Visit the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, experience the pretty Border town of Melrose and explore its Abbey, and then be led from the spiritual to the spiritful with a tour and a taste at a small and rare malt whisky distillery…
Departs: 09.30 Returns: 17.15
Price*: Adult £33, Concession** £31
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 (its worldwide fame increased thanks to “The Da Vinci Code”, Dan Brown’s blockbusting novel).
Leaving Rosslyn we commence our journey into the heart of the Scottish Borders, an area rich in hills, valleys, rivers and moorland, as well as 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 via St. Boswells and pause for a photo stop at Scott’s View, where we can enjoy glorious scenic views. Our journey north takes us to Pencaitland, where we visit the charming Glenkinchie Distillery for a ‘tour and a taste’ and learn more about ‘the water of life’. Glenkinchie is one of few Lowland distilleries in Scotland. Then we’ll return to Edinburgh.
Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose & Melrose Abbey, Scott’s View, Glenkinchie Distillery
Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Glenkinchie Distillery
* Prices include transport and driver-guide only.
**We offer a discount for children between 5 and 16 years, students (you must show your student card) and seniors (adults 60 years old and over).
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