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Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall Tour

Hadrians Wall & Scottish Borders Tour from Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour from Edinburgh

Our private Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall Day Tour from Edinburgh is an incredible journey. From the mystery of the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel to the unbelievable 73 miles of Hadrians Wall. Our private day tour from Edinburgh is an opportunity to explore Scotland and Northumberland with a private tour guide. We travel to the Scottish borderlands and the North of England, taking in the history and scenery. As a result, a unique private day tour from Edinburgh awaits – Enquire about Private Guided Tours of Scotland.

Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour from Edinbrugh

Your Journey

Rosslyn Chapel Tour 

Our day tour of Scotland takes us to the one of a kind 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Rosslyn Chapel is an incredible place to start our Scottish Guided Tour. 

The popularity of this unique wee chapel increased hugely after the publication of Dan Browns best selling book  “The Da Vinci Code”  Rosslyn truly is a “must-see.’  

Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall from Edinburgh 

After Rosslyn Chapel, we travel through beautiful scenery to the historically significant village of Melrose. Its excellent shops and lunch options make it an ideal stop before continuing to Hadrians Wall.  

The village of Melrose has a backdrop of the beautiful 12th century Cistercian Abbey and is said to be the final resting place of King Robert Bruce’s heart.

After lunch, our journey to the Scottish borderlands has tales of battles, witches and folklore.

Hadrians Wall lies just across the border with England in Northumberland. The north of England has its own story to tell and is home to the incredible 73-mile Hadrians Wall. Dating from AD123, Hadrians Wall was once the North Western Frontier of the Roman Empire.

The impressive wall and visitor centre ensures an incredible afternoon on your private tour from Edinburgh – Contact us.

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Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall Day Tour
Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall Day Tour from Edinburgh

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door to Door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

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Your Guide

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Transport

Our brand new vehicles ensure great views, comfort and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travelling companions.

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Scottish Guided Tours deliver fantastic private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. No travellers shall be mixed with any other private groups. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.

Covid-19 Precautions

All vehicles are meticulously cleaned. Face masks and sanitiser are provided. Private guided tours are exclusively for family or fellow travelling companions. Private tours of Scotland are the safest way to travel.

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Rosslyn Chapel Day Tour

Our day tour of Scotland takes us to a one of a kind 15th-century chapel on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Rosslyn Chapel is an incredible place to start our Scottish Guided Tour.

Getting to Rosslyn Chapel
Getting to Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh only takes about 25 minutes.

This incredible 15th-century chapel’s popularity increased hugely after Dan Browns’s 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.

Rosslyn Chapel Tour from Edinburgh
A Rosslyn Chapel Tour from Edinburgh is a popular day tour with Scottish Guided Tours.

Melrose Abbey

After Rosslyn Chapel, our guided tour of Scotland continues, and we head south through the beautiful Scottish countryside.

Rosslyn Chapel Tour
Melrose Abbey with Scottish Guided Tours on route to visit Hadrians Wall.

Passing rolling hills, rivers and historic 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 restaurants and is an ideal lunch stop and an opportunity to visit Melrose Abbey or the Roman Visitor Centre.

Visit Hadrians Wall
Looking east at Walltown Crags. Visit Hadrians Wall with Scottish Guided Tours.

 

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.”

Visit Hadrians Wall
Melrose Abbey on our Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrians Wall Day Tour from Edinburgh.

Due to the constant battles between Scotland & England, the actual border has moved many times as we know it.

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.

Visit Hadrians Wall
Hadrians Wall in Summer on our Rosslyn Chapel Tour from Edinburgh.

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

Hadrians Wall is a 73 mile Roman Wall running through the landscape of the North of England.

Visit Hadrians Wall
Looking east at Walltown Crags. Visit Hadrians Wall with Scottish Guided Tours.

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.”

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Private guided tours of Scotland.

Scottish Guided Tours Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrians Wall Day Tour is a unique opportunity to explore the Scottish Borders and Hadrians Wall with a private guide and transport. Please read our article on our Rosslyn Chapel Tour here.

Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh
Jedburgh Abbey is a great photo stop on our Rosslyn Chapel Tour from Edinburgh.

