Edinburgh & The Beautiful Borders

Edinburgh & The Beautiful Borders

Experience Scotland at its traditional best with a holiday to the Border Region. This tour includes visits to Jedburgh and Abottsford House, Floors Castle and Edinburgh Castle, a rail journey through the Borders and The Scotch Whisky Experience.

Experience Scotland at its traditional best with a holiday to the Border Region. The area is a delight to explore with picturesque villages, majestic castles, historic abbeys and grand stately homes. This wonderful tour incorporates visits to the new lanark World Heritage Site, floors castle, Jedburgh and Abottsford House. Also included is a visit to the superb city of Edinburgh with admission to the castle and the Scotch Whisky Experience, plus a scenic rail journey through the beautiful Borders.



Idyllically situated overlooking the Tweed Valley in the heart of the Scottish Borders. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, gym, plus a cocktail bar and restaurant. All bedrooms feature free Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryer, telephone and tea and coffee-making facilities. Lift available.



  • We make our way to Floors Castle, the largest inhabited Castle in Scotland housing an impressive collection of fine art, porcelain and newly restored tapestries. We then continue to the pretty town of Jedburgh and visit Mary Queen of Scots’ House with its fascinating collection of memorabilia, then travel on to Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott and one of Scotland’s most fascinating places to visit.


  • Enjoy a visit to the award winning New Lanark Visitor Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated at the gateway to the famous Falls of Clyde. This unique location tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark founded in the 18th century. We’ll have some free time to explore the many attractions and exhibition areas of the Visitor Centre. After lunch we return to Peebles where you can discover its picturesque architecture and quaint alleyways, then return to our hotel with free time to relax and maybe take advantage of the leisure facilities.


  • We travel to the vibrant city of Edinburgh for a visit to its iconic castle. Perched atop an extinct volcano, the majestic castle guards many of the nation’s treasures including the Scottish Crown Jewels. Some free time here to explore, then we take a short stroll onto the Royal Mile to visit The Scotch Whisky Experience for a guided tour, and, of course, a wee dram! Following this some time at leisure for lunch and to further explore Edinburgh, then we head to Waverley station and commence a scenic journey on the recently launched Borders Railway to Tweedbank.



  • Four nights accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Admission to Floors Castle, Mary Queens of Scot's House, Abbotsford House and Edinburgh Castle.

  • Guided tour and a sample at The Scotch Whisky Experiene

  • Train journey to Tweedbank

  • Excursions as described above

  • Luxury return travel

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Deganwy Deganwy, Railway Station Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Halkyn Halkyn, Outside Billy Jeans
(Springfield Hotel Return Drop Off Point)
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Old Colwyn Old Colwyn, Church Walks Bus Stop
Opposite The Plough Inn
Penmaenmawr Penmaenmawr, Llys Clwyd Bus Stop (Opposite Spar)
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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