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Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle

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Perched above the city of Stirling on a chunk of volcanic rock, this mighty Scottish fortress has seen it all, from attacks by Robert the Bruce to the coronation of the infant Mary Queen of Scots to the premiere of the movie “Braveheart” in 1993. In addition to the impeccably recreated Royal Palace interiors and the sheer amount of history held within its robust walls, the castle also offers superb views over Stirling and Scotland’s green hills and valleys.

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Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

Full-Day Trip to Loch Ness and the Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh

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This full-day Scottish Highlands tour takes you on a scenic drive from Edinburgh to the fabled Loch Ness. The journey travels by coach across Rannoch Moor to Glen Coe and through the Great Glen to Fort Augustus, where you’re treated to a locally made picnic lunch. Take an optional boat ride on the legendary loch in search of ‘Nessie’ before the return trip over the Drumochter Pass and through the forests and rivers of Highland Perthshire, with views of the UNESCO-listed Forth Bridge.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.23
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$67.23
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Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh

Glencoe, Ben Nevis and Loch Ness Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Take in top natural attractions including Glencoe, Ben Nevis, and Loch Ness on this day trip from Edinburgh. Pass the iconic Stirling Castle en route through the Trossachs, then head onto Glencoe—a region steeped in history. Explore Fort William and Ben Nevis with a guide, then follow the Great Glen to the village of Fort Augustus. After lunch on the shores of Loch Ness, pass Loch Laggan and stop for a stroll in a Highland village.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.23
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Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness, Highlands and Whisky Distillery Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the stunning Scottish Highlands on a full-day excursion that includes Glencoe and Loch Ness. Set own from Edinburgh aboard a comfortable coach bus to experience some of the area's top sights and attractions. Tour Deanston Distillery and sample its whisky, learn the fascinating history of Glencoe—a village made modernly famous as a setting for 'James Bond' and 'Harry Potter' films—and opt to take a boat cruise upon iconic Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for the famous 'Nessie' as you go.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$66.33
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$66.33
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Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

Day Trip to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with Optional Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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Soak up Scotland’s majestic countryside on a full-day tour of Highlands from Edinburgh. Aboard a comfortable coach, stop at Loch Lomond, the largest inland body of water in Great Britain. Wind through Trossachs National Park, spotted with moors, lochs and jutting peaks, and on to Stirling Castle, coronation place of Mary, Queen of Scots. Explore the grounds or purchase an optional tour of the castle’s opulent interior rooms. On the return journey to Edinburgh, the tour stops at the Kelpies. The world's largest equine sculptures dedicated to the horse-powered heritage of Central Scotland, designed by Andy Scott.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$56.66
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Stirling Castle,Trossachs National and Loch Lomond Day Tour from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle,Trossachs National and Loch Lomond Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore Stirling Castle, the Trossachs National Park, and Loch Lomond on this adventurous day tour from Edinburgh. Take a glimpse into Glasgow’s industrial past on route to beautiful Loch Lomond, and admire fine views over rugged Ben Lomond. Travel into the Trossachs National Park with a guide then, explore the ancient streets of Stirling and discover top attractions such as the mighty Stirling Castle—widely considered among Scotland’s most important fortresses.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Ness and the Highlands Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Uncover the mysteries of Loch Ness on an exciting day-trip from Edinburgh. Set out north along Scotland's West Coast to experience one of the country's most iconic lochs, best known for the fabled 'monster' said to reside deep within its waters. En route, pass some incredible sights, including the ruins of Linlithgow Palace, Ben Nevis―Britain's tallest mountain―and dramatic Highlands landscapes recognizable from films like 'Skyfall.' Your guide regales you with stories about the area, making for an exciting, informative―and if you're lucky, truly legendary―trip.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.19
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Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle and Whisky Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Visit the royal stronghold of Stirling Castle and the majestic Loch Lomond on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Escape the city for a scenic drive through the countryside, stopping to snap photos of Highland cows, the Trossachs National Park, and Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. After touring the impressive Stirling Castle, soak up the scenery around Loch Lomond, Scotland’s largest lake. Finish your Scottish experience sampling Scotch whisky at the acclaimed Glengoyne Distillery.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$49.75
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$49.75
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Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Kelpies & Stirling Castle Small-Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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See Stirling Castle, the Kelpies monument, and Loch Lomond on this day trip from Edinburgh. Pass Linlithgow Palace on the way to the Kelpies, said to be the largest equine sculptures in the world. Then travel through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, where you can join your guide on a nature walk, before heading to Stirling Castle for an optional interior tour (own expense). This small-group tour in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach is limited to 16 passengers for a memorable experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.63
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3-Day Isle of Skye Inverness Highlands and Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Edinburgh

