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Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders

Nestled within an area of outstanding beauty, 23 miles south of Edinburgh, the Borders town of Peebles sits straddling the majestic River Tweed.

Nestled within an area of outstanding beauty, 23 miles south of Edinburgh, the Borders town of Peebles sits straddling the majestic River Tweed. A Royal Burgh since 1152, Peebles has for many years been a market town cherished by locals and visitors alike for its picturesque and unspoilt character. The Borders is very different from the rugged Highlands that we recognise in tourist board magazines. It is rich, rolling, wellstocked farmland, dotted with dozens of good-sized market towns, many built around an abbey, with random castles and more stately homes per square mile than any other part of Britain.

 

Hotel: Peebles Hydro Hotel, Peebles (4 nights D, B&B).

Peebles Hydro is an early 20th century country house hotel and spa resort and offers a beautiful setting with its own gardens. The bedrooms have WiFi, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. There is an indoor swimming pool, spa and gym.

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1

We start the day on the mid-morning sailing to Cairnryan and enjoy a leisurely drive to our hotel.

D

Day 2

Following breakfast we head to Tweedbank and join ScotRail’s Scottish Borders Railway, the longest new domestic railway to be built in over 100 years, to Edinburgh’s Waverley Station. You have the remainder of the day free in Edinburgh. The return coach will depart from Waverley Station at 4pm.

B, D

Day 3

A tour of the Scottish Border towns today,
an area famed for its association with the
textile industry, the River Tweed and its many tributaries. We visit the house and gardens of Abbotsford House, picturesque Kelso, with its spacious market square and five arched bridge
over the River Tweed, and Jedburgh, a strategic
border town with a turbulent past.

B, D

Day 4

It’s market day in Peebles so relax and enjoy some shopping or browsing. In the afternoon we visit the New Lanark Heritage World Heritage Site, an 18th century cotton mill
village sitting alongside the picturesque River Clyde

B, D

Day 5

We return to Cairnryan via Dumfries and take the mid-afternoon Stena Line ferry to Belfast.

B

B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Tour Highlights

Scottish Borders Railway • Edinburgh • Abbotsford House • Kelso • Jedburgh • New Lanark Heritage World Heritage Site • Dumfries

 

Price Excludes

• Single Room Supplement £100

• Holiday Insurance

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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