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One day Tour of the Borders?

Gatineau, Canada
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One day Tour of the Borders?

Hello there!

Does someone could recommend a guided tour of the Borders, for a day, leaving Edinburgh?

I saw that rabbie's offer a half-day one, but not sure about the "Davinci" topic ;/

Thanks a lot for your recommendations!

Have a lovely day!

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1. Re: One day Tour of the Borders?

The chapel at Rosslyn was a tourist attraction long before Dan Brown thought of using it in a novel. It's a lovely small church in an attractive location. So don't let da Vinci put you off!

I'm surprised that Rabbie's feel the Borders warrants only a half-day. There's plenty to keep you busy for days. A full-day tour would give you time to stop in a few places.

You could organise a tour for yourself - the service bus will take you to Rosslyn (a dormitory village), and with a little back-tracking you could pick up another to Peebles and then on to Melrose and Galashiels. From there to, say Kelso, Floors Castle and Berwick-on-Tweed, to pick up a train back to Edinburgh. Adjust as suits your fancy! The undiscoveredscotland website will probably provide you with as much background information as most tour guides would.

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2. Re: One day Tour of the Borders?

If you have access to a car, then have a look at the driving tours on this page:

undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ustours/index.html

The Border Abbeys is ecellent and could easily be combined with the Slkirk and Lnagholm tour

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3. Re: One day Tour of the Borders?

Having a car would help then you do the wonderful route:

Edinburgh > Peebles > Innerleithen > St Mary's Loch > Grey Mares Tail > Moffatdate to Moffat > back to Edinburgh via Broughton.

Fine market towns, The Tweed and rolling Border hills up to the highest Border hills down Moffatdale along with Walter Scott, James Hogg [The Ettrick Shepherd] and John Buchan en-route.

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4. Re: One day Tour of the Borders?

Thanks a lot for your reply!

We will indeed rent a car for the rest of the trip, so might be worth it to take the care a day early to go visite the Borders Abbey!

The Chapel seems fantastic, and such a tragic story with the carved pillar. I was just a but afraid of the mention of Dan Brown lol

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5. Re: One day Tour of the Borders?

If you have a car you can go at your own speed and stop where you want and for as long as you want. It is much better than a guided tour.

The best Border Abbeys are Jedburgh, Melrose and Dryburgh . There isn't as much of Kelso left. You might also enjoy Smailholm Tower which is close by.

Check out details using the links from the map here:

undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/usmapindexes/sout…

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6. Re: One day Tour of the Borders?

Many thanks for your reply, its very kinds of you ;)

And thanks for the links ;)

Best wishes from Ottawa!

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