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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.
  • Visit Roslyn Chapel in Roslin with a guide
  • Head along Scotland’s scenic border routes to Melrose Abbey
  • Gaze out over the Tweed River from Scott’s View
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521-523 Lawnmarket , 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK

From outside the Ensign Ewart pub

8:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Digital translations in English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian & Mandarin available on request.
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Timberbush Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "The stops allowed plenty of non-structured time for each person to spend it as they wanted to." See review

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star-5
History and beauty
Otilia_M
, Jul 2022
Our first tour with Timberbush Tours, did not start particularly well, mostly due to an unexpected delay caused by car problems. Still, we more than made up for it, and what started as a disappointment turned soon into a resounding success, in no small measure due to our driver/guide, Adrian. He was kind, accommodating, and knowledgeable, but, most importantly, truly caring about the desires and needs of his passengers. He allowed us extra time when asked, and facilitated our entrance to both Rossylin Chapel and Abbotsford, so that we did not need to wait in line. While Timberbush may do well to improve its management (and avoid delays and overbooking), its true assets are its drivers, who are able to make up for the managerial mistakes.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm sorry to hear there was a wee bit of a bumpy start to your day - but it's fab that Adrian more than made up for it by being super kind, accommodating and knowledgeable, and really going the extra mile for you all. Hopefully we will see you again soon. All the best, David
star-5
Great tour with Stuart
Jim_N
, Jul 2022
Stuart was a great guide. He's very knowledgeable about the area and its history. He was personable and engaging.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm really pleased to hear that you had a great time out on tour with Stuart and that he was a great guide, full of knowledge and history about the areas you visited. Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day soon! All the best, David
star-5
Informative and fun
Joel_L
, Jul 2022
Every location on this tour was wonderful. Craig was a magnificent guide and went above and beyond even taking us to an extra hidden gem along the way.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you had such a great time on our Rosslyn Chapel tour and got to visit a wee extra hidden gem as well. Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day soon! All the best, David
star-5
Great day and well worth the cost
Robert_G
, Jul 2022
Great day tour, perfect length and our guide did a great job throughout the tour of providing commentary about Scotland, it’s history, and about the places we visited. Plan on paying admission to Rosslyn and Abbotsford house (about 22 GBP for both), but it’s worth it. There is also a stop for lunch in Melrose. We are at the Kings Arms and it was very good.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! It's great to hear that you found our Rosslyn Chapel tour to be the perfect length and a great day out. It's definitely worth paying for the optional extras as they are great stops. Hopefully we will see you on another tour some day soon! All the best, David
star-5
Best ever 8 hour day in Scotland!
John_M
, Jun 2022
Sorry Rosslyn Chapel had a no photo policy inside; but I understood why. The gentleman who gave the talk was very informative & charming. Our driver & guide, Stewart, was a delight. He got to know us all! Thought there was too much time at Melrose Abbey. The place was beautiful but haunting. My favorite was Abbotsford with its gardens.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi there, John. Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that our tour was the best 8 hour day in Scotland! That tour is a great one so I'm glad you enjoyed it so much with Stuart as your driver-guide. We will take on your feedback about maybe having too much time in Melrose Abbey, but hopefully we will see you on another tour soon. All the best, David
star-5
Remembers who you are!
Colleen_J
, Jun 2022
Stuart was a great guide. I was on another tour the next day and Stuart was at the same site. He walked up to me, recognized me and called me by name! Amazing considering all the clients he ferries. Shows he cares about his clients !
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi there, thank you for your review! I'm really glad you had such a good experience with Stuart and that he even recognised you the next day. Our driver-guides love what they do and really do care, so this is lovely to hear. All the best, David
star-5
I loved every minute of...
Linda_W
, Jun 2022
I loved every minute of it! Stuart was an informed and friendly guide who took good care of us all day. Rosslyn Chapel and the castle ruins were beautiful. Melrose Chapel and museum was really interesting and Abbotsford House and gardens were just stunning.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Hi there, Linda. Thank you for your review! It's great to hear that Stuart was a great driver-guide on your Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Abbotsford House tour. There's some really stunning sights on that one so I'm really pleased you enjoyed it so much. Hopefully we will see you on another soon! Best wishes, David
star-4
Great trip through history
Graham_T
, Oct 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed our day trip with Timberbush tours. Rosslyn chapel was amazing and full of fascinating facts and legends. Melrose was pleasant for the lunch spot and Abbotsford capped off a great day. Our tour guide was Graeme, who was friendly and informative throughout. Slightly disappointed we didn’t visit the distillery due to Covid restrictions. This is only reason for a dropped star, as trip advertised on Viator as still including the whisky tasting. Overall though, great trip and well run by Timberbush.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing tour of the Scottish countryside, Rosslyn Chapel and Whisky Distillery with family!!
yourimaxim7
, Jan 2020
Timberbush tours gave us an amazing guide (Adrian) who told us so many stories of the history and facts about Scotland! Adrian was a very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide who was very patient with our big family. Rosslyn Chapel was a charming visit and the whisky distillery opened our eyes to the fascinating process of whisky making. The Scottish countryside was absolutely breathtaking! We would definitely come back again :)
star-5
A Great Day
Michael_V
, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Rosslyn and Distillery
Mauricio G
, Nov 2019
Good tour nothing spectacular, unfortunately I booked it last minute and they did not have it spanish speaking and they forgot the written fact sheet about the tour. The guide was super nice and helped a lot his name was Andrew
star-5
A great, jam-packed day
Carla_D
, 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.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Lovely day in Scotland
FrequentFlier788060
, Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our tour with David who was fabulous. Ample time at each stop. David gave us lots of information and tips about what to see and where to eat. He also kept us entertained on the ride..Great stories and music.
star-5
Very interesting! Highly recommended!
MichaelfromCH
, Oct 2019
Out Timberbush tour guide David did a splendid job. He knew a lot to tell us. That tour was just great.
star-5
Driver and guide
abodytrainer
, Sep 2019
The tour driver for this one day trip was excellent. He had a lot of historical knowledge and kept us entertained with beautiful music by Scottish musicians
star-5
Roslynn chapel
CYNTHIA_N
, 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.
star-5
Fun, Fact-Filled Adventure
David_H
, Jul 2019
Our guide Ray gave us a mini course In Scottish history along with hours of entertainment. Best tour we’ve taken in years.
star-5
Funny and energetic tour driver
Judith_M
, Jun 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.
star-5
Top Notch Tour of Roslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders
Thomas_R
, May 2019
Booked a tour of Roslyn Chapel, Melrose Abby, Scottish Borders, and Glenkinchie Distillery through Viatours. The actual tour was provided by Timberbrush. The tour van showed up right on time and was very clean. Martin our guide is simply the best! His driving was very enjoyable and he was chock full of information and highlights. He went out of his way three times to show us two additional sights as well as making a quick stop at a local fire station as a treat for a first responder firefighter-medic that was on the tour. Can’t say enough good things about Martin and Timberbrush. Many thanks.
star-4
Day trip
Shanti_P
, May 2019
Excellent day trip from Edinburgh. Tour guideAndrew was well informed &friendly. Trip was very relaxed

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