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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour

Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour

From US$ 63.52 per person

Take a trip into Scotland's remarkable past on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Discover the legends of the Holy Grail at Rosslyn Chapel. Cross the ancient Scotland/England border at Carter Bar, and visit the edge of the Roman Empire at Hadrian’s Wall.

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Duration 10.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Pay a visit to mysterious Rosslyn Chapel
  • Learn about the myths and legends surrounding the Holy Grail
  • Cross the ancient Scotland/England border at Carter Bar
  • Visit the beautiful border village of Melrose
  • See the northern limit of the Roman Empire at Hadrian’s Wall
Full description
Visit intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, explore the town of Melrose, journey to the Scottish Borders, and see Hadrian’s Wall on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Rosslyn Chapel has always been mysterious, and has achieved worldwide fame since the publication of The Da Vinci Code. This beautiful and highly ornate 15th-century chapel has long been the subject of speculation about its origins and the meanings of its famous stone carvings. Visit the charming town of Melrose for lunch, then cross the ancient Scotland/England border at Carter Bar. Follow in the footsteps of feuding clans and families, known as Border Reivers, who fought a series of violent raids here until the end of the 16th century. Then visit one of the world's most important Roman monuments: Hadrian’s Wall. Travel to Housesteads Fort (National Trust) in Northumberland National Park, the best preserved Roman fort along Hadrian’s Wall. Enjoy a free nature walk along one of the most dramatic and photographed stretches of the wall. Upon returning to Edinburgh, stop in the Border market town of Jedburgh to stretch your legs and take photos of the famous abbey.
Includes
  • Guided tour in English
  • Transportation by comfortable Mercedes mini-coach
  • Group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Admission fees to attractions: Rosslyn Chapel (adults £9, concessions £7, under 18s free with family), Housesteads Fort (adults £8.10, concessions £7.30, 5-15s £4.90)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Bus Stop ZE, Waterloo Place, EH1 3BQ, Edinburgh.

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  • Please note, children under 5 years of age are not allowed on this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 158 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Well organised knowledgeable guide. Ready and waiting on time. Comfortable coach with air conditioning. Folk music was played partly on route. Our guide Keith gave excellent information as we travelled, about the history and battles of the area we passed. Stops were made on route to view and for refreshments. We had good time to visit all the important points and more of the major stops of this tour

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August 22, 2021

This was such an amazing tour. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about Scotland's monuments and history. Even though the journey between stops was lengthy in parts, he had a lot of interesting tidbits about the surrounding landscape and towns and entertained us with lots of Scottish music. Rosslyn Chapel is a must to see, with its fascinating carvings and rich history, and its use in the Da Vinci Code (though they don't focus much on this). Hadrian's wall was also fantastic piece of history and there is plenty of time to explore. You stop in a couple of quaint towns as well, and if time, at couple of extra interesting viewpoints like the Scottish/English border. For those concerned about taking this tour while COVID is a risk, it felt very safe to us; the tour guide sanitised the bus regularly and we were well spread out from other guests. Rosslyn Chapel was actually less crowded due to restrictions as well which was great.

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October 11, 2020

Had a wonderful time on this tour! While the destinations were wonderful and exactly what I was expecting, it was the driver and tour guide, Iain, who was the best part of this day and reason for the 5 stars. He was extremely knowledgeable of English and Scottish history which was an excellent addition to the tour. He was warm, funny, safe driver, and also played enjoyable music that fit with the overall theme of the tour. Overall, would recommend!

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February 18, 2020

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