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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What a find

We had never been to the scottish borders before and found this site very well located We could even walk to the shop CoOp at the top of the road. The river tweed was 3-4 mins away and fab for our Jack Russell who could even have a paddle in the river. We bought a couple of books from the local book shop in Melrose titled paths they had them for the different towns locally and we did a few of the walks. the site is kept very clean and tidy and was very quiet. We will go back

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Great Location

This site has a fabulous location - Co-op next door, 2 mins walk into Melrose, where we tried three of the pubs, with Burts being the best. Tweedbank station is within walking distance for the new service into Edinburgh. It is a short drive to Innerleithen and Glentress for mountain biking. The Borders area is full of good walking. The pitches were of a good size and flat. The facilities were at the older end of the Club spectrum, but kept very clean. The motorhome waste point involves a complex reversing manoeuvre if your outlet is on the off side; hopefully previous comments indicating that this will be updated are true We will visit again for sure
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Lovely visit

We and a lovely visit to Melrose the site was excellent apart from emptying our grey and water from our motorhome.but the wardens were sympathetic and told us a new drain system will be fitted for next year ideal for people with disabilities that can’t lift the drain cover...apart from that excellent site and will return again ...
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Why not Return !

As a returning caravanner I obviously appreciate the site despite some short-comings which others have mentioned e.g. rather smelly elsan disposal point, the need to re-furbish the toilet block even though the wardens do a tremendous job keeping it spotlessly clean, refilling soap dispensers and keeping a plentiful supply of toilet paper. The washing-up and laundry facilities again are kept very clean. The wardens greeted us by name,with a friendly smile and nothing was too much trouble. They never appear to stop working or planning and executing their next project.Their local knowledge was very good and we enjoyed the bonus of a half-hour visit from the local pipe band ( in full uniform ) who treated us to a delightful display of playing and marching. During our stay in June we had an opportunity to see approximately 200 horsemen,women and children riding out to mark the town's boundaries- quite a sight ! Many of the Borders towns continue this tradition. The new Co-Op is just five minutes from the site and the remainder of the town, with its independent shops is always worth exploring. The Abbey is always worth a visit and, besides the Rugby 7's there is a very good Book Fair in June. Will we visit again - absolutely.
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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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