3-Day Isle of Skye Inverness Highlands and Glenfinnan Viaduct Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the Scottish Highlands with this three-day tour from Edinburgh. Skip the hassle of a rental car and kick back in an air-conditioned coach with a local guide. Hear stories of Scotland’s history as you visit the Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, and Inverness. This tour offers an immersive experience into one of the most scenic areas of the Scottish countryside.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$186.56
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2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

2-Day Inverness and the Highlands Small Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Experience the enchantment of the Scottish Highlands on a small-group, 2-day trip from Edinburgh. As you travel through spectacular scenery, visit historical highlights like Doune Castle and witness the natural splendor of Loch Ness and Glen Coe. Delve into the history of Culloden battlefield, take a riverside stroll at Dunkeld and recognize Glenfinnan Viaduct, famed for its role in the ‘Harry Potter’ films. B&B or hostel accommodation is reserved but not included in the price. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 16 people.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$111.93
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Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Delve into Scotland’s rich history and heritage on this 1-day Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey and Stirling Castle tour from Edinburgh. Head from the Royal Mile over the UNESCO–listed Forth Bridge to Dunfermline with a guide, and explore the Abbey Kirk — burial place of Robert the Bruce. See where the Battle of Bannockburn raged and learn of Scotland’s struggle for independence. Take in top local attractions including Stirling Castle, and enjoy breathtaking views from the top of the iconic Wallace Monument. Then, visit Rosslyn Chapel before returning to Edinburgh.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.51
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2 Day Loch Ness, Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct & St Andrews Tour

2 Day Loch Ness, Glencoe, Glenfinnan Viaduct & St Andrews Tour

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Swap the city streets for the watery expanse of Loch Ness on a 2-day tour that saves you hours of advance planning. Letting someone else drive allows you to devote your full attention to the Scottish Highlands and saves you the stress of navigating unfamiliar roads, while a cap of 16 travelers ensures an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.99
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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies from Edinburgh

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Explore Loch Lomond and Stirling Castle, and delve into the world of William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Rob Roy on this tour from Edinburgh. Visit Stirling Castle—widely considered among Scotland’s most impressive fortresses—with a guide. Head through the Trossachs National Park to the Highland village of Balloch, nestled by the banks of magical Loch Lomond. Perhaps take a lake cruise or enjoy capturing the pretty town of Luss on camera before the journey back to Edinburgh.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.66
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond & Whisky Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Experience the history and beauty of Scotland’s Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park on a full-day trip from Edinburgh. Traveling by mini-coach, visit the Kelpies Monument and Stirling Castle, associated with Scottish historical heroes William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Admire the Trossachs’ mountain-and-lake scenery as you meet Scotland’s famous Highland cows, and choose to tour either a whisky distillery or Doune Castle. Entrance fees at own expense.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.89
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Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover the jewels in Scotland’s crown on this 1-day Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Glengoyne Distillery tour from Edinburgh. Listen as a guide sheds light on Scottish history on route from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to Stirling. Take an optional tour of Stirling Castle and enjoy fine city views from the Wallace Monument. Head to Loch Lomond in the Trossachs National Park and either take an optional cruise or stroll along the shoreline at your leisure. Finish your day with an optional Glengoyne Distillery tour and learn how drams are made.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.51
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Full-Day Scenic Highlands Private Day Trip with a Local

Full-Day Scenic Highlands Private Day Trip with a Local

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From Edinburgh, the rugged Scottish Highlands are well within reach—and this full-day, private tour takes the hassle out of planning a trip. In the morning, meet your guide at your hotel and hop aboard your private, air-conditioned vehicle. Over the course of the day, you’ll explore Stirling Castle, will see the Balquhidder Church Ruins, will look for Nessie at Loch Ness, will taste whisky at Dalwhinnie Distillery, and much more.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$312.18
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Braveheart Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Braveheart Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Follow in the footsteps of the heroes of Braveheart as you view the sites of Medieval battles with your private guide. Visit the locations where Scotland’s independence was won, on a personalized tour just for you. Ride in comfort in a luxury Mercedes to the Battle of Bannockburn, Wallace Monument, Stirling Old Bridge, and more.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$462.19
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Scottish Whisky and Castles Private Tour from Edinburgh

