Melrose

Tour of the Scottish Borders

Melrose Abbey, Abbotsford, Floors Castle & Scott's View

Today we welcomed ER from the USA and Vlada from Ukraine for a private sightseeing tour of the Scottish Borders. In the morning we visited the pretty abbey town of Melrose where ER and Vlada enjoyed exploring the ruins of Melrose Abbey and the town’s many independent local shops and galleries. We next visited Abbotsford, [...]


Sadie & Raiden’s Tour to Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders

Rosslyn Chapel, Melrose Abbey & Glenkinchie Distillery

Sadie & Raiden from Canada are visiting Scotland for the second time. Having read about Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders, they contacted Borders Journeys to organise a guided sightseeing tour for them. Leaving Edinburgh we travelled firstly to Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 and has been described as an [...]


Roger & Jolene tour Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders

Rosslyn Chapel, Bear Gates at Traquair House & Melrose Abbey

Roger & Jolene were on their first visit to Scotland from Louisiana in the USA. Having read about Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders, Roger & Jolene contacted Borders Journeys to organise a private guided sightseeing tour for them. Leaving Edinburgh we travelled firstly to Rosslyn Chapel. The magnificent chapel looked particularly stunning with a [...]


Julia & Paul visit the Scottish Borders

Rosslyn Chapel, William & Muckle Moothed Meg

We were delighted to welcome Julia and Paul from the USA on a private tour of the Scottish Borders. Leaving Edinburgh our first visit was to Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 and has been described as an “Architectural Wonder” and a “Library in Stone” because virtually every surface of the building [...]


Rosslyn Chapel & the Scottish Borders

Today we welcomed Gretchen & Matt Seif and Mr & Mrs Napoli on a tour to Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Borders and Glenkinchie Distellery. Our tour began by visiting Rosslyn Chapel. The chapel was built between 1446 & 1484 and has been described as an “Architectural Wonder” and a “Library in Stone” as virtually every [...]


Cindy & Lëmisø’s Grand Tour of the South of Scotland

Cindy & Lëmisø's Grand Tour - Day Six

Recently Cindy and her son Lëmisø from Washington State in the USA joined us on a six day private sightseeing tour of the South of Scotland. Cindy and Lëmisø have visited Scotland several times and were keen to explore Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders. We designed a tour where they would discover the beauty, history and culture of the ‘south’. Day [...]


Some of our recent tours of Scotland & Northumberland

Kristof and Annelies at Balquhidder

Dan & Sarah’s Honeymoon Trip to the Borders Dan & Sarah from California are visiting Scotland for the first time on honeymoon. Sarah organised the private tour for Dan to visit the region associated with his family name, Scott. Although Dan’s family have been researching the Scott family name, they have been unable to make [...]


Rae & Kathleen’s Garden Tour of the Borders

Rae & Kathleen visit Scott’s View, Melrose & Abbotsford Friends Rae from New Zealand and Kathleen from Aberdeen wanted a garden tour of the Borders. We organised a tour which took them to Scott’s View, Melrose where they visited Priory and Harmony Gardens then onto Abbotsford and finally Kailzie Gardens. Abbotsford Gardens The highlight of [...]


Nancy returns to her ancestral roots in the Borders

Borders Family History Society Hawick Heritage Hub Johnstons of Elgin

Nancy Huntley from Canada is visiting Scotland with Genealogy Tours of Scotland to trace her Scottish ancestral roots. Borders Journeys organised a three day ancestral tour for Nancy to visit places associated with her ancestors along with heritage attractions. Collecting Nancy in Edinburgh she first visited Rosslyn Chapel where she marvelled in its historical splendour [...]


Laurie visits her ancestral roots in the Borders and Midlothian

Melrose Scott's View

Laurie Thomas from Canada is visiting Scotland with Genealogy Tours of Scotland to trace her Scottish ancestral roots. Borders Journeys organised an ancestral and sightseeing tour of the Borders and Midlothian where Laurie could walk in the footsteps of her ancestors. After collecting Laurie in Edinburgh we headed to the Borders. Our first stop was [...]


Lyn & Peter Huk’s Ancestral Tour

Lyn & Peter's Huk's Ancestral Tour - Jedburgh Alnwick Castle Flodden Field

Lyn & Peter Huk from Australia are on a week long ancestral tour to Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders. Their tour was planned as Lyn wished to learn more about her Scottish ancestors along with the people, places and traditions connected with them. In advance of their visit, Ian had already researched Lyn’s Anderson, Geddes, Scott and Tweedie [...]


