Beyond the Borders

Experiencing the local music scene and exploring the Scottish Borders, this tour starts in Stirling before cruising south to Peebles, then to the Lake District of England! Most nights include private concerts, while days explore culture and history.

On this 11 day tour we’ll explore the unrivaled, relaxed beauty of the Borders. Traveling from East to West through this lesser explored region of Scotland you’ll experience everything you’d expect from an adventure across this bountiful country, and into England.

Beginning in Stirling, follow in the footsteps of Scotland’s two great legendary warriors: William Wallace and Robert The Bruce and as we travel south to explore the sights and lands that these two men fought for.

Leaving Stirling we’ll first head for Rosslyn Chapel where you can hear the tales of the Knights Templar before settling down in Peebles for a three night stay. From Peebles we’ll explore along the River Tweed and take in the Great Map of Scotland as well as the Great Tapestry of Scotland, learning about the historic industries of the borders: farming, mining and textiles.

Understand how the Borders inspired the author Sir Walter Scott to write a series of ballads about its beauty and witness it through his eyes: from his home in Abbotsford House and his favourite view in the country, Scotts View.

Leaving Peebles we’ll head west, crossing over Greymares Tail Waterfall and climbing up to Wanlockhead, Scotland’s Highest Village, before winding our way south, going beyond the border and settling in the beautiful Lake District of England.

The Lake District is England’s largest National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll discover spectacular landscapes, picturesque villages, a warm welcome at our accommodation, and a experience the rich cultural heritage. We’ll also explore the fells, splash about on the lakes, have a wild adventure and take time to enjoy the peace.

Once we are across the border and into England, we’ll take advantage of our base and will take a day trip to visit Hadrian’s Wall and Vindolanda. Hadrian’s Wall marked the border of the Roman Empire, and there are still remains and ruins to be seen today. Vindolanda is a fascinating archaeological site that shows just how the Roman’s lived – both officer and commoner. 

To end the adventure we’ll head back north towards Stirling, stopping at Dumfries House, a beloved home of none other than the King himself and wind past the lochs, forest and rolling hills which make the borders truly unique.

This whole tour will be peppered with the sounds and stories of Scotland. Experience music across the borders with a number of music sessions and concerts scheduled across the trip. Hear the songs and melodies inspired by the legends of this land.

From £2350 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

April — October

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Scotland Folk Tours


Tour information


  • Stirling


10+ Days


  • Small coach
  • Walking


  • Medium Group (17-30)


  • English


  • Adventure
  • Castles
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Music
  • Walking/Hiking

Tour prices

From £2350 Per Adult

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Scotland Folk Tours

Tour company information

Scotland Folk Tours

Listen to local voices on our tours of Scotland, providing you with some ‘up close and personal’ experiences of great music on our tours. Taking you to some of the most unforgettable and sensational parts of the country, our tour guides and drivers are some of the best in the land who have a rich and deep fondness of our most incredible country. Equipped with stories of our past and our folklore, they will reveal to you some of the most incredible parts of Scotland, making sure that you can appreciate a real lifetime experience in our beloved land.

Opening times

Office Hours are Mon-Fri: 9am -5pm.
Tours run April - October: 8am - 6pm

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