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We take you behind the headlines of Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’, explaining the background to one of the world’s most enduring mysteries. Visit some of Scotland’s most beautiful buildings and piece together the country’s turbulent history.Detailed description:
This tour