Melrose Town Trail
About This Route
Like Jedburgh and Kelso, Melrose owes much of its heritage to the formation of its abbey, founded by St. Aidan of Lindisfarne. The abbey remains that exist today were the result of a new Melrose Abbey built in the 1100’s. Melrose became a thriving market town once peace resumed in the Borders in the 1700’s. The town has always been popular with visitors including famous persons like Joseph Turner (British artist) and William Wordsworth and his wife (British poet). Today it remains one of the Borders popular tourist towns graced as it is by the Abbey and the Eildon Hills. There are plaques on the buildings that are highlighted in the trail. This will give you an opportunity to explore streets that you might not have thought to visit.