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Peebles, Edinburgh & The Scottish Borders

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9011

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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Come bask in the bonnie braw borders, where a warm welcome awaits.

Enjoy a spectacular tour taking in some of Scotland’s greatest treasures as we transport you through a wonderful selection of sights, heritage and countryside including the historic city of Edinburgh and the beautiful Scottish Borders. 

This amazing coach holiday experience will immerse you in the breathtaking beauty and rich history of Scotland. Our base in the charming village of Peebles will be your home as we explore some of Scotland's most iconic destinations. From the vibrant capital city of Edinburgh to the fascinating New Lanark World Heritage Site and the mysterious Rosslyn Chapel, this promises a perfect blend of sightseeing, culture, nature, and relaxation.

In addition to this packed itinerary of included excursions, you’ll have time to relax and unwind in Peebles at your unique, historic hotel set amongst 30 acres of grounds with a great range of facilities.

Join us for an adventure that will leave you with lasting memories of Scotland's remarkable landscapes and heritage. What a holiday!

An ideal choice for:

* Anyone who picture postcard scenery
* People who have yet to discover Scotland but are curious to see what all the fuss is about
* Anyone who likes an itinerary packed with fascinating excursions

PRICE FROM ? £549 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

An early start as you join your coach at your convenient local pick-up point, and we head north, making convenient stops along the way for coffee/lunch. Crossing the border into bonnie Scotland, we arrive in Peebles at the wonderful Peebles Hydro Hotel, your home for the next 4 nights. Take time to settle in and freshen up, ready to sample the best in Scottish hospitality. Maybe enjoy a wee dram at the bar before your first delicious dinner with time to meet your fellow travellers.

Days 2 to 4

Enjoy a delicious Scottish breakfast each morning and be prepared to be amazed every day. There will be time to relax at your hotel and enjoy Peebles, but you can also enjoy the fabulous excursions we have included showcasing this beautiful area. No matter what you get up to during the day, you can always look forward to a warm welcome from your hotel when you return, and every evening you'll enjoy delicious Scottish fayre. Snuggle up with a wee dram and look back on your amazing adventures of the day with fellow travellers.

Peebles is just a short stroll away and 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. For the more energetic, there are a range of walking routes available. Alternatively you can simply enjoy the facilities at the hotel. Why not sample some of the gin made onsite or book a relaxing spa treatment.

Your INCLUDED experiences include some of the best the area has to offer. We take you to the wonderful Scottish capital city of Edinburgh, dominated by the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, an ancient fortress built on a volcanic crag and the most visited attraction in Scotland. Other highlights include the gardens on Princes Street, the Old Town, The Royal Mile leading to Holyrood House and much more. We also spend the day at New Lanark, one of Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites, where we discover the fascinating 200 year social history of this beautifully restored cotton mill village. Finally we visit one of the most remarkable and famous buildings in Scotland, Rosslyn Chapel where guides give regular, free talks throughout the day. This 15th century chapel is a popular visitor attraction, partly due to its inclusion in the best-selling book The Da Vinci Code and makes for an intriguing visit.  

This is a holiday packed full of amazing memories!

Day 5

After an amazing few days enjoy a final hearty Scottish breakfast this morning before saying 'bye for noo' and heading homewards with amazing memories, new friends and no doubt a few souvenirs!

Edinburgh

The beautiful, dramatically set historic capital of Scotland is one of the most amazing cities to explore. Edinburgh offers superb sightseeing, historic buildings, secret underground streets, quiet galleries and museums, thrilling new attractions, serious shopping and a great choice of excellent restaurants, bistros, wine bars, pubs and cafes. Whether you head for Edinburgh Castle, its world famous Zoo, the underground history and intrigue of The Real Mary King's Close, the Royal Yacht Britannia or the Queen's official residence in Scotland at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, you will wish you had longer. Head to the Old Town, Princes Street and the Royal Mile for great shopping and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. With the city's skyline, cobbled streets and colourful characters as your backdrop, there's so many ways to embrace, explore, have fun and create lasting memories in Edinburgh.

