& Hadrians Wall
Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour
Our day tour of Scotland takes us to a one of a kind 14th century chapel on the outskirts of the city of Edinburgh.
Rosslyn Chapel is an incredible place to start our Scottish Guided Tour.
The popularity of this incredible 14th-century chapel increased hugely after the publication of Dan Browns best selling novel the “Da Vinci Code”
Steeped in legend and some say with links to the Knights Templar and even the Holy Grail, Rosslyn truly is a “must-see’ which is why we created our Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour.
After Rosslyn Chapel our guided tour of Scotland continues and we head south through the beautiful Scottish countryside.
Passing rolling hills, rivers and histoirc buildings we arrive in the beautiful village of Melrose around noon.
Home to a 12th Century Abbey, Melrose is a charming little town on the River Tweed.
The village has a great selection of shops and restuarants and is an ideal lunch stop, as well as an opportunity to visit Melrose Abbey or the Roman Visitor Centre
The Border Reivers
After lunch we continue south and towards the border between Scotland and England.
In centuries past this territory was called “the Debatable Lands” and ruled by powerful border families known as “Reivers”
Due to the constant battles between Scotland & England the actual border as we know it today has moved many times.
A great photo opportunity awaits at the Scottish/English border crossing as we know it today.
Housesteads Roman Fort & Hadrians Wall
Our private guided tour continues to Housesteads Roman Fort.
Housesteads is the best preserved Roman Fort in Britain and lies in the ancient English Kingdom of Northumberland
Northumbria is the most fortified part of England.
The vast number of castles and fortified structures is due mainly to Viking invasions and numerous battles between the Scots and the English.
Hadrians Wall is a 73 mile Roman Wall running through the landscape of the North of England.
From the visitor centre at Housesteads, a well constructed path winds up the hill and you are rewarded with Hadrians Wall, once the North Western frontier of the Roman Empire.
You can even walk on Hadrians Wall.
Emperor Hadrian visits the north of England in AD 123 and instructs the construction of the 73-mile wall.
A boundary wall between the “civilised world” and the “barbarians”
- 9am departure
- Arriving Rosslyn 9:30am for visitor centre opening.
- Depart 11am We head south to Melrose for our lunch stop and visit to the Abbey.
- Arriving in Melrose around 12noon.
- We depart Melrose at 13:30, passing Jedburgh Abbey and across the border into England.
- 14:30 is our normal arrival time at Hadrians Wall and departing at 16:15. We travel North again, out of enemy territory and back to Scotland.
- After our final photo stop at Jedburgh Abbey we return to Edinburgh at around 18:45.
Please remember all tours can be tailored to suit individual requirements and interests.
Pick Up & Duration
How long is the tour?
Meeting Location: I shall pick you up on the morning of your tour at your hotel, vacation accommodation or a predetermined point.
End Location: I shall drop you off after your tour, at your hotel, vacation accommodation or a place or location you wish.
Duration: 9 hours 30 min.
Transportation is in a brand new vehicle with A/C and lots of space for both you and your fellow travellers. Water is provided also.
Whats included in price ?
- Private Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Water is provided onboard
Estimated Cash Needed
What Cash will I need ?
20 – 30 GBP – Sometimes handy to have a little cash for small coffee shops or stores, although most will take card.
What is extra ??
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
Other: If you wish enter Historic buildings like castles etc or participate in any short boat trips, these are not included in the tour. Thank you.