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BECOME PART OF THE SCOTTISH NOBILITY FOR A DAY IN THE BORDERS

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SCOTTISH BORDERS 

Fan of show such as the Crown or Downtown Abbey? Today, you will become a Sir or a Lady, an honorary member of one of Scotland’s greatest House. Embark on a day tour through the Scottish Borders that promises not only exploration but a taste of life as a true Scottish lord.

Begin your journey with getting picked-up at your hotel* and joining a family. Will you be a McDonald or a Campbell?! Choose wisely, after all the two clans are sworn enemies.

 

1. Floors Castle Guided Tour

Every Lord and Lady needs their own castle, and to help imagine what yours would look like, it is time to go explore what your future noble neighbours have. Are you more about hunting trophies or delicately carved ceilings? At Floors Castle, enjoy a guided tour which will transport you through time, providing insights into the lives of Scottish nobility. Built in 1720, this impressive structure is currently the home of the Duke of Roxburghe. Discover the secrets hidden behind the tapestries and rich furniture and learn about how a Roxburghe would have lived there through the centuries.

After the main house, wander through the castle's splendid gardens, where the essence of a bygone era comes to life, offering you a glimpse into the refined lifestyle of the castle’s owners.

 

2. Traditional Meal

A true noble deserves the finer things in life. After your castle exploration, enjoy a royal meal. Afterall, Chris Weston, Head Chef to the Duke of Roxburghe and his family, will cook for you an afternoon tea, a traditional brunch favoured by none other than our current King. You will be able to taste a delightful selection of finely brewed teas, accompanied by an array of delectable finger sandwiches, delicate pastries, and exquisite desserts.

 

3. Distillery tour

As you know, to become a Lord or a lady, etiquette is important, and you’ll have to learn the proper ways. Become acquainted with the very Scottish traditions of our lords who unlike their English

counterparts believe that a good, shared bottle of whisky is worth a thousand genuflections. Understand the craftsmanship behind the bottle and learn to properly taste it at the Borders Distillery.

 

4. Clay-shooting

After some whisky, it is time to show your hunting prowess. Your adventure continues with a journey through the picturesque Scottish Borders, in order to immerse yourself in the timeless pursuit of clay-pigeon shooting. Under the guidance of seasoned professionals, you'll experience the thrill and skill of this traditional sport which used to be and still is the favourite past-time of lairds.

 

As the day comes to a close, our transport seamlessly returns you to Edinburgh, leaving you with not only memories of a captivating day tour but the unique experience of living life as a true MacDonald or Campbell Lord or Lady.

 

*contact us if you’d like us to arrange luxury vintage cars such as a Morgan 4/4, a model dating back to 1936. This truly British sports car is still being built by hand in the UK.

Duration: Start time 08:30 / end time 19:30

Availability: From Easter to October – Monday to Saturday

Price: 

  • Under 5 guests - price on demand

  • 6 guests - £407 pp

  • 7 guests - £373 pp

  • 8 guests - £348 pp

  • 9 guests - £328 pp

  • 10 - £312 pp

  • Contact us for groups above 11 guests

Please note, young highlanders (under 18) must be with an adult.

All prices above include :

  • Floors Castle guided tour and ticket

  • Afternoon tea

  • Borders Distillery tour

  • Clay-shooting with instructor

  • Transport with tour guide (French and English speaking)

Dress code: 

Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Bagpipes and kilts are of course welcome!

Raincoats or umbrellas are recommended. 

 

What to bring with you? 

Bring your confirmation, in your phone or printed to be checked by the guide  

 

Departure Meeting point: 

Your hotel

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