Edinburgh and the Borders
The Borders region stretches from the rolling hills in the west to the secluded coves and fishing villages of the dramatic Berwickshire Coastline in the east. The area's turbulent history created its present day attributes of strong traditions and interesting heritage sites including the famous abbeys at Melrose, Jedburgh and Dryburgh. Tours are based on Sunday or Monday departures.
Borders Railway • Peebles • Edinburgh • Kelso • Dryburgh Abbey • Bowhill House • Jedburgh
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Peebles with a recommended stop at Gretna Green.
Day2 First stop is Tweedbank to join Scotrail's new Border Railway to Edinburgh. Following this delightful journey, we recommend independent sightseeing. However, visits to the Palace of Holyrood, or Edinburgh castle can be arranged at an additional cost.
Day 3 Free morning to enjoy the hotel's facilities and visit Peebles. The historic town is full of natural beauty and character with interesting alleyways and medieval closes. It is also regarded as the Top Independent Retailing Town in Scotland. Afternoon visit to Bowhill House, home to many of the jewels of the Buccleuch Collection in the heart of the ancient royal hunting forest of Ettrick.
Day 4 A full day excursion through the borders region. We recommend a visit to Kelso, a charming town with Georgian buildings, cobbled streets and the largest market square in Scotland. See Dryburgh Abbey, the burial place of Sir Walter Scott, and Jedburgh with its abbey and Mary Queen of Scots House museum. Continue to the Berwick Coast where Berwickshire Sea Cliffs are the highest and grandest along the east coast of mainland Britain. Admissions and a local guide can be included at an additional cost.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
Peebles Hydro Hotel and Spa
Standing on the site of a 19th century water cures hydro, this resort hotel opened in 1907. Recent renovations have created a charming hotel with comfortable accommodation and views across the beautiful Tweed Valley.
• 4 star • 132 bedrooms • Lift
• Leisure facilities
• Indoor swimming pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Peebles with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full Scottish breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Borders Railway journey
• Guided tour of Bowhill House
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