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Description
  • Scotland is a nation renowned for its natural beauty. On this full-day excursion to the Scottish Borders, discover the stunning architecture of Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin Castle, and Melrose Abbey
  •  - Enjoy a scenic drive to Roslin
  •  - Hear about the bloody battles and interesting discoveries at the village of Rosslyn
  •  - Explore the mysterious interiors of Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Castle
  •  - Head into the heart of the Scottish Borders, towards the natural beauty of Melrose
  •  - Discover the beautiful architecture of Melrose Abbey
  •  - Stop for a traditional Scottish lunch at Melrose (not included in price)
  •  - Visit spectacular Scott's View
  •  - Pay your respects at Sir William Wallace's memorial
  •  - Round your day off at Glenkinchie Distillery, learning and sampling some of Glenkinchie's finest malts (not included in price)
  •  - Enjoy a drive back to Edinburgh
  • Mysterious Roslin
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  • You will begin your tour with a short scenic drive to Roslin, a small village just 7 miles from Edinburgh. The tiny village of Roslin, is home to an amazing legacy of Templar knights, medieval conspiracies, and bloody battles.
  • Heralded as the eventual reliquary of the Holy Grail, the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel is full of exquisite medieval carvings depicting intriguing biblical, masonic, pagan and Templar themes, not found anywhere in the world. You will also have a chance to visit Roslin Castle, which remains an imposing shadow of its former glory.
  •  The Scottish Borders and Beyond
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  • You will then head into the heart of the Scottish Borders, to the town of Melrose, an area rich in hills, valleys and rivers - and birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens. Home to the lavish Melrose Abbey, founded in 660, you will explore the beautiful architecture and the fascinating lives of the medieval monks who lived and died here. In Melrose, your guide will recommend a spot for enjoying some traditional Scottish fare before you continue your tour.
  • After lunch you will head to Scott’s View, one of the most spectacular vistas of Scotland. You will also have the opportunity to pay your respects to the huge monument to Scotland’s greatest warrior hero- Sir William Wallace. Intriguingly this massive monument was lost for eighty years, with no-one apparently remembering where it was. Rounding the day to warm your insides, visit to the charming Glenkinchie Distillery, one of few Lowland distilleries left in Scotland. Here you will learn about, and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts.
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  •  Enjoy one of Scotland's treasured lowlands and enjoy the beauty of Scotland's natural landscapes, while marveling at several of its most world-renown sites.
  • Scotland is a nation renowned for its natural beauty. On this full-day excursion to the Scottish Borders, discover the stunning architecture of Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin Castle, and Melrose Abbey - Enjoy a scenic drive to Roslin  - Hear about the bloody battles and interesting discoveries at the village of Rosslyn  - Explore the mysterious interiors of Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Castle  - Head into the heart of the Scottish Borders, towards the natural beauty of Melrose  - Discover the beautiful architecture of Melrose Abbey  - Stop for a traditional Scottish lunch at Melrose (not included in price) - Visit spectacular Scott's View  - Pay your respects at Sir William Wallace's memorial  - Round your day off at Glenkinchie Distillery, learning and sampling some of Glenkinchie's finest malts (not included in price) - Enjoy a drive back to Edinburgh Mysterious Roslin You will begin your tour with a short scenic drive to Roslin, a small village just 7 miles from Edinburgh. The tiny village of Roslin, is home to an amazing legacy of Templar knights, medieval conspiracies, and bloody battles.Heralded as the eventual reliquary of the Holy Grail, the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel is full of exquisite medieval carvings depicting intriguing biblical, masonic, pagan and Templar themes, not found anywhere in the world. You will also have a chance to visit Roslin Castle, which remains an imposing shadow of its former glory. The Scottish Borders and Beyond You will then head into the heart of the Scottish Borders, to the town of Melrose, an area rich in hills, valleys and rivers - and birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens. Home to the lavish Melrose Abbey, founded in 660, you will explore the beautiful architecture and the fascinating lives of the medieval monks who lived and died here. In Melrose, your guide will recommend a spot for enjoying some traditional Scottish fare before you continue your tour.After lunch you will head to Scott’s View, one of the most spectacular vistas of Scotland. You will also have the opportunity to pay your respects to the huge monument to Scotland’s greatest warrior hero- Sir William Wallace. Intriguingly this massive monument was lost for eighty years, with no-one apparently remembering where it was. Rounding the day to warm your insides, visit to the charming Glenkinchie Distillery, one of few Lowland distilleries left in Scotland. Here you will learn about, and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts.  Enjoy one of Scotland's treasured lowlands and enjoy the beauty of Scotland's natural landscapes, while marveling at several of its most world-renown sites.
Full Description
Included
  • Entrance tickets to the Rosslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey
  • Private transportation throughout your tour
  • A friendly, professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Plenty of time to take photos of beautiful Scotland
  • Entrance tickets to the Rosslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey
  • Private transportation throughout your tour
  • A friendly, professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Plenty of time to take photos of beautiful Scotland
Excluded
  • Lunch, although your guide will recommend a delicious local restaurant in Stirling
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
  • Tickets to Glenkinchie Distillery whisky tour.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch, although your guide will recommend a delicious local restaurant in Stirling
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
  • Tickets to Glenkinchie Distillery whisky tour.
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and dress according to the weather forecast

Version 5 – July 09, 2020 21:56

Know Before You Book
  • Transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day
  • You must be 18 years or older to consume alcohol
  • Transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day

Version 4 – July 09, 2020 21:55

Know Before You Go
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes
  • Please bring appropriate clothing for the weather
  • Please bring any medical requirements you need throughout the day
Know Before You Book
  • Transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day

