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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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Have you ever wanted to visit the famous Scottish Highlands? Are you fascinated by the mystical folklore, the famous warriors such as Willia...

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8 hours, 45 minutes
Available in: English
£ 39
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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
£ 45
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Have you ever wanted to visit the famous Scottish wilderness? Are you fascinated by the mystical folklore, the iconic Medieval Kingdom of No...

Duration
9 hours, 30 minutes
Available in: English
£ 45

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Walking tours

Discover an Edinburgh beyond the reach of tour buses and guidebooks. Your expert guide will take you...

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Walking tours

The night begins with a walking tour of the darker closes and wynds of Edinburgh, before journeying ...

£ 17
History & heritage tours

A chilling way to explore Edinburgh after dark – and underground. Strictly adult-only, this ghost to...

£ 13
Bus tours

The tour starts with a drive through the beautiful landscape of the Scottish Borders, the southern p...

£ 45

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.

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