History Sample Itinerary

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DAY ONE

  • Stirling Castle - One of the largest castles in Scotland, which dominates the skyline as it sits on an old volcanic rock, with views of the famous battlefields of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn. Dates back to the early 12th century, with present buildings between 1490 and 1600. At least 8 sieges have taken place here, including one involving the famous Bonnie Prince Charlie. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned here and died here, including Mary Queen of Scots and James VI.
  • Wallace Monument - Built to commemorate Sir William Wallace, a 13th century Scottish hero. Constructed in the 19th century on a volcanic crag, where Wallace was said to have stood watching King Edward I's army just before the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297.
  • Scone Palace - Located by the famous River Tay in Perthshire, it was the capital of the Picts fifteen hundred years ago. Over the centuries it has been the seat of parliament and the crowning place for Kings, including Macbeth and Robert the Bruce. The original home of "The Stone of Destiny", now on show in Edinburgh Castle.

DAY TWO

  • Blair Atholl Castle - Over 700 years old, the Scottish Baronial architecture gives a real fairytale look, over nineteen generations of the Stewart's and Murray's of Atholl have lived here. You can also enjoy the Hercules walled Garden and Diana's grove, full of tall exotic conifers.  
  • Balmoral Castle - A Scottish Royal home since Prince Albert bought it for Queen Victoria in 1852, after she had fallen in love with the Highlands after her first visit in 1842. Now it is still a favourite home for our current Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Culloden Battlefield - Visit the museum and explore the haunting battlefield, and learn about the Jacobite rising in 1745 and the horrific battle on 16th April 1746.