After breakfast, take the coastal route to Scotland and visit Holy Island and Lindisfarne Castle. Lindisfarne is a tidal island accessed via a three mile causeway at low tide, therefore, do ensure you check the tide times prior to your visit. As an alternative Bamburgh Castle is certainly worth a visit. After a day of sightseeing head to Traquair Castle, your base for the next two days. Traquair is the oldest inhabited and most romantic house in Scotland so a perfect place to stay, once you have crossed the border.
Traquair is a day out in itself with its own museum, gift shop, brewery and gardens to explore, however a visit to Scotland would not be complete without a visit to the capital city of Edinburgh. After around a 50-minute drive from Traquair, you will reach Edinburgh, with so much to see and do; visit the castle or the Royal Mile or enjoy a spot of shopping to find those last minute holiday souvenirs. After a day of touring the capital, return to Traquair House for one more night.