Venture into the Scottish Borderlands and enter two of Scotland's famous consecrated spaces. Begin your tour by meeting up with a fun and knowledgeable tour guide at Rabbie's Café Bar, Waterloo Place in Edinburgh; the guide will regale you with stories and commentary all throughout the tour. Your first stop is the beautiful Scott's View, a wonderful vantage point overlooking the gorgeous Tweed Valley, which you can take panoramic photos of. You also get the chance to visit the nearby statue of the great Scottish patriot, William Wallace. From there, you will travel to Melrose, home of the Melrose Abbey, a now partially ruined abbey founded by the Cistercians back in the 12th Century; the Cistercian monks had close connections with the Knights Templar, and legend tells that the abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain. Following Melrose, you will make your way to the stunning Rosslyn Chapel, built back in the 15th Century and was made world famous in Dan Brown’s book, "The Da Vinci Code". Here, you will have the time to explore the chapel and find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the "Holy Grail". You will surely have profound experiences in these sacred places.
Highlights : - Get a scenic view of the gorgeous Tweed Valley from a good vantage point on Scott's View
- Explore the halls of the partly ruined Melrose Abbey, said ot be the burial site of Robert the Bruce's heart
- Visit the stunning Rosslyn Chapel, made world famous by "The Da Vinci Code"
- Learn about the myths and legends surrounding the Holy Grail from your tour guide
# Additional Information:
- Child ticket: Age 5-15
- Senior ticket: Age 60+
- Student ticket: must present student ID to avail
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Children under the age of 5 cannot be accommodated on this tour
- It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance before participating in this activity
- Peak Times: 14 Jun-30 Sep
- Mid-Season Times: 1-31 Oct, 17 Dec-3 Jan
- Off-Peak Times: 1 Nov-16 Dec, 4 Jan-31 Mar
Scottish Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh including Rosslyn Chapel