A couple of weeks ago we wanted to go on a little trip and we went to a place in the borders. We booked a swim lunch in the Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. It is only a little more than an hour away from Edinburgh, there are beautiful views on the way, you can have a meal and later sightsee the Dryburgh Abbey.
They had a lunch offer on – you get use of the hotel swimming pool, the sauna, and then get a two course lunch (all for staggering! £17.50 per person). The pool is not very big but big enough to swim and relax and sauna was great (there were only the two of us). For lunch I chose salmon and my boyfriend has an Aberdeen Angus steak – both decent sized and delicious – plus dessert. Food was really tasty and service was extremely nice. The owner of the place was hanging around with his dog and later some more people with dogs came (the doggies were unobtrusive). You get a nice, homely feeling in that place. I have to say it proved to be a good idea to go there.
After lunch we took a walk by the river and to the Dryburgh Abbey.
Please go to Historic Scotland for more info on the Abbey.