Scottish Borders & Abbeys

Duration

9 hours

Max People

16

About This Tour

Embark on an enchanting day with Stravaigin as you explore the rich history of Scotland's majestic abbeys in the picturesque Scottish Borders. Travel in luxury through breathtaking landscapes to visit four remarkable abbeys, including the striking ruins of Dryburgh Abbey and the grand-scale Melrose Abbey with its lavish masonry and historical significance. Enjoy a satisfying lunch at a charming country inn before delving into the spectacular ancient monument of Jedburgh Abbey, marked by its violent past. Conclude the journey at Kelso Abbey, the grandest of the Borders Abbeys, reflecting on a day steeped in Scotland's incredible past amidst dramatic settings. Don't miss this unforgettable experience—book your spot with Stravaigin today for an exploration into history that will linger in your memory forever.

Highlights

  • Dryburgh Abbey: Explore the remarkably complete and beautiful ruins nestled in wooded seclusion beside the River Tweed, experiencing the contemplative life of medieval monks.
  • Melrose Abbey: Marvel at the grand-scale ruins adorned with lavishly decorated masonry, and delve into its incredible history, including its role as the burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart.
  • Jedburgh Abbey: Witness one of the country's most spectacular ancient monuments founded in 1138, surrounded by aromatic plants in the herb garden and reflecting on its violent past near the English border.
  • Country Inn Lunch: Indulge in a satisfying lunch of authentic Scottish fare at a quaint country inn, providing a delightful break during your Abbey exploration.
  • Kelso Abbey: Visit the grandest of the Borders Abbeys, marveling at its diverse architectural styles that took over 75 years to build, and feel the atmosphere that serves as a poignant reminder of its turbulent history.
  • Luxury Transportation: Travel in unrivaled Stravaigin luxury, enjoying the comfort and ease of transportation through inspirational landscapes between each Abbey.
  • Scenic Backdrops: Absorb the beauty of beauteous backdrops as you reflect on a day steeped in Scotland's incredible past while journeying through some of its most dramatic settings.
  • Unforgettable Experience: Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Scottish abbeys, creating memories of a day filled with enchanting landscapes and historical richness.
  • Book Now: Secure your spot to ensure you don't miss out on this unforgettable journey into Scotland's past with Stravaigin's Borders Abbeys tour.

What’s Included

  • Your own personal tour guide
  • Luxury tour vehicle
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation
  • Flexible itinerary to suit you
  • Spend as long or as little time at each location to suit you
  • All transport and travel related costs
  • All local taxes
  • Entry tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

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