Tour timings

  • 9 am departure
  • Arriving Rosslyn at 9:30 am for visitor centre opening.
  • Depart 11 am We head south to Melrose for our lunch stop and visit 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 the enemy territory and back to Scotland.
  • After our final photo stop at Jedburgh Abbey, we return to Edinburgh at around 18:45.
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You Won't Regret a Tour with Niall! In the spring of 2018, our party of 3 adults visited Scotland for the first time. We arranged a day-long private tour outside of Edinburgh with Niall McOwen. Before arrival, we exchanged emails about our expectations. Some attractions the three of us asked to see were probably the usual tourist fair for first time visitors, but Niall also took us to places we didn't even know to ask about! Mr. McOwen was considerate, interesting, knowledgeable and truly concerned about the desires of our group. Around mid-day, the restaurant he chose provided us with good food, a bit of shopping and some time for us to get to know each other better. Getting to see this beautiful country through his eyes helped me to understand more of Scotland, its history and its citizens. If we are ever blessed to visit Scotland again, Niall will absolutely be included as part of our trip.
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An Epic Day to Remember! Scottish Guided Tours offers some preplanned itineraries, but their specialty is in working with you to customize a single or multi-day tour to fit your specific needs. We’d been to Scotland in the fall of 2017 and started planning our second trip as soon as we got back. We wanted to go to places a bit off the beaten track this time, so contacted Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours. Niall built on our “must see” request, and suggested some other sites that worked well with our schedule. He picked us up from our hotel, and gave us an absolutely epic day to remember! One highlight was visiting an Old Kirk that is the final resting place of the famous Highlander Rob Roy MacGregor. Just behind the Kirk, we hiked up a trail that took us to a rallying point overlooking Loch Voil. A stone cairn at marked the place where Clan MacLaren would have lit a fiery cross to summon their men to battle. The view from this spot was just breathtaking! Throughout the day, Niall filled us in on the significance, history, and lore related to our stops. In addition to taking us to absolutely stunning viewpoints and ruins, he knew the best places to stop for lunch, coffee, and restrooms. 🙂 Our entire experience with Scottish Guided Tours from planning to the drop off back at our hotel was smooth, professional, friendly, knowledgeable and fun! I can without any hesitation recommend this service to anyone looking for a custom tour in and around Scotland.
Laura M
Laura M
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First guided tour, Don’t often write reviews but felt the need to for our trip. We live in Spain and decided on a little trip back to the motherland,we were not disappointed and our trip was made even better by Niall,his knowledge and passion for his country and what he does is evident,not your bog standard repitive tour guide,there was not one day of our trip that he didn’t have us laughing. Can highly recommend Scottish guided tours,we will return and when we do,we will definitely be booking with Niall.
Kirstie B
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Best of Scotland & Edradour Distillery Day Tour We spent a really entertaining and informative day with our guide, Niall ( Neal in Gaelic). He took us north to see the three bridges from different eras that span the Firth of Forth. It was fun to see a train go over the old one. Then we were off to Dunkeld, the river Tay, a wee hike in the woods to find a salmon ladder (alas,, no salmon running at that moment), coffee at a charming shop in Dunkeld, a tour at Edradour Distillery, the only remaining hand made single malt whiskey in Scotland, and the smallest to boot. We had a quick look at the village of Pitlocry, and ended the day at Loch Tummel to see The Queen's View. One more coffee stop, and it was back to Edinburg. But the best part of this fine day was the time we spent with Niall, who was a font of information, jovial and witty. As one does, we compared cultures, talked about everything under the sun, and laughed together much of the time. If you are looking for a tour guide with a warm demeanor and a kind and helpful personality, Niall is the best.
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Best Day Ever!!!! My family and I had the good fortune to have Niall as our personal tour guide for a day during our vacation to Scotland. We found that one day wasn't enough! Niall taught us more about his country in 10 hours than a professor in History could have done in 10 weeks. He was an absolute pleasure to be around. He made sure our day was spectacular from beginning to end. We can't wait to go back and let Niall show us more!
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Extraordinary and outstanding! With all the great tour guides I have hired, Niall stood out. He was with our family from Nov. 21-25. He picked us up at the Edinburgh airport and we started touring immediately. seeing the Kelpies, South Queensferry and the Forth Bridges all in the first afternoon. After that, we spent four more days together while he regaled us with history, legends and fairy stories. He listened and did not interrupt. Niall seemed to know how much to talk and how much to listen. He played the most beautiful Scottish music as we drove. We felt immersed in Scottish history and culture. He even wore his kilt for two of the five days. He went out of his way to accommodate our dietary needs. (It really helped that he is vegan himself.) We traveled through ancient woodlands, burial sites, battlefields, castles, fairy pools and fairy glens, mountain ranges, Outlander, Harry Potter and other film sites. We ended up enjoying him so much that we considered him part of the family and wanted him for the rest of our stay. Finally, we all noticed how kind Niall was with not only us, but with everyone including other drivers, restaurant staff and hotel staff. I only hope that he will be available when we return. We thought that Scotland was magical and that magic was mainly because of him. We would never tour with anyone else. Niall is the very best.
Eunice Jung
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We can't sing enough praises for Niall! Our group enlisted Niall's guiding services for a 3 day trip to the Scottish Highlands. Niall was very responsive from the start and helped us plan our trip every step of the way. We knew the tour was going to be great, but we all agreed afterward that Niall was what made the trip particularly memorable. In addition to his fantastic driving, he kept us entertained during the drives with his vast knowledgeable about Scottish history and folklore! Highly recommended!
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  • Private Day Tour prices: 595 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours. Please add 100 GBP per day for Guides overnight expenses
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

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We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us 

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