Our private group visits four unique Scottish castles. Five star rated tour. This tour visits Drummond Castle and Gardens , Stirling Castle , Doune Castle and Linlithgow Palace , birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. Tours run tours 7 days a week
Looking for things to do in Edinburgh ? How about taking a tour from Edinburgh of Scotland's historic castles and film locations ? This a five star rated tour .
Linlithgow Palace features in the Mary Queen of Scots film and the Outlaw King , starring Chris Pine , about the life of Robert the Bruce , King of Scots .
Four ancient Scottish castles feature in this tour –
1 Drummond Castle and Gardens
Drummond Castle Gardens, near Crieff, Perthshire, doubles as the French royal Palace of Versailles in TV drama Outlander.The grounds, which date back to 1630, are considered “the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland”.
Drummond Castle Gardens, which are protected as a category A listed building — in contrast to the B listed castle — already attract thousands of visitors per year, and are included on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.The gardens — complete with peacocks — feature ancient yew hedges and the remaining beech tree planted by Queen Victoria in 1842.
It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip.
Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.
Doune has appeared several times on screen and was widely used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It also represented the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.
Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.
Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel.
4 Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture.
From Stirling Castle’s ramparts, visitors can take in views of the Forth Valley and Ben Lomond , as well as two of Scotland’s most important battle sites – Stirling Bridge (1297) and Bannockburn (1314). The castle is at the head of Stirling’s historic old town.Like Edinburgh Castle , Stirling sits on a volcanic rock dominating the city skyline .
Stirling Castle is not only one of Scotland’s grandest and most imposing castles, it was also a real favourite with Scotland’s kings and queens. And their investment in it demonstrated just how much they loved to use it, as well as their desire to ensure it both impressed all who visited it, and represented a statement of their power and wealth. James IV created the Great Hall, the largest medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland, and James V’s Royal Palace, with its lavishly decorated Renaissance façades, was a masterpiece of the period.
Major conservation work has been carried out at Stirling Castle over many years to preserve the attraction as a major national and international monument. The refurbishment of the Great Hall was completed a couple of years ago . A particular feature of the Great Hall is stained glass windows featuring clan crests . A number of banquets and concerts are held in the Hall throughout the year .On New Year's Eve a concert is held on the castle esplanade.
On the tour we pass the Kelpies , The Kelpies are 100 feet high and each one was made from 300 tonnes of steel . In five years the Kelpies have had over one million visitors. Kelpies gifts and souvenirs can be bought online . Over 50 gifts available including t-shirts, throw pillows and prints .
Our photo tours of Scotland set off from Edinburgh and feature visits to the top scenic locations in the Highlands of Scotland .
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Five star rated tour from Private tours Edinburgh.
Private Tours Edinburgh offers professional tours of Scotland with an expert guide on hand to give advice & information . Phone /text +447305-294773 for more details of special offers for December . Outlander tours visit Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ), Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) and other locations . Game of Thrones tour to Doune Castle. Four castles tour including Stirling Castle is five star rated .Tour the amazing scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands. Falkirk tour to the Kelpies & the Falkirk Wheel .Shore excursions.Private Tours Edinburgh also offers bespoke private tours
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