Tweed Valley Forest Park

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Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh

1. Rosslyn Chapel & Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh

Discover the myths and legends surrounding the Holy Grail and Rosslyn Chapel on this small-group tour. You'll also visit the beautiful Borders village of Melrose with its historic abbey. Departing at 9:45 AM, your tour takes you south to the world-famous Scott’s View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills. You will also get the opportunity to visit the original Wallace Monument. From here you travel to Melrose, including the chance to explore its great Border Abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century.  The Cistercian monks had very close connections with the Knights Templar and Melrose Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain. Following lunch in Melrose, you will make your way to the stunning 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, immortalized in Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code”. Here, you can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the “Holy Grail”. From Melrose, you will return to Edinburgh, arriving at approximately 4:15 PM.

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What people are saying about Tweed Valley Forest Park

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 205 reviews

Lovely tour, cool guide (Stefan) telling us all the stories about the fascinating history and culture as well as mentioning relevant films like Braveheart. Only bummer was that in Melrose we couldn't really visit the abbey as the porter was on lunch break and our guide even expected him to be. But other than that it was perfect to see some of the beautiful nature around Edinburgh :)

The trip was amazing and what made is even better was our guide Douglas McQueen. He was a walking encyclopedia with knowledge about every subject we found interesting. The stop at Scott’s view was a beautifull first break from the roadtrip and I loved both the abbey as the Rosslyn chapel. Sad the abbey was closed because of decay. Hopefully it will be open for the public again soon.

Truly beautiful church. Guided presentation was superb and staff was both knowledgeable and friendly. My family and I truly enjoyed the tour. Roslyn castle ruins is a wee 8 minute walk down from the church. Maybe a little difficult for those with mobility issues.

Lovely day out in the Scottish Borders with a very experienced snd knowledgable driver - with plenty of historical tales.

Great tour and guide. You can see so much more territory on a tour like this than on your own. Worth every penny.