Version 3 – July 09, 2020 21:53

Description Summary
  • Discover the legends surrounding Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, and explore the Scottish Borders.
  • Discover the legends surrounding Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, and explore the Scottish Borders.
Description
  • Scotland is a nation renowned for its natural beauty. On this full-day excursion to the Scottish Borders, discover the stunning architecture of Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin Castle, and Melrose Abbey - Enjoy a scenic drive to Roslin  - Hear about the bloody battles and interesting discoveries at the village of Rosslyn  - Explore the mysterious interiors of Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Castle  - Head into the heart of the Scottish Borders, towards the natural beauty of Melrose  - Discover the beautiful architecture of Melrose Abbey  - Stop for a traditional Scottish lunch at Melrose (not included in price) - Visit spectacular Scott's View  - Pay your respects at Sir William Wallace's memorial  - Round your day off at Glenkinchie Distillery, learning and sampling some of Glenkinchie's finest malts (not included in price) - Enjoy a drive back to Edinburgh Mysterious Roslin You will begin your tour with a short scenic drive to Roslin, a small village just 7 miles from Edinburgh. The tiny village of Roslin, is home to an amazing legacy of Templar knights, medieval conspiracies, and bloody battles.Heralded as the eventual reliquary of the Holy Grail, the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel is full of exquisite medieval carvings depicting intriguing biblical, masonic, pagan and Templar themes, not found anywhere in the world. You will also have a chance to visit Roslin Castle, which remains an imposing shadow of its former glory. The Scottish Borders and Beyond You will then head into the heart of the Scottish Borders, to the town of Melrose, an area rich in hills, valleys and rivers - and birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens. Home to the lavish Melrose Abbey, founded in 660, you will explore the beautiful architecture and the fascinating lives of the medieval monks who lived and died here. In Melrose, your guide will recommend a spot for enjoying some traditional Scottish fare before you continue your tour.After lunch you will head to Scott’s View, one of the most spectacular vistas of Scotland. You will also have the opportunity to pay your respects to the huge monument to Scotland’s greatest warrior hero- Sir William Wallace. Intriguingly this massive monument was lost for eighty years, with no-one apparently remembering where it was. Rounding the day to warm your insides, visit to the charming Glenkinchie Distillery, one of few Lowland distilleries left in Scotland. Here you will learn about, and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts.  Enjoy one of Scotland's treasured lowlands and enjoy the beauty of Scotland's natural landscapes, while marveling at several of its most world-renown sites.
  • Scotland is a nation renowned for its natural beauty. On this full-day excursion to the Scottish Borders, discover the stunning architecture of Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin Castle, and Melrose Abbey.Enjoy a scenic drive to Roslin Hear about the bloody battles and interesting discoveries at the village of Rosslyn Explore the mysterious interiors of Rosslyn Chapel and Roslin Castle Head into the heart of the Scottish Borders , towards the natural beauty of Melrose Discover the beautiful architecture of Melrose Abbey Stop for a traditional Scottish lunch at Melrose (not included in price)Visit spectacular Scott's View Pay your respects at Sir William Wallace's memorial Round your day off at Glenkinchie Distillery , learning and sampling some of Glenkinchie's finest malts (not included in price)Enjoy a drive back to Edinburgh Mysterious Roslin You will begin your tour with a short scenic drive to Roslin, a small village just 7 miles from Edinburgh. The tiny village of Roslin, is home to an amazing legacy of Templar knights, medieval conspiracies, and bloody battles.Heralded as the eventual reliquary of the Holy Grail, the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel is full of exquisite medieval carvings depicting intriguing biblical, masonic, pagan and Templar themes, not found anywhere in the world. You will also have a chance to visit Roslin Castle, which remains an imposing shadow of its former glory. The Scottish Borders and Beyond You will then head into the heart of the Scottish Borders, to the town of Melrose, an area rich in hills, valleys and rivers - and birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens. Home to the lavish Melrose Abbey, founded in 660, you will explore the beautiful architecture and the fascinating lives of the medieval monks who lived and died here. In Melrose, your guide will recommend a spot for enjoying some traditional Scottish fare before you continue your tour.After lunch you will head to Scott’s View, one of the most spectacular vistas of Scotland. You will also have the opportunity to pay your respects to the huge monument to Scotland’s greatest warrior hero- Sir William Wallace. Intriguingly this massive monument was lost for eighty years, with no-one apparently remembering where it was. Rounding the day to warm your insides, visit to the charming Glenkinchie Distillery, one of few Lowland distilleries left in Scotland. Here you will learn about, and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts. Enjoy one of Scotland's treasured lowlands and enjoy the beauty of Scotland's natural landscapes, while marveling at several of its most world-renown sites.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a scenic drive to Roslin
  • Explore the mysterious interiors of Rosslyn Chapel
  • Head into the heart of the Scottish Borders
  • Visit spectacular Scott's View
  • Pay your respects at Sir William Wallace's memorial
  • Learn and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts
Included
  • Entrance tickets to the Rosslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey
  • Private transportation throughout your tour
  • A friendly, professional English speaking driver-guide
  • Plenty of time to take photos of beautiful Scotland
  • Entrance tickets to the Rosslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey.,Private transport.,A friendly
Excluded
  • Lunch, although your guide will recommend a delicious local restaurant in Stirling
  • Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
  • Tickets to Glenkinchie Distillery whisky tour.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch
  • although your guide will recommend a delicious local restaurant in Stirling.,Food and drink
Additional Info
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and dress according to the weather forecast
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes and dress according to the weather forecast.
Cancellation Notes
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
  • Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
  • Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund