Our fantastic tour of the historic city of Edinburgh and the beautiful Scottish Borders features excursions to Thirlestane Castle, Abbotsford House, mysterious Rosslyn Chapel and colourful Dawyck Botanic Garden.
Detailed Overview

Price Includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • Full Cooked Breakfast

  • 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

  • Porterage

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.

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

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 fairy-tale exterior. 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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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. Both these attractions incur an additional cost of £20 per person, payable at the time of booking. Alternatively, why not explore all that Edinburgh has to offer?

Day 5

After breakfast, we make our way home.

Other Information


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 •

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