3* Barony Castle Hotel, Eddleston, near Peebles
This 16th century castle hotel has the real wow factor as you arrive. Located in the Peebles countryside just a short drive from the town, the historic building contains a modern and contemporary interior. All 74 comfortable bedrooms are traditional in style, there is a modern, informal restaurant, comfortable bar and elegant lounge where there are plenty of comfortable sofas and armchairs. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and mini gym. There is a lift to all floors, however, some single rooms are accessed via a flight of steps.
Lift Bar Restaurant Tea/coffee in room TV Hairdryer Iron and Ironing board on request Complimentary Wi-Fi Telephone Manual temperature control Indoor heated pool Sauna Fitness area Whirlpool Bath Heated Loungers Treatment Room
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Free use of indoor pool, whirlpool bath, thermal showers & sauna
Entrance and guided tour of Thirlestane Castle
Self-guided visit to Abbotsford House
Entrance to Rosslyn Chapel
Entrance to Dawyck Botanic Garden
Entrance to Edinburgh Castle
Upgrade your afternoon on Day 4 for just £20 per person and visit either Edinburgh Zoo or enjoy the Scottish Whisky Experience. More information can be found on the 'Useful Links' section of the website.
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
Thirlestane Castle & Abbotsford
This morning we enjoy a guided tour of majestic Thirlestane Castle; one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland with a beautiful fairytale exterior and discover many fascinating details and treasures within. In the afternoon we visit Abbotsford, the magnificent former home of Sir Walter Scott and explore the house and gardens at leisure.
Rosslyn Chapel & Dawyck Botanic Garden
This morning, we visit one of the most remarkable and famous buildings in Scotland, Rosslyn Chapel where guides give regular, free talks throughout the day. In the afternoon, we visit the highly regarded Dawyck Botanic Garden, home to one of Scotland's finest tree collections including some of Britain's oldest and tallest trees.
Edinburgh Castle & then it's your turn to decide
We spend today in Edinburgh, starting with a visit to its magnificent castle, perched atop an extinct volcano. Then it is your turn to decide..... you can either take a short stroll to the Royal Mile to visit The Scotch Whisky Experience, where we can enjoy a guided tour, nosing and tasting. Or you can board the coach and be taken to Edinburgh Zoo. Set in over 82 acres of wooded hillside, Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 2,500 amazing and endangered animals. Alternatively, why not explore all that Edinburgh has to offer. Both these attractions occur an additional cost, payable at the time of booking.
After breakfast, we make our way home.