Legends & Landscapes in the Borders of Scotland & England

A Journey through the Borders of Scotland and England Inspired by History and Heritage

September 6-14, 2019

Traquair, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland

The Scottish and English Borders region have been intertwined for centuries. Their colorful past and turbulent history have bestowed upon this region a rich tapestry filled with stately homes surrounded by tiered gardens and woodlands, Renaissance castles, and grand Georgian homes filled with precious art, magnificent abbeys, and the remains of Roman domination. Walk in the footsteps of Roman emperors and Sir Walter Scott on this spectacular itinerary, specially designed for the National Trust of Scotland Foundation USA.

Optional Edinburgh prelude; optional Glasgow postlude.

Trip Highlights:

ADMIRE the iconic sites of Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and The Georgian House

DISCOVER St. Abb’s Head’s breathtaking coastal scenery, with dramatic cliffs overlooking crystal-clear waters

MEET a head gardener for a tour of the magical Quarry Garden at Belsay Hall

STEP back centuries in time at Hexham Abbey, one of the most important early churches in Britain

EXPLORE Rome’s legacy at Hadrian’s Wall

VISIT Scottish author Sir Walter Scott’s fascinating home and formal gardens

BE greeted by Lady Catherine Maxwell Stuart on an exclusive tour of her home, Traquair—the oldest inhabited house in Scotland

Trip Brochure


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