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The Beautiful Borders (3)

The Beautiful Borders

Live like a Laird in a 4 Star Scottish Castle, based in the beautiful Borders countryside near Peebles. An area which belies a turbulent past of romantic heroes, religious feuds and marauding outlaws. Our tour visits a feast of historical places from a romantic castle, to the oldest inhabited “keep” in Scotland finishing with the myths and legends of Rosslyn Chapel.

Barony Castle Hotel, 4 Star
Eddleston, Peebles Tel: 01721 730395
Don’t let the imposing historic façade of Barony Castle fool you, inside it’s full of welcoming, modern features. Set in 25 acres of tranquil gardens and woodland just 35 minutes south of
Edinburgh. Lift.

Monday 9 May 5 Days £460
Monday 18 July 5 Days £480
Monday 17 October 5 Days £445

Single Supplement £100. Insurance £24
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)

What’s Included:
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Visit to Royal Yacht Britannia, Guided Tour of Thirlestane Castle, Entry to Traquair House, Entry to Rosslyn Chapel, Single Journey on Borders Railway.

ITINERARY
DAY 1 We leave home and travel to Peebles, stopping en-route to make a visit to the Royal Yacht Britannia in Leith.
DAY 2 Our first stop today is Traquair House dating back to 1107 a refuge for Catholic priests during many centuries of terror and then a hunting lodge for Kings and Queens, it is an exceptional piece of living history and one of the tour’s highlights. In the afternoon we travel through the rolling hills and gentle valleys with their riverside towns, making a stop in Selkirk and Hawick.
DAY 3 On the way towards Edinburgh, we visit what must be the most compelling of all chapels, 15th century Rosslyn Chapel. It survived destruction during the Reformation, has the most majestic stonework and has a history as far back as the Holy Grail as depicted in the Da Vinci code. We continue on to Edinburgh to board the Borders Railway which travels through beautiful Borders countryside. Time free in Galashiels before returning to the hotel.
DAY 4 We have a morning free to explore Peebles, a tranquil town with boutique shops and eateries on the banks of the River Tweed. In the afternoon we take the short and scenic drive to Thirlestane Castle for a Guided tour. It is a magnificent 16th century castle, one of the oldest and finest inhabited castle in Scotland. See the collection of weapons dating back to 1745 and the Grand Bedchamber where Bonnie Prince Charlie stayed. We return to the hotel.
DAY 5 We leave the Borders and head homeward.

Event Properties

Event Date 17-10-2022
Individual Price £445.00