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Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Abbotsford House

From £39 per adult

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January — December

Our one day tour from Edinburgh takes you on a visit to the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, lets you experience the pretty Border town of Melrose and explore its Abbey, and then visits Abbotsford House, home of Sir Walter Scott.

From our starting point by Edinburgh Castle, we head out of the city to the village of Roslin, making our first stop at Rosslyn Chapel. Described as the "Library in Stone", the inside walls of Rosslyn Chapel are covered in thousands of ancient carvings, each with a story of its own. You can also learn of the myths and legends surrounding the chapel, including tales of the Knights Templar. Rosslyn Chapel's worldwide fame increased thanks to "The Da Vinci Code", Dan Brown's blockbusting novel.

Leaving Rosslyn we continue into the heart of the Scottish Borders, an area rich in hills, valleys, rivers and moorland, as well as being the traditional home to Scottish rugby. We travel to the historic town of Melrose, birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens and location of Melrose Abbey, founded in 660, said to be the burial place of the casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce. Here we stop for lunch and have free time to explore Melrose and its Abbey.

On our return journey, we'll travel to Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott. The mansion was built in the 1800s and is located on the banks of the River Tweed, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Learn about the life of Sir Walter Scott and enjoy a tour of the grounds and gardens* before we return to Edinburgh, where our day tour ends.

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Timberbush Tours Ltd
555 Castlehill
Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 2ND
Starting
Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
1
Day
Transport
Coach Driver guide Small coach
Type
Medium Group (17-30) Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Castles History Landscapes

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Capacity limit
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating

Tour prices

From

  • £39 Per Adult
  • £37 Per child
  • £37 Concession

Attractions

Tour company information

Timberbush Tours Ltd

With over 20 years’ experience, we are one of Scotland’s longest running tour operators who offer a wide range of 1, 2 & 3 day tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, running daily from our Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. We will take you on a journey of discovery around Scotland’s best tourist attractions and historical sites as well as off-the-beaten-track beauty spots. We love nothing more than showing our adventurers around our beloved Scotland, taking in sights such as Skye, Loch Ness, Stirling Castle, Glencoe, the Harry Potter Train and many others.

Opening times

Daily: 07:30 - 21:00

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