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Scotland of Sir Walter Scott Walking Vacation


Scotland - Romance & Raiders

Explore the world at the heart of the Scottish Borders, whose rich heritage inspired Sir Walter Scott 200 years ago. There's an amazing diversity of landscape - mountain passes, winding streams, shimmering lochs and wooded hills. There is history at every turn in the Scottish Borders shaped by their past as a frontier land.

"O swiftly can speed my dapple-gray steed,
Which drinks of the Teviot clear;
Ere break of day,' the warrior 'gan say,
'Again will I be here "
"The Ride to Melrose" Sir Walter Scott

Scotland of Sir Walter Scott

scotland walking vacation, walter scott, scottish bordersDay 1
Enjoy a welcome dinner near the banks of the salmon-rich River Tweed. Will Rumblethumps, Cullen Skink or Tweed Kettle be on the menu?

Day 2
Gain insights into the life of romantic poet Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford, before exploring the beauty of the Eildon Hills. In pretty Melrose, wonder at its ruined Abbey, where lies the heart of Robert the Bruce.

Day 3
A stunning drive into the hills of Southern Scotland. Walk amongst the mountainous scenery around picturesque St Mary's Loch then on to the attractive setting of Peebles, the River Tweed and Niedpath Castle.

Day 4
Relax amongst picturesque villages and scenic hills cloaked in forest. Marvel at the ivy-clad Traquair house, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland with connections with Bonnie Prince Charlie and Mary Queen of Scots before taking a walk high on the moors for fantastic views.

Day 5
In beautiful Ettrick valley and Ettrick Water, our wandering starts around the impressive estate of Bowhill. Call at Aikwood Tower, the home of Lord and Lady Steel.

Day 6
On the outskirts of Kelso the magnificent home of the Duchess of Roxburgh's is a fantastic start to the day. We'll meet Braveheart Wallace on our walk around magnificent Dryburgh Abbey. We then have time to enjoy bustling Kelso and gain insights into local crafts.

Day 7 Why not relax in historic Edinburgh for a couple more days?


Arrival & Departure:
Arrival transfer from Melrose Bus Station.
Departure transfer to Kelso Bus Station.


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