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Tour includes

  • 4 nights hotel with full Scottish breakfast & evening meals
  • Evening entertainment on some nights at the hotel
  • Time to relax and unwind in Peebles
  • A day out to Edinburgh
  • Half day visit to Rosslyn Chapel
  • Excursion to New Lanark with guided tour
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate

Rosslyn Chapel

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationCome and experience one of Scotland's most remarkable buildings which was founded in 1446 by Sir William St Clair. Rosslyn Chapel has been a venerated landmark in South Scotland for hundreds of years thanks to its magnificent ornate stonework and otherworldly atmosphere. The beauty of its setting, in rural Midlothian, and its mysterious symbolism have inspired, attracted and intrigued writers, artists and visitors ever since. This atmospheric chapel became world-renowned thanks to Dan Brown’s bestselling book The Da Vinci Code, but it will remain a treasure because of its unique interior, and fascinating association with the Knights Templar. Chapel Guides give regular free talks throughout the day which cover some of the Chapel’s history, the family’s story and highlight some of the key carvings. Talks usually last around 10/15 minutes and normally take place inside the Chapel. Some may take place outside, especially during summer months. Information talks are optional and visitors are welcome to continue looking round during them. Maps of the Chapel’s carvings are also available for visitors.

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New Lanark World Heritage Site

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century and is one of Scotland’s six UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Discover the fascinating 200 year social history of this beautifully restored cotton mill village. Listen to the story of a mill girl from 1820 during the Annie McLeod Experience, see working textile machinery, enjoy the spectacular views from the imaginatively designed roof garden and explore the Millworkers’ House, The Village Store and Robert Owen’s House and School. The Mill Shop offers a selection of delightful gifts and Scottish produce including wool which is spun on site.

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Peebles

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Nestled amongst the rolling Border hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the gorgeous Border town of Peebles straddles the glorious River Tweed - world renowned for its salmon fishing. The towns motto is drawn from its strong association with the Tweed - "CONTRA NANDO INCREMENTUM" or "increase by swimming against the current" - but the river is only one of the many treasures that Peebles has offer.

Made a Royal Burgh in 1152 by King David I of Scotland, Peebles has for many years been a market town cherished by locals and visitors alike, valued for its picturesque and unspoilt character. You wouldn't be the first to feel inspired by this artsy town, with many notable residents including John Buchan, the Scottish novelist, choosing to make their home here.

If you fancy a bit of shopping, Peebles High Street has a multitude of various independent shops and that classic old-worldly feel, definitely worth a visit. At the Tweeddale Museum you can learn about the area’s fascinating history. There are also many walking routes for all abilities or simply take a stroll along the banks of the River Tweed.

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Accommodation

Peebles Hydro Hotel Peebles, Scotland

Peebles Hydro is a historic and elegant spa hotel nestled in the heart of the Scottish Borders surrounded by stunning natural beauty. Overlooking the Tweed Valley and backed by Glentress Forest, this grand Victorian hotel offers a perfect blend of tradition and modern comfort. It is just a short walk from charming Peebles itself.

With its rich history, warm hospitality, and a range of amenities, Peebles Hydro provides a delightful base for exploring the picturesque landscapes, historic sites, and outdoor adventures that the Scottish Borders have to offer.

All of the well appointed bedrooms are en suite, spacious, comfortable and offer a range of modern amenities, including television, radio, telephone, Wi-Fi, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, and tea/coffee-making facilities. There is a cocktail bar, and separate lounge and bar area and they even distil their own gin onsite. This charming, historic hotel also features an indoor swimming pool, a spa and gym, plus an abundance of the great outdoors. A stroll around the Hydro’s extensive grounds can bring you to putting greens, a giant chess board, even a microbrewery, whilst you might also stumble upon birds and bees as the hotel keeps its own chickens, ducks and European bees. The Peebles Hydro is a truly beautiful base in Border Country.

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