Melrose Gibson Park Club Campsite

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 Campsite 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 Campsite - 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

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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.

Check out the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website.

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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Offers available to Club members

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Directions

To navigate to the site using sat nav, please use postcode TD6 9RX.

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.

From A7: From Galashiels take the A6091 sp Tweedbank, Melrose. At Tweedbank roundabout take the second exit (B6374 sp Melrose). Site on right opposite the Rugby Club. 

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:
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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
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Over priced tarmac pitch

Melrose Gibson Park Club Campsite
POSITIVES. Great location for walking into Melrose, walking by the river, local attractions, cycling etc. Good quality facilities and helpful wardens. NEGATIVES...charging £38.40 for a small tarmac pitch next to the public car park and the Melrose Bottle Bank. Very noisy especially on collection day for the bottle bank. MORAL... Do not book a pitch without awning as you may end up on the tarmac area. If only need to stay in Melrose for one night you may as well stay in the public car park for free.

Phil J Otley

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Reviewed on 06/08/2022 16:56

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Pitch disappointment - to put it mildly

Melrose Gibson Park Club Campsite
Great location, thought we had taken a wrong turn, as we drove down the High Street, but no, there was the little sign. Melrose is lovely, the Abby, places to eat and independent shops and a good sized Co-Op at the entrance. However, the facilities on site desperately need an update, especially the showers and the little stool in the shower needs to go. If you are unlucky, like we were, you will get a pitch around the back of Reception, they are tarmac, it looked and felt like we were pitched in a car park. Pitching between two wooden markers, meant we had nowhere to sit, I suspect these pitches are for Motorhomes (smaller models) and camper vans, who are staying for one night, we have a caravan and had booked for 4 nights. Be aware, these pitches are the same price as all the other lovely grass and hard standing pitches, I went to Reception and checked, we paid £32 per night. If we had not just had a five and a half hour journey, we would have left. You may ask why we choose the pitch, we didn’t, we were told that was our pitch. Would we go back? No, we would be worried we would end up on pitch 8 again.

Jazzer

Reviewed on 01/08/2022 17:21

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Location and wardens 10/10, value for money 4/10

Melrose Gibson Park Club Campsite
Must be one of the best located club sites for its position just off the high street. Chose it for this reason to explore Melrose and surrounds. Melrose is a lovely town with excellent shops, especially baker and butcher, cafes, pubs, cultural sites and riverside walks. Abbotsford is well worth visiting to see the house and walk through the estate by the river. Warden was very helpful. There are negatives. £38.00 a night is very expensive for a site with basic facilities. Happy to be on a standard pitch as don’t require a services pitch but £38.00 for a patch of hard standing, outdated facilities and no wifi is a lot of money. Cls can provide this for a lot less. The site is noisy which you expect being by a popular park and tennis club but also noise on the site from inconsiderate users playing music whilst sitting outside. I would maybe return for a night to revisit the lovely town but would also investigate local cls and then pay to park in town. Lack of free wifi is a big personal gripe. Most organisations and private sites now offer this.

Annieb1

Reviewed on 11/07/2022 19:43

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Great Site. Great staff.

Melrose Gibson Park Club Campsite
Great location right within the town. The staff are very hard working and never seem to be off the go. They are always helpfull and very pleasant to deal with. The toilets are a bit dated but always clean and tidy. It's our go to place because of the aforementioned reasons.

petergoldwing

Reviewed on 29/06/2022 18:52

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Lovely site with great facilities nearby to enjoy

Melrose Gibson Park Club Campsite
Just back from a week in Melrose and had a fabulous time. Site is clean, quiet and well looked after, staff are friendly and helpful. Showers were lovely and warm with free flowing water, no button to keep pushing in! Best buy was the £2 Paths around Melrose book from reception which we trail ran throughout the week, easy access to all the town facilities, co op nearby and lots of places to eat out, walks along the river tweed and up the Eildon hills. We visited nearby abbeys and also Abbotsford the home of Walter Scott. Also spent a day on Lindisfarne which was great. Our visit coincided with the Borders Book Festival, an unexpected delight and we were still able to get tickets for various talks. Looking forward to booking again!

Fiona1961

Reviewed on 21/06/2022 17:07

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01896 822969

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!