ROSSLYN CHAPEL, MELROSE & THE BORDERS
1 DAY TOUR – The Borders Experience
SOUTRA AISLE, SCOTT’S VIEW, WILLIAM WALLACE STATUE, MELROSE ABBEY, ROSSLYN CHAPEL
Visit with us largest remains of medieval times, rising and falling green landscapes, pride and struggle of long-ago, ancient abbeys and probing views from Da Vinci Code. Taking A68 besides old Roman road the Soutra Aisle is a remarkable memory from medieval times. Sir Walter Scott’s favorite, now, known as Scott’s view is next on the way. River Tweed and three peaks of Eildon Hills along with Tweed valley and Black Hill in North-West is a view to live forever in. The William Wallace statue in Aberdeen is a must to have a click with. Magnificent ruins of first Christian monastery and supposed Robert Bruce’s heart burial at Melrose abbey is the drive towards south ahead. Da Vinci Code reference to incredible Rosslyn Chapel will add to the thrill of visit. On the way back to Edinburgh greens of Scottish borders will sooth impacts of history.
These are remains of one of the largest hospitals of medieval times with an area of 700 square meters. It was not just a hospital but a monastery and a church serving travelers, poor, sick and aged. Now it is an archeo-medical research spot. You be a doctor, engineer, historian or recreational tourist, this place has got chunks for all.
Sir Walter Scott stopped at this point so frequent that his horses would halt without command on his way back home to Abbotsford. Around three miles east of Melrose, the oak trees woodland, River Tweed, Eildon Hills in west, rolling farmlands in south-west and Tweed valley in north-west will be part of your view. It is in north of Bemersyde Hill which has the larger than life statue of Scottish hero ‘William Wallace’.
It was the first built monastery of Scotland in 1136. Carved decorative details, providing an inscription as motto for town of Melrose, supposed burial of Robert Bruce’s heart and Scottish kings along with Alexander II buried in the abbey gives the reason enough to visit.
A 15th century chapel in village of Roslin, Scotland was founded as Catholic collegiate church. The architectural mystery probe itself of being spectacular. The famous Apprentice pillar, carvings, Crypt and extensive containing are all more than attractions to this historical place making its well deserved place in art and literature of contemporary era on the way back to Edinburgh will be St. Mary Loch and its sister Loch of the Lowes. Your day will end with stunning natural beauty and beautiful waterfall to make it more memorable.
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