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The Great Tapestry of Scotland

Scotland’s Great Tapestry & Grand Designs A firm favourite, our revamped tour of the historic city of Edinburgh and the beautiful Scottish Borders features excursions to magnificent Abbotsford House, mysterious Rosslyn Chapel and colourful Dawyck Botanic Garden. We also admire the inspirational Great Tapestry of Scotland in Galashiels. PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Edinburgh Castle & Scotch Whisky Experience We spend today in Edinburgh, starting with a visit to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle , perched atop an extinct volcano. We then take a short stroll to The Scotch Whisky Experience , where we enjoy a guided tour, nosing and tasting . We spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying free time on the famous Royal Mile at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, named after its use as a processional route for royalty. Running between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, we can visit the various shops, restaurants, pubs and visitor attractions before returning to our hotel. Day 3 Rosslyn Chapel & Dawyck Botanic Garden This morning we visit one of the most remarkable and famous buildings in Scotland, Rosslyn Chapel where guides give regular, free talks throughout the day. In the afternoon, we visit the highly regarded Dawyck Botanic Garden , home to one of Scotland’s finest tree collections including some of Britain’s oldest and tallest trees. Day 4 Great Tapestry of Scotland & Abbotsford This morning we head to Galashiels to see the Great Tapestry of Scotland , which is housed in a visitor centre with a café. Created and handstitched by 1,000 people from across Scotland, each of the Great Tapestry of Scotland’s 160 panels tells a compelling account of Scotland’s history and culture. In the afternoon we visit Abbotsford , the magnificent former home of Sir Walter Scott, and explore the house and gardens at leisure. Day 5 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home.

Rosslyn Chapel

©The Scotch Whisky Experience

Edinburgh Castle © Visit Scotland Kenny Lam

Barony Castle Hotel Eddleston, Nr Peebles Plus

Set in its own grounds in the peaceful village of Eddleston, this 16th century castle hotel has the real wow factor as you arrive. Located just a 15 minute drive from Peebles, the hotel was recently awarded 4 stars and the restaurant won a rosette. Despite its heritage, the hotel features a modern and contemporary interior. All 74 bedrooms are contemporary in style furnished in tartan fabrics and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a modern restaurant, informal bar and a comfortable lounge with flat screen TVs and plenty of seating. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, sauna, spa bath and gym. There is a lift to all floors, however some single rooms are accessed via a flight of steps. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

4 Nights Half Board Twin from £426pp No Single Supplement (max 2 incl driver) thereafter £120 Inclusions • Porterage & welcome tea/coffee • Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner • Entrance to Edinburgh Castle • Tour & tasting at the Scotch Whisky Experience • Entrance to Rosslyn Chapel • Entrance to Dawyck Botanic Garden • Entrance to the Great Tapestry of Scotland • Entrance to Abbotsford House

Abbotsford House


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