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Rosslyn Chapel and the Scottish Borders

Uncover the myths and legends around the Da Vinci Code, the Knights Templar and the heart of Robert the Bruce. Your tour takes you south to the world famous Scott's View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills. From here you travel to Melrose exploring the great Border Abbey of Melrose, burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart. This is also your lunch stop. From here you will make your way to the stunning 15th Century Rosslyn Chapel, immortalised in Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code where you can find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the Holy Grail. From there you return to Edinburgh. Rosslyn Chapel was founded by William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness, in the 15th century. The Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew lies near Roslin Castle and the village of Roslin. After the Scottish Reformation, Catholic worship in the chapel was interrupted and it later became a place of worship according to the Scottish Episcopal Church. Recently the chapel has been associated with Freemasonry and the Knights Templar. Dan Brown sets part of his 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code (and the 2006 film) in this chapel. Ian Rankin in his novel Set in Darkness has one of the characters give a tour of Rosslyn Chapel. Uncover the myths and legends around the Da Vinci Code, the Knights Templar and the heart of Robert the Bruce. Your tour takes you south to the world famous Scott's View, with stunning views over the Tweed Valley and the Eildon Hills. From here you travel to Melrose exploring the great Border Abbey of Melrose, burial place of Robert the Bruce's heart. This is also your lunch stop. From here you wi Meeting/ pick-up point: Rabbie's Café 6 Waterloo Place. Start/opening time: 9:30am. Other: we regret we do not carry children under 5 years old. Because we believe in time off the bus and give you opportunities to take nature walks we recommend you bring suitable clothing and footwear for your tour. Scotland can be a wet place!