Historic Houses

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 [...]


Carolyn, Gary & Marilyn’s Grand Tour

Haddon Hall, Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Druid Temple

Carolyn, Gary & Marilyn with Ian at Luss, Hadrian’s Wall and Bettys Tea Room Carolyn, Gary & Marilyn were recently on their third tour with Borders Journeys. The first day was spent in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park as Gary wanted to learn more about his Colquhoun ancestry. We spent the bulk of [...]


JM Barrie, Kirriemuir & Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle

JM Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, was born in Kirriemuir in 1860. Barrie died in London in 1937 and is buried with his parents in Kirriemuir Cemetery. Before his death Barrie gifted the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London which continues to benefit from them. Barrie’s [...]


Laurel’s Ancestral Tour of Scotland & Northumberland

Scone Palace & Ogle Castle

Laurel & Jim from the USA recently spent two days with Borders Journeys discovering Laurel’s Scottish & Northumbrian ancestral roots. Laurel first made contact with me nearly a year ago requesting assistance researching her Gilfillan / Gilphillan ancestors from Airth in Stirlingshire. Through information Laurel sent to me, I established her family line back to [...]


Castle Howard

Brideshead Revisited - 1981 & 2008 Exhibition

Castle Howard Castle Howard is located in North Yorkshire, 15 miles north of York. The design of the castle began in 1699 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle by John Vanburgh. Construction started in 1701 and took over a hundred years to complete. Generations of the Earls divided their time between Castle Howard and their [...]


Druid Temple & Brimham Rocks

Brimham Rocks

Druids Temple The Druids Temple is near Ilton in North Yorkshire. The temple is a folly created by William Danby of nearby Swinton Hall in 1820. Danby created the temple to generate work for the local population who were paid 1 shilling a day. A salary was offered for someone to live at the Temple [...]


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