Once upon a time, the Scottish Borders were troubled by raids, castle sieges, and military battles. But now, there’s not even a single checkpoint or guard. It’s a peaceful and beautiful region where grand buildings delicately compliment rolling green valleys.
On our tours of the Scottish Borders, you venture to the ancient sites of Hadrian’s Wall and Alnwick Castle and travel through the graceful towns and hills.
Explore one of the most historically important parts of Britain and discover the beautiful borders on our small group tours.
Area: 4,731 km2 | Population: 114,000
Rosslyn Chapel is associated with as many mysteries as it has stone carvings. From the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail to UFO sightings and portals to other dimensions, this site certainly isn’t lacking in thrilling tales.
The gently undulating countryside of the Scottish Borders is mesmerising. You’ll see crumbling ancient structures nestled in verdant farmland and gaze at surprisingly hypnotising wind farms as they rotate in unison.
The DaVinci Code, Harry Potter and Downton Abbey are just a few of the productions filmed around the Scottish Borders. Immerse yourself in the fictional worlds you know and love at these enchanting castles, chapels and gardens.
Staring out at the peaceful landscape of the Borders, it’s hard to believe it was once ransacked and pillaged for centuries. Both the might of the Romans and the fearmongering of the Border Reivers ruled this area for a time.
Travel the local way on small group tours of 16 people or less
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Our eco-friendly tours support local communities
Movie fans will be engrossed by the Harry Potter magic of Alnwick Castle. History enthusiasts will be enraptured by the tales of Hadrian's Wall. And nature lovers will be enthralled by the expansive, rolling vistas.
We have short day tours to the Borders from Edinburgh and longer tours that also venture through Northern England.
Join one of our tours to the Scottish Borders and you:
Explore the fantastical world of Harry Potter's Hogwarts and discover the historic and beautiful borders area.Explore this tour
Uncover the myths and legends of the Da Vinci Code on this Rosslyn Chapel tour from Edinburgh.Explore this tour
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