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The Kingsknowes Hotel is a beautiful Scots Baronial Mansion, built in 1869 with 12, individually furnished, en-suite bedrooms. The hotel has splendid and well tended gardens, abundant parking and is only a 15 minute walk from Galashiels town centre. The Kingsknowes is set in the heart of the romantic Scottish Borders and overlooks Abbotsford House- Sir Walter Scott s ancestral home - the River Tweed (famous salmon river) and the beautiful Eildon hills. It is an ideal base whether you are on business, or wish to tour the area and explore the Border Abbeys and famous houses, relax in our ambient atmosphere, or enjoy golf, shooting, salmon fishing, walking or cycling and many other sporting activities. Lunch and dinner is served daily in the Courtyard Bar or in one of our unique dining rooms, and during the summer months in our original Edwardian conservatory. We are situated only 33 miles south of Edinburgh on the A7, with great transport links to other surrounding Border towns.