Rosslyn Chapel, the Borders & Melrose

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.

Departs

09.30 – Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG

Returns

16.15 approx

Discounts

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

(Stirling customers please note, as this tour starts and finishes in Edinburgh and does not pass anywhere near Stirling, this means you will have to take the ½ hourly train from Stirling to Edinburgh Waverley – journey time 50 minutes)

Prices per person in 2019

  • January – 14th April: £32 / £29 discounted
  • 15th April – 31st May: £38 / £25 discounted
  • June – September: £42 / £39 discounted
  • June – September: £42 / £39 discounted
  • October: £38 / £35 discounted
  • November up to 17th December: £32 / £29 discounted
  • 18th – 31st December: £38 / £35 discounted

Discounts

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

Tour departs almost daily

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  driver-guide

Tour exclusions

  • Entrance to Rosslyn Chapel
  • Entrance to Melrose Abbey
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • 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.

If  you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we are happy to assist.

Best wishes,

Your Unicorn Travel team

07429251980

www.unicorntravel.co.uk

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