Our afternoon tour began by collecting Donna, Karen, Liz, Nehal and Rocco at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel. All five are on their first visit from America to Scotland while on business at ProStrakan in Galashiels.
Leaving the hotel we travelled to Melrose where our visitors were given a tour of the town and abbey. Knitwear was on shopping lists, therefore we visited the National Trust Shop and Abbey Mill. We next travelled to Kelso then onto Floors Castle where we had lovely afternoon tea in the Terrace Café. Afterwards we walked through the Walled Garden, Millennium Parterre and around the castle.
Rocco, Nehal, Liz, Donna & Karen – Walled Garden, Floors Castle
Our next stop was Smailholm Pottery where everyone admired the artistic talents of the Kinsman-Blake family. No trip to the Scottish Borders is complete without a visit to Scott’s View; here everyone admired the stunning view of the Eildon Hills and surrounding countryside. Our final visit was to the William Wallace Monument; again there was time to admire the beautiful countryside.
William Wallace Monument
We returned our visitors to Dryburgh Abbey Hotel in time for dinner. It was our pleasure to organise this afternoon tour of the area, we hope that it will encourage them to visit the area again for a holiday.
Back at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel having helped the local economy!
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