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Edinburgh & Romantic Borders

This route combines stunning coast, wild countryside, the culture of a Capital city as well as history. Admire historic houses and ancient abbeys. Follow in the footsteps of the novelist Sir Walter Scott across the Scottish borders.

This Edinburgh & Romantic Borders route can be circular starting and finishing at Edinburgh (or anywhere along the route). A five to eight day trip depending upon how long you linger in the city of Edinburgh and visits to the Abbey and several country estates, houses, and ruins on route. Around 153 miles (247km) with a drive time of around 5 hours, vehicle dependent.

Be immersed in Scottish and city culture before joining the coast with its seaside towns, nature reserves, beaches and harbours. Then travel in country along the borders to the heart of the Scottish Borders. Explore Gothic architecture, and follow in the footsteps of Scottish Kings and Queens. Complete the road trip with a visit to an atmospheric 15th century chapel. This road trips takes you through the history and heritage of the Scottish Borders with dramatic scenery.

The cost is for access for 1-year to the planner for this route on UncoverBritain, to use when planning as well as on the road. You can choose and book accommodations, attractions and experiences interested in. Take from 5 days to 2 weeks enjoying this route, dependent upon your chosen stops and places of interest. If you're looking for a vehicle for the road trip, take a look here.

From £29.99 per adult

Departure days

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

January — December

Contact details

Uncover Britain

51 Kipling Road
United Kingdom

Tour information


  • Edinburgh


5 Days


  • Self drive


  • Bespoke

Tour prices

From £29.99 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Uncover Britain

Tour company information

Uncover Britain

Uncover Britain provides road trip itineraries for some of the best and most scenic Scottish road trips. The road trips in Scotland include the well-known and well-loved North Coast 500. However, road trippers can uncover their own Scotland with one of the other popular routes, such as the West Coast of Scotland, including the amazing Isle of Skye, the former 'Kingdom of Fife, with a visit to non-other than the home of Golf, and discover more about Edinburgh and the Romantic Borders.

Opening times

9.00 - 5.30 Monday to Friday

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