Full-Day Tours - up to 8 hours duration
1. Sir Walter Scott's Borders Country (approx. 105 miles, 3 1/2 hours driving)
Visit Abbotsford House (Scott's home), Melrose, Dryburgh Abbey (12C ruin; Scott's burial place) and Scott's View (a favourite viewpoint overlooking the river Tweed, across the rolling Borders countryside to the Eildon Hills).
2. The Borders and Floors Castle (approx. 120 miles, 3 3/4 hours driving)
A scenic tour via Peebles and Melrose (perhaps visit Abbotsford House or Melrose Abbey?) to Kelso and Floors Castle, an impressive stately home surrounded by extensive parkland and gardens.
3. East Neuk and St. Andrews (approx. 130 miles, 3 1/2 hours driving)
Follow the coastal route (East Neuk) to St. Andrews, the home of golf. Some of the visitor attractions which may be visited include the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, the ruins of St. Andrews Castle and Cathedral, the British Golf Museum and Falkland Palace (country residence of the Stewart kings and queens).
St. Andrews Cathedral
4. St. Andrews and Scone Palace (approx. 140 miles, 4 hours driving)
Visit St. Andrews and, in Perth, Scone Palace, site of Moot Hill (crowning place of ancient Scottish kings). Other attractions en route include Branklyn Gardens and Discovery Point, Dundee, where Captain Scott's Antarctic exploration ship "Discovery" is berthed.
St. Andrews Old Course
5. Stirling and The Trossachs (approx. 135 miles, 4 hours driving)
Visit historic Stirling, dominated by its impressive castle, and the scenic Trossachs - "the Highlands in miniature". Other attractions en route include the ruins of Dunfermline Abbey and Palace and the Scottish Wool Centre.