Edinburgh & Rosslyn Chapel Tour
Our tour will start in the New Town, with stops to view the Georgian architecture in Charlotte Square, the childhood home of Robert Louis Stevenson, and “The Grandest Street in Edinburgh”, Moray Place.
Moving on from the New Town next and back in time to the Old Town, and The Royal Mile.
We will continue here with a stop outside Gladstone’s Land, a 17th example of a tenement block, before moving slowing (in the vehicle) down the Royal Mile passing St Giles Church, The Mercat Cross, John Knox House, the Canongait Church, and other important landmarks along the way, and a stop for coffee if required.
After a refreshment stop (if needed), we will then pass the Scottish Parliament and Holyrood Palace, taking a drive (except Sundays) through the Queens Park, and up to a view point on Arthur’s Seat allowing us (on a clear day) to look south to the Pentland Hills, and east towards North Berwick, before returning to the Old Town, and stopping for photos and maybe lunch at Holyrood Palace.
After lunch, we drive south two one of Scotland’s most remarkable buildings, Rosslyn Chapel. It was founded in 1446 as a place of worship and services continue to be held here weekly. The Chapel has also been a popular destination for visitors for generations, its profile greatly increased after the publication of Dan Brown’s novel, The Da Vinci Code, in 2003, and the subsequent film.There is a guided tour by Chapel guides (entry fee not included), and free time to wander the grounds, before boarding the minicoach for the return journey.