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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

By Heart of Scotland Tours
Recommended by 96% of travelers
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Take the stress out of planning your own way to Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian’s Wall on a guided tour that includes round-trip transport from Edinburgh. Letting someone else drive between the dispersed landmarks allows you to focus on the scenery rather than the road. Plus, exploring the attractions with a guide means you are party to historical commentary that brings the landmarks to life.
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Ages 5-99, max of 16 per group
Duration:
10h 30m
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • Guarantee a spot on a Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian’s Wall tour
  • Discover little-known legends about the Rosslyn Chapel
  • Stay comfortable on the drive in a climate-controlled Mercedes minivan 
  • Save the stress of planning rides with included round-trip transport

  • Small group tour - 16 passengers or less
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Rosslyn Chapel
  • Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

This Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian’s Wall tour starts with pickup from central Edinburgh. Once you board your minivan, get ready for the ride over to Rosslyn Chapel. At the chapel, take in the stunning architecture as your guide tells you about the chapel’s history and secrets. The Rosslyn Chapel was a filming location for the 'Da Vinci Code,' and many people flock from all over the world to see it. Afterward, it’s on to the town of Melrose. Here you can enjoy lunch (own expense) before continuing your journey to Hadrian’s Wall. Stop at Housesteads Fort in Northumberland National Park, and take a short hike along the main wall. On your way back to Edinburgh, make a stop at the Jedburgh Abbey to snap some photos. Your tour ends with a drop-off back in Edinburgh.

Departure details
  • Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK This tour departs from Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 08.45
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9085P4

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group tour - 16 passengers or less
  • Minimum age is 5 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
  • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh?
How much is Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh?
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What is the Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh cancellation policy?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9085P4

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Waterloo Place
    Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
    This tour departs from Bus Stand ZE, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BQ. Please arrive no later than 08.45
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rosslyn Chapel
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Melrose Abbey
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Carter Bar
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Jedburgh Abbey
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

NamamiGaur
NamamiGaur
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Thank you Keith!
Dear Keith and the heart of Scotland tour team, Thank you so much for the amazing tour! We had a wonderful trip!
davemG7989SD
davemG7989SD
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The best 5 days you could hope to spend in a Wee Bus in paradise
This was the most magnificent trip we have done to Scotland yet and my wife's second 5 day Highland Tour!. The driv
Angie K
Angie K
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I fell in love with Scotland
My husband and I had never been to Scotland and so we chose a small group tour to get the most of the experience.
Z566GVjeffk
Z566GVjeffk
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Great 8 day trip through Scotland.
One of the best tours we have ever been on! James was a fantastic driver and guide! His heart is with Scotland an
M1keOleBuddy
M1keOleBuddy
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The Experience of a Lifetime!
This was the highlight of my trip to Scotland. I’d been dreaming of visiting all life and was a little anxious abou
MomOfHeathens
MomOfHeathens
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Better Than I Could Have Imagined
I took the 3 day Skye tour it honestly made my entire trip better than I ever imagined! Our guide, James, was witty
Q7970GYwilliamh
Q7970GYwilliamh
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Great tour and tour guide!
We had a great 3 day tour of the Highlands and Isle of Skye. Our guide James made it special--- he was fun, funny,
nicglu4
nicglu4
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The tour was fantastic and James was brilliant!
The tour was fantastic and James was brilliant! Not only was he engaging, delightful and entertaining, but he had a
Gloria W
Gloria W
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The best way to see and learn about Scotland
We did the 5 day grand tour, our first real trip through Scotland. It was an amazing experience, the knowledge and
GraysonCat
GraysonCat
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5 day Highlands tour
Great experience from booking all the way through the actual tour. Our guide (Euan Alexander) was always on time.
53lilianam
53lilianam
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12 hour trip to Loch Ness
The trip itself was fine and the views gorgeous. Our problem was with the guide/driver (Richard ?). First he arrive
Adventurer643236
Adventurer643236
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Excellent+++
Kevin, our driver/guide, had our itinerary well in hand, prepared for additional photo opportunities that supported
SunnygirlfromJersey
SunnygirlfromJersey
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Good day trip excursion
Excellent day trip experience. Our guide Angela gave us lots of historical background with humor and wit, and took
Andrew M
Andrew M
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Fantastic views and brilliant guide!
This tour was absolutely phenmominal! Our tour guide Euan was fantastic, funny, engaging, really knowledgeable and
BLTB2022
BLTB2022
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Day trip to St Andrews
Nick Roche helped our group with a private tour of St Andrews for Edinburgh. Euan Alexander was our guide and drive
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LoveChicago
Chicago, IL3,845 contributions
I booked this tour last minute when another company cancelled my tour because they didn't have enough people. This itinerary might not be the first choice for most people visiting Scotland, had I not been before I would have selected a Highlands tour or an Outlander tour but I had not been to Melrose or Jedburgh so I picked this one.

