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Scottish Borders & Edinburgh

Scottish Borders & Edinburgh

Escape to the enchanting landscapes and rich history of the Scottish Borders, where rolling hills, historic castles, and literary legacies await your discovery. Journey with us as we unveil the treasures of this captivating region, from the stately grandeur of Thirlestane Castle to the hallowed halls of Abbotsford House, once home to the celebrated Sir Walter Scott. We also visit vibrant and historic Edinburgh, a city that effortlessly blends the past and present. Explore its timeless charm, and visit the iconic Royal Yacht Britannia, a floating palace that has welcomed royalty and dignitaries from around the world.





Nestled amid 30 acres of stunning Tweed Valley landscapes within the Scottish Borders, the Peebles Hydro stands as a serene retreat, just a leisurely stroll away from Peebles town centre. Each of the well-appointed bedroom offer a range of modern amenities, including television, radio, telephone, Wi-Fi, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and tea/coffee-making facilities. The Peebles Hydro also boasts a restaurant, welcoming bar area for relaxation, and spacious public areas providing a comfortable ambiance. For those seeking leisure and rejuvenation, the hotel features a leisure club with indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped fitness centre, and luxurious spa facilities. Lift to all floors.



  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Admission and guided tour of Thirlestane Castle

  • Admission and guided tour of Abbotsford House

  • Admission to the Royal Yacht Britannia

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary.

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point.

Day One

We travel north through the Border Region and on to the Peebles Hydro Hotel for our stay for the next four nights


Day Two

This morning, we visit to the magnificent Thirlestane Castle, a hidden gem nestled within expansive parklands amidst the picturesque Scottish Borders. This remarkable castle, hailed as one of Scotland's oldest and most splendid inhabited castles, boasts a rich history dating back to the 16th century. Enjoy a private guided tour that delves into the castle's extensive past, allowing you to explore its elegant rooms and discover the stories that have unfolded within its walls. Additionally, you'll have the chance to wander through the lovingly tended gardens enveloping the castle, offering a tranquil and scenic escape. This afternoon, we return to Peebles where the remainder of the day will be at leisure to enjoy the facilities at the hotel or take a stroll into Peebles and browse the many speciality shops and boutiques.

B, D

Day Three

Today, we embark on a full-day excursion to the enchanting city of Edinburgh. Our first stop is the iconic Royal Yacht Britannia, offering you a unique chance to walk in the footsteps of royalty with a captivating tour of this "floating palace." Having served the Royal Family for an impressive 44 years and voyaging across more than a million nautical miles, Britannia stands as one of the world's most renowned and historic ships. Following our visit to Britannia, the remainder of the day in Edinburgh is at leisure. This splendid city, adorned with its architectural grandeur and cultural riches, awaits your exploration. Meander through its charming streets, discover its hidden treasures, and immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance of this captivating metropolis.

B, D

Day Four

We venture to the illustrious Abbotsford House, the cherished ancestral home of the legendary Sir Walter Scott. This 19th-century residence, once inhabited by the renowned novelist and poet, stands as one of Scotland's most iconic and treasured houses. Our visit includes a guided tour, providing an immersive exploration of the life and legacy of this literary giant, as well as a glimpse into the period in which he lived and created his timeless works. Following our visit to Abbotsford House, we continue to the charming town of Kelso, a picturesque county town celebrated for its historic and aesthetic treasures. Kelso boasts a cobbled town square, which proudly claims the title of being the largest town square in Scotland, surrounded by a collection of elegant Georgian and Victorian buildings. Enjoy some time at leisure to stroll through this captivating town before we return to Peebles late afternoon.

B, D

Day Five

This morning after breakfast we depart the Peebles Hydro Hotel and begin our journey home to North Wales


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

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
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
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
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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