Rosslyn Chapel, Traquair House and Abbotsford

Abbotsford

Despite the dull day the Borders were looking ‘awfy bonnie’ for our tour to Rosslyn Chapel, Traqauir House, Melrose and Abbotsford with Geoffrey and Mandy. Rosslyn Chapel Traquair House Traqauir House and Geoffrey & Mandy meet ‘Muckle Moothed Meg’ & Will Scott Abbotsford, Home of Sir Walter Scott Mandy reviewed the tour on Trip Advisor [...]


Feeney Family Tour

TripAdvisor

Yesterday we welcomed Ryan, Johanna & baby Lucas on a private tour to Rosslyn Chapel, Abbotsford, Melrose, Scott’s View and Glenkinchie Distillery. It was the family’s first visit to Scotland, they were amazed at the beauty of the Scottish Borders and would like to return to explore more of the region. Our daily tours departs [...]


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 [...]


Rocco and Kris’ visit to the Scottish Borders

Rocco & Kris' visit to William Wallace Monument

Rocco visited the Borders last year along with his colleagues; during their visit Borders Journeys provided them with a tour of the area. Rocco enjoyed his visit to the Borders so much that he decided to return and this time brought his wife Kris. Borders Journeys organised a private tour for Rocco and Kris which [...]


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 [...]


Belgian Journalists visit the Scottish Borders

Traquair House and Abbotsford

We provided a guided sightseeing tour for six Belgian Journalists. The visit was arranged by VisitScotland to promote the beauty, history and culture of the Scottish Borders to the Belgian tourist market.  Traquair House and Abbotsford  Abbotsford  Melrose Abbey and Scott’s View  Rosslyn Chapel and Muckle Moothed Meg & Will Scott Our daily tours departs [...]


Rosslyn Chapel, Abbotsford and Glenkinchie Distillery

Abbotsford

Today’s tour took us to Rosslyn Chapel, Thornielee Forest, Selkirk, Abbotsford, Melrose, Scott’s View and Glenkinchie Distillery.  Rosslyn Chapel with St. Anna  Muckle Moothed Meg & Will Scott at Thornielee Forest and Sir Walter Scott Courtroom, Selkirk  Abbotsford from the Walled Garden  Abbotsford from the Morris Garden and Walled Garden  Scott’s View Our Rosslyn Chapel [...]


Scottish Borders and Alnwick Castle

Marcia, Phil & Toni from America, Gary & Mary from Canada and Carlota from Spain joined us on a tour to the Scottish Borders and Alnwick Castle. During our tour we visited Scott’s View, Wallace Monument, Jedburgh, Carter Bar, Alnwick Castle and Cove. Scott’s View, Scottish Borders Left to right – Jedburgh Abbey, Carter Bar [...]


Hadrian’s Wall, Lanercost Priory and Rosslyn Chapel

Melrose Abbey

Nancy, Steve and Penny from Oregon’s visit to Hadrian’s Wall at Birdoswald, Lanercost Priory, Melrose and Rosslyn Chapel.  Nancy, Steve & Penny by Hardian’s Wall at Birdoswald Roman Fort Lanercost Priory Melrose Abbey and Mercat Cross Steve, Nancy & Penny at Rosslyn Chapel Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), Waterloo Place, Edinburgh [...]


Sir Walter Scott’s Borders and Abbotsford

Scottish Borders

Four Italian students visit to the Scottish Borders. Sandra, a student of Scott’s literature, wanted to visit the countryside that inspired Scott to write. Visiting various landmarks in the Scottish Borders Abbotsford from the Walled Garden Abbotsford from the Morris Garden and ‘Morris’ Statues and plaques at Abbotsford Left to right – Wall plaque at [...]


Susan & Brad’s Tour of the Scottish Borders

Ferniehirst Castle

Susan & Brad Crase were visiting the Scottish Borders for the first time. Susan Nee Kerr was interested in visiting places associated with the Kerr family. During their tour of the Scottish Borders, Susan & Brad visited Scott’s View, Wallace Monument, Kelso, Floors Castle, Roxburgh Hotel Golf Course, Jedburgh, Ferniehirst Castle and Melrose. Despite the [...]


Mr & Mrs Seidel’s Scottish Borders Tour

Traquair House and Bear Gates

Mr & Mrs Seidel from Germany visited the Scottish Borders for the first time. They were especially impressed by the beauty history and culture of the region. Mr & Mrs Seidel at Scott’s View Dryburgh Abbey Melrose Abbey and Mercat Cross Traquair House and Bear Gates Our daily scheduled tours depart from Stance F (ZF), [...]


Abbotsford – Home of Sir Walter Scott

Abbotsford from the Walled Garden – June 2013 After two years of renovation, Abbotsford, the Borders home of Sir Walter Scott has been officially re-opened by Her Majesty the Queen. Here are links to several interesting articles associated with the re-opening on Wednesday, 3rd July 2013: Queen opens Sir Walter Scott’s upgraded Abbotsford House – BBC [...]


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