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Scottish Borders

Viewing Points

Our most recommended Scottish Borders Viewing Points

Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders and Abbotsford

1. Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders and Abbotsford

Travel through the Scottish Lowlands and Borders on an enjoyable day-tour. See the varied natural wonders that make this section of Scotland famous. See historic sites and sample real Scottish whisky as you travel with a friendly and knowledgeable guide! Your tour will head out from Edinburgh Castle to the lovely village of Roslin. There, you will have the opportunity to visit Rosslyn Chapel. Dating back to 1445, the chapel gained worldwide fame thanks to the increasing interest in Freemasonry and the Knights Templar. See the intricate “musical” boxes and green men carved throughout the chapel. Leave Roslin and continue your journey into the heart of the Scottish Borders in the eastern part of the Scottish Uplands. This area is rich in hills, valleys, rivers, and moorland, as is also the traditional home of Scottish rugby. Travel to the historic town of Melrose, the birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens and home to of Melrose Abbey. The Abbey, founded in 1136, is one of the most beautiful religious ruins in the United Kingdom, containing many intricate carved sculptures. It is also said to be the burial place of the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce. Enjoy a tasty lunch in Melrose and have plenty of free time to explore the town and the abbey. Before heading back to Edinburgh you will have to option to explore the home of Sir Walter Scott - Abbotsford House.

From Edinburgh: Scottish Borders Full-Day Private Tour

2. From Edinburgh: Scottish Borders Full-Day Private Tour

The Scottish Borders are loved for its rolling hills with stunning views, where every turn will take your breath away. Travel on the tour route at a relaxed pace, as there is no rush to bring you back from this amazing tour unless you have to leave. Do not forget that during the tour you are not led, you lead and the tour is yours. This is a flexible tour, which can be adapted and changed according to your interests. If you can’t look at another castle during the trip, skip one attraction to see another. If you want to stay in one place for longer, it is completely up to you. We are a small tour company and although we have guides who speak Portuguese, Italian, Polish and other languages, we do not have an army of them, but we have very few. So before you book please contact us regarding our availability to guide you in your language. If you contact us before you book, we will be able to confirm that we have or have not a guide which speaks your language for the date you wish to book. So please do not book before checking with us to avoid disappointment. Cheers, Cheers,

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What people are saying about Scottish Borders

The tour was really amazing- it's realy worth of the money. Our guide Andrew was very nice, provided us a lot of interesting facts about the Scotland. I really recomment thos great tour to everyone who loves art and history. Melrose abbey was like from Game of Thrones we would just appreciate more time spend there. Thank you once again for this experience

The tour company, Timberbush, was just wonderful. They were kind, informative, funny, flexible… everything one would want on an excursion while on holiday.

excellent tour. 100% recommended. Our guide, the best we've ever had. To repeat with this company.

Very interesting guide, very lively and very friendly. Visit done at a good pace.

Eric was very knowledgeable and interesting to listen to.