Travel & Parking

Getting Here

The Tweed Valley is easily reached from all over the UK and only 25 miles from Edinburgh.

The main roads into the Tweed Valley are the A7 and A701 from the South, the A703 from the North and A72 from East and West.

If you’re arriving by air you will probably arrive via Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh airports.

The closest train stations are Tweedbank in Galashiels or Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Share car transport whenever you can – there’s a very useful car-sharing website at


Event Parking – 17 – 19 September

Please note, there will be no parking available at Tweed Green itself.

Car parking in Peebles – Edinburgh Road Car Park EH45 8AY and Haylodge Car Park, Neidpath Road EH45 8NN are the advised parking for event entrants.

These are a short distance from the event village. There is extensive free parking on many side streets around town, but please park responsibly and courteously. Click here for more information and here for a parking map.


Parking Information for local residents ONLY – 17-19 September

Residents of Tweed Green are the most affected, so to minimise disruption for these residents a parking permit system will be in operation – you can apply for up to two parking permits per household. Although parking will be legally prohibited on Tweed Green, Scottish Borders Council and the Police have agreed that residents with parking passes (provided on a first-come-first-served basis – you must apply in advance) can park in designated areas along Tweed Green. Please note some sections of Tweed Green will be constantly required for access and therefore excluded from the permit system. To apply for a parking pass, please email, with your full name, address, contact phone number and vehicle details (make, model, colour and registration number).


Parking Restrictions and Road Closures

Family Ride | Saturday 18th September 2021

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 15:30 and 19:00 on Saturday 18th September 2021. In reality we don’t envisage this road closure being activated until 16.00.

  • Tweed Green
  • Port Brae

Alternative Route for above closure: Port Brae


Family Ride | Saturday 18th September 2021

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic between the hours of 16:15 and 18:30 on Saturday 18th September 2021. The Family Ride consists of a large group of cyclists riding together through the town, and the road closure will be a ‘rolling road closure’ as the group moves along. Disruptions to traffic will be minimal and short in duration.

  • Tweed Green
  • Port Brae
  • School Brae
  • Tweed Bridge
  • Springhill Road
  • Springwood
  • Glen Road
  • Road to Haystoun Farm
  • Castleknowe Road
  • Bonnington Road


No Waiting 

Tweedlove Festival Weekend | Friday 17th – Sunday 19th September 2021

Parking will be prohibited on the following streets between the hours of 09:00 on Thursday 16th September to 20:00 Sunday 19th September 2021.

  • Port Brae
  • Tweed Green


We are doing our utmost to limit any inconvenience to the public, and the Police will be putting measures in place to keep essential traffic moving and services in place. Road closures have been advertised in the local press and notices displayed in the usual way. Many thanks for your help and co-operation in making this event a success.