The Best of Scotland Castles, Edinburgh tours & activities, fun things to do in Edinburgh | VELTRA

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The Best of Scotland Castles
Venture out of Edinburgh (or "Auld Reekie" to the locals) and head over to the stunning Highlands to see some of the most picturesque castles in Scotland. Scotland's stately fortresses set amongst stunning lochs and spectacular landscapes are not to be missed. Soak in the majesty and history, and feel a sense of borrowed pride and a newfound appreciation for Bonnie Scotland.
Did you know?
🏰 Doune Castle was used as the set for Game of Thrones, Outlander, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
🏰 The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a series of performances and parade of the massed pipes and drums of the Scottish regiments, takes place on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle in August each year.
🏰 Does the Eilean Donan Castle look familiar? It has been featured on more shortbread tins and calendars than any other Scottish castle! It was also featured in the classic movie Highlander, starring Christopher Lambert and Sir Sean Connery.
🏰 Stirling Castle is the grandest in the country, and is called the "bloody heart of Scotland" due to its bloody and embattled history. Its parade ground has been used as a concert venue for R.E.M., Bob Dylan, and others. It is also the castle that Mel Gibson's character fought for in Braveheart.

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. This tour is ideal for those who wish to enjoy beautiful scenery and see some of Scotland’s most famous Castles on a day trip from Edinburgh. See the highlights of the Western Highlands in one day!
    Pick-up Provided


    10 hour(s) (morning)