Rosslyn Chapel, Traquair House, St. Mary’s Loch and Moffat

Rosslyn Chapel, Traquair House, St Mary's Loch & Moffat
Rosslyn 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 is covered in carvings. During your tour of the chapel you will learn about the history, myths and legends surrounding this mysterious building. The chapel was used as part of the set for the 2006 Hollywood blockbuster, The Da Vinci Code.

Leaving the chapel we travel to Traquair House in the Scottish Borders passing through the historic county of Peeblesshire. The house which dates from 1109 is Scotland’s oldest continually inhabited house and has been visited by 27 Scottish Kings and Queens including Mary, Queen of Scots. The house’s original entrance, the Bear Gates were reputedly locked behind Bonnie Prince Charlie when he left Traquair in 1745 on his way south to regain the British Throne for the Stuart Royal family. The gates won’t be unlocked and opened until a Stuart is restored to the throne. The 1745 Cottage Restaurant serves a selection of delicious homemade meals and refreshments.

Following the River Tweed we will travel through the beautiful Tweed Valley before crossing into the Yarrow Valley. The dramatic scenery of the Yarrow Valley is one of Scotland’s best kept secrets. While enjoying the beauty of the Highlands in miniature you will hear about Sir Walter Scott, James Hogg ‘the Ettrick Shepherd’ and William Wordworth’s connections to the valley along with stories of the Covenanters and Border Reivers. At the top of the valley we will stop to admire the beauty of St. Mary’s Loch and Loch of the Lowes.

Travelling into Dumfriesshire, we will stop to visit the Grey Mare’s Tail before stopping in the pretty market town of Moffat. There will be time for afternoon tea then explore the town and its woolen shops. Remember to ‘stock-up’ on Moffat’s famous Moffat Toffee and other favourite sweeties from the Moffat Toffee Shop!

We will travel home via the Devil’s Beef Tub and Tweedsmuir while hearing more about the myths, legends and folklore of the area.

Highlights

Rosslyn Chapel
Traquair House
Tweed Valley
St. Mary’s Loch 
Loch of the Lowes
Grey Mare’s Tail
Moffat

Cost

The cost of a full-day private guided sightseeing tour starts from £395.00 which includes all planning, tour guide and transport costs.

All entrances fees, meals & refreshments are excluded.

Booking

You can book this tour in one of the following ways:

Email us at Ian@bordersjourneys.co.uk

Phone us on (+44) 07794 021819

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