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.
8Activities

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Have your heart soaring through the Skye! Enjoy some stunning Scottish scenery such as Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Loch Ness and learn more about Scotland's deep past on this action-packed 3-day tour!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USD314.71

    Mon, Wed, Sat
    3 day (morning)
  2. 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

    USD50.63

    Sat
    10 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Discover the capital of Scotland, the enchanting city of Edinburgh. Enjoy incredible views from the double-decker bus before hopping off to explore famous sites like the Edinburgh Castle, Georgian New Town and Holyroodhouse Palace at your own pace.

    USD21.89

    Family Discount
    Daily
  4. Take a unique journey around the sites of Edinburgh's Old Town and hear stories and secrets you might otherwise miss! Upgrade your experience and enjoy skip-the-line access to Edinburgh Castle.
    Accessible

    From USD19.16

    Daily
    2 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Hop between the lochs and castles of the Western Highlands. Take gorgeous photos of Loch Lomond, visit the stunning Inveraray Castle, and learn about the rich history of the region.

    From USD61.57

    Daily
    10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Trace the path of heroes to Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle. Envision the colorful lives of Rob Roy, Robert the Bruce and William Wallace as you set foot on landscapes that defined Scottish history.

    From USD52.00

    Daily
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. Explore some of Scotland's finest lochs, monuments, castles and landscapes with this unmissable tour. Round off the day by tasting the spirit of the country, with a glass of Highland Malt Whisky.

    From USD52.00

    Daily
    10 hour(s) (morning)
  8. Look into modern Scotland and marvel at the Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Go deep into Scotland's medieval past and rich history upon visiting Stirling City and learn about the brave heroes who defended the land.

    From USD52.00

    Tue, Fri, Sat
    9 hour(s) (morning)