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Day Trip: Glenkinchie Distillery, Rosslyn Chapel and the Borders
Activities in Edinburgh

Day Trip: Glenkinchie Distillery, Rosslyn Chapel and the Borders

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Very knowledgeable driver and a great tour so much better than we expected loved it all highly recommended
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  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 7 hours 30 minutes

This day trip from Edinburgh takes in the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, the pretty border town of Melrose and its Abbey, then takes you from spiritual to spirit-full with a tour and tasting at a malt whisky distillery.

Itinerary

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 via St. Boswells and pause for a photo stop at Scott's View, where we can enjoy glorious scenic views. Our journey north takes us to Pencaitland, where we visit the charming Glenkinchie Distillery, one of few Scottish Lowland distilleries open to visitors. Here you can enjoy "a tour and a taste", learn more about "the water of life" and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts. Then we'll return to Edinburgh, arriving around 5:15 pm.

Important Information

  • Entry to the interior of Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey and the Glenkinchie Distillery are optional extras, not included in the price of the tour.
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accept children under 5 years old on this tour.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

English Language Tour
Adults Children (5-16) Seniors (60+) Students
US$ 50.50
US$ 47.90
US$ 47.90
US$ 47.90

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 50.50
  • Children (5-16)

    US$ 47.90
  • Seniors (60+)

    US$ 47.90
  • Students

    US$ 47.90

* The price varies based on the chosen date

More Information

Duration

7 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

Knowledgeable driver guide.

Luxury air conditioned coach.

Written translations (on request).

Not included

Entrance to attractions.

Meals

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (6:00 pm) if there are still places available.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 6 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

US$ 50.50
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE