Discover Edinburgh & The Scottish Borders

In this tour, we explore the historic city of Edinburgh and discover attractions in the beautiful Scottish Borders, including the New Lanark World Heritage site, Floors Castle, Jedburgh and Abbotsford House, with one of the highlights being a scenic rail journey through the stunning landscapes of the beautiful Borders.
SUGGESTED ITINERARY
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Floors Castle & Abbotsford House
This morning we visit impressive Floors Castle, the largest inhabited Castle in Scotland, which contains many fine works of art (open from May to Sept and weekends only in April & October). In the afternoon, we travel the short distance to the historic town of Jedburgh, where we have time to visit the town’s attractions such as Mary Queen of Scots’ House
or Jedburgh Abbey, dating back to around 1138. We finish our day at Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott and one of Scotland’s most fascinating attractions.

Day 3 New Lanark World Heritage Site
Today we visit the award winning New Lanark World Heritage Site and discover the fascinating history of this impressive cotton mill village. We visit the ‘Annie McLeod Experience’, see working textile machinery, the Millworkers’ House, Robert Owen’s House, the Roof Garden, the Village Store and Robert Owen’s School. We enjoy lunch here before returning to Peebles, where we spend time at leisure.

Day 4 Edinburgh & Borders Railway
We spend today in Edinburgh, starting with a visit to magnificent Edinburgh Castle. Perched atop an extinct volcano, the 12th century castle overlooks the city and guards many of the nation’s treasures, including the Scottish Crown Jewels. On leaving the castle, we take a short stroll to the Royal Mile to visit The Scotch Whisky Experience, where we take a ride on a barrel as we learn about the production of Scotch whisky, followed by a wee dram and a viewing of the world’s largest Scotch whisky collection comprising 3,384 bottles! We then have free time in Edinburgh before we make our way by coach to Waverley train station from where we enjoy a 1 hour scenic train journey to Tweedbank on the Borders Railway.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast we begin our journey home.
Legend

Barony Castle Hotel

Eddleston, near Peebles
AAA+ Unique Style Hotel
This 3 star 16th century castle hotel has the real wow factor as you arrive. Located in the Peebles countryside just a short drive from the town. Inside the historic façade the hotel has all the trappings of a modern and contemporary hotel. All 78 bedrooms are equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Meals are served in the stylish restaurant and drinks can be enjoyed in the cosy bar where there are plenty of comfortable sofas and armchairs where guests can relax. The hotel offers complimentary leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, sauna and mini-gym. There is a lift to all floors, however some single rooms are accessed via a flight of steps. Coach parking is on-site and free of charge.

Mercure Barony Castle

Eddleston, Near Peebles
4 Nights Half Board
Apr 2019 Twin from £229pp
May - Jun 2019 Twin from £259pp
Jul - Oct 2019 Twin from £319pp
No Single Supplement (max 4, incl. driver)

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
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£229 for 5 days

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