Location Of No 9 Galabank
No 9 is one of the cottages forming the B listed group of buildings called Galabank.
It lies half a mile north from the village of Stow on the A7 and is 25 miles south of Edinburgh.
Stow is a very old village located on the Galawater, with St Mary’s Well; the Bishop’s Palace; the Old pack horse bridge and the old Stow kirk (15th century) being places of interest.
Stow has a post Office / general store which is open seven days and the Cloudhouse café/ gallery – a warm welcoming place , with exhibitions of paintings and photographs, by local artists and photographers, available to purchase,
Five miles to the east of Stow lies Lauder with restaurants, pubs, shops and a bank and its local festival too.
Most of the Border towns have their own festivals during the summer months.
!0 miles south of Galabank lies Melrose famous for its Abbey and rugby. It has excellent restaurants and shops and lies beside the river Tweed.
To the west lies Innerleithen and Peebles with excellent mountain biking and cycling at Glentress.
Edinburgh lies 25 miles to the North of Galabank – a forty minute drive away.
A regular ½ hourly bus will stop for you at Galabank and take you directly to the centre of Edinburgh and on return will stop on request at Galabank. alleviating the problems of trying to park in the city. There are also park and ride services operating from Sherriffhall on the A7 and Straiton on the A72, which have free parking and speedy bus services into the centre of Edinburgh, saving the frustration of heavy traffic and finding a parking place.
There is also now a train service which stops in Stow and allows a very quick and comfortable ride into the centre of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh hosts its International Festival in August and has many museums, historic buildings and places of interest to see.