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Shore excursions Edinburgh Scotland - two castles and a distillery from Private Tours Edinburgh

Shore excursions Edinburgh - Tours of Scotland - two castles and a distillery. Two ancient Scottish castles and a distillery feature in this tour – Stirling Castle, Doune Castle ,featured in Monty Python and Game of Thrones , Deanston Distillery

Shore excursions from Edinburgh Scotland - two castles and a whisky distillery

Looking for shore excursions from Edinburgh? How about taking a unique tour from Edinburgh of two amazing castles and a whisky distillery ?

Two ancient Scottish castles and a distillery feature in this tour –

  •  Stirling Castle
  • Doune Castle
  • Deanston Highland Malt Distillery

Shore excursions- all of our tours are available as shore excursions from the Edinburgh ports South Queensferry, Newhaven , Leith and Rosyth . Whatsapp +447305294773 , phone +44131-549-9785 for more details and availability or contact us online .

For the latest information about availability and best prices please contact Private Tours Edinburgh by phone / WhatsApp on +447305294773 or contact us online .

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Your tour guide is David , an experienced tour guide and travel photographer. Your photo guide will offer assistance as required with taking pictures. Bring your DSLR or iPhone for some amazing pictures of the stunning scenery .

To avoid booking fees you can make a booking by phone / WhatsApp on +447305294773 or contact us online . 

Your driver / guide gives you the history of each castle , details of the episodes filmed at each location and other points of interest on the journey . Each tour features

  • music - TV / film themes and Scottish music
  • photography - we help customers to take the best possible pictures on their trip
  • information abut Scottish culture and arts
  • souvenir prints are available, speak to your driver

For availability and bookings phone +447305-294773 or contact us online .

Doune Castle featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail , Game of Thrones and the Outlander TV series.

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and amazing architecture.

Deanston Distillery makes award-winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The Standard Tour finishes off with a tasting of Deanston 12 year old whisky .

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Private tours Edinburgh Phone +44131-549-9785 for more details or contact us online .

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11 am Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. Visitors to the castle can enjoy stunning 360 degree views of the Forth Valley and the Wallace Monument . Your ticket into the castle includes a dedicated castle guide (tours leave in the castle at regular times and are provided directly by the castle).

Stirling castle tours

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.

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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 ten 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 .

This castle is managed by Historic Environment Scotland ( Àrainneachd Eachdraidheil Alba ) , a government agency . Ticket income is used to maintain the castle.

Castle gifts and souvenir prints are available - ask your driver about Stirling Castle gift shop

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Duration: 1 hour

12.20 pm Doune Castle,

Doune has appeared several times on screen . Uniquely for a Scottish castle , Doune has five claims to movie fame

  • Outlander
  • Game of Thrones - it represented the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Outlaw King

Your guide will give details of the history of the castle , information about the Game of Thrones filming plus all the other films made at Doune Castle including Monty Python and the Holy Grail .

Behind the scenes access 

Visitors to the castle can get details about Game of Thrones filming in the Great Hall and courtyard of the castle .

Insider access 

Take the audio tour of the castle narrated by Monty Python’s Terry Jones and Outlander’s Jamie Fraser ( Sam Heughan ) .

Game of Thrones t-shirts

Originally dating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle near Stirling plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in Outlander TV series .

It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip. Outlander gifts are available , please ask your driver for details . Our unique range of Outlander gifts includes face masks , throw pillows , art prints, phone cases, stickers, framed prints , t-shirts and travel mugs. Outlander tour gift vouchers are also available .

Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.

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Duration: 45 minutes

1.30  Deanston Distillery

In 1974 Deanston produced the very first bottle of Deanston Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

The standard tour at Deanston costs £9 per person ( not included on tour price )

Each tour warmly welcomes you into the heart of the distillery, where Deanston makes award-winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Here you will see a traditional open top mash tun, gleaming copper stills and a must-see vaulted maturation Warehouse 2B. Join the experienced tour guides on a journey through time, taking you back to the past as a cotton mill and through the evolution of Deanston Distillery . The Standard Tour finishes off with a tasting of Deanston 12 year old whisky .

Guided tour of the distillery Includes a tasting of Deanston 12 year old , £5 voucher towards the purchase of any bottle of Deanston 70cl single malt whisky in the distillery shop Duration: 50 minutes

Every drop of Highland Single Malt is a marriage of the finest local ingredients and the skill of the craft to create the wonderful, fresh, honeyed sweetness that Deanston is known for. The Distillery has a commitment to using a traditional, hand crafted approach to our whisky embodies the honesty of our community. Our adherence to traditional methods combined with the skills and experience of our distillery team makes Deanston the unique single malt it is today.

Phone +447305-294773 for bookings or contact us online .

Whatsapp +447305294773 , phone +44131-549-9785 for more details and availability or contact us online .

Duration: 1 hour 

Private Shore excursions Edinburgh - all of our tours are available as shore excursions from the Edinburgh ports South Queensferry, Newhaven and Rosyth .

For availability and bookings phone +447305-294773 or contact us online .

Tour - price from £250 for groups of up to four people.

This day trip from Edinburgh is ideal for solo travellers and small groups of up to to four people .

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Exclusions

  • lunch & refreshments
  • escort
  • entrance tickets


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Contact details

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Tour information

Starting

  • Edinburgh - City Centre

Length

1 Day

Transport

  • Driver guide

Type

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

Languages

  • English

Themes

  • Archaeology
  • Film and TV
  • History

Tour Stops

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Tour company information

Private tours Edinburgh Scotland

Private Tours Edinburgh offers custom tours of Scotland with a professional guide on hand to give advice & information . Our four castles tours of Scotland including Stirling are five star rated . Outlander & Blood of my Blood tours to Lallybroch ( Midhope Castle ), Castle Leoch (Doune Castle) and other locations . Game of Thrones & James Bond tours. Tour the amazing scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands. Custom tours of Scotland .Shore excursions. Five star reviews . Private Tours Edinburgh distillery tours.Whatsapp +447305294773 for more details of special offers and availability

Opening times

10 am to 6 pm seven days a week
Text / Whatsapp customer services 24/7 on +44-7305-294773

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