Your tour takes you south to the beautiful Scott’s View, overlooking the Tweed Valley. You then get the opportunity to visit the nearby statue of the great Scottish patriot, William Wallace.
From here, you travel to Melrose where you can visit the ruined Melrose abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century. The Cistercian monks had close connections with the Knights Templar, and legend tells that Melrose Abbey is the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart, brought back from the crusades in Moorish Spain.
Following lunch in Melrose, you make your way to the stunning 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, made world famous in Dan Brown’s book, ‘Da Vinci Code’. Here you have time to explore the chapel and find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the ‘Holy Grail’.
After your visit to Rosslyn Chapel, you return to Edinburgh.
Scott’s View Take in this splendid view of the Scottish borders, which was once Sir Walter Scott’s favourite.
William Wallace Statue This 200-year-old eccentric statue of William Wallace proudly watches over the landscape.
Melrose Abbey A beautiful and ruined Gothic abbey that may hold the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce.
Tweed Valley Famous for its salmon fishing, the River Tweed is surrounded by soft rolling hills.
Rosslyn Chapel A beautiful 15th-century chapel, full of impressive architecture, stone carvings, and many mysterious tales.
16:30 - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
Rosslyn Chapel - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
Due to safety inspection and possible maintenance work, Melrose Abbey is closed until further notice.