Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle & Dunfermline Abbey

Quest for the holy grail - Going behind the headlines of the 'Da Vinci Code’, explaining the background to one of the world’s most enduring mysteries. Visit some of Scotland’s most beautiful buildings, piecing together Scotland’s turbulent history.

Visit Three of the Most Remarkable Buildings in Scotland on This Fantastic Journey Through History.

Head north to Fife…

We start off the tour by visiting a modern marvel which is also now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Forth Railway Bridge. The bridge was voted Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder in 2016 and here you’ll have the opportunity to take photos of this beautiful bridge and learn more about this incredible feat of engineering, which took almost 4000 men 3.5 years to complete. Your driver-guide when then begin the journey into Fife and inspire you with the stories of Scotland's heroes and battles while you can marvel in the stunning countryside that surrounds you.

Visit Dunfermline Abbey…

Your first stop is the town of Dunfermline, the former capital of Scotland and birthplace to many famous figures and monarchs. Explore the stunning Dunfermline Abbey and Palace*, and visit the Abbey Church. Dunfermline Abbey is home to a wealth of history; for example, it was the birthplace of the last monarch to be born in Scotland – Charles I. Take in the breathtaking views of the glen and admire the beautiful Romanesque architecture. Be sure to not miss the monks’ refectory, a symbol of Robert the Bruce’s confidence in his kingdom. The nave is the final resting place of Robert the Bruce, who battled for Scotland’s right to be a nation.

Explore Stirling Castle and the city…

Next, we travel into Stirlingshire and we stop just outside the beautiful Stirling Castle*. This castle is one of the largest and most historically important castles in Scotland. From here you can catch a view of the monument of Scottish hero William Wallace. Enjoy tales from your experienced guides who will bring this famous Scot’s story to life. This monument is situated among the beautiful Ochil Hills, which serve as the perfect backdrop for this incredible tale.

Visit the site of Scotland’s greatest victory…

From Stirling, we head to Bannockburn, the battlefield where Robert the Bruce routed the English in 1314, resulting in the de-facto independence for Scotland. Discover the history of the site and the circumstances that led up to this resounding Scottish victory, and the impact it has had on the Scotland of today. Time permitting, we will stop to view the statue of Robert the Bruce on his horse.

Discover the village of Roslin and the historic Rosslyn Chapel…

On our way to Rosslyn Chapel*, we’ll pass the Roslin Institute where Dolly the sheep was cloned, an immense scientific feat. Despite its origin being contested, the chapel is a beautiful example of Scottish architecture. Don’t miss the stunning stained-glass windows, its beautiful carvings and the explore the crypt below the chapel, shrouded in mystery. This chapel is in this state today partly due to Queen Victoria, who visited the chapel in a state of disarray and ordered its restoration in the 19th century.

You can also attempt to solve the mystery made famous in Dan Brown’s novel ‘The Da Vinci Code’. Is this the resting place of the Holy Grail? Join us for a tour of the chapel and see what you believe. There is also a beautiful walk you can take through Roslin Glen and the nearby ruins of Rosslyn Castle

*Extra charge
Departure days:

November - March: Every Tuesday
April - October: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Subject to minimum numbers Friday year round


Check-in 8:45am/ Departs 9:00 am / Returns 17:30 pm

Meeting point:

1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

From £41 per adult

Departure days

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

January — December

Contact details

Highland Experience Tours

1 Parliament Square

Tour information


  • Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh - City Centre


1 Day


  • Minibus


  • Medium Group (17-30)


  • English


  • Art
  • Castles
  • Family
  • History

Tour prices

From £41 Per Adult £38 Per Child £38 Concession

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Highland Experience Tours

Your Scotland experience starts here. From monsters and mountains, chapels and chieftains to castles and whisky, we want to give you the most authentic Scottish experience possible. From the comfort of our luxury bespoke vehicles to our legendary, fully qualified guides, we can’t wait to show you our country. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have a job doing something we really enjoy; everyone at Highland Experience shares a passion for travel and helping other people discover Scotland’s Highlands. Our love for real, sustainable and unique tour experiences makes us who we are.

Opening times

Monday - 7am - 10pm
Tuesday - 7am - 10pm
Wednesday - 7am -10pm
Thursday - 7am - 10pm
Friday - 7am - 10pm
Saturday - 7am - 10pm
Sunday - 7am - 8pm

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