Scottish Borders, Peebles & Edinburgh

Scottish Borders, Peebles & Edinburgh

Based at the Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel, set amid the changing landscapes of Scotland’s border country this tour combines wonderful scenic coach touring with some fantastic sightseeing opportunities.

We take in some of Britain’s finest countryside, including the rolling hills and handsome towns of Border Country. Featuring a return journey on board the Borders Railway, you’ll enjoy a memorable visit to Edinburgh.


Tour highlights:

  • Borders Railway to Edinburgh

  • Edinburgh

  • Traquair House

  • Kelso & Selkirk

  • Peebles


This Sapphire Star tour includes our door to door home collection service.

Day 1:

Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive north to Scotland. We arrive at the Mercure Peebles Barony Castle during late afternoon, with time to settle into your rooms before our evening meal.


Day 2:

The Scottish Borders is our destination today, taking in Galashiels, Melrose and later we follow the Tweed Valley to delightful Kelso, with impressive Floors Castle, Scotland’s oldest inhabited castle. We make our way back via Selkirk, with its associations with Sir Walter Scott.

B, D

Day 3:

This morning we head for Tweedbank and Galashiels where we join the Borders Railway, which opened in 2015, for a journey of under an hour to Edinburgh, following the route of the Waverley Line which closed in 1969. We then spend the day in the City of Edinburgh, an opportunity to discover the host of attractions or the shops on Princess Street. The city is dominated by the magnificent Edinburgh Castle, an ancient fortress built on a volcanic crag. In the afternoon we return by train to meet our coach for the return drive to our hotel.

B, D

Day 4:

After breakfast we have the short drive into Peebles for a morning at leisure in the town and obtain lunch. This afternoon we pay a visit to nearby Traquair House. Dating back to 1107 and Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, Traquair was originally a hunting lodge for Scottish Kings & Queens, but today this beautiful property provides a magical and romantic setting with extensive grounds, maze, craft workshops and the famous Traquair House Brewery.

B, D

Day 5:

After breakfast we commence our homeward journey to East Anglia by mid evening, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel, Peebles


The Mercure Peebles Barony Castle Hotel is a beautiful mansion house built in 1536, located not far from Peebles in the beautiful Scottish borders. With everything you would want from a modern contemporary hotel set in a traditional castle building with lots of character and Scottish charm, its located in 25 acres of stunning grounds the hotel offers splendid views over the

surrounding Moorfoot Hills. Hotel facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and gym. All bedrooms are en suite and have satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and free WiFi.


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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
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, Junction Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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