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Melrose Abbey Tours and Tickets

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One of the most famous ruins in Scotland, Melrose Abbey is a fascinating monument known for its remarkably intact ruins and lavish sculptures including a bagpipe-playing pig. Founded in the early 12th century by Cistercian monks, Melrose Abbey may be most famous for being the burial site of King Robert the Bruce’s heart.

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10am - 4pm
Cloisters Road, Melrose, TD6 9LW
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Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience the legend and mystery of Rosslyn Chapel and the Holy Grail on this ‘Da Vinci Code’ tour from Edinburgh. In a small group, travel to the charming town of Melrose and through the Scottish borderlands. Explore Melrose Abbey and Rosslyn Chapel, and hear intriguing tales of Cistercian monks, the Knights Templar, and Robert the Bruce.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Journey to the frontier of ancient Rome on this full-day tour of Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish borders from Edinburgh. First up is a tour of the 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, famously featured in ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and renowned for its mysterious stone carvings and unique architecture. After lunch (not included), stop at Melrose Abbey, the burial site of King Robert the Bruce’s heart, and look out over the English border from Cheviot Hills, before walking along the UNESCO-listed Hadrian’s Wall.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Abbotsford House from Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Abbotsford House from Edinburgh

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Journey through the majestic Scottish Lowlands on this Rosslyn Chapel, and Scottish Borders tour from Edinburgh. Travel with a guide to the village of Roslin and visit the iconic Roslyn Chapel. Take a scenic route along Scotland’s border to Melrose Abbey—believed to be the burial site of King Robert the Bruce’s heart—and enjoy lunch at your leisure. Admire panoramic views over the Scottish countryside and the Tweed River from Scott’s View then return in comfort to Edinburgh.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.10
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Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh
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Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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Travel from Edinburgh over the Scottish border to England and back on this 1-day borders and Alnwick Castle tour from Edinburgh. Visit the impressive ruins of Melrose Abbey where Robert the Bruce’s heart is buried, with a guide. Take an optional tour of Alnwick Castle, made famous in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, and learn to fly like a wizard! Explore the grand salons and underground cellars, or take a stroll through the gardens.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Roslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey Luxury Day Trip
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Private Roslyn Chapel and Melrose Abbey Luxury Day Trip

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Join us to see one of the wonders of British architecture and the home of Scotlands renaissance saviour. Templar treasures, soaring abbeys and stately riverside mansions are all waiting to be discovered, along with a glass of Glenkinchie too! As our tours are more personal than some other tour providers, you will leave with a feeling of satisfaction knowing that you've seen what you wanted, how you wanted. Enjoy, relax and just switch off. Get to know the country and its people, immerse yourself in nature and tradition. At TRIPorganiser we know where to find something special. Trust us with your with valuable travel time. Authenticity is our top priority.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Highlights of Scotland Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Local

Highlights of Scotland Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Local

Swap busy bus tours for something more bespoke—a private excursion in a luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Avoid the restrictions of a set itinerary, and enjoy the flexibility of being able to customize the tour according to your interests. If you don’t have any requests, your driver-guide can suggest a route to make the most of your time. Potential sights include Doune Castle, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, and whisky distilleries too.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour to Melrose, Roslin & a Whiskey Distillery

Private Tour to Melrose, Roslin & a Whiskey Distillery

Enjoy a private tour from Edinburgh to the lowlands, with stops in Roslin, Melrose, and Glenkinchie Distillery. Your tour includes tickets to Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin Castle, and Melrose Abbey, along with a tour and tastings at Glenkinchie Distillery. On your tour, you will have the chance to explore one of the most scenic parts of the country, where rolling hills meet dramatic skies. Your private guide will take you not only to the historic sites but also to several spots where you can experience Scottish life, including a stop at a Scottish pub (price not included) for lunch. At the end of the day, your guide will drop you back at your hotel in Edinburgh. Please note: consider that children under the age of 8 are not permitted on Glenkinchie Distillery's tours due to health & safety reasons.
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  • 8 hours
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$580.00
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$580.00
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Scottish Borders & Rosslyn Chapel Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Local

Scottish Borders & Rosslyn Chapel Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Local

Nowhere in Scotland is more riddled with mystery than Rosslyn Chapel. There’s the connection to the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail. And there are even some who believe the chapel was built on a UFO landing site. On this excursion, you get a chance to explore the enigmatic Rosslyn Chapel, admire the gorgeous Tweed Valley, and visit Melrose Abbey, the alleged burial site of Robert the Bruce’s heart. So indulge in the beauty, mystery, and history of Scotland on your own Private excursion. No waiting for other passengers remember you call the shots this is Your Day, Your Way! With Door to Door service from Edinburgh along with complimentary Bottled Water and Wi-Fi Access you truly are getting that First Class experience the Scottish Way.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,219.95
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$1,219.95
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Full-Day Border Rover Tour with Private Driver

Full-Day Border Rover Tour with Private Driver

• After picking you up from your hotel in Edinburgh, we will head east along the coast to Tantallon Castle with its stunning views across the Forth Estuary. From there we will head south to the picturesque Glenkinchie Distillery for an optional tour and a taste of "The Water of Life". Your journey will carry on to Stately Floors Castle with its beautiful gardens before visiting Melrose for lunch and a chance to visit Melrose Abbey. Heading north we will stop at the majestic Scots View with its panoramic views of the Eildon Hills before heading on to the 15th century Roslin (Rosslyn) Chapel, made famous in the Da Vinci Code.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$343.00
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$343.00
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Scottish Borders & Rosslyn Chapel Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Local

Scottish Borders & Rosslyn Chapel Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Local

Made famous in The Da Vinci Code, the enigmatic sculptures of Rosslyn Chapel are a highlight of any visit to Scotland. Discover it, and so much more, on this door-to-door private tour by Mercedes from Glasgow, complete with onboard Wi-Fi. Your local driver will regale you with stories as you visit Scott’s View, Melrose Abbey, the William Wallace Statue, and the Chapel itself. Entrance fees are at your expense.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Scottish Borders Tour Between Scotland and England Lies hidden Beauty

Scottish Borders Tour Between Scotland and England Lies hidden Beauty

We will begin our private driving tour adventure by Visiting Rosslyn Chapel which is one of our favourite places and dates back to the 14th Century and was made famous by the Da Vinci Code. Mystery and intrigue awaits at this chapel After a brief drive we find ourselves in the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders. Next on our agenda is Melrose Abbey you will have the opportunity to visit this magnificent ruin. The heart of Robert the Bruce one of the most famous Scots is also buried here. We will then give the senses an overload and take in one of the most magnificent views in Scotland, Scott's View. Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland and family home of the Duke of Roxburghe. Built for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe in 1721, what you see is an evolving story of a house and gardens. Next up on our driving tour is Abbotsford House, home to the literary genius Sir Walter Scott. Today the house serves as a museum and monument to its famous occupant.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$883.19
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Scottish Border Tour

Scottish Border Tour

Our aim to provide a great service for the customer professionally. Every customer are very Special for us. We are care about your Health and Safety, comfortness and make sure you are enjoying.. Make your dream Outing with us. Thank you.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$501.96
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Melrose Abbey hours of operation: 10am - 4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.