The hotel is located in the historical border town of Melrose, offering an ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas. The site the hotel occupies is well over 300 years old being the stop over inn between Newcastle and Edinburgh back in the coaching days. Sir Walter Scott along with William Wordsworth are reported to have stayed at the inn. All rooms are accessible and well equipped. There is a restuarant open throughout the afternoon and evening and a fully enclosed garden area where you can enjoy a drink or just soak up the sun. The hotel is easily accessible by car or public transport from Edinburgh and Newcastle.