Border Hills & Abbey
COST: £94 PICKUP LOCATION: EDINBURGH
PULLING TOGETHER THE CONTRASTS OF THIS BEAUTIFUL Scottish BORDERs REGION BY FIRST APPRECIATING IT WITH A BIRD’S EYE VIEW OF THE TWEED VALLEY FROM THE EILDON HILLS, FOLLOWED BY A WELL-DESERVED PUB LUNCH AND FINISH THE DAY WALKING AROUND DRYBURGH ABBEY, ARGUABLY SCOTLAND’S MOST BEAUTIFUL ABBEY beside ITS RIVER SETTING, AND SOME INTRIGUING HIDDEN STATUES
- Starting the day with a walk in the Eildon Hills to the foundations of an ancient hill fort with expansive views over the Tweed valley. Walk grading: Moderate hill climb along well defined tracks and paths. Distance: 5Kms. Height: 290m
- Pub lunch beside a peaceful village green at Kirk Yetholm
- Coffee in Scotland’s largest, historic square of ancient Kelso.
- Walk around the comprehensive ruins of Dryburgh abbey in its peaceful rural idyll beside the River Tweed. Grading: Easy along well-defined paths.
- Short walks to a little known statue to Scotland’s national hero, Wallace, and to the Temple of the Muses.
- Scott’s view of the Eildon Hills - iconic to this region
Cost includes admission to Dryburgh Abbey but excludes food or drink.
Pickup: 09:30 Drop Off: 18:30