get to the riverside - plenty of green space around the site. Melrose is a pleasant town with a variety of shops and eating places - the Abbey is worth a visit. Borders Towns were a disappointment for us - but Kelso is lovely and there is history at Jedburgh as well as the Mill Shops. It's obviously a very popular site so does this justify the cost? Would we come again - probably not, we realise we prefer the value CLs and sites without facilities provide.
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Not my cup of tea

Stayed for three nights. Temporary wardens were polite but could not answer a query of mine or sell me a product they stocked - they couldn't find where it was kept. They did manage the site during our stay and kept it clean and tidy. Notices were in abundance, some out of date. It is a busy site. Showers warm enough - we found the toilet block OK. Site is flat with some hedgerows for the birds. Other than that, it was not much more than a posh car park. Motorhome service point is designed for those with the waste tap on the nearside, otherwise its a reverse in job in an area busy with people. Chemical waste point is in a 'cupboard' and boy, does it smell! Melrose is a small town with a good Co-op and a ruined Abbey. That's about it. The surrounding area is good for walking whether on the hills or the flat river valley. Two of the local roads were closed for resurfacing which is really needed because some roads were atrocious.
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New shops and restaurants in town

Our favourite club site now and we have been coming here for many years, the wardens and site still excellent, the site is right in the town, next to a good Co-op, good cafes and eateries and a whole day can be spent from the site itself and the site is getting more an more popular each year. A few changes in the town from our last visit in early November. There is a new restaurant very close to the site, literally a few minutes walk, called Provender which got good reviews in the information room and it was very good indeed. It is a little pricier than some but you also get 15% discount with your membership card. Sadly the King's Arm has closed and has been for a while. A few new shops opened and the old Co-op has been taken over by Chest and Heart Scotland charity shop and it's old smaller shop closed. Lots to do in the surrounding area too with larger supermarkets in nearby Galashields. The train from Tweedbank to Edinburgh is very good with free parking. Playground next door, and a tennis club and large playing fields complete the appeal. An excellent site all round.
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Facilities getting tired?

I have mentioned before that the toilet block is becoming tired. The wardens do a fantastic job, and there is no complaint re cleanliness, but a refurb is needed. Failing that some minor repair work, particularly to the grouting etc would make a difference. Mould on grouting/silicone joints is very unsightly , and probably looks a lot more unhygienic than it is. However this remains an excellent site in many respects.
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First visit to this site as a new member

Fantastic site location, excellent site, pitch great and level, toilets very clean and warm, all facilities on site are clearly marked and easy to use. Staff on site very friendly and helpful. Enjoyed my stay and would definitely return to this we'll run site. Would recommend to all members and non members.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01896 822969

Site information

Please be aware that the neighbouring tennis courts in Gibson Park are currently being resurfaced, which involves some loud drilling at times. Work should be completed by Saturday 21st July.