1. United Kingdom
  2. Scotland
  3. Edinburgh
  4. Rosslyn Chapel

Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Glenkinchie Distillery

Product ID: 12654
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Visit the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, experience the pretty Border town of Melrose and explore its Abbey. Then be led from the spiritual to the spiritful with 'a tour and a taste' at a small and rare lowland whisky distillery.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the world famous Rosslyn Chapel and seek out the secrets of the Da Vinci Code
  • Visit the beautiful Melrose Abbey, said to be the burial place Robert the Bruce's embalmed heart
  • Sample traditional Scottish whisky while learning all about the "water of life" at Glenkinchie Distillery
  • Enjoy a tasty lunch in Melrose
Full description
Travel through the Scottish Lowlands and Borders on an enjoyable day-tour. See the varied natural wonders that make this section of Scotland famous. See historic sites and sample real Scottish whisky as you travel with a friendly and knowledgeable guide!

Your tour will head out from Edinburgh Castle to the lovely village of Roslin. There, you will have the opportunity to visit Rosslyn Chapel. Dating back to 1445, the chapel gained worldwide fame thanks to the increasing interest in Freemasonry and the Knights Templar. See the intricate “musical” boxes and green men carved throughout the chapel.

Leave Roslin and continue your journey into the heart of the Scottish Borders in the eastern part of the Scottish Uplands. This area is rich in hills, valleys, rivers, and moorland, as is also the traditional home of Scottish rugby. Travel to the historic town of Melrose, the birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens and home to of Melrose Abbey.

The Abbey, founded in 1136, is one of the most beautiful religious ruins in the United Kingdom, containing many intricate carved sculptures. It is also said to be the burial place of the embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce. Enjoy a tasty lunch in Melrose and have plenty of free time to explore the town and the abbey.

As you head back to Edinburgh, you will travel on to the village of Pencaitland, where you will tour the charming Glenkinchie Distillery and sample and learn about real Scottish whisky. Glenkinchie is one of few Lowland distilleries in Scotland. Finally, you will return to Edinburgh.
Includes
  • Tour with an experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable driver and guide.
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and optional extras (i.e. visitor attraction entrance fees to the Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey, Glenkinchie Distillery).
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

You can find the Edinburgh departure and return point outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Unfortunately, children under the age of 5 cannot be accommodated
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 114 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The tour was really amazing- it's realy worth of the money. Our guide Andrew was very nice, provided us a lot of interesting facts about the Scotland. I really recomment thos great tour to everyone who loves art and history. Melrose abbey was like from Game of Thrones we would just appreciate more time spend there. Thank you once again for this experience

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March 7, 2020

The tour was a great experience, even though it rained most of the day, we were able to see the Rosslyn chapel and visit the little town of Melrose, the distillery was very entertaining too! Our guide, Paul B, had great stories and kept us well informed all through the drive to and from every place we visited.

February 16, 2020

Our guide likes pie a lot that he reli introduces very good pie (and cheap~ for us. The lunch (with pies) are wonderful, strongly recommend the Scotch Pie, reli tasty! ((Actually I don't rem the guide's name as my mind keeps on thinking he is the Pie Man. He is very helpful, friendly and has a sense of humor, if you thinking abt whether u should book it or not, just click it n u will not regret!

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December 21, 2019

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Timberbush Tours

Product ID: 12654