Historic Houses in the Breathtaking Borders
5 days from £349 per person*
*based on sharing on a twin/double basis and a minimum of 40 paying passengers
Peebles is an excellent base from which to explore the Scottish Borders, often called ‘the highlands in miniature’. The area is home to some of the most spectacular Castles and Stately homes in Scotland, as well as being a good value base from which to visit beautiful Edinburgh.
We depart from our selected pick up and begin our journey to the Scottish Borders. Following our scenic journey we arrive at our hotel and enjoy a welcome tea / coffee as we check in and our luggage is taken to our room. We have time to relax before enjoying dinner at the hotel.
This morning we make our way to Manderston, an Edwardian mansion set in 56 acres of formal gardens. ‘The Edwardian Country House’ was filmed by Channel 4 at this beautiful mansion in the town of Duns. Manderston offers sumptuous state rooms including a most charming and beautiful ball room, the only silver staircase in the world,marble floors and unexpected insights into life at the turn of the century, both upstairs and downstairs. Outside, there are formal gardens and a stable block that has been described as the best in the world (it has often been mistaken for the main house). In the afternoon we return via Melrose, where we have time to visit attractions such as Melrose Abbey, probably the most famous ruin in Scotland, or Abbotsford, the famous home of Walter Scott.
Today we make the short journey to Edinburgh for the complete day at leisure. Rich in associations with the past and with many historic buildings, Scotland’s capital offers endless possibilities. You could explore at your leisure attractions including Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Palace of Holyroodhouse (no admissions included), all steeped in history, to the Royal Mile and Princes Street for that perfect shopping experience.
This morning we visit the impressive Floors Castle, the largest inhabited Castle in Scotland, home to the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe and their family. This stunning castle is situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders, overlooking the River Tweed and Cheviot Hills. The Castle contains Chinese and European porcelain collections and many other fine works of art. In the afternoon we travel the short distance to the historic town of Jedburgh, where we have time to visit attractions such Mary Queen of Scots’ House or Jedburgh Abbey dating back to around 1138.
After breakfast we must say farewell and travel back home.
Mercure Peebles Barony Castle
The 3 star Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel is located 17 miles south of Edinburgh, in the village of Eddleston, a short drive from the border town of Peebles. The hotel has recently changed ownership and has undergone refurbishment. This impressive 16th century tower house is steeped in history and is surrounded by 25 acres of Peeblesshire countryside. The hotel offers 76 well equipped bedrooms with hairdryer, TV and tea /coffeemaking facilities. Enjoy the contemporary bar and restaurant, conservatory and terrace area, with great views of the countryside. The hotel also benefits from full leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, thermal spa, sauna and gym. There is a lift, but a small number of rooms are accessed via a flight of steps.
• Executive coach travel throughout
• 4 nights accommodation
• Meals on a half board basis
• Tea or coffee after dinner
• Excursions and admissions as stated in itinerary
What’s not included
• Single supplement
• Travel insurance
Any of our tours can be tailored to suit your particular groups requirements.
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