I had already been to Roslyn and Hadrian's Wall but it was nice to see them again. The tour covers a lot of ground but the time at each was enough to see all of the sites. Our guide Keith was fantastic, he talked before each site and then you are allowed to go at your own pace at the sites. He gave us multiple options at each place depending on whether you wanted to pay the admission or explore something else. On the way back he played some Scottish music.

The group size is great, I think it's limited to 16 and we had 12. Everyone was on time for each of the sites which is always important when you have so much to see.

At Roslyn I had enough time to see the Chapel and walk to see the ruins of Roslyn Castle.

At Melrose you can either see the Abbey (under masonry repair at the moment) or have lunch. If you bring your own lunch, you can easily see the town and the Abbey. There's also a nice butcher shop that sells pies and sausage rolls.

Hadrian's Wall, you can either visit Houseteads Fort or go for a short walk along the wall. bring good shoes if you want to do that as it's steep along the wall and could be muddy if you walk the lower ground.

The stop at Jedburgh is more of a photo op, the Abbey was closed (again for masonry repairs) but you can get a nice photo and wander over to see the Mary Queen of Scots house.

Our final photo stop was a beautiful view where Walter Scott's funeral procession stopped for the view.

I've done tours before with Rabbie's and this was very comparable in terms of quality and guides and the group size is the same. Just like Rabbie's, admission fees are extra (Melrose, Roslyn and Houseteads). I would definitely use this company again.
Written May 24, 2022
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Hi and thanks for your comprehensive review of your day out to Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall. It's nice to hear you enjoyed it so much.
Written June 3, 2022
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Brandon P
2 contributions
My husband and I booked the Rosslyn Chapel, the Borders and Hadrian’s Wall tour during our recent visit to Scotland. We arrived at our pickup point at 8:30 for our 9:00 tour departure. Our van arrived a few minutes later. After the 11 booked passengers were boarded, we were on our way before our original departure time. Keith was our guide for the tour. He gave us a description of the events of our tour, where we would stop to eat, restroom opportunities, and lengths of time at each stop. Throughout the trip, Keith spent a balanced amount of time giving the group historical information as well as time to listen to music and absorb the countryside. At one point he even sang to us. The amount of time at Rosslyn Chapel, and Hadrian’s Wall was sufficient. The stop that was slated for lunch (Melrose) had mostly options that give you time to either shop or eat but not both. Please plan for this if you intend on eating lunch. Most of the full-service restaurants began serving lunch at 12:00. Our meeting time of 12:45 would be difficult to make if sitting down to eat at 12:00. We took a quick pass through the shops and found a small restaurant at the King’s Arms Hotel that began serving lunch before 12:00. This gave us just enough time to enjoy a nice hot lunch and make our way to the van by 12:45. Keith invited guests to get something to go and eat it on the van if needed. One group in our party ended up eating their lunch on the van. After lunch, we made our way to Hadrian’s Wall. The countryside was beautiful and the hike up to the wall is a little strenuous but helped us work off our lunch. We spent time walking along the wall but opted not to visit the museum at this stop. It was fun walking amongst all the sheep in the pastures. On our way back to Edinburgh, we stopped at Scotts View which was visually stunning! We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and would tour with Heart of Scotland again in the future. At the end of our tour, we really wanted to tip Keith for his excellent service. We felt terrible because we had no local currency (a mistake on our part) to tip with. Please plan for this if you intend on tipping. It would be great if the company would have an option for tips to be made via credit card. Thank you, Keith, hope your daughter had a great birthday. We had a great time!
Written June 24, 2022
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Sol L
10 contributions
Couples
This day tour was great and our guide, Euan, did a wonderful job of driving and providing good information along the way. The Wee Red Bus (the 16-seat large van) was comfortable and it was easy to hear everything Euan talked about during the drive. Rosslyn Chapel and Hadrian's Wall were both worth seeing and the drive itself was scenic.
Written June 2, 2022
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Hi, thanks for your 5-star review of Euan and our Rosslyn Chapel & Hadrian's Wall tour. Much appreciated!
Written June 3, 2022
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jordon b
3 contributions
Angela was a phenomenal guide. She knew seemingly endless amounts of history/facts about the areas along the route. She had songs that went along with the themes of our stops, too, which was an unexpected touch. She engaged the passengers in trivia a few times. We had a rough go at one of the stops and she handled it promptly with some creative problem solving and made sure we were able to see Roslyn chapel. She was accommodating to everyone's needs and made sure we
clearly knew what was happening next, how long we had at the stop, etc. It was a long day, but an excellent one! Highly recommend.
Written July 24, 2022
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WRB2001
Hi and thanks for leaving such a nice review, particularly as the day turned out to be a little longer than expected...!
Written August 1, 2022
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Liz Rod/Hammer
Madison, WI6 contributions
This is going to be a long day, but it will be a great day. Our driver Keith was knowledgeable and friendly. And HE SINGS! As the day goes on, we got tired from the hiking, the touring. There was a quiet in the bus as we drove through the borders on our way back to Edinburgh. Keith opened up into a song. It was beautiful.

