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Edinburgh Castle and The Scottish Borders

5 days - from only £499pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Edinburgh Castle and The Scottish Borders

Built in 1536, the imposing Barony Castle Hotel is set in 25 acres of beautiful countryside and offers a warm Scottish welcome. Originally built for the Murrays of Blackbarony and steeped in history, one of the key highlights of the hotel is the ‘Great Polish Map of Scotland’ – a three-dimensional, outdoor concrete scale model of Scotland designed by Polish war veteran Jan Tomasik. From our base in the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Borders, we’ll visit historic Edinburgh and enjoy a tour of majestic Edinburgh Castle, explore the quaint town of Peebles, and take in the sights of Jedburgh. Ending the tour on a high, we discover the sumptuous interiors and beautiful gardens of Abbotsford House and Gardens.

Find out more about your Signature Collection hotel.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with Scottish breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, and then on to the Barony Castle Hotel near Peebles for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle

    Today we venture to Edinburgh – Scotland's majestic capital city. There will be free time to enjoy the medieval atmosphere of the Royal Mile or the popular shops along Princes Street before we visit the wonderful castle.

    Edinburgh Castle has witnessed many defining moments in Scottish history. Highlights include the Scottish Crown Jewels, tiny St. Magaret's Chapel and Mons Meg, a huge cannon which is one of the oldest in Europe.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle
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    Included Highlights

    • Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh Castle
  • Day 3: Morning in Peebles, afternoon at leisure

    This morning we take a trip to nearby Peebles. This beautiful Border Town straddles the River Tweed and was made a Royal Burgh in 1152. Stroll along the timeless high street with its range of independent shops, and meander the alleyways and medieval closes which have barely changed over the passing centuries.

    Later, we return to the hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure for you to relax.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Peebles

    Peebles, River Tweed

    Included Highlights

    • Peebles
  • Day 4: Abbotsford House and Gardens and Jedburgh

    Join us on our included excursion to Jedburgh – known for its associations with Mary Queen of Scots. Up to the 17th century, the location of the town put it at the forefront of many Border battles; today it is a charming place to visit where colourful, renovated buildings flank the Market Place.

    Our day continues as we visit Abbotsford House and Gardens. Abbotsford is the extraordinary home of Sir Walter Scott – the 'Great Scott' who popularised tartan, saved the Scottish banknote and rediscovered his country's Crown Jewels. We take a guided a tour here that will take us through the sumptuous interiors and into the beautiful gardens which form three 'outdoor rooms', before enjoying an included cream tea.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Abbotsford House

    Abbotsford House
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    Included Highlights

    • Jedburgh
    • Abbotsford House and Gardens
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (5 days).

introducing

Boasting expertly crafted itineraries and luxurious, handpicked accommodation, enjoy an indulgent escape in the UK's most desirable destinations with The Signature Collection.

Barony Castle Hotel

Originally built in 1536, the Barony Castle Hotel is set in 25 acres of beautiful countryside on the edge of historic Peebles in the Scottish Borders. The welcoming bedrooms offer all the home comforts you would expect and every room is unique, offering different views of the castle estate, garden and glen. The leisure centre and spa provide the perfect spot for a relaxing swim or treatment, and the restaurant offers dishes prepared with locally sourced, fresh produce. The bar is the ideal place to relax with drink

Most popular facilities

  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool

Hotel Facilities

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Services

  • 24 Hour Front Desk

General

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool

Room Amenities

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi

Accessibility

  • Lift

Additional Information

Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (5 days).

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