Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Glenkinchie Distillery From Edinburgh

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  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the legends of Rosslyn chapel and journey through the Scottish Lowlands on this borders tour. Discover Melrose abbey, the fabled resting place of the heart of Robert the Bruce and take a 'tour and a taste' at Glenkinchie, a rare lowland whisky distillery.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Led by a local guide
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Stop At: Rosslyn chapel, Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland

From our starting point by Edinburgh Castle, we head out of the city to the village of Roslin, making our first stop at Rosslyn chapel. Described as the "Library in Stone", the inside walls of Rosslyn Chapel are covered in thousands of ancient carvings, each with a story of its own. You can also learn of the myths and legends surrounding the chapel, including tales of the Knights Templar. Rosslyn Chapel's worldwide fame increased thanks to "The Da Vinci Code", Dan Brown's blockbusting novel.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Melrose abbey, Melrose, Scottish Borders, Scotland

We travel to the historic town of Melrose, birthplace of the game of Rugby Sevens and location of Melrose abbey, founded in 660, said to be the burial place of the casket containing the heart of Robert the Bruce. Here we stop for lunch and have free time to explore Melrose and its Abbey.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Glenkinchie Distillery, Pencaitland, East Lothian, Scotland

Our journey north takes us to Pencaitland, where we visit the charming Glenkinchie Distillery, one of few Lowland distilleries in Scotland for a whisky tour. Here you can enjoy "a tour and a taste", learn more about "the water of life" and sample some of Glenkinchie's finest malts. Then we'll return to Edinburgh.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Scott's View, St. Boswells, Scottish Borders, Scotland

On our return journey, we'll travel via St. Boswells and pause for a photo stop at Scott's View, where we can enjoy glorious scenic views.

Duration: 15 minutes


Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle



Food and drinks, unless specified

Entry/Admission - Rosslyn Chapel

Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey

Entry/Admission - Glenkinchie Distillery

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 5 years

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Dec-2019

    A wonderful way to spend a day, see some interesting sites and enjoy the Scottish countryside. Our guide was very professional, and pleasant. He kept the trip interesting.

  • 28-Oct-2019

    Really nice tour that didn’t feel like it took all day. The drive around the boarders was lovely. Rosslyn Chapel was so worth it and our guide walked us down to the ruins of the castle. Melrose Abbey was amazing- I only wish we had more time! The distillery part speaks for itself and the two samples were clutch. Our guide Martin was perfect! He is so knowledgeable and funny and gave great context as we drove to each site.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    Out Timberbush tour guide David did a splendid job. He knew a lot to tell us. That tour was just great.

  • 21-Aug-2019

    Martin was a fabulous driver and gave all kind of detail. Played scotish music and band to keep us in the moment. Very personable.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Marty was knowledgeable as we drove to the 3 stops, but equally good was his sense of humor and he has all of us laughing non-stop with his one-liners. The stops allowed plenty of non-structured time for each person to spend it as they wanted to. The Scotch whiskey tasting part was great too.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Excellent day trip from Edinburgh. Tour guideAndrew was well informed and friendly.
    Trip was very relaxed

  • 13-Jul-2018

    This was a great tour! We had about 2 hours at each location which gave us time to look about on our own. I highly recommend Timberbush Tours. They were were very helpful to me as a person with limited mobility who travels with a rolling walker. Martin, our guide was well informed and provided an interesting commentary as we traveled each location. Rosslyn chapel was beautiful and interesting and Melrose Abby was spectacular and well worth visiting for a history buff,. Glenkinchie distillery was a fun but shorter stop with a guide that had a keen sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed our day!

  • 06-Feb-2018

    This tour was great! Our tour guide, Marty, had loads of knowledge to share and had a great sense of humor. The tour agenda was perfectly planned and timed. Would definitely plan other tours with them. Thanks!

  • 16-Nov-2017

    We had such a great time on this tour! It was a mix of history, humor, and adventure. Our guide Gregor was fantastic and so knowledgeable. He is a great asset to the team! Would recommend this tour to friends and family alike.
    -Molly and Eric (The Bostonians)

  • 07-Oct-2017

    This trip is a must see. Our tour guide was Gregor. He was dressed as a true Scot in his outfit. Was great to be able to experience seeing someone wear a kilt and work! Rosslyn Chapel had so much history. The guides within the chapel were very knowledgeable. I thought it was interesting to find out why they had a cat in the chapel, too! The added history of the Scottish borders was a treat and the stops to take pictures were greatly appreciated. I am not a whisky person but I truly enjoyed Glenkinchie Distillery. I even sampled some of the whisky during the taste test. It is amazing to see how these guides can take you to the most remote spots in those tour buses. Gregor was a pleasant guide to be with the entire day. He made sure that everyone felt welcome!

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