Scottish Borders – April 2023


16 – 23 April 2023

Hermitage Castle

The home of Scotland’s capital… not to mention ballads, battles and border reivers

Our broad-ranging Spring 2023 tour – led once again by Scott McCracken – will take us to medieval castles, towers, stately (and more humble) homes, abbeys, churches, and museums.

The trip: Coach to Edinburgh (1 day). 7 nights (B&B) at the King’s Manor Hotel, including a group dinner on the first night and two evening lectures. Coach back to London (1 day).

Planned visits: National Museum of Scotland; Edinburgh Castle; Roslin Chapel; Craigmillar Castle; Melrose Abbey; Melrose Museum; Dryburgh Abbey; Floors Castle; Kelso Abbey; Jedburgh Abbey; Smailholm Tower; Abbotsford House; Traquair House; and Hermitage Castle. Links to the websites of all these places may be found by clicking here.

Cost: Single room: £1,072.00. Double room: £1,724.00. The price includes a room with breakfast; dinner on the first night only; coach travel to and from London Baker Street and through the week; entry to all paid sites.

If you would like to join this tour, please reply by email, to

Avoid disappointment: Places are limited, so submit your application as soon as possible!

A deposit is not required at this time, but all those who have applied will be asked to send one early in January, with a deadline for payment of Friday January 27 2023.