Uncover the myths and legends around the Da Vinci code, the Knights Templar and the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart at Melrose Abbey, in the heart of the Scottish Borders. If you’re looking for a shorter day, full of mystical history and ancient abbeys, the stunning architecture of Rosslyn and the unsung beautiful rolling hills and valleys of the Scottish Borders, then come aboard this tour.
Departing at 9.30 your tour takes you south to the world famous Scott’s View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills. You will also get the opportunity to visit the original Wallace Monument.
From here you travel to Melrose with the opportunity to explore its great Border Abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century. The Cistercian monks had very close connections with the Knights Templar and 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 will make your way to the stunning 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, immortalised in Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” and you can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the “Holy Grail”.
From here you return to Edinburgh at Approx 16.15.
For departure details refer to the "Prices, Dates, and What's Included" Section...
Short Day Tour visiting Rosslyn Chapel, Scott's View and Melrose Abbey
Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts
Prices, Dates & What's Included:
2018 Departs: 09:45 | Returns: 16:30 approx
Departure Point: 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Departs: Daily - Year Round
Prices Per Person
Adult Price from £32 to £42 (GBP)
Child ( 5-16) £29 to £39 (GBP)
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Unless otherwise notified passengers are restricted to one medium sized suitcase/bag (maximum 14 kilos / 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and one carry-on bag per person.
**children under 5 years of age are not accepted. See below for more price notes