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With thick walls of stone and tall tower turrets, the castles of Scotland have guarded the Highlands for centuries. Many were built for defense, helpi...

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Departing Edinburgh, you will travel westwards for your first stop of the day at the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond; one of the prettiest and l...

Duration
9 hours, 15 minutes
Available in: English
£ 39
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Step across the Scottish borders and visit England on this day-long bus tour.Along the way your guide will describe the historic rivalry bet...

Duration
8 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
£ 40
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See the beautiful Loch Lomond and the breathtaking Highlands on this day trip and finish it up with Stirling Castle.At the start of your bus...

Duration
9 hours
Available in: English
£ 39.84
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The first stop of the tour is the Holy Island, connected to the mainland by a causeway which leads into the quaint island village of Lindisf...

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9 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
£ 45
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Have you ever wanted to visit the famous Scottish Highlands? Are you fascinated by the mystical folklore, the century old castles, the Clans...

Duration
9 hours, 45 minutes
Available in: English
£ 47

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The inside story

With thick walls of stone and tall tower turrets, the castles of Scotland have guarded the Highlands for centuries. Many were built for defense, helping kings and dukes establish their rule over the land, while others were lavish country homes, built more for style than practical defense. Several castles have seen bloody battles and turned the tides in epic wars. They have become a steadfast part of Scottish history and are something you can’t miss!

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most famous, looming over the city on a mighty hilltop. Fans of the TV series Game of Thrones will recognize Doune Castle and watchers of Downton Abbey will have seen Inveraray Castle in a Christmas Episode. Stirling Castle is another important castle to visit, large and impressive in one of the most strategic points in the country.

You can find tours and tickets to some of Scotland’s best castles here.

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