4 days

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Summary

The Scottish Borders are often overlooked in comparison with the Highlands and Islands, whose grandeur and drama have an obvious attraction. Yet the Borders have a quiet, understated beauty of their own, with softly rolling hills draped in early morning mist, peaceful valleys dotted with sheep farms and the sinuous, salmon-filled River Tweed, which runs like a silver thread from the Lowther Hills to the sea at Berwick.

This prosperous region is also home to a remarkable number of historic houses, ancient castles and stately homes, allowing the visitor to sample a huge slice of Scottish history and folklore in a short space of time.

These include Manderston House, described as ”The swansong of the stately home”, Traquair House, the oldest continuously inhabited house in Scotland, with a host of royal connections, Mellerstain House, an outstanding example of Georgian architecture and Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott. Perhaps the grandest of all is Floors Castle, the magnificent home of the Duke of Roxburghe.

THERE IS NO SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT FOR THE FIRST 10 SINGLES; THEREAFTER A SUPPLEMENT OF £150 WILL APPLY

 

Tour highlights:

  • Georgian masterpieces at Mellerstain and Manderston
  • Regal connections at Traquair House
  • Sir Walter Scott’s personal collections at Abbotsford
  • The opulence of Floors Castle
  • Lunch in the Victorian Kitchen at Thirlstane Castle

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Aberdeen
Opposite Denburn Car Park behind library where Spa Street meets Skene Street
08.00 19.00
Stonehaven
Market Square
08.30 18.30
Forfar
Bus stop off the A90, near McDonalds
08.50 18.10
Dundee
Outside Discovery Point
09.30 17.30
Perth
Broxden Park & Ride, A93
10.00 17.00
Kinross
Moto Services on M90
11.15 15.45
Dunfermline
Halbeath Park & Ride, Jct 3, M90
11.30 15.30
Edinburgh
Outside Reception at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Road
12.00 15.00

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Services of a professional tour manager
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
25 September 2022 BHSB220925 25 September 2022 (Sunday) 28 September 2022 (Wednesday) £725
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