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New Boarders Trainline - Opened by the Queen!

The New Borders Trainline is to be opened today by Her Majesty the Queen, on the day in which Queen Elizabeth will become the longest reigning monarch. The Queen, who celebrates her 90th birthday next year, will take a historic steam journey along the route.


The new 30 miles of railway line will allow passengers to travel between Edinburgh and Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders in just 55 minutes. The line was closed in 1969 and then in 1999 the Scottish Executive looked into feasibility of reopening the line between Edinburgh and Carlisle. Plans detailed the decision to open the line through to Tweedbank with the possibility of extending the line in the future towards Hawick and 

The new line opens up travel options to:

Dalhousie Castle 

Borthwick Castle - Recently restored and set to reopen in the Autumn.


Thirlestane Castle 

Traquair Castle 


Aikwood Tower 


Making access easier to travellers who are using public transport during their stay.



Castles available to book through Celtic Castles

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