If you’re serious about sightseeing, this one’s for you. By the end of your trip you’ll have crossed most of Edinburgh’s highlights off your must-see list. You’ll start your day with a visit to Edinburgh Castle, which has been the home of Scottish kings and queens for centuries. The most interesting parts of this place include the Royal Palace, where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI, and The Honours of Scotland, the name given to the nation’s crown jewels. The castle is also home to the National War Museum, where you can get the low-down on more than 400 years of military history. After looking round the castle, you’ll take a drive along the Royal Mile, where you can glimpse the 15th- century St Giles Cathedral and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, where the Queen stays during official visits to Scotland. Adult price from £45.00.
This trip takes the effort out of exploring Edinburgh. All you need to do is hop on a coach and let us chauffeur you around the city’s top sights. During your tour, we’ll drive along parts of the famous Royal Mile – a series of streets linking Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The highlights in this part of town include Gladstone’s Land – a well-preserved 17th-century townhouse – John Knox’s House dating back to the 16th Century and the new building for the Scottish Parliament. At the east end of the Royal Mile, Holyrood Palace grew out of the Augustinian Priory founded in the 12th century. The Palace we see today dates from the end of the 15th century. And it’s also where the Queen stays when she pays official visits to Scotland. Finally, you’ll drive around Holyrood Park – home to one of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks, Arthur’s Seat. Adult price from £24.00
You’ll visit some of Scotland’s most famous historical sites on this tour. To start with there’s a scenic drive that traces the geological border between the Highlands and the Lowlands. You’ll make a stop at the Bannockburn Heritage Centre in Stirling, which is built on the area where Robert the Bruce commanded his troops at the famous 1314 Battle of Bannockburn. Head inside to learn all the details of this decisive victory, as well as lots more on Scotland’s history. Stirling Castle is next on the list. This 15th-century structure is perched on top of an extinct volcano, so you can expect more standout views en route. It was formerly the official residence of Scotland’s monarchs, and played host to big names like William Wallace and Mary Queen of Scots. Keep your eyes peeled for the grand Royal Chapel and Parliament Hall. After you’ve explored, you’ll have time to browse for souvenirs at the castle’s gift shop. Adult price from £58.00.
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