Dumfries House

Dumfries House

Rothesay & Woodland Gardens and Adam Bridge

Dumfries House Dumfries House was designed and built in the Palladian style by John and Robert Adam and furnished by furniture designed by Thomas Chippendale. Until 2007 the house and estate was the private property of the Marquis of Bute. In November 2007 the house and estate were purchased from 7th Marquis by a consortium […]


Carolyn, Gary & Marilyn’s Ancestral Adventures

Falkland - 14th July 2014

For nearly a year Borders Journeys worked with Carolyn, Gary & Marilyn from the USA planning their holiday of a lifetime to connect with their Scottish, Welsh and Irish ancestral roots. We met Carolyn, Gary & Marilyn at Edinburgh Airport for the start of their 11 day adventure with us. Leaving Edinburgh our first stop […]


Culzean Castle & Dumfries House

Culzean Castle

We were joined by Janet, Margaret & Sylvia for a tour to Culzean Castle & Dumfries House in Ayrshire. Leaving Edinburgh we travelled south to Ayrshire. Our first stop was Culzean Castle which was  the ancestral home of the Kennedy family until the Marquis of Ailsa gifted it to the National Trust in 1945. An […]


Borders Journeys’ 2014 Leaflet

We have collected our 2014 leaflet in time to launch it at Who Do You Think You Are? Live at Olympia in London this week. If you would like copies of the leaflet, please contact us and we’ll arrange to deliver them to you. Contact details: Tel: (+44) 0131 450 7151 or (+44) 07794 021819 […]


Ancestral tour of the Borders, Ayrshire and Paisley

Ancestral tour of Ayrshire and Paisley

Today we took Mr & Mrs Acker and Mrs & Mrs Dunn from Alabama for a private sightseeing tour of the Scottish Borders, Ayrshire and Paisley. The theme of the tour was a visit to places associated with Bill Acker’s ancestry. Top row – Dumfries House & Dundonald Castle Middle row – Mr & Mrs […]


Dumfries House and Wanlockhead

Beam Engie and Miners' Corttage

Visit to Dumfries House and Wanlockhead by Deborah, Geoffrey, Graham and Sandra from Australia. Dumfries House was designed and built in the Palladian style by John and Robert Adam and furnished by furniture designed by Thomas Chippendale. Until 2007 the house and estate was the private property of the Marquis’ of Bute. In November 2007 […]


Guided tour of Glasgow

Kelvingrove Collection

Seven visitors from Australia and New Zealand touring Scotland with Abbeytours had a full-day guided tour of Glasgow. The group also had a Guided tour of Edinburgh. Doulton Fountain at Glasgow Green Burrell Collection at Pollok Park Kelvingrove Museum & Art Gallery Kelvingrove Collection University of Glasgow, Christ of St. John of the Cross by Salvador […]


Dumfries House and Culzean Castle

Garden at Culzean Castle

Staff and students from Park University, Parkville, Missouri’s visit to Dumfries House and Culzean Castle. Dumfries House Garden at Dumfries House Culzean Castle Garden at Culzean Castle Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery). This tour to Dumfries House and Culzean Castle […]


Borders Journeys exhibits at VisitScotland Expo 2013

Travel GBI Article - April 2013

Scottish Borders Tourism Partnership at VisitScotland Expo 2013 L-R Phil McCreadie (Business Gateway), Kara ter Morsche (Gunsgeen House) & Ian Walker (Borders Journeys) Backround L-R Louise Rattray (Roxburghe Estate) & Susan Reid (Roxburghe House & Golf Course) Missing Bill Drew (Tweed Guide) Last week Borders Journeys exhibited for the first time at VisitScotland Expo in […]


Press Release – March 2013

Daffodils at Melrose

Guided tours with Borders Journeys Borders Journeys specialises in providing exclusive private and small group guided tours of the Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and Northumberland. Our range of luxury tours are a wonderful way to experience the beauty, history and culture of these unspoilt regions. Since our launch in 2012 we have developed a […]


Lockerbie & Lochmaben Ladies visit to Dumfries House – 10th October 2012

On a brilliant sunny morning when we collected eight ladies from Lockerbie and Lochmaben for a trip to Dumfries House. We travelled through beautiful Dumfriesshire countryside before stopping in Thornhill. We had morning coffee along with delicious homemade scones at Thomas Tosh. Afterwards the ladies enjoyed shopping in Thornhill’s many independent shops. Arriving at Dumfries House […]


Mr & Mrs Warren Visit Dumfries House – 23rd August 2012

Our day began by collecting Mr & Mrs Warren from their hotel, the Blythswood Hotel in Glasgow. Mr & Mrs Warren contacted Borders Journeys as they wanted a private guided tour to Dumfries House. We travelled south from Glasgow into Ayrshire. En-route our tour guide Ian gave a background history to Dumfries House and how […]


Dumfries House – July 2012

26th July 2012 We had the pleasure of welcoming three local ladies, Elizabeth, Rena and Adele, on our tour to Dumfries House today. Leaving Melrose, we headed to Dumfries House via the beautiful Tweed Valley, Peebles and Biggar. Morning tea/coffee and lovely freshly baked scones was served at Tinto Hill Tea Room. Dumfries House was designed […]


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