Destination guide

The tranquil 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 friends trip, vacation 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Galashiels

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

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

Where to stay around Galashiels?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 189 vacation rentals near Galashiels. From 71 Houses to 25 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Galashiels for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Galashiels:

  • Old Town: 1,056 vacation rentals
  • New Town: 1,118 vacation rentals
  • Leith: 595 vacation rentals
  • West End: 839 vacation rentals
  • Merchiston: 388 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Galashiels?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Galashiels. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Abbotsford: 276 vacation rentals
  • Galashiels Station: 271 vacation rentals
  • Bank Street Gardens: 268 vacation rentals
  • Old Gala House: 269 vacation rentals
  • Waverley Line: 269 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Galashiels?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 71 Houses in Galashiels. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Galashiels include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 25 rentals available
  • Cabins: 77 rentals available
  • Cottages: 77 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Galashiels?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2 vacation rentals with pool available in Galashiels. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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