Take a half-day trip out of Edinburgh to explore one of the regions top visited attractions. Explore the historic and mysterious Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian. Travel via some of Edinburgh’s hidden gems along the way to and from Rosslyn.
Each private tour is conducted in our premium Mercedes minivans, ensuring your comfort as we venture along the narrow back roads of Scotland.
Your knowledgable kilt-wearing private tour guide will tell you the stories and show you the sights on this tour. We offer flexibility and your time inside and outside the vehicle is up to you.
KEY SIGHTS ON THIS TOUR…
Our first stop is the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, made famous by its mysterious links to The Knights Templar and more recently the setting for the Dan Brown Novel The Da Vinci Code and the Tom Hanks film by the same name. The Chapel is adorned by incredibly intricate stonework and the Apprentice Pillar carries with it a gruesome story of jealousy and murder.
It has been rumoured that a crucifixion cross buried under the chapel is the cross on which Jesus was killed. The holy grail, and the possessions of the knights Templar themselves may all be hidden under the floor of this mysterious and majestic church building.
On the way back into town we will have a fantastic view of Edinburgh’s second Castle at Craigmillar. Whilst we don’t have time to explore the castle in depth, we will learn about its role in Mary Queen of Scots life and its important proximity to the medieval city.
We will also call at Duddingston Village on the tour. This quiet enclave of Edinburgh is steeped in history with its historic pub (where some guests decide to end the tour!) and picturesque Duddingston Kirk and graveyard.
SUGGESTED TOUR ROUTE…
Each tour we operate is unique and designed to your requirements. Here is an example of this tours route, but we can add in and remove anything you want
- Distance Instructions
- Distance 18.37 miles
- Time 1 h 7 min
- Speed 16 mph
- Min altitude 0 ft
- Peak 0 ft
- Climb 0 ft
- Descent 0 ft
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RECENT CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS
This was the best day of guided adventure ever! Thank you, Experienced Tours, for treatings us like friends and giving us great memories.
Paul S, January 2020
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Regina H, January 2020
Very friendly guy, great sense of humor, but more importantly, seemingly knows everything about the country he loves.
Patrick M, January 2020
Sean was our travel expert and he was very knowledgeable. He is wonderful guide, safe driver and avid historian