Scottish Borders & Edinburgh

 

A wonderful 5 day break to the ever popular Border Country - see the triple peaks of the Eildon Hills, Melrose with its ruined Abbey, Biggar with its medieval layout and Moffat. This tour offers the opportunity to visit Edinburgh and enjoy a guided tour.

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Price from... £409
Web Price... £394

Highlights

  • 4 nights in Peebles with dinner & breakfast
  • Welcome Tea/Coffee on arrival & after dinner
  • Free Use of leisure facilities
  • Porterage
  • Visit to Melrose
  • Visit to Biggar & Moffat

Hotel

Mercure Barony Castle Hotel, Peebles

Located south of Edinburgh on the edge of the Scottish Borders near Peebles. This imposing white turreted 16th century castle offers 75 bedrooms, each with differing views of the surrounding estate, gardens and glen. All rooms are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and WiFi. There is a lift but some rooms have a few steps up. Facilities at the hotel include a small swimming pool, sauna and gym as well as a restaurant, bar and lounge. There are acres of grounds to explore and the hotel is also home to the unique 'Great Map of Scotland', a large physical relief map of Scotland, sculpted in concrete and measuring some 40m by 50m.



Itinerary

Day 1 - To Peebles with comfort breaks en route. 4 nights with breakfast & dinner.

Days 2- 4 At leisure in Peebles with 2 included excursions.

Melrose
Enjoy some free time in Peebles with its picturesque main street set on a ridge between the River Tweed and the Eddleston Water and one of the most handsome of the Border towns. Peebles is bursting with tales from the past, not to mention picturesque architecture and fine buildings everywhere you look. Some of these are even thought to date back to the 11th century. The town is full of relics from times gone by, including an old Mercat Cross and the ruined Cross Kirk. Late morning rejoin the coach to Melrose. The triple peaks of the Eildon Hills are the most distinctive single landmark in the Scottish Borders. At their feet in the valley of the Tweed lies Melrose. Ruined Melrose Abbey dates from 1136. A casket discovered believed to contain the heart of Robert the Bruce was marked by a re-burial ceremony and commemorative stone tablet.

Biggar & Moffat
A royal burgh since 1451, Biggar still retains its medieval layout. The main street is lined with centuries-old houses and Biggar Kirk dates from the 16th century. Biggar has associations with various historical figures, including William Wallace and Bonnie Prince Charlie. One of the town's main attractions is a world famous Victorian puppet theatre. Biggar also has some wonderful museums, including the Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum and the Biggar Gasworks Museum, the only preserved gas works in Scotland. Southwards to Moffat for some free time and sightseeing.


OPTIONAL EXCURSION
Edinburgh with Optional Guided City Tour:
A scenic journey through the Southern Uplands to Scotland's Capital city of Edinburgh. On arrival meet by the guide who will take you around this vibrant and historical city, viewing the fascinating sites from Arthurs Seat, The Palace of Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament and Edinburgh Castle.

Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast retrace your steps back through Northern England, with ample stops for refreshments. Continuing back to your local joining points.

Date Duration Price Single Supp.    
26/08/2018 5 Days £394 £0.00 Please Call
Crusader Holidays
Garside Way
Stocklake
Aylesbury, Bucks
HP20 1BH
: 01255 425453 / 01296 336666

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