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Stone & Story: Rosslyn Chapel & Melrose Abbey Private Day Trip

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Walk in the footsteps of Templar knights and 12th-century Cistercian monks. Get acquainted with revered Scottish authors and explore their stunning stately homes, before toasting a dram of whisky within the walls of one of the Lowland’s most historic distilleries – Holy Grail hunters are you ready?



Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, renowned for its intricate stone carvings and mysterious symbolism. Dating back to the 15th century, the chapel has captured the imaginations of visitors and historians alike. The interior is adorned with stunning carvings, including the famous Apprentice Pillar. Rosslyn Chapel’s historical significance and unique design make it a captivating destination for those interested in art, history, and the enigmatic.
Abbotsford House
Immerse yourself in the literary haven of Abbotsford House, the former residence of Sir Walter Scott, where the prolific writer’s legacy comes to life amidst grand rooms, a vast library, and stunning grounds.
Melrose Abbey
Melrose Abbey is a magnificent mediaeval ruin with a rich history. Founded in the 12th century, the abbey boasts impressive architecture, including the lavishly decorated Chapter House and the soaring stone arches of the nave. Surrounded by peaceful gardens, Melrose Abbey offers a tranquil setting for reflection. Visitors can explore the ruins and learn about the abbey’s connection to Scottish royalty, including the heart of Robert the Bruce, which is said to be buried here.
Scott’s View
Stand where Sir Walter Scott once stood and be inspired by the breathtaking panorama of Scott’s View, a scenic overlook offering sweeping vistas of the River Tweed and the Eildon Hills.
Dryburgh Abbey
Journey into the peaceful ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, the final resting place of Sir Walter Scott, where the tranquil surroundings by the River Tweed echo with the whispers of history and literary brilliance.
  • Professional Guide
  • Door to door pick up service
  • Bottled water for passengers
  • Private transportation in luxury Mercedes mini van
  • Live commentary and WiFi on board
  • Entrance/Admission to Attractions
  • Lunch

Can we customise this tour?

Of course! All our tours are fully customisable to fit your individual desires and interests.

Can we start later / earlier?

Absolutely! We are always flexible with start and end times whenever possible.

Are tickets to attractions included?

Yes, for all our day trips tickets to the standard attractions are included in the price.

Do we have WiFi on board?

Yes we do!

Is this tour accessible?

For the most part all of our day tours are accessible. We are always happy to make accommodations and adjustments to the itinerary to make the day easily enjoyable for all.

Do you have baby seats available?

Yes, we are happy to provide infant seats for children under 5, just let us know in advance when one is needed.

Is this tour pet friendly?

Yes, we are happy to bring your furry friends along on our adventures.




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