Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg

Dalhousie Castle, Bonnyrigg, Scotland

This morning, our tour styarted with first call at Dalhousie Castle which is connected with Clan Ramsay. Here we had some refreshments and explored the sumptuous building which is now a high end hotel.

Next to the famous Rosslyn Chapel where we were able to hear by a local expert guide. The Chapel dates from the 15th century, took 40 years to complete and has recently achieved fame through connection with the Da Vinci Code.

Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin

Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Scotland

Next to Glenkinchie Distillery where we joined in a tour of the distillery to learn about the complicated malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation processes. Photos not permitted inside the distillery.

Tour of Glenkinchie Distillery

Tour of Glenkinchie Distillery, Scotland

Scotch Whisky at Glenkinchie Distillery

Scotch Whisky at Glenkinchie Distillery, Scotland

Next we stopped for a late lunch at Lauder in the Scottish Borders.

Eagle Hotel, Lauder

Eagle Hotel, Lauder, Scottish Borders

After lunch we drove to nearby Melrose Abbey, which is a magnificent ruin dating back to the 12th century. Here is buried the heart of King Robert the Bruce who lived during the 14th century.

Melrose Abbey, Borders

Melrose Abbey, Borders, Scotland

Final stop was nearby Jedburgh Abbey. Unfortunately, we arrive too late to visit but were able to take photos from the perimeter.

Jedburgh Abbey,Jedburgh

Jedburgh Abbey,Jedburgh, Scottish Borders

We¬†continued south to England and¬†reached our destination on Tynemouth about 7.15pm in readiness for tomorrow’s tour of Hadrian’s Wall.

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