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Stirling Castle tours

Looking for day trips from Edinburgh ? How about taking a tour from Edinburgh of historic Stirling Castle and the Kelpies ?

Visit Stirling Castle , an ancient Scottish castle and the Kelpies in this tour –

  •  Stirling Castle
  • Bannockburn
  • the Wallace Monument featuring the newly refurbished statue of Wallace
  • the Kelpies

 

Normal pickup point is your hotel in Edinburgh city centreFive hour private tour around Stirling for up to four passengers. Tours start at 10 am weekdays .

Itinerary

  • 5 hour private tour group day trip to Stirling
  • visit Bannockburn
  • visit Stirling Castle , overlooking the two most important battles in the Wars of Independence – Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge , and home of the Stewart kings of Scotland
  • Take in unique views of the historic Stirling Castle
  • the Kelpies are the largest equine sculpture in the world
  • Small private group tour with a maximum of 4 people

 

William Wallace – Braveheart- famous the world over, led Scotland in its first wars of Independence in the 13th Century.

A busy day that will let you follow in the footsteps of Wallace, see the Wallace Sword and get the chance to climb the 246 steps to the top of the Monument.

We offer a comprehensive service , which includes collection from your hotel , transport to each location , and personal tour guide for the day.

1 Bannockburn

Bannockburn is the site of Robert the Bruce’s historic victory over the English army in the Wars of Independence

2 The Wallace Monument

William Wallace – Braveheart- famous the world over, led Scotland in its first wars of Independence in the 13th Century.

A busy day that will let you follow in the footsteps of Wallace, see the Wallace Sword and get the chance to climb the 246 steps to the top of the Monument.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture. Built by the Stewart kings of Scotland , the castle was completely renovated over a 10 year period which finished in 2011.

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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 .

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Stirling Castle is not only one of Scotland’s grandest and most imposing castles, it was also a real favourite with Scotland’s Stewart kings and queens. 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 in 2011 . 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 .

Stirling Castle tours cost £250 .

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Welcome to Tours of Scotland , your online guide to exploring the best that Scotland has got to offer – from the stunning landscapes and castles to the best whisky in the world, plus unique film and TV locations for Outlander , Monty Python and many more .

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Private tour of St Andrews and Fife

This private tour visits the home of golf ,  St Andrews and historic Fife .   Tours start at 10 am .

Tour itinerary

  • Queensferry Crossing
  • Anstruther
  • St Andrews
  • Falkland Palace

queensferry crossing to fife

Your journey to Fife takes you over the new Queensferry Crossing with views of the Forth Road Bridge , built in 1964 and the Forth Bridge, a cantilever railway bridge built in the 19th century  and UNESCO World Heritage site.

Forth Bridge to Fife

World heritage status is given to sites of “outstanding universal value” with the aim of protecting them for future generations. The distinctive red bridge has carried trains over the Forth since 1890. The award puts it alongside the Pyramids of Egypt, the great Wall of China and the Sydney Opera House in terms of cultural significance.

The bridge, which spans the Firth of Forth between South Queensferry on the outskirts of Edinburgh and North Queensferry in Fife, was opened in 1890 after eight years of construction. Scots call the bridge the eighth wonder of the world .

Anstruther

anstruther, tours of St ANdrews and  Fife
anstruther, tours of St ANdrews and Fife

This village on the Fife coast has a beautiful harbour for leisure and fishing boats .

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St Andrews , tours of St ANdrews and Fife

St Andrews is the home of golf on the coast of Fife . You will be able to see the world famous Old Course and club house . St Andrews is a medieval  coastal town with the oldest university in the world with an ancient castle and round abbey .

Falkland is transformed into Inverness for Outlander
The Bruce Fountain , Falkland is Inverness for Outlander, Jamie looks up at Claire in the tavern

The final stop is at Falkland, a location used in the TV series Outlander . The Bruce Fountain in the town square is where Jamie looks up at Claire in her hotel , watched by Frank . Falkland was transformed into Inverness for Outlander .

Exclusions

  • entrance tickets
  • lunch
  • refreshments

Tour prices

– private tour for up to four passengers £240

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Paper size 18 by 12 inches . Photograph by David Rankin.

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Christmas pictures – fresh snowfall causes chaos in Scotland

Once again a new fall of snow has caused chaos on the roads in Scotland. Yesterday  snow fell for about 6 hours and the country’s transport system seemed to grind to a halt. Commuters and drivers are demanding answers as to why local councils never seem to be ready for the snow. It’s amazing in the 21st century that councils cannot get hold of accurate weather forecasts. Every time this happens they say that the snowfall was heavier than they expected . Last week snow started falling on Friday night about 12 o’clock. The gritters started to appear about 2 hours later. Scotland’s transport minister Stewart Stevenson conceded that the weather advice the authorities had been following “did not meet requirements”.

And he warned that it could take some time before the roads were “back to anything approaching normal”.

Some travellers were stuck in their vehicles for more than 15 hours as Scotland bore the brunt of the weather.

A fresh wave of ice and snow left several major routes – including the M8, M9 and A80 – impassable.

Police across the country’s busy central belt warned people not to travel on Tuesday unless it was “absolutely essential” after temperatures plunged as low as -17C (1.4F) and hampered gritting efforts.

The deluge on Monday – which appeared to take the authorities by surprise – saw people sleep in their cars or abandon them as motorways and A roads clogged up.

On Tuesday morning, Strathclyde Police reported that the snow and ice on some roads was breaking the blades on snow ploughs.

Mr Stevenson said that the authorities had been caught out by the severity of the weather.

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