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Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh: Full-day Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Glenkinchie Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

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About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply
✔ Best-in-class experience
✔ No booking fees

DURATION: 8 hours
STARTING TIME: 8.30 am
DISTANCE COVERED: 85 miles
MOBILE TICKETING: Use your phone or print your voucher
MEETING POINT: 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
LANGUAGE: English
AVAILABILITY: All year round
WHO CAN COME: Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh tour is suitable for all. Family-friendly tour. Minimum age 4 years old. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to join the distillery tour at Glenkinchie.
  • Meeting pointYour Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE. Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

Overview

Travel to Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh on a day tour and visit the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, famous from the Da Vinci Code. Experience the pretty Border town of Melrose and explore its Abbey, and then discover how whisky is made at the Glenkinchie Distillery - one of the last remaining distilleries in the Lowlands.

◾Visit Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh, described as the "Library in Stone" and learn of the myths and legends surrounding the chapel
◾Visit Melrose Abbey, said to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart
◾Travel into the heart of the Scottish Borders, an area rich in hills, valleys, rivers and moorland
◾Learn about the history and processes involved in whisky making

About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply
✔ Best-in-class experience
✔ No booking fees

DURATION: 8 hours
STARTING TIME: 8.30 am
DISTANCE COVERED: 85 miles
MOBILE TICKETING: Use your phone or print your voucher
MEETING POINT: 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE
LANGUAGE: English
AVAILABILITY: All year round
WHO CAN COME: Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh tour is suitable for all. Family-friendly tour. Minimum age 4 years old. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to join the distillery tour at Glenkinchie.

Description - What to expect

Meet by Edinburgh Castle, and head out of the city to the village of Roslin, making your first stop at Rosslyn Chapel. Described as the "Library in Stone", the inside walls of Rosslyn Chapel are covered in thousands of ancient carvings, each with a story of its own. You can also 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.

Your Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh tour continues into the heart of the Scottish Borders, an area rich in hills, valleys, rivers and moorland, as well as being the traditional home to Scottish rugby. Travel to the historic town of Melrose, the birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens and the location of Melrose Abbey. Founded in 660, it is said to be the burial place of the casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce. Here we stop for lunch and have free time to explore Melrose and its Abbey.

On your return journey, travel through the borders and enjoy some lovely scenic views. Your final stop in this Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh tour is at one of the remaining distilleries in the Lowlands - Glenkinchie. Learn about the history and processes involved in whisky making on a relaxed tour, before sampling some of the distillery's finest malts.

Free Cancellation

Free cancellation is available for this Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh experience up to 24 hours before the start of the tour

What's included, what's not

✔ Digital translations
✔ Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
✔ Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
✘ Meals and drinks
✘ Entrance to attractions

Bring with you

For this Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh tour, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sunblock 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!

Where we will meet

Your Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

Prepare for the experience

Optional extras for your tour are as follows:

Rosslyn Chapel: Adults: £9.50, Concession: £7.50, Children: Free
Melrose Abbey: Adults: £7, Concession: £5.50, Children: £4.00
Glenkinchie Distillery: Adults: £14, Children (8-18): £6
Whisky at Glenkinchie Distillery can only be sold to passengers over 18 years old. You might need to show a valid ID as proof of age. Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to join the distillery tour.

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 some attractions do not accept credit cards, entrance fees are payable in cash only.

Description - What to expect

Meet by Edinburgh Castle, and head out of the city to the village of Roslin, making your first stop at Rosslyn Chapel. Described as the "Library in Stone", the inside walls of Rosslyn Chapel are covered in thousands of ancient carvings, each with a story of its own. You can also 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.

Your Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh tour continues into the heart of the Scottish Borders, an area rich in hills, valleys, rivers and moorland, as well as being the traditional home to Scottish rugby. Travel to the historic town of Melrose, the birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens and the location of Melrose Abbey. Founded in 660, it is said to be the burial place of the casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce. Here we stop for lunch and have free time to explore Melrose and its Abbey.

On your return journey, travel through the borders and enjoy some lovely scenic views. Your final stop in this Rosslyn Chapel from Edinburgh tour is at one of the remaining distilleries in the Lowlands - Glenkinchie. Learn about the history and processes involved in whisky making on a relaxed tour, before sampling some of the distillery's finest malts.

Latest reviews

  • Mary
  • Aug 19, 2023
  • ΅We had a great time. Everything was well organized and our driver was friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended experience