Melrose is a beautiful small town in the Border region of Scotland, lying on the south side of the River Tweed. Rugby fans will know that this is the home of Melrose Rugby Club, the home of Sevens Rugby.
Within walking distance, is the beautiful ruin of St Mary’s Abbey (Melrose Abbey) a former Cistercian monastery founded in 1136. Legend has it that while Robert the Bruce’s body was buried in Dunfermline Abbey, in line with his wishes, his heart was buried at Melrose Abbey. Our stop in this area will be for 1 1/2 hours.
Entry to Melrose Abbey*: Adult £6; Child £3.60
*Note: If you intend to visit other sites run by Historic Environment Scotland, you may be able to save money with their Explorer Pass. For example, a 5-day Explorer Pass will gain you access to all their properties over a five day period including Melrose Abbey (and Stirling Castle, which is on one of our other day tours). The cost for the 5-Day Explorer Pass is: Adult £35.00; Child £21; Concession £28; Family £70 (for 2 adults and up to 6 children).