History, mystery & the North Western frontier of the Roman Empire on this day tour
Rosslyn Chapel is a one of a kind 14th Century Chapel, made famous by Dan Browns “Devinci Code” but steeped in genuine mystery and legend. As you travel the world, sometimes you discover “little gems” and Rosslyn is one of these!
We then head south to the Scottish borders & to Melrose for Lunch. Melrose is home to a 12th Century Abbey and a beautiful little town in the Scottish Borders. The Borders in centuries past were called “The Debatable Lands”, due to the constant battles between Scotland & England. The actual border as we know it today has moved many times.
After lunch we cross the border into England & more precisely Northumberland, an ancient Kingdom of England in times gone by and the most fortified part of England. Housesteads Roman Fort and Hadrians Wall ( a Unesco Heritage site since the 1980’s) is our next stop. You can walk on the 73 mile wall built, in AD123 & feel the presence of a time long since past.
On our return to Edinburgh we shall stop at 12th century Jedburgh Abbey for a photo stop.