Once upon a time, the Scottish Borders were troubled by raids, castle sieges, and military battles. Now you will experience the beauty, mystery, and history of Scotland! Moreover, nowhere in Scotland is more riddled with mystery than Rosslyn Chapel.
Travel in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz vehicle with Wi-Fi and bottled water included to make it a stress-free experience.
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Explore the enigmatic Rosslyn Chapel which has connections to the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and the Da Vinci Code. Intricately carved stone-work is laced with strange symbolism, ancient cults appear behind every story, and alien activity frequently gets reported by UFO hunters.
The home of ‘The Edinburgh Malt’ is located in the rolling farmland of East Lothian and houses an excellent exhibition in the listed red brick buildings. In 1825, farmers John and George Rate built and operated the distillery under the name Milton Distillery until it was licenced and renamed in 1837.
Once a major fortification that dominated East Lothian, Yester Castle (along with its subterranean cavern known as the Goblin Ha’) is now a rarely visited ruin buried deep within woodland. This important border fortress saw action during the Wars of Independence and the Rough Wooing.
Probably the most famous ruin in Scotland, the abbey was founded by David I in 1136 for the Cistercian Order, and it was largely destroyed by Richard II’s English army in 1385. The exterior of this magnificent ruin is decorated by unusual sculptures, including hobgoblins, cooks with ladles and a bagpipe playing pig.
Explore the fascinating Jedburgh Abbey along with its visitor centre and surrounding herb garden with aromatic plants and a stone display at the west end. The church was built in the Romanesque and early Gothic styles and is remarkably complete.
Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of the 19th century novelist – Sir Walter Scott, who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country’s Crown.
It was fought over during the Wars of Scottish Independence, and was demolished by the Scots commanded by Sir James Douglas of Balvenie in 1409. The building has also gained a reputation for ghostly sightings!
Neidpath Castle sits in a commanding position above the River Tweed. It is an unspoilt 14th century Keep, last modernised in the 1600s. Equipped with a dungeon, well, long-drops and fireplaces large enough to roast an ox, there are also a set of exquisite 20th century batiks, telling the story of Mary Queen of Scots, who stayed at the castle.
Fatlips Castle is a pele tower in Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Borders. Situated at the top of Minto Crags, above the River Teviot, it was built in the 16th century by the Turnbulls of Barnhills, notorious Border reivers, and owners of nearby Barnhills Tower and farm.
Take in this splendid view of the Scottish borders, which was once Sir Walter Scott’s favourite. The flat piece of land that lies within a loop in the river was once the site of the first Melrose Abbey, of which nothing remains today.
Private Premium Tour With Chauffeur
Your accommodation in Edinburgh or Glasgow
Recommended 08:00 / 09:00 AM
Approximately 8 Hours
– Pick up/drop off from your accommodation in Edinburgh or Glasgow
– Private guide for the day
– All transport costs, petrol and parking
– Car seats for kids (if needed)
– Entrances to attractions are not included but we can send you a full list of costs
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