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Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall Tour

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January — December

Our private Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall Day Tour is an incredible journey. From the mystery of the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel to the unbelievable 73 miles of Hadrians Wall. Our private day tour is an opportunity to explore with a Private Guide.

Your Journey Rosslyn Chapel Tour 

Our day tour of Scotland takes us to the one of a kind 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Rosslyn Chapel is an incredible place to start our Scottish Guided Tour. 

The popularity of this unique wee chapel increased hugely after the publication of Dan Browns best selling book “The Da Vinci Code”  Rosslyn truly is a “must-see.’ 

Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall from Edinburgh 

After Rosslyn Chapel, we travel through beautiful scenery to the historically significant village of Melrose. Its excellent shops and lunch options make it an ideal stop before continuing to Hadrians Wall. 

The village of Melrose has a backdrop of the beautiful 12th century Cistercian Abbey and is said to be the final resting place of King Robert Bruce’s heart.

After lunch, our journey to the Scottish borderlands has tales of battles, witches and folklore.

Hadrians Wall lies just across the border with England in Northumberland. The north of England has its own story to tell and is home to the incredible 73-mile Hadrians Wall. Dating from AD123, Hadrians Wall was once the North Western Frontier of the Roman Empire.

The impressive wall and visitor centre ensures an incredible afternoon on your private tour from Edinburgh – Contact us

Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour

Our day tour of Scotland takes us to a one of a kind 15th-century chapel on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

Rosslyn Chapel is an incredible place to start our Scottish Guided Tour.

This incredible 15th-century chapel’s popularity increased hugely after Dan Browns’s best-selling novel, the “Da Vinci Code.”

Steeped in legend and some say with links to the Knights Templar and even the Holy Grail, Rosslyn truly is a “must-see’ which is why we created our Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour.

Melrose Abbey

After Rosslyn Chapel, our guided tour of Scotland continues, and we head south through the beautiful Scottish countryside.

Passing rolling hills, rivers and historic buildings, we arrive in the beautiful village of Melrose around noon.

Home to a 12th Century Abbey, Melrose is a charming little town on the River Tweed.

The village has a great selection of shops and restaurants and is an ideal lunch stop and an opportunity to visit Melrose Abbey or the Roman Visitor Centre.

The Border Reivers

After lunch, we continue south and towards the border between Scotland and England.

In centuries past, this territory was called “the Debatable Lands” and ruled by powerful border families known as “Reivers.”

Due to the constant battles between Scotland & England, the actual border has moved many times as we know it.

A great photo opportunity awaits at the Scottish/English border crossing as we know it today.

 Housesteads Roman Fort & Hadrians Wall

Our private guided tour continues to Housesteads Roman Fort.

Housesteads is the best-preserved Roman Fort in Britain and lies in the ancient English Kingdom of Northumberland.

Northumbria is the most fortified part of England.

The vast number of castles and fortified structures is due mainly to Viking invasions and numerous battles between the Scots and the English.

  Hadrians Wall

Hadrians Wall is a 73 mile Roman Wall running through the landscape of the North of England.

From the visitor centre at Housesteads, a well-constructed path winds up the hill, and you are rewarded with Hadrians Wall, once the North-Western frontier of the Roman Empire.

You can even walk on Hadrians Wall.

Emperor Hadrian visits the north of England in AD 123 and instructs the construction of the 73-mile wall.

A boundary wall between the “civilised world” and the “barbarians.”

                    Scottish Guided Tours

Private guided tours of Scotland.

Scottish Guided Tours Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall Day Tour is a unique opportunity to explore the Scottish Borders and Hadrians Wall with a private guide and transport. Please read our article on our Rosslyn Chapel Tour here.

Tour timings
  • 9 am departure
  • Arriving Rosslyn at 9:30 is for the visitor centre opening.
  • Depart 11 am We head south to Melrose for our lunch stop and visit the Abbey.
  • Arriving in Melrose around 12noon.
  • We depart Melrose at 13:30, passing Jedburgh Abbey and across the border into England.
  • 14:30 is our normal arrival time at Hadrians Wall and departing at 16:15. We travel north again, out of the enemy territory and back to Scotland.
  • After our final photo stop at Jedburgh Abbey, we return to Edinburgh at around 18:45.

Contact details

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64a Cumberland Street
Edinburgh Glasgow Stirling Area The Scottish Borders
Driver guide Minibus Small coach
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
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Scottish Guided Tours

Tours of Scotland - Private Guided Tours of Scotland departing from all over Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glasgow & Stirling. Bespoke private day or multi-day tours will bring Scotland alive. Private Tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of friends or travelling companions. ‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr Rennie McOwan.

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