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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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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle full day tour from Inverness
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle full day tour from Inverness

Discover the beauty of the Isle of Skye and more breathtaking scenery that Western Scotland has to offer on this day trip from Inverness.

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Highland day tour with Edinburgh Tattoo admission
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Highland day tour with Edinburgh Tattoo admission

Book your Highland day tour with Edinburgh Tattoo admission and sample a dram of whisky at a local distillery and explore the Highlands.

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Alnwick Castle and the Borders tour from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle and the Borders tour from Edinburgh

Book this tour of Alnwick Castle and the Borders now to journey south over from Scotland into England, to Alnwick and the famous Harry Potter castle.

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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky tour from Glasgow
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky tour from Glasgow

Embark on a journey through time on this trip to Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond with a stop for some whisky along the way!

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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour

Book this Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour to get to know Scotland with three simple ingredients: castles, lochs and whisky.

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Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
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Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness

Join this tour to Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle to explore the beautiful and varied landscapes of the Highlands.

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Loch Lomond, the Highlands and Stirling Castle day trip
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Loch Lomond, the Highlands and Stirling Castle day trip

Get tickets for Loch Lomond, the Highlands and Stirling Castle bus tour. Spend an amazing time in Scotland on this day trip from Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh Castle to Arthur’s Seat with a Local - 100% personalized and private walking tour
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Edinburgh Castle to Arthur’s Seat with a Local - 100% personalized and private walking tour

Enjoy a walk from Edinburgh Castle to Arthur's Seat guided by a local passing through the historic Old Town and many must-sees

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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast and the Borders tour from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast and the Borders tour from Edinburgh

Book your Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast and the Borders tour from Edinburgh and dive into the history and beauty of Scotland and England.

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Culzean Castle, Burns Country and the Ayrshire Coast tour from Glasgow
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Culzean Castle, Burns Country and the Ayrshire Coast tour from Glasgow

Book tickets for this tour and visit Culzean Castle, Burns Country, the Ayrshire Coast and much more!

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The Edinburgh witches and history guided walking tour
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The Edinburgh witches and history guided walking tour

Book this guided walking tour, discover the wicked history of the Witches of Scotland and visit places where mysterious and sinister events occurred within the Old Town.

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The Silver Whisky Tour with tasting
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The Silver Whisky Tour with tasting

Book your Silver Whisky Tour with tasting and dive into the history and alchemy of blending the perfect dram of Scottish whisky while sipping a dram.

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Highlights of Scotland and England multi-day tour
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Highlights of Scotland and England multi-day tour

Join this multi-day tour for a first introduction to Scotland and England's treasures and must-see cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London and more!

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Firth of Forth and the Trossachs tour
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Firth of Forth and the Trossachs tour

Book your Firth of Forth and the Trossachs tour and soak up the movie magic of Outlander and Game of Thrones at Doune Castle and dive into the history.

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Private Edinburgh history and culture tour
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Private Edinburgh history and culture tour

Book your Private Edinburgh history and culture tour and discover the hidden secrets that only true locals know with your expert guide.

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St Andrews, Falkland Palace and fishing villages tour
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St Andrews, Falkland Palace and fishing villages tour

Book this tour of St Andrews, Falkland and the surrounding fishing villages to discover the history of Scottish Kings, golf and filming locations.

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The Edinburgh Haunted Vaults tour
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The Edinburgh Haunted Vaults tour

Book this haunted Vaults tour of Edinburgh to visit its spooky underworld, hear about paranormal activity and maybe even experience some first-hand.

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3 day Speyside whisky tour from Edinburgh
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3 day Speyside whisky tour from Edinburgh

Book your tickets for this 3 day Speyside whisky tour from Edinburgh and start your whisky pilgrimage to the heart of Scotch whisky country.

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Islay whisky 4 day tour from Edinburgh
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Islay whisky 4 day tour from Edinburgh

Grab you ticket for this Islay whisky 4 day tour from Edinburgh and sample some of Scotland's most famous whiskies while taking in the views.

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Jacobite Steam Train and Scottish Highlands tour
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Jacobite Steam Train and Scottish Highlands tour

Book your Jacobite Steam Train and Scottish Highlands tour and discover Edinburgh's connections to Harry Potter as you check out the scenery.

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Highland Games tour from Edinburgh
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Highland Games tour from Edinburgh

Book your Highland Games tour and enjoy a memorable day celebrating Scottish scenery and culture, mingling with locals and sampling dishes.

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Discover Edinburgh’s Dean Village on a self-guided audio tour
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Discover Edinburgh’s Dean Village on a self-guided audio tour

Enjoy a self-guided audio tour through Dean Village, admire traces of its past and learn about the picturesque village

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City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh
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City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Edinburgh

Book your 24-hour Edinburgh bus pass with unlimited hop-on hop-off access and 360º panoramic views of the city on a flexible ticket

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Edinburgh shore excursion: City highlights tour
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Edinburgh shore excursion: City highlights tour

Book your seats on this Edinburgh shore excursion: City highlights tour and see the very best of Scotland's capital!

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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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