Edinburgh Castle

New For 2018 – Jacobite Tour of Scotland

Borders Journeys - Jacobite Tour - Lallybroch,,Midhope, Castle Clava Carins, Craigh-na-Dun & Wardlaw Chapel

Glenfinnan, Palace of Holyrood House and Culloden Battlefield Have you ever dreamed about visiting Scotland and following in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites? A Jacobite tour with Borders Journeys is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the history, heritage and culture of Scotland, a journey that will take you from Edinburgh’s [...]


Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

Borders Journeys - Jacobite Tour - Culloden Battlefield, Traquair House & Glenfinnan

For anyone interested in Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites, I can thoroughly recommend the fantastic exhibition dedicated to them at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The exhibition opened on 23rd June and runs until 12th November 2017. The exhibition has gathered together over 300 historic objects from public and private collections in [...]


Wojtek The Bear

Wojtek the Bear - Princes Street Gardens - 21st November 2015

The statue of Wojtek The Bear was unveiled on 7th November 2015 in Princes Street Gardens in Edinburgh. Wojtek (1942–1963) was a Syrian brown bear found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. He was given the name Wojtek which is a Slavic name meaning ‘joyful warrior’.  Wojtek [...]


Betty, Renae & Becky’s Ancestral Journey to Ettrick

Betty, Renae & Becky’s Ancestral Journey 2

Betty, Renae and Becky were visiting Scotland to research their Scott ancestry in Ettrick and asked Borders Journeys to design an ancestral tour for them. The three ladies were also joined by their cousin Joan and friend Alice. On Day One of their visit Ian gave the ladies a guided tour of Edinburgh visiting the [...]


Stuart & Anthony’s Tour of Edinburgh and Rosslyn Chapel

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Rosslyn Chapel & Roslin Castle

We welcomed Stuart and Anthony from Hong Kong on a private guided sightseeing tour of Edinburgh and Rosslyn Chapel. Despite the heavy rain, sleet and hail stones we visited the Old and New Towns, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Calton Hill, Grassmarket and Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh. Tea along with scones and shortbread were a very welcome [...]


Kuchel Family’s Tour

Rosslyn Chapel

We welcomed the Kuchel family from Australia on our first tour of 2015. It proved to be the proverbial four seasons in one day as we encountered glorious sunshine, rain, sleet and hail. Collecting the family in Edinburgh, we travelled to Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 and has been described [...]


Latest Tourism Related News

Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders from Scott's View

  Cabers ready for world record tossing bid in Inverness BBC article published on Wednesday 10th September 2014 Two hundred cabers have been made in preparation for a simultaneous caber tossing world record attempt in Inverness on Friday. The bid will be made during the Masters World Championships in the city’s Bught Park. Dubbed the Tomatin Toss, the games’ [...]


Falkland, St. Andrews and East Neuk of Fife

St. Andrews

We recently provided our tour guide services to Abbey Tours Scotland by taking a group of visitors from Belgium to Falkland, St. Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife. The tour was to be a day to relax and unwind as several of the party had participated in the Edinburgh Marathon the day before. The day [...]


Borders Journeys’ 2014 Leaflet

2014 Leaflet 2

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 [...]


Christmas in Edinburgh

Edinburgh - Christmas 2013 3

This year Edinburgh’s Christmas Markets and entertainment can be found in Princes Street Gardens, St Andrew Square and Rose Street. The majority of the attractions will be open until 5 January 2014. More details can be found at Edinburgh Spotlight and at Edinburgh’s Christmas. More images can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook. Borders Journeys provide full-day or half-day [...]


Glorious Winter Sunset Over Edinburgh

Winter Sunset Over Edinburgh

Walking Tour of Edinburgh and Arthur’s Seat

Victrex staff reach the summit of Arthur's Seat.

Today we provided our tour guide services to Abbey Tours Scotland. Despite the dreich weather, staff from Victrex enjoyed a walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town and Arthur’s Seat.  The summit of Arthur’s Seat is reached  The descent underway Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance [...]


Faith, Mary, Rhoda and Amy’s Tour

Faith, Rhoda, Mary & Amy's Tour

Faith, Mary, Rhoda and Amy’s spent eight days with us exploring Dumfries & Galloway, Edinburgh, Northumberland and Scottish Borders. Highlights included visits to Abbotsford, Alnwick Castle, Berwickshire Coast, Floors Castle, Jedburgh, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Traquair House. More photographs can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook: Day Two – Ancestral tour to Hawick [...]


Guided tour of Edinburgh

Guided tour of Edinburgh

Seven visitors from Australia and New Zealand touring Scotland with Abbeytours had a full-day guided tour of Edinburgh. The group had previously had a Guided tour of Glasgow. Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh (next to the entrance to Old Calton Cemetery). This full-day or half-day tour of Edinburgh is available [...]


Walking tour of Edinburgh

Walking tour of Edinburgh

Walking tour of Edinburgh with Carl, Dave, Leslie and Suzanne from Salt Lake City. We visited the New Town, Old Town and Calton Hill. L to R – Suzanne, Dave, Leslie and Carl in front of the National Monument of Scotland on Calton Hill Carl, Leslie, Suzanne and Dave on Calton Hill L to R – Dave, [...]


Edinburgh – Botanic Garden and Calton Hill

The Portuguese Cannon & Nelson Monument

Photographs from our visits to Edinburgh Botanic Garden and Calton Hill.  Victorian Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden Rock Garden, Royal Botanic Garden Arthur’s Seat and Old Town from Calton Hill Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street from Calton Hill The Portuguese Cannon and Nelson Monument at Calton Hill More photographs can be found on Borders Journeys’ Facebook. [...]


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 [...]


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