Scotland Day Tours

Our Day Tours offer you a refreshing day to explore and experience a snapshot of life in Scotland. Scenery, History, Culture, Heritage, Film & Screen, Food & Drink, Music & Song, Textiles & Fashion, Art & Architecture, Gardens & Sculpture, Food as Medicine.
Tell us what you would like to see or experience and we’ll include that in your days itinerary.

This day tour takes you along and by the old Roman Dere Street, subsequently the Via Regia, by Melrose and Jedburgh to Carter Bar and England. Walk a stretch of Hadrian’s Wall and visit the fantastic Vindolanda with its fort and astounding and fun tablets.

Hadrians Wall & the Border Country

On this tour:

  • Welcome and pick-up from your Edinburgh lodgings (or from the airport)
  • Leave Edinburgh and journey along old Roman Dere Street, subsequently the Via Regia, stopping off at the remains of the old medieval hospital at Soutra with stunning views on a clear day over the Lothians and Edinburgh and across to the Kingdom of Fife
  • Via the Lammermuir Hills and the Royal Burgh of Lauder to the Scottish Borders
  • Stop at Trimontium, an old Roman Frontier Fort
  • view Melrose, its ruined Cistercian abbey and Jedburgh (see Mary Queen of Scots’ house, the bridewell and Augustinian abbey)
  • Gaze from Carter Bar, this elevated and historically notable border point between Scotland and England (passports not necessary!) before heading into Northumberland, England
  • Make our way to Housesteads Roman Fort where it is possible to walk (or view if you prefer!) a three mile – and most complete – stretch of Hadrian’s Wall to Steel Rigg
  • Meeting the vehicle again, head along Wade’s Military Road to the Milecastle Inn for lunch
  • Afternoon Visit to Vindolanda Fort and Vici, which was rebuilt nine times in the Roman Period, that as well as the splendid ruins houses an excellent museum on Roman life including amusing day to day domestic and housekeeping details and fascinating information on customs and belief, recorded in thin prices of oak, alder and birch; a Roman treasure trove indeed!
  • return to Edinburgh via the Western Marches of the Scottish Borders if time and daylight permits

Stops/visits on the above tour can be tailored to your requirements. For Alnwick Castle/Lindisfarne please enquire.