Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Abbotsford House

Created with Sketch. Meet outside The Ensign Ewart, 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
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Day Tour (dep. Edinburgh)

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Culture Vultures, First Timers

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This one day tour from Edinburgh takes you on a visit to the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, lets you experience the pretty Border town of Melrose, where you can explore its Abbey and then visits Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott.

From your starting point by Edinburgh Castle, your tour heads out of the city to the village of Rosslyn. Your first stop is at Rosslyn Chapel*. Described as the “Library in Stone”, the inside walls of Rosslyn Chapel are covered in thousands of ancient carvings. Each carving has a story of its own. During this fascinating visit, you will learn of the myths and legends surrounding the chapel, including Tales of the Knights Templar. Rosslyn Chapel’s worldwide fame increased thanks to “The Da Vinci Code“, Dan Brown’s blockbusting novel.

Leaving Rosslyn, your journey continues into the heart of the Scottish Borders. This area is rich in hills, valleys, rivers and moorland. It is also the traditional home to Scottish rugby. Your next stop is in the historic town of Melrose, birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens and location of Melrose Abbey. Founded in 660, they say it is the burial place of the casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce. Enjoy some free time for lunch and explore this pretty town and its Abbey*.

On your return journey, the tour takes you to Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott. The mansion is located on the banks of the River Tweed and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Learn about the life of Sir Walter Scott and enjoy a tour of the grounds and gardens* before you return to Edinburgh, where your day tour ends.

*optional extra

Please Note: Prices are seasonal and will change throughout the year. The price for your selected date may differ from the “from” price. 

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  • Visit the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel and learn of the myths and legends surrounding the chapel
  • See the film location of Dan Brown's novel "The Da Vinci Code"
  • Admire the stunning scenery of the Scottish Borders
  • Explore the pretty historic Border town Melrose
  • Learn about the life of Walter Scott at Abbotsford House


  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Digital translations


  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and Drink
  • Children under the age of 4 are not permitted on this tour

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Meet outside The Ensign Ewart, 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE


Where is the departure Point?
Your tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.
Are optional extras included in the price?
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury modern air-conditioned coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. This is to allow our guests the freedom to choose which optional extras they would like to take part in on the day.

Optional extras for your tour (From April 2021) are as follows:

Rosslyn Chapel: £9.50 adults, £7.50 senior/student, children free
Melrose Abbey: £6.00 adults, £4.80 senior/student, £3.60 children
Abbotsford House, Chapel & Gardens: £11.70 adults, £10.70 concessions, £5.10 children
We have negotiated a discounted rate for the above attractions which are visited whilst on tour.
Please note some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.
Do I need to pre-book the optional extras?
No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.

Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact the Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 07.00 - 22.00 daily.
What should I bring with me?
As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
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From £45.00 Per Person

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