Scottish Whisky and Castles Private Tour from Edinburgh

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This 3-part tour takes you to two of Scotland’s ancient castles with a whiskey break in between. Stirling Castle was the home of Scottish aristocracy—Including Mary, Queen of Scots—for generations. Duone Castle is famous for other reasons: it’s starred in films and television shows such as “Month Python and the Holy Grail,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Outlander.” Between castle visits, enjoy a guided distillery tour and taste 12-year-old Scotch whiskey.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$392.17
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Glencoe, Oban & Loch Lomond Luxury Private Day Tour

Glencoe, Oban & Loch Lomond Luxury Private Day Tour

Travel through the Trossachs National Park north to incredible Glencoe, then south through stunning Argyll to Oban, visiting famous Loch Lomond and a number of quaint highland towns. Hear their enchanting stories from your personal chauffeur-guide and travel in the utmost comfort and class in one of our luxury 4x4 vehicles. All our tours are customisable in terms of route, attractions, and timings. We are flexible for those who have a schedule, for example those on a cruise or have a flight to catch, and welcome all enquiries toward tailoring the perfect tour for you. Please visit our website for more info or contact options, and we will be in touch as soon as we can to help.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$280.70
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Highlights of Scotland Customisable Luxury Private Tour

Highlights of Scotland Customisable Luxury Private Tour

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There’s no need to coordinate your own visit to the blustery Scottish Highlands, Lochs, and whisky distilleries, when you can explore in luxury on this full-day, comprehensive, and customizable tour. Your local driver will tell stories as they transport your private tour group between attractions in comfort and style, freeing you up to enjoy the scenery and experience the best Scotland has to offer.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$456.03
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3 Day Tour of Scotland Departing Edinburgh or Glasgow

3 Day Tour of Scotland Departing Edinburgh or Glasgow

On day 1 we will depart Edinburgh, taking in Stirling Castle, Doune Castle, Glen Coe, The Great Glen, Eilean Donan Castle, and onto Skye, for your 2 nights accommodation. Day 2, we will travel the Jurassic coastline of Trotternish, incorporating the Old Man of Storr, Kilt Rock, then onto the Quiraing, known for its wonderful rock formations and stunning coastal views, and in the afternoon we shall travel west and onto Neist Point and then back to your accommodation. Day 3, We depart Skye, and travel towards the Highland Capital of Inverness, where we will experience, Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle(foundation stones date back 700yrs). before we travel south towards Edinburgh, taking in the Cairngorm Mountains, Highland Perthshire and then back to your accommodation.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$3,938.41
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Stirling Castle & Loch Day Tour

Stirling Castle & Loch Day Tour

On arrival at Stirling, you will have a visit to the Castle which would take around an hour and a half. After which we will travel westerly towards Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park with a comfort stop at Kilmahog where you might have the opportunity to meet a Highland Cow family, and will have some time to buy Scottish souvenirs.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.06
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Mary Queen of Scots Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Mary Queen of Scots Luxury Private Tour with Scottish Driver

Follow in the footsteps of one of Scotland’s most storied royal figures—and visit numerous castles and palaces—on this Mary, Queen of Scots tour. Meet your guide in the morning at your Edinburgh accommodation, and set off in a Mercedes. You can visit Mary’s birthplace of Linlithgow Palace, see Stirling Castle (where she spent her childhood), discover royal retreats she once frequented, and more (admission fares own expense). You’ll also learn stories about her controversial life and history as you explore.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$912.05
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$912.05
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On the Trail of Mary Queen of Scots Private Tour in a Minivan from Edinburgh

On the Trail of Mary Queen of Scots Private Tour in a Minivan from Edinburgh

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Swap the crowds on public transport for a stress-free way of exploring Scotland—a private tour in a premium minivan. This themed Mary Queen of Scots tour is ideal for history buffs, and especially travelers interested in the life of Scottish royalty. Visit multiple locations connected to Mary Queen of Scots, including Stirling Castle, Falkland Palace, and Edinburgh Castle.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$207.28
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$207.28
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Stirling Castle can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 82 Stirling Castle tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Stirling Castle costs USD 40.08. Guided Stirling Castle tours start around USD 40.08 per person. See all 82 Stirling Castle tickets and tours on Viator.