Rosslyn Chapel – The chapel was built between 1446 and 1484 as a Catholic Collegiate Church for the Sinclair family. Described as an “Architectural Wonder” and a “Library in Stone”, virtually every surface of the building is covered in carvings. In 2003, Dan Brown’s detective-murder story The Da Vinci Code set the chapel at the heart of a grand religious conspiracy. The chapel was also used as part of the set for the 2006 Hollywood ‘blockbuster’ film of the book.
Abbotsford – The house was Sir Walter Scott’s Borders home and “conundrum castle” from 1811 until his death in 1832. The house and its fabulous collection of historical artefacts re-opened to the public in July 2013 after a two-year programme of refurbishment. The visitor centre hosts an exhibition celebrating the life of the world’s first bestselling author.
Melrose – The historic abbey town is home to the magnificent ruins of the 12th century Melrose Abbey and burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart. There is a Woollen Mill and many independent shops and galleries along with cafés and tea rooms.
Glenkinchie Distillery – You’ll learn from your guide how whisky is produced at the distillery along with the opportunity to sample Glenkinchie’s famous single malt whisky. There is a gift shop offering a range of single malts and blended whiskies.
From your Edinburgh accommodation or a pre-arranged location. Ordinarily we’ll depart Edinburgh at 8:45am and return around 18:00pm however, this can be agreed at the time of booking.
The cost of this full-day private guided sightseeing tour for up to six people is £395.00 which includes all planning, tour guide and transport costs.
Please note that your meals, refreshments and any entrance costs are not included.
This itinerary can be adjusted to meet your individual requirements, please contact me for further details.