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Highlights

  • Our Borders tour features the rich mystery and history to be found around the Scottish border with England.
  • Scott’s View
  • The Original Wallace Monument
  • The Eildon Hills
  • Melrose Abbey or Abbotsford House Visit
  • The River Tweed
  • Rosslyn Chapel
  • Scenes from the Da Vinci Code

What to Expect

A wonderful day out to discover the myths, legends and scenery of the Scottish Borders.

We collect you from your hotel or other departure point to suit you at 9am, and proceed directly to Scott’s View. The 19thC novelist Sir Walter Scott loved this view and came with his horses and carriage every day to take it in.

We then stop at the original Wallace monument, an eccentric memorial to one of Scotland’s heroes and freedom fighters, Sir William Wallace.

We continue our tour to Melrose where you can explore the ruins of the ancient abbey. You can have lunch in the town and perhaps fit in a bit of shopping.

Alternatively, you can visit Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott author of the Waverley Novels. He was an amazing collector of various interesting items and artefacts. There is a fine restaurant and visitor centre at Abbotsford too.

After lunch, we drive through the Tweed valley to Rosslyn Chapel, a fine 15thC building. Discover the myths and legends of the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. Those of you that have read The Da Vinci Code or seen the film, will remember the important part that Rosslyn Chapel played.

“Unique” is an overused word but it can be genuinely applied to Rosslyn. The interior is covered in intricate stone carvings, some said to represent New World plants such as corn, unknown in Europe at that time. There are also many carvings of The Green Man and other mystical connections. You will be intrigued by the story of the Apprentice Pillar. It has also been suggested that Christ’s head is buried under the flagstones although Tiny Tartan Tours seriously doubt it. There are interesting guided tours to help you get the most out of your visit.

From here, it is a short drive back to central Edinburgh arriving at 5pm. A great day out with lovely scenery and intriguing ancient buildings.


What is included

  • Private Vehicle
  • Private expert tour guide

What to bring

  • A camera
  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes

About your Localist

Richard

We offer tours and travel for individual small groups of guests. Encounter a more personal experience, more time on the backroads where larger vehicles cannot reach, greater flexibility, Increased levels of comfort and more stops.

All in all, a greatly enhanced and more memorable experience


Language

  • English


$ 138 p.p. if 6
 
 
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