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Edinburgh EDITOR'S PICKS
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.
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    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 USD298.73

    Daily
    3 day (morning)
  2. Discover the capital of Scotland, the Edinburgh city. Enjoy incredible views from the double-decker bus and go around famous sites like Edinburgh Castle, Georgian New Town and Palace of Holyroodhouse.
    Accessible

    USD19.92

    Family Discount
    Daily
  3. Walking Tour of Edinburgh Old Town and Royal Mile
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    Take a unique journey around the sites, stories and secrets of the Edinburgh Old Town you might otherwise miss. The best way to explore Edinburgh is to follow your feet.

    From USD17.26

    Daily
    2 - 2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Hop between lochs and castles throughout the West Highlands. Have multiple photo stops starting at the real-life Winterfell in Doune Castle up to the"bonnie banks" and patriotic lands of Stirling.

    From USD55.76

    Daily
    10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. Marvel at the amazing landscapes and stunning architecture of the Scottish Highlands. During this attraction filled day, you will visit Loch Lomond, Kilchurn Castle, Oban and Inveraray.

    USD65.06

    Sun, Mon, Fri, Sat
    12 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Get a chance to view the famous lochs and castles of Scotland on a day tour from Edinburgh! Head west towards Loch Lomond, enjoy panoramic views of Glasgow and see the Doune Castle.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD51.78

    Daily
    10 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. 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 USD50.45

    Daily
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  8. 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 USD47.80

    Daily
    10 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Look into modern Scotland and marvel at the Forth Railway Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then go deep into Scotland's medieval past and rich history as you visit Stirling City and more.

    From USD47.80

    Tue, Fri
    9 hour(s) (morning)