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Tour Operator: Timberbush 8h 30m Travel method:   Bus Region / Starts from: Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Abbotsford House

From our starting point by Edinburgh Castle, we head out of the city to the village of Roslin, making our first stop at Rosslyn Chapel*. Described as the "Library in Stone", the inside walls of Rosslyn Chapel are covered in thousands of ancient carvings, each with a story of its own. You can also learn of the myths and legends surrounding the chapel, including tales of the Knights Templar. Rosslyn Chapel's worldwide fame increased thanks to "The Da Vinci Code", Dan Brown's blockbusting novel.

Leaving Rosslyn we continue into the heart of the Scottish Borders, an area rich in hills, valleys, rivers and moorland, as well as being the traditional home to Scottish rugby. We travel to the historic town of Melrose, birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens and location of Melrose Abbey, founded in 660, said to be the burial place of the casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce. Here we stop for lunch and have free time to explore Melrose and its Abbey*.

On our return journey, we'll travel to Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott. The mansion was built in the 1800s and is located on the banks of the River Tweed, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Learn about the life of Sir Walter Scott and enjoy a tour of the grounds and gardens* before we return to Edinburgh, where our day tour ends.

*optional extra

Tour Overview

  • Duration - 7hrs 45mins
  • Total Distance - 85 miles
  • Pick up - Outside the Green Ensign Ewart pub at 8:30am
  • Group size -  Small Groups
  • Availability -  All year round
  • Minimum age -  Travellers need to be at least 4 years-old
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What is included
  • Digital translations
  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
Meeting point
521 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE

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