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The Scottish Borders are rich in both history and natural beauty. Our day trip from Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders and surrounding area will allow you to explore some of the highlights of southern Scotland, from the ornate Rosslyn Chapel to the rolling countryside of the Scottish Lowlands and the picturesque town of Melrose, in the shadow of the Eildon Hills. The last stop is Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in the country.

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  • Informative and entertaining tour guide
  • Visit Scotland's largest inhabited castle, the stately Floors Castle on the banks of the River Tweed
  • Explore picturesque Melrose, in the heart of the countryside, and the ruins of the town's Abbey
  • Admire the 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel which features in Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code'
  • Day tour from Edinburgh on a luxury coach with WiFi and USB-charging


  • Guided day tour from Edinburgh to Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose and Floors Castle
  • Return transport on a luxury coach, with WiFi and USB charging
  • Food and drink
  • Admission fees to attractions are not included, but these can be purchased at a discounted rate


This highly enjoyable day trip lets you see the best of the Scottish Borders. The first stop is the mysterious and ornate Rosslyn Chapel, which has found fame due to the key part it plays in Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’. Whether or not you seek the Holy Grail, the chapel is a truly impressive building, with intricate carvings covering all its surfaces. It’s easy to see why it’s become the focus of so much speculation.

Next stop is the pretty town of Melrose. Here, you can explore the ruins of its 12th-century abbey, where the heart of King Robert the Bruce is said to be buried. The village itself is a delight, with two National Trust walled gardens. You can sit and relax in the peaceful Harmony Garden or head to the High Street, where you’ll find a trove of independent shops, bakeries, cafés and delis should you want to buy souvenirs or something to eat.

The last stop of the tour is Floors Castle, ancestral home of the Dukes of Roxburghe. Built in the 18th century, the castle is in reality a stately home, and is notable for its walled gardens, a genuine Victorian kitchen garden.

The return journey to Edinburgh takes you through more of the spectacular countryside of the Scottish Borders, with views over the Firth of Forth. It’s a day that you won’t forget.

Before you Go

When reserving your place on the tour, please select the date on which you would like to take the Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Tour.

General information
  • Operational season:
    • 1st April 2019 – 31st October 2019: Wednesday
  • The tour departs Edinburgh city centre (Charlotte Square) at 9:15 a.m., returning at approximately 5:15 p.m.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Please note: children under the age of 5 are not permitted on the tour

On the day
  • Snacks and refreshments are available to buy at the various stops made during the tour; alternatively, you can bring your own picnic
  • We recommend wearing layers and bringing a waterproof jacket
  • Please wear sturdy, comfortable footwear
  • A backpack is recommended for carrying waterproofs, snacks, water, cameras etc.

Cancellation policy

All sales are final: tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded by City Sightseeing. Please check dates carefully before purchasing tickets.

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Lothian Motorcoaches
55 Annandale Street
EH7 4BF, Edinburgh, United Kingdom