Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Join this small group tour (maximum 16 passengers) and travel to the amazing and mysterious 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, across the historic Scotland/England border and south to Hadrian’s Wall, a World Heritage Site celebrating the power – and northern limit – of the Roman Empire. Other highlights on this tour include the mighty Abbeys of Melrose and Jedburgh as you journey at a relaxed pace through the beautiful Borderlands.
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In Brief

Location:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
10 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Tuesday and Friday depending on availability
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Small group ensures personal service
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide
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Itinerary
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Stop At: 1 Chapel Loan Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Roslin EH25 9PT Scotland

Our first stop is Rosslyn Chapel. Scotland’s ‘best-kept secret’ has now achieved worldwide fame since the publication of ‘The Da Vinci Code’. An architectural gem, its superb stone carvings are still not fully understood. Further mystery surrounds the chapel and its association with the Knights Templar and Freemasonry. Many visitors leave with their own theory but all are amazed. The short walk through the glen to ancient Roslin Castle is also fascinating.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Stop At: Melrose Abbey, Abbey House Abbey Street, Melrose TD6 9LG Scotland

Enjoy lunch in the charming town of Melrose. The stunning ruined Abbey is the final resting place of King Robert the Bruce’s heart.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Carter Bar, A68, Jedburgh Scotland

Cross the ancient Scotland/England border at Carter Bar, a wonderful viewpoint in the Cheviot Hills.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Housesteads B6318, Haydon Bridge, Hexham NE47 6NN England

Hadrian’s Wall is the best-known frontier of the Roman Empire and a magnificent reminder of one of the world’s greatest civilisations. Built almost 2000 years ago to contain the fierce Picts in Caledonia it stretches for 73 miles and was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987. You stop at Housesteads Fort in Northumberland National Park, the best preserved Roman fort along Hadrian’s Wall. Here you’ll enjoy a nature walk along one of the most dramatic and photographed stretches of the wall.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Jedburgh Abbey Visitor Centre Abbey Bridge End, Jedburgh TD8 6JQ Scotland

On route back to Edinburgh, you will stop in the Border market town of Jedburgh to stretch your legs and for photos of the famous Abbey.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rosslyn Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Departure Point

Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour - maximum 16 passengers
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Absolutely loved this day trip. The stop at the chapel did not disappoint with the presentation and the details all over the chapel. At every turn there was something new to see. Hadrian's wall was impressive. We love history and truly enjoyed this place . Highly recommend this to everyone
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
We had a very enjoyable day with Keith as our guide. Both Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian’s Wall were worth the days trip. And, beautiful weather as well!
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Our family chose the Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrians Wall tour as we wanted to see parts of the countryside as well as historical points of interest during our stay in Edinburgh. Our driver and tour guide, Allen, was terrific! He managed to get us into spots early so we had time for extras along the way. At Rosslyn Chapel he walked us down over the hill to the castle while sharing the history with us. It seems that my husbands family may have roots in this region. The chapel is amazing. Our time in Melrose for lunch and a visit to the Abbey was a favorite part of the day. Hadrians Wall is worth seeing even in the wind and range with the added bonus of walking through the sheep pasture. Great day!
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
The trip gave us more information about history while we were admiring the changing scenery from mountains to rolling pastures and small villages. The stops let us see the places that were high on our priority list. Most stops allowed sufficient time although the lunch stop meant a very quick lunch if you wanted to see the Melrose Abbey. We could take sandwiches on the bus if we wanted to do that.Touring Rosslyn Chapel and walking beside Hadrian's Wall were highlights for us. Our guide and driver, Graham, was one of the best we've had. He has personal knowledge of some of the areas and provided a nice mixture of commentary and quiet time. He also provided options for seeing each stop and maximizing our time in each location. I highly recommend this tour. The group size was just right for traveling together and doing things in a timely manner.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2019
Two great tours combined into a full day trip. Graham was a fount of knowledge about the area and made several unplanned photo stops. Would certainly book with this same company again.
• Submitted 24 Oct 2019
Angela, our guide, was lovely, very friendly, kept us entertained and interested all through the day, had a healthy mix of commentary and songs / music to tie in with the history of the area we were visiting. Definitely recommend!!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019
Graham (our driver) provided and excellent commentary regarding the sights we were to see along with Scottish history that pertained to our visit. Day was long but worth it.
• Submitted 18 Oct 2019
Because of the distance to be traveled, this trip had the potential of a great deal of time in the tour van. However, our guide, Iain helped those distances with interesting stories and information regarding the Scottish (and English) history. Both Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall are two venues that are a must see.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
We were pleasantly surprised there was so much to see on this trip. Keith was a wonderful guide. Lots of stories and good-natured humor to make for one memorable tour!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
I loved our tour on The Wee Red Bus! Going on a smaller tour (16 people max) is definitely the way to go. It feels more personal and they are able to go to places that the big bus tours go. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our driver/guide Graham. He was so informative and funny, we felt like we were on a tour with a bunch of friends!
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
The tour was very well done. The tour guide Iain was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great day.
• Submitted 04 Oct 2019
Our tour guide, Angela, was entertaining and informative, giving such great commentary throughout the trip. Rosslyn Chapel is a rare and beautiful gem in the world of religious structures. Hadrian's Wall was quite a hike from the bus stop, and the rain made for a very messy going, be prepared with good shoes. I loved the small size of the group.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2019
We enjoyed this tour immensely. Roslyn Chapel was beautiful as were the ruins of Melrose Abbey. Hadrian’s Wall is more than just a wall and is definitely worth a visit if you enjoy ancient history. Be aware it’s a bit of an uphill hike to the main area of the wall and fort so you may want to reconsider if you have a physical infirmity. Our guide Iain was entertaining with stories and historical background and offered excellent advice at all of our stops.
• Submitted 26 Sep 2019
An excellent tour of two landmark sites. Highly recommend taking this one day tour. The movie DaVinci Code caused a major increase in visitors to Rosalyn Chapel. You’ll want to see why!
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Excellent day! Graham, our guide, was brilliant. He was very knowledgeable about the areas we drove through and had some great stories. Because it was a small bus he was able to stop for great photo opportunities along the way. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 13 Sep 2019
My husband, grandson, and I were recently on a day tour to Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall with Iain. He was a great tour guide. He kept the group on track and had a wealth of knowledge about the sites we visited. He also entertained us with some music and songs. It was a long day since Hadrian's Wall is down in England, but we made several stops to break up the driving. To visit Hadrian's Wall was an surreal experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and Iain! Thank you!
• Submitted 27 Aug 2019
We had a wonderful guide - full of information -Rosslyn Chapel is not to be missed - we had a lovely day - many thanks
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Graham was a great guide. Had us laughing and gave us great info as we travelled along. We were able to stop at other places on the side, plenty of abbeys, river Tweed, etc. We had plenty of time at Rosslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey to enjoy the scenery and have a bite to eat.
• Submitted 26 Aug 2019
Niall is a wonderful tour guide. This tour was lovely and very interesting and Niall brought the history of Rosslyn Chapel to life. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
This was a great tour that took us south of Edinburgh. We actually crossed into England at one point. Roslyn Chapel was fascinating. We walked over to Melrose Abbey and found the burial spot of Robert the Bruce's heart. We also went to the onsite museum which had some very interesting artifacts and doll figures of famous folks associated with Melrose Abbey. Hadrian's Wall was pretty neat, too. Angela was an exceptional tour guide full of information. Great day!
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Rosslyn Chapel is a very special place a restored fifteenth century chapel dripping with craved stone work. Hadrians wall is hike up a rather steep hill, but a one of kind ruin.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Trip into England-Hadrian Wall and Roman fort, with stop at Rosslyn Chapel. Very historical trip, interesting information given along the way. Guide very knowledgeable, very wet day though.
• Submitted 08 Aug 2019
Our family had an excellent day riding with and learning from our super guide/driver Iain as he showed us the wonders of Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey and Hadrian's Wall- a great day! It was informative and fun because of Iain's extensive knowledge and personal humor.
• Submitted 06 Aug 2019
Eddie was a terrific guide. The trip was a bit long however. There were many stops and small towns along the way that really made the trip better.
• Submitted 31 Jul 2019

In Brief

Location:
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Country:
United Kingdom
Duration:
10 hours 30 minutes
Operates:
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Tuesday and Friday depending on availability
Highlights:
Excellent value for money
Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
Small group ensures personal service
Fully narrated tour
Led by a local guide

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