Ancient Capitals

Enjoy a journey through Scotland's rich history by visiting the sights associated with Scotland's most prominent figures and events of the past.

Throughout history Scotland’s seats of power have changed hands many times to include Stirling, Dunfermline, Falkland and Inverness. Discover the fascinating history of Scottish royalty and nobility through visiting royal palaces associated with Scotland’s most famous and notorious royals including Mary Queen of Scots, Robert the Bruce, Alexander the Third and other prominent figures from Scotland’s past such as William Wallace and Rob Roy McGregor. 

Visit Stirling Castle, a strategic stronghold for centuries sitting at the gateway to the Scottish Highlands changing hands often during successive conflicts such as the Scottish Wars of Independence and the Jacobite Risings alongside the nearby battlefields of Bannockburn, Stirling Bridge and Sheriffmuir. Journey through the Kingdom of Fife to explore the final resting place of the legendary King Robert the Bruce at Dumfermline Abbey and the favoured home of Mary Queen of Scots at the decadent Falkland Palace. If you’re lucky perhaps even some of its lesser seen legends such as the Loch Ness Monster on the way to Inverness and the notorious Culloden Battlefield where the Jacobite Risings met their conclusion. 

Visiting several of Scotland’s medieval settlements encompasses several parts of the country and can therefore be combined with elements of other tours should you wish. Please take a look at our other tours to see if there are other locations or places of interest you may wish to include in your tour.  

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Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

January — December

Contact details

Bruce's Scotland Tours

23 Ashbrae Gardens
Whins of Milton

Key facilities

  • Wifi

Tour information


  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Inverness
  • Stirling


4 Days


  • Driver guide


  • Bespoke
  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)


  • English
  • French


  • Ancestry
  • Castles
  • Geology
  • History
  • Landscapes
  • Photography

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Bruce's Scotland Tours

Tour company information

Bruce's Scotland Tours

Bruce’s Scotland Tours provide personalised touring experiences throughout Scotland and beyond. Owned and operated by Bruce, tours can be tailored to cater for any interest and requirements. We pride ourselves upon being the only tour operator in Scotland who provides a fully personalised service with itineraries constructed from scratch to fulfil your every requirement and request. Tours can be designed to last anywhere from a few days to weeks. Please explore our site to find out more about the company and some of the places it is possible to visit in the beautiful country we call home.

Opening times

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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