Explore the surrounding areas of the Scottish capital with this Rosslyn Chapel and the Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh. You'll visit the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel and the pretty border town of Melrose as well as its Abbey.
Rosslyn Chapel and the Borders Day Trip
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, the 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.
- Entry to the interior of Rosslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey are optional extras, not included in the price of the tour.
- Unfortunately, we're unable to accept children under 5 years old on this tour.
English Language Tour
Children (5-16)US$ 50.50
Seniors (60+)US$ 50.50
Children under 4not permitted
* The price varies based on the chosen date
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7 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Knowledgeable driver guide
Luxury air conditioned coach
Written translations (on request)
Entrance to attractions
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Accessible only for folding chairs.
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Printed material is avoided.
No single-use plastics are used.
The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.
The activity promotes local production.
No printing of documentation required.
Has a gender equality policy.
Has a carbon footprint offset policy.
Promotes local employment.
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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.
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Outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE