Rosslyn Chapel & the Scottish Borders (from April 2018)
1 day tour

  • Rosslyn Chapel tours from edinburgh
  • Tweed Valley
  • William Wallace Monument
  • Melrose Abbey

Uncover the myths and legends of the Da Vinci Code on this Rosslyn Chapel tour from Edinburgh.

(click here for tours departing before April 2018)

Tour map

Places you'll explore


Scott’s View - Take in this splendid view of the Scottish borders, which was once Sir Walter Scott’s favourite.

William Wallace Statue - This 200 year old eccentric statue of William Wallace proudly watches over the landscape.

Melrose Abbey - A beautiful and ruined Gothic abbey that may hold the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce.

Tweed Valley - Famous for its salmon fishing, the river Tweed is surrounded by soft rolling hills.

Rosslyn Chapel - A beautiful 15th century chapel, full of impressive architecture, stone carvings, and many mysterious tales.


Your journey


Nowhere in Scotland is more riddled with mystery than Rosslyn Chapel.

There’s the apprentice who was murdered by his master after carving the ornate Apprentice Pillar. There’s the connection to the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. And there are even some who believe the chapel was built on a UFO landing site.

On this tour, you get a chance to explore the enigmatic Rosslyn Chapel, admire the gorgeous Tweed Valley, and visit Melrose Abbey, the alleged burial site of Robert the Bruce’s heart.

So, join this day tour and indulge in the mystery, beauty, and history of Scotland.


Tour Details

Departs
09.45 - Rabbie's Café Bar, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG
Returns
16.30 approx
Discounts

Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old)

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
Tour inclusions
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • The stories and services of a Rabbie's driver-guide
Tour exclusions
  • Entrance to Rosslyn Chapel
  • Entrance to Melrose Abbey
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinerary

Your tour takes you south to the beautiful Scott’s View, overlooking the Tweed Valley. You then get the opportunity to visit the nearby statue of the great Scottish patriot, William Wallace.

From here, you travel to Melrose where you can visit the ruined Melrose abbey, founded by the Cistercians in the 12th Century. The Cistercian monks had close connections with the Knights Templar, and legend tells that 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 make your way to the stunning 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, made world famous in Dan Brown’s book, ‘Da Vinci Code’. Here you have time to explore the chapel and find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the ‘Holy Grail’.

After your visit to Rosslyn Chapel, you return to Edinburgh.

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