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Edinburgh & Scottish Borders

Abbotsford House

This tour explores the historic city of Edinburgh and discover attractions in the beautiful Scottish Borders, including the New Lanark World Heritage Site, Thirlestane Castle, Melrose Abbey and Abbotsford House with one of the highlights being a scenic rail journey through the stunning landscapes of the beautiful Borders.

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EDINBURGH & SCOTTISH BORDERS

 

2 - 6 August 2020

Sunday - Thursday

5 Days

From £579

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Guided Tour of Thirlestane Castle   |   Melrose Abbey   |   Abbotsford   |   New Lanark World Heritage Site   |   Peebles   |   Edinburgh Castle  |   Scotch Whisky Experience   |   Borders Railway Journey

 

This tour explores the historic city of Edinburgh and discovers attractions in the beautiful Scottish Borders, including the New Lanark World Heritage Site, Thirlestane Castle, Melrose Abbey and Abbotsford House with one of the highlights being a scenic rail journey through the stunning landscapes of the beautiful Borders.

 

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your home with our exclusive home pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel north to Scotland with comfort stops enroute.  Arriving late afternoon, tea & coffee will be served on arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO

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, containing many fascinating details we discover its grand state rooms, decorative ceilings, fine furnishings and family treasures.  In the afternoon, we visit the magnificent ruin of Melrose Abbey, the final resting place of Robert the Bruce.  We finish our day at Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott and one of Scotland’s most fascinating attractions.

 

DAY THREE

Today we visit the award winning New Lanark World Heritage Site and discover the fascinating history of this impressive cotton mill village.  We visit the ‘Annie McLeod Experience’; see working textile machinery, the Millworkers’ House, Robert Owens House & School, Roof Garden and The Village Stores.  We have free time in order to obtain lunch before returning to Peebles where we spend time at leisure.

 

DAY FOUR

We spend our final full day in Edinburgh, starting with a visit to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched atop an extinct volcano; the 12th century castle overlooks the city and guards many of the nation’s treasures including the Scottish Crown Jewels.  On leaving the castle we take a short stroll to the Royal Mile to visit The Scotch Whisky Experience where we take a ride on a barrel as we learn about the production of Scotch Whisky, followed by a wee dram and a viewing of the world’s largest Scotch Whisky collection comprising 3,384 bottles!!!  We then have free time in Edinburgh before we make our way by coach to Waverley train station where we will enjoy an hour’s scenic train journey to Tweedbank on the Borders Railway.

 

DAY FIVE

After our final breakfast we depart our hotel and begin the homeward journey with comfort stops enroute.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

 

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • Admission & Guided Tour Thirlestane Castle

  • Admission Melrose Abbey

  • Admission Abbotsford House

  • Admission New Lanark World Heritage Site

  • Admission Edinburgh Castle

  • Guided tour Scotch Whisky Experience

  • Waverley to Tweedbank Rail Journey.

 

BARONY CASTLE HOTEL, Nr Peebles

This 16th century hotel has a 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 and there is a modern, informal restaurant, bar and elegant lounge with plenty of comfortable sofas and armchairs.  Leisure facilities include an indoor 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.

 

 

 

DAY ONE

Commence your holiday with our home pick-up service, join your tour coach and travel north to Scotland with comfort stops enroute. Arriving late afternoon, tea & coffee will be served on arrival whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

D

DAY TWO

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, containing many fascinating details we discover its grand state rooms, decorative ceilings, fine furnishings and family treasures. In the afternoon, we visit the magnificent ruin of Melrose Abbey, the final resting place of Robert the Bruce. We finish our day at Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott and one of Scotland's most fascinating attractions.

B, D

DAY THREE

Today we visit the award winning New Lanark World Heritage Site and discover the fascinating history of this impressive cotton mill village. We visit the 'Annie McLeod Experience', see working textile machinery, the Millworkers' House, Robert Owens House & School, Roof Garden and The Village Stores. We have free time in order to obtain lunch before returning to Peebles where we spend time at leisure.

B, D

DAY FOUR

We spend our final full day in Edinburgh, starting with a visit to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, perched atop an extinct volcano, the 12th century castle overlooks the city and guards many of the nation's treasures including the Scottish Crown Jewels. On leaving the castle we take a short stroll to the Royal Mile to visit The Scotch Whisky Experience where we take a ride on a barrel as we learn about the production of Scotch Whisky, followed by a wee dram and a viewing of the world's largest Scotch Whisky collection comprising 3,384 bottles!!! We then have free time in Edinburgh before we make our way by coach to Waverley train station where we will enjoy an hours scenic train journey to Tweedbank on the Borders Railway.

B, D

DAY FIVE

After our final breakfast we depart our hotel and begin the homeward journey with comfort stops enroute.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

BARONY CASTLE HOTEL, Nr Peebles

This 16th century hotel has a 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 and there is a modern, informal restaurant, bar and elegant lounge with plenty of comfortable sofas and armchairs.  Leisure facilities include an indoor 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.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

Admission & Guided Tour Thirlestane Castle

Admission Melrose Abbey

Admission Abbotsford House

Admission New Lanark World Heritage Site

Admission Edinburgh Castle

Guided tour Scotch Whisky Experience

Waverley to Tweedbank Rail Journey

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply. Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

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