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Scottish Borders & Rosslyn Chapel Luxury Private Sightseeing Tour with Driver

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Stop At: Scott's View, St. Boswells TD6 0AP Scotland

The scenic view of Scott's View is on the road from St Boswells to Kelso and then turning off towards Dryburgh Abbey.

You will be able to come to the viewpoint from Melrose and St Boswells to admire the stunning view of the River Tweed and Eildon Hills. The hills serve as a reminder of the volcanic activity that once took place in the area. The lookout was known to be one of Sir Walter Scott's favourite places to come and reflect.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: William Wallace Statue, Bemersyde House Dryburgh, St. Boswells Scotland

The William Wallace Statue in the grounds of the Bemersyde estate, near Melrose in the Scottish Borders is a statue commemorating William Wallace. It was commissioned by David Steuart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan, and it protected as a category B listed building.

The statue was made of red sandstone by John Smith of Darnick and was erected in 1814. It stands 31 feet (9.4 m) high and depicts Wallace looking over the River Tweed.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Melrose Abbey, Abbey House Abbey Street, Melrose TD6 9LG Scotland

Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry.

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 surviving remains of the church are of the early 15th century, and are of an elegance unsurpassed in Scotland. Objects found during excavation are displayed in the Commendator's House.

The exterior of this magnificent ruin is decorated by unusual sculptures, including hobgoblins, cooks with ladles and a bagpipe playing pig.

The abbey is also thought to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, marked with a commemorative carved stone plaque within the grounds.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Melrose, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Walk the picturesque town of Melrose and have some lunch, located next to the Eildon Hills and is the birthplace of Rugby Sevens.

The triple peaks of the Eildon Hills are the most distinctive single landmark in the Scottish Borders. At their feet in the valley of the Tweed lies Melrose.

The area around Melrose has been inhabited for thousands of years. The Roman army arrived in AD79 or 80 and built a major fort nearby named Trimontium, 'Place of the Three Hills'. A signal station or shrine was built on the summit of the Eildon Hill North. The Three Hills Roman Heritage Centre houses the Trimontium Museum which is dedicated to Roman life in Scotland.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: 1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PT Scotland

Founded in 1446, as the Collegiate Church of St Matthew, Rosslyn Chapel today attracts visitors from far and wide, drawn by its unique and mysterious carvings and the beauty of its setting.

The chapel took some 40 years to build and its ornate stonework and mysterious symbolism have inspired - and intrigued – artists and visitors ever since. Today, there are countless theories, myths and legends associated with the Chapel, many of which are impossible to prove or disprove conclusively.Our tour guides will be able to tell you more about these, and about the history of the Chapel, during your visit. The Chapel, is open throughout the year (closing only on 24 and 25 December and 1 January).

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Traveler pickup is offered
Edinburgh - All Locations

Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh EH12 9DN, UK


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Edinburgh Cruise Terminals - All
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Private Excursion (1 to 6 Passengers)
  • Door to Door Service from Edinburgh
  • Cruise Ship Pickup and Drop-Off
  • Transport by Luxury Vehicle
  • Services & Stories of a Local Scottish Driver
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Entrance Fee to Visitor Attractions
  • Gratuities (Passenger Discretion)
  • Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Rosslyn Chapel
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • Languages Offered: English
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