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Scottish Borders Helicopter Scenic Tour, Edinburgh
- An amazing trip in a Jetranger helicopter
- Visit the Scottish borders, with it's turbulent past and ruined Abbeys
- Explore Walter Scott country including flying past his home at Abbotsford
As we set of from Ingliston, the trip heads due south into the valleys and hills of the Scottish borders. Traditionally a rural farming area, the borders have some of the most beautiful vistas and natural features in Scotland. This is the land that inspired Sir Walter Scott to write his works that have gone on to popularise Scotland worldwide.
Flying through the borders we will see the border towns of Galashiels, Selkirk, Kelso and Melrose with its famous Abbey. Famous sights include the Eildon Hills, Floors Castle, Scott’s view and Thirlstaine Castle to name but a few. Some trips also include a fly past of Scotland’s oldest house at Traquair and Sir Walter Scott’s house at Abbotsford.
As we fly north again to the helipad keep an eye out for the construction of the ‘Waverley Route’ a railway project to reopen the Victorian train link with the region. Your friendly pilot will provide a running commentary throughout the trip.
All Experience Gift Scotland helicopter scenic tours of Scotland are flown using a Bell JetRanger, which is widely regarded to be one of the best helicopters ever built. It’s safety and environmental statistics are second to none and with our highly qualified and experienced pilot at the controls, this trip is a comfortable and memorable one.
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