Royal Castles Scotland, Balmoral Castle

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Glamis Castle

Royal Castles Tour

We visit Scottish Castles closely associated with our late Queen, Elizabeth II.

We collect you from your hotel in our luxury vehicle at 8.30am. This tour starts with a drive to the mountains and the majestic landscape of the eastern Cairngorms. Britain’s largest National Park and largest Mountain range. We continue to Royal Deeside and visit our late, Her Majesty the Queen’s favorite Scottish home, Balmoral Castle. First purchased by Queen Victoria in 1852, it has remained a Royal residence ever since. The Royal family enjoy a 10 week break from public duties in this Royal retreat every year from the 1st August.

Next we take a drive through Glenisla, past Forter castle to the rich farm and agricultural land that surrounds Tayside. Here we visit the magnificent Glamis Castle. The dark red sandstone and Scots Baronial architecture make this Castle stand out among all other Scottish Castles. Ancestral home to the Earl and Countess of Strathmore for more than 600 years and childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother. The castle holds the most comprehensive history of Her Majesty, The Queen Mother to be found anywhere.

Option 2, When The Royal family are in residence, we replace our first stop with a visit to Scone Palace. This is the Crowning site of Scottish Kings since the 9th Century and played a key role in Scottish history even further back, to ancient Pictish times. The cu

rrent house is home to the Earl of Mansfield and was remodelled in the early 1800’s. It houses a fine collection of art, furniture and ceramics, collected by the family over the centuries.

We then visit the Meigle Pictish Stone museum (1st April to 30th September). This rare collection of intricately carved stones date from the 700-900’s AD. The ancient Pictish people of Scotland are a mystery in written history, however, the beautiful carved stones they left behind offer great clues about their life. In the afternoon we take you to visit Glamis Castle.

We are happy to offer option 2 at any time during the season. Please let us know when you book your tour.

From £110 per adult

Departure days

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

April — October

Contact details

Discreet Scotland Private Tours

12 Hallcroft Rise
EH28 8RX

Tour information


1 Day


  • Driver guide


  • Private
  • Small Group (1-16)

Tour prices

From £110 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Discreet Scotland Private Tours

Tour company information

Discreet Scotland Private Tours

Our multi-award winning company has grown from strength to strength over the past 12 years. We offer the very best Luxury Private Tour experiences across the length and breadth of Scotland. Day tours or Multi Day Trips in comfort and style, with our fleet of luxury vehicles. We provide private guided tours from Edinburgh to The Highlands, Isle of Skye, Orkney and all other parts of our spectacular country. Our team of professional Kilted tour guides will make sure you have the very best experience in Scotland.

Opening times

08.00am to 19.00pm 7 days a week

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