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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Heart of Scotland Tours

Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Duration:
10h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    10h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    16
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Take the stress out of planning your own way to Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian’s Wall on a guided tour that includes round-trip transport from Edinburgh. Letting someone else drive between the dispersed landmarks allows you to focus on the scenery rather than the road. Plus, exploring the attractions with a guide means you are party to historical commentary that brings the landmarks to life.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Discover little-known legends about the Rosslyn Chapel
  • Stay comfortable on the drive in a climate-controlled Mercedes minivan 
  • Save the stress of planning rides with included round-trip transport
What to expect
This Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian’s Wall tour starts with pickup from central Edinburgh. Once you board your minivan, get ready for the ride over to Rosslyn Chapel. At the chapel, take in the stunning architecture as your guide tells you about the chapel’s history and secrets. The Rosslyn Chapel was a filming location for the 'Da Vinci Code,' and many people flock from all over the world to see it. Afterward, it’s on to the town of Melrose. Here you can enjoy lunch (own expense) before continuing your journey to Hadrian’s Wall. Stop at Housesteads Fort in Northumberland National Park, and take a short hike along the main wall. On your way back to Edinburgh, make a stop at the Jedburgh Abbey to snap some photos. Your tour ends with a drop-off back in Edinburgh.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Discover little-known legends about the Rosslyn Chapel
  • Stay comfortable on the drive in a climate-controlled Mercedes minivan 
  • Save the stress of planning rides with included round-trip transport
What to expect
This Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian’s Wall tour starts with pickup from central Edinburgh. Once you board your minivan, get ready for the ride over to Rosslyn Chapel. At the chapel, take in the stunning architecture as your guide tells you about the chapel’s history and secrets. The Rosslyn Chapel was a filming location for the 'Da Vinci Code,' and many people flock from all over the world to see it. Afterward, it’s on to the town of Melrose. Here you can enjoy lunch (own expense) before continuing your journey to Hadrian’s Wall. Stop at Housesteads Fort in Northumberland National Park, and take a short hike along the main wall. On your way back to Edinburgh, make a stop at the Jedburgh Abbey to snap some photos. Your tour ends with a drop-off back in Edinburgh.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Small group tour - 16 passengers or less
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rosslyn Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Duration
10h 30m
Departure details
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK This tour departs from Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 08.45
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour - 16 passengers or less
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Small group tour - 16 passengers or less
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rosslyn Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Departure details
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK This tour departs from Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 08.45
Duration
10h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour - 16 passengers or less
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Waterloo Place
    Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
    This tour departs from Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 08.45
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rosslyn Chapel
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Melrose Abbey
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Carter Bar
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Jedburgh Abbey
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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LoveChicago
Chicago, IL3,842 contributions
May 2022
I booked this tour last minute when another company cancelled my tour because they didn't have enough people. This itinerary might not be the first choice for most people visiting Scotland, had I not been before I would have selected a Highlands tour or an Outlander tour but I had not been to Melrose or Jedburgh so I picked this one.

I had already been to Roslyn and Hadrian's Wall but it was nice to see them again. The tour covers a lot of ground but the time at each was enough to see all of the sites. Our guide Keith was fantastic, he talked before each site and then you are allowed to go at your own pace at the sites. He gave us multiple options at each place depending on whether you wanted to pay the admission or explore something else. On the way back he played some Scottish music.

The group size is great, I think it's limited to 16 and we had 12. Everyone was on time for each of the sites which is always important when you have so much to see.

At Roslyn I had enough time to see the Chapel and walk to see the ruins of Roslyn Castle.

At Melrose you can either see the Abbey (under masonry repair at the moment) or have lunch. If you bring your own lunch, you can easily see the town and the Abbey. There's also a nice butcher shop that sells pies and sausage rolls.

Hadrian's Wall, you can either visit Houseteads Fort or go for a short walk along the wall. bring good shoes if you want to do that as it's steep along the wall and could be muddy if you walk the lower ground.

The stop at Jedburgh is more of a photo op, the Abbey was closed (again for masonry repairs) but you can get a nice photo and wander over to see the Mary Queen of Scots house.

Our final photo stop was a beautiful view where Walter Scott's funeral procession stopped for the view.

I've done tours before with Rabbie's and this was very comparable in terms of quality and guides and the group size is the same. Just like Rabbie's, admission fees are extra (Melrose, Roslyn and Houseteads). I would definitely use this company again.
Written 24 May 2022
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maggie757
california37 contributions
I loved this excursion partly because our tour guide Angela who is probably one of the best in the business. She has such an amazing gift to weave in stories and music that coincide with our experiences. She’s fun and funny and inviting and creates a very inclusive atmosphere within the group.

