The Henderson family has owned this 18th-century hotel for around four decades. Overlooking the…
“Staff engage well with guests and offer warm hospitality” - AA Inspector
GALASHIELS, SCOTTISH BORDERS
Our Inspector's view
Kingsknowes Hotel is an imposing turreted mansion, this hotel lies in attractive gardens on the outskirts of town close to the River Tweed. It boasts elegant public areas and many spacious bedrooms, some with excellent views. There is a choice of bars, one with a popular bistro style menu to supplement the main restaurant. A programme of refurbishment over the last few years within certain bedrooms and en-suites shows very good results. An ideal base to tour this area of the Scottish Borders and a favourite place to stay with the fishermen on the Tweed.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 12
- Family rooms: 2
- Free TV
- WiFi available
- Hearing loop installed
- Children welcome
- Outdoor parking spaces: 65
- Walk-in showers
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Discover Scottish Borders
Southern Scotland is often referred to as the Lowlands, to distinguish it from the mountainous grandeur of the North-West Highlands. But don’t be fooled by the description. In places, the landscape can be anything but flat. This is a different Scotland to the rest of the country in terms of character and identity but, in terms of scenery, no less spectacular and just as fascinating.
Jedburgh, despite its turbulent history, is a peaceful country town beside the serpentine Jed Water, with only the abbey walls hinting at its former grandeur. One of the most elegant of the Border towns is Kelso, with its wide cobbled square at its heart. A poignant fragment is all that remains of Kelso Abbey, once the largest of the Border abbeys, destroyed by the English in 1545.
Like most towns and villages in the area, Melrose developed on the back of the tweed and knitwear industry, which brought wealth to the Scottish Borders, utilising the distinctive, Roman-nosed Cheviot Hill sheep and the availability of water power for the looms. Head to Peebles to shop for locally made knitwear and enjoy the peace and fresh air, where walks, trails and cycleways lead into the wooded countryside.
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