Visit the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, experience the pretty Border town of Melrose and explore its Abbey. Then be led from the spiritual to the spiritful with 'a tour and a taste' at a small and rare lowland whisky distillery.
What to Expect
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.
As you head back to Edinburgh, you will travel through the quaint village of St. Boswells and pause for a photo stop at Scott’s View for a fantastic scenic view of the woodlands and hills of the Scottish Borders. Travel on to the village of Pencaitland, where you will tour the charming Glenkinchie Distillery and sample and learn about real Scottish whisky. Glenkinchie is one of few Lowland distilleries in Scotland. Finally, you will return to Edinburgh.
- Tour with an experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable driver and guide.
What's Not Included
- Meals and optional extras (i.e. visitor attraction entrance fees to the Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Glenkinchie Distillery).
• All customers who cancel their tour reservation will be charged an administration fee of 10%. A full refund (less 10%) will be given for 1-day tours cancelled more than 72 hours before departure, and for multi-day tours cancelled more than 7 days before departure.
You can find the Edinburgh departure and return point outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.
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Know Before You Go
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• Unfortunately, children under the age of 5 cannot be accommodated.
• Tours require a minimum of 6 passengers. In the case of a cancellation, you will be notified by approximately 18:00 h on the day prior to tour departure. This is to allow time for last minute bookings to come through. If cancelled, you will be offered a full refund, an alternative tour on the same day, or the same or an alternative tour on a different day.