But along with Angela being spectacular the places we visited are so beautiful. Starting with the Rosslyn Chapel it’s just such a special place to see in person. Then onto Melrose and the adorable town adjacent to the Abby. We had lunch there and it was spectacular for such a small place the shops and restaurants are excellent.
Written 13 April 2022
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Elisa
6 contributions
Feb 2020
I went on the "Rosslyn Chapel, the Borders and Hadrian's Wall" tour with Paul.
What I like most of this company are the small groups: on this occasion it was only 6 of us and Paul started the day with small talk so we could get to know the other participants and create a friendly atmosphere.
He took us to explore a beautiful region of Scotland and entertained us with very interesting stories. He also went beyond expectations taking advantage of the small size of our group to personalize the tour adding a few extra stops.
I appreciated going on a tour on low season as we were able to visit touristic sites with very few other people, the complete opposite of summer!
Written 7 February 2020
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Paul. It sounds as though you had a lovely group to travel with and a great day out! We hope to see you back on another tour with us soon... Happy travels Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
Written 11 February 2020
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Johnny
New Orleans, LA7 contributions
Aug 2019
Late review I went in July 2019. It's been a dream of mines to see Hadrian's Wall since I'm into Roman history. The tour was excellent and Mr. Lain was friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. The stops were well planned; Rosslyn Chapel was beautiful and I had a good amount of time in Melrose to see the Abbey. I even had time to stop and take a few quick pictures at the border between Scotland and England before driving on to Houseteads Fort on Hadrian's Wall which I loved (Roman History I can't get enough of it) Mr. Lain played Scottish music on the way back to Edinburgh and had the whole bus singing at one point! That was a fun thing to do, it kept everyone awake and happy from being tired. The whole tour was wonderful I will recommend Heart of Scotland tour to my friends and family when they go.
Written 14 July 2020
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Hi Johnny, thanks for your 5-star review and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the tour so much. Hadrian's Wall is a World Heritage Site and is absolutely packed with interesting Roman history. Thanks and take care Nick
Written 6 August 2020
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Rahni N
Manly, Australia17 contributions
Our guide Graham was very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable, offering great info/history of the area and tour points. We covered a lot of ground considering the short winter day. I’m happy I chose this tour company over a larger one, they delivered a really high quality tour.
Written 1 January 2020
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Hello and thank you for your review! The Rosslyn Chapel tour is a great choice and we're glad that you managed to see a lot and had a good time with Graham. We hope to see you again soon. Happy travels, Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
Written 20 January 2020
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RefreshingBreeze
2 contributions
Sep 2019
We left a review for the “Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh” earlier so everything about the tour company’s attentiveness, good planning, and the great bus applies here. What also applies is how awesome Iain is. When we saw that he was going to be our guide again we were super happy and despite how many tours he must do he recognized us too! The weather was a bit “wild and woolly” as Iain aptly put it, but he still made it a wonderful time. Rosslyn Chapel was neat to visit, the brief stop at the border was a quick bit of fun, Melrose was wonderful, and the weather didn’t stop us from enjoying Hadrian's Wall at Housesteads Fort. We would have perhaps liked a little bit more time in Melrose to enjoy the abbey, but we tend to run a little slow and I think an hour is likely more than enough time for many people to have eaten and visited the abbey to their satisfaction. Once again, Iain made a good trip great. He knows exactly when to engage you with history, information, or a wonderful story and also knows when to let everyone relax and play Gaelic music he has curated (and also thoughtful enough to introduce and explain). We highly recommend this tour company, and especially Iain!
Written 5 January 2020
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Thank you for another lovely review of Iain, he'll be so happy that you enjoyed both tours with him. Iain has plenty of knowledge to share so I'm sure you had a great day out! Hopefully we'll see you for a third tour! Happy travels Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
Written 23 January 2020
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Lucinarei
MA42 contributions
Feb 2020
I can't recommend Heart of Scotland tours enough! We did the Rosslyn Chapel/Hadrian's Wall tour with Iain. Every part of this tour was excellent and Iain was friendly, knowledgeable, and funny.- the perfect guide! The stops were well-planned; Rosslyn Chapel was beautiful and we had the perfect amount of time in Melrose to see the Abbey and to grab some lunch to eat on the bus before the next stop. We even had time to stop and take a few quick pictures at the border between Scotland and England before driving on to Houseteads Fort on Hadrian's Wall, which was amazing! Iain played lovely Scottish music on the way back to Edinburgh (and had the whole bus singing at one point!), which was a nice touch. The whole tour was wonderful- a perfect way to see the Chapel and the Wall!
Written 22 February 2020
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Thanks for these nice words about Iain and your day out to Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrian's Wall. We appreciate you taking the time to leave a 5-star review. Regards, Nick and the HOST Team.
Written 24 February 2020
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Catherine S
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Although it was a typically wet and windy day, the tour today with Iain was a delight. He made us feel confortable, gave hilarious and insightful commentary about the sites as we drove along. The sites were interesting and worth visiting. Have already booked another day trip even though we are in Edinburgh for only a few days. Had a thoroughly enjoyable day out.
Written 14 January 2020
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Hello there, It is so great to hear that you had such a great day with Iain recently despite the wintry weather. We hope that your second trip on the Wee Red Bus was just as enjoyable! Kind regards Helen and the HOST team
Written 29 January 2020
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Halina L
Hendersonville, NC27 contributions
Could not recommend this day tour or the tour company more. We loved the tour. Our guide Euan was great. His extensive knowledge of the history and the area was very impressive. He kept us entertained in between stops with historical story's and lovely Scottish music. Don't hesitate, you want to book this tour.
Written 24 May 2022
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Zinaida S
9 contributions
The tour was great.
Small group of 6.
Comfortable car.
Positive and storytelling guide Iain (hope I spelled name correct😅)
Everything in time.
Good for adults, not sure about the kids under 10.
On the way back home we were enjoying very authentic local Gaelic music. I liked it very much.
Written 14 January 2020
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Hello there, Many thanks for choosing to explore Scotland and northern England with us on the Wee Red Bus. Thanks also for taking the time to write such a great review. Best wishes Helen and the HOST team
Written 29 January 2020
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