Edinburgh & The Borders Railway

Edinburgh & The Borders Railway

Based in the Scottish Borders and combining Scotland's beautiful Capital city with a ride on the UK's newest railway built for over 100 years


Based in the Scottish Borders and combining Scotland's beautiful Capital city with a ride on the UK's newest railway built for over 100 years

Edinburgh’s beauty is both staggering and inimitable – but the city is far more than just a pretty face. From  the rich – sometimes hidden – history that surrounds your every step, to the lush green spaces peppered throughout the city centre, Edinburgh continually delights, surprises and inspires. Located deep in the Scottish Borders the holiday includes a rail journey on  the longest new railway to be built in the UK for over 100 years – the 35 mile long scenic Borders Railway. 


Sunday - Early Morning departure from Dorset, driving northwards to Peebles where tea/coffee & biscuits will welcome you while your bags are taken to the room. You will receive a booklet on the history of the hotel.

Monday - Morning visit to Floors Castle near Kelso, largest inhabited castle in Scotland and home to the Duke of Roxburghe. Discover the castle's history and view its many treasures. Lunch is taken in Jedburg. This afternoon we visit Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott created over 200 years ago. It is full of unique artefacts and objects that inspired his poems and novels.

Tuesday - To New Lanark World Heritage Site - a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village, close to the Falls of Clyde. Discover how people lived and worked back in the 1800s - fascinating! Return to Pebbles after lunch with some time to discover the town.

Wednesday - Our morning begins in Edinburgh, with our first visit being the magnificent castle. Perched atop an extinct volcano the 12th century castle overlooks the city and guards many of the nation's treasures, including the Scottish Crown jewels. There will be free time to stroll The Royal Mile, Princess Street and Queen Street. Later this afternoon we drive to Waverley Station to join the new Borders Railway for a 1 hour journey through former mining towns, wide open farmland and lush valleys that the Borders are famous for. Opened by The Queen in 2015 at a cost of £294 million. The coach meets us at Tweedbank station for return to Pebbles.

Thursday - Homewards bound, due south - to return to Dorset by that evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Barony Castle Hotel, Peebles

This exclusive 3 star hotel is based around a stunning 16th century tower house, steeped in history and surrounded by 25 acres of beautiful grounds. 76 bedrooms provide all modern conveniences including private bathroom, hairdryer, digital tv, phone, free wifi and tea tray.  Thompson’s Restaurant is regarded as one of the finest in the Borders. There is a bar and lounge in which to relax and a spa with heated indoor pool, jacuzzi and gym. A lift serves all floors and room service is available.


TOUR PRICE: £490.00 Per Person

Price Includes: All coach travel, 4 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Porterage, Hotel history/walks guide, Entry Floors Castle, Entry Abbotsford House, Entry New Lanark Site,  Entry Edinburgh Castle, Borders Railway Single Fare, VAT.


Single Room Supplement: £85.00

Travel Insurance premium: £

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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