Destination guide

The relaxing area of Galashiels awaits your stay

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Galashiels. Well known for its bars, golfing and cheese shops, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around Galashiels

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Galashiels has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Royal Commonwealth Pool (22.5 mi / 36.2 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (23.2 mi / 37.3 km)
  • Great Polish Map of Scotland (14 mi / 22.5 km)
  • Kelso Racecourse (17.1 mi / 27.6 km)
  • Butterfly and Insect World (18.4 mi / 29.6 km)
  • Gilmerton Cove (19.7 mi / 31.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Galashiels

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Galashiels is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Arthur's Seat (23.1 mi / 37.1 km)
  • Holyrood Park (22.3 mi / 35.8 km)
  • Calton Hill (23.6 mi / 37.9 km)
  • Three Brethren (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Kailzie Gardens (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Haylodge Park (13.1 mi / 21.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Galashiels

The nearest airport is in Edinburgh (EDI), located 27.6 mi (44.4 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer to travel by train, Stow Station, Galashiels Station and Tweedbank Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Galashiels?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 178 holiday lettings around Galashiels. From 124 cabins to 17 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Galashiels?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Galashiels:

  • New Town: 1,115 holiday homes
  • Old Town: 1,053 holiday homes
  • Leith: 543 holiday homes
  • West End: 818 holiday homes
  • Newington: 625 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Galashiels? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Galashiels. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Galashiels Station: 266 holiday lettings
  • Stow Station: 305 holiday lettings
  • Tweedbank Station: 277 holiday lettings
  • Abbotsford: 271 holiday lettings
  • Waverley Line: 266 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Galashiels listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Galashiels?

Yes, of course. offers 124 Cabins in Galashiels. Our other popular types of Galashiels holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 23 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 124 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Galashiels?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 149 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Galashiels. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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