Relax and enjoy Scotland’s splendour with Rabbie’s Tours. The Scottish Highlands and Islands are Europe’s last great wilderness so why not escape with Rabbie’s personalised small group tours. Small groups with a maximum of 16 passengers mean you can discover the real Scotland, get off the beaten track and onto the back roads that other tours cannot manage.Your educated driver/guide is there for you, dedicated to making your visit to Scotland memorable and enjoyable whatever your requests.
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Full Day Tour – Tour Ref: ACBB18
A day spent in the Borderlands of Scotland and England. Our tour follows the ancient Roman Dere Street that connected
Scottish Caledonia with Roman Britannia through the Scottish Borders.
Stopping at Melrose, home to the remains of the Cistercian Abbey and the burial place of the heart of Scottish King Robert
the Bruce who lived and fought in the area that we are travelling through today.
Continuing South we cross the border and travel onto imposing Alnwick Castle, one of the great castles of
Northumberland that has stood for nearly a millenium. Originally built to protect the north of England from Scottish
border reivers and invaders, more recently Alnwick Castle and its perfectly manicured gardens have found fame as one of the settings for the fictional Hogwarts school in the Harry Potter movie series.
After almost 3 hours to explore Alnwick Castle we head towards the ancient gateway town of Berwick Upon Tweed, a
strategic walled town at the estuary of the River Tweed, that has swung between Scottish and English control over many
centuries. There is time to explore the city walls or visit the Georgian army barracks before returning to Edinburgh along the rugged coast of Berwickshire and East Lothian.
Departs from 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EG next to the East End of Princes Street. Please be there ready 15 minutes before the departure time.
Inclusions – Transportation by top of the range minicoaches for a more personal service. Forced air ventilation as standard.
Services of a professional Rabbie’s driver/guide.
Exclusions – Entrances, Lunch and refreshments.
This tour operates seasonally as follows:
Tour departs DAILY at 08.45 hours and returns back to Edinburgh at 18.15 hours approx.