Eildon 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 

 

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Day's Itinerary: 

-        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