We booked this trip on a whim and it was phenomenal to see this area of the world.

I also really liked that Keith gave us recommendations of what is worth it and what is not. For example, when you go to Rosslyn's chapel and you go in (and you will want to go in). He walks you in, and makes sure that you are there in time for the presentation. He walks you in, it is pre arranged.

My husband and I normally do a mix of tours and independent. Honestly, the Wee Red Bus is perfect for anyone and makes it easy. The bus is comfortable. I cannot recommend this company and this tour enough.

If you have questions, ask me. If you are wondering if you should go? Say yes. JUST go. It was also nice that the bus was red, you never lost it. These buses do not work in tandem, which means that wherever you go, often times you are the only ones there. I won't disparage other companies but they often drive 2-3 at a time. The small group makes the experience so amazing.
Written September 21, 2022
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Trip725740
6 contributions
Friends
This was our first trip to Scotland and we very much enjoyed our trip to Hadrian’s Wall and Rosslyn Chapel. The wee red bus is comfortable and the size of the tour was especially helpful in terms of getting the most out the experience. Our tour guide, Alan, was knowledgeable and offered his personal experiences as well as historical references. There is a lunch stop and an abbey but we were unable to visit it as our restaurant choice took a bit long. Be sure to take in the video at Hadrian’s Wall museum shop before you make your way to the ruins- the experience is much more informative in that order.
Written July 27, 2022
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WRB2001
Hi there, thanks for choosing to tour with us on your first trip to Bonnie Scotland. Glad you enjoyed it so much...
Written August 1, 2022
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maggie757
california37 contributions
I loved this excursion partly because our tour guide Angela who is probably one of the best in the business. She has such an amazing gift to weave in stories and music that coincide with our experiences. She’s fun and funny and inviting and creates a very inclusive atmosphere within the group.

But along with Angela being spectacular the places we visited are so beautiful. Starting with the Rosslyn Chapel it’s just such a special place to see in person. Then onto Melrose and the adorable town adjacent to the Abby. We had lunch there and it was spectacular for such a small place the shops and restaurants are excellent.
Written April 13, 2022
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Elisa
6 contributions
I went on the "Rosslyn Chapel, the Borders and Hadrian's Wall" tour with Paul.
What I like most of this company are the small groups: on this occasion it was only 6 of us and Paul started the day with small talk so we could get to know the other participants and create a friendly atmosphere.
He took us to explore a beautiful region of Scotland and entertained us with very interesting stories. He also went beyond expectations taking advantage of the small size of our group to personalize the tour adding a few extra stops.
I appreciated going on a tour on low season as we were able to visit touristic sites with very few other people, the complete opposite of summer!
Written February 7, 2020
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to review your tour with Paul. It sounds as though you had a lovely group to travel with and a great day out! We hope to see you back on another tour with us soon... Happy travels Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
Written February 11, 2020
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Johnny
New Orleans, LA7 contributions
Late review I went in July 2019. It's been a dream of mines to see Hadrian's Wall since I'm into Roman history. The tour was excellent and Mr. Lain was friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. The stops were well planned; Rosslyn Chapel was beautiful and I had a good amount of time in Melrose to see the Abbey. I even had time to stop and take a few quick pictures at the border between Scotland and England before driving on to Houseteads Fort on Hadrian's Wall which I loved (Roman History I can't get enough of it) Mr. Lain played Scottish music on the way back to Edinburgh and had the whole bus singing at one point! That was a fun thing to do, it kept everyone awake and happy from being tired. The whole tour was wonderful I will recommend Heart of Scotland tour to my friends and family when they go.
Written July 14, 2020
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Hi Johnny, thanks for your 5-star review and we're glad to hear you enjoyed the tour so much. Hadrian's Wall is a World Heritage Site and is absolutely packed with interesting Roman history. Thanks and take care Nick
Written August 6, 2020
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Rahni N
Manly, Australia17 contributions
Our guide Graham was very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable, offering great info/history of the area and tour points. We covered a lot of ground considering the short winter day. I’m happy I chose this tour company over a larger one, they delivered a really high quality tour.
Written January 1, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your review! The Rosslyn Chapel tour is a great choice and we're glad that you managed to see a lot and had a good time with Graham. We hope to see you again soon. Happy travels, Jenny and the Heart of Scotland Team
Written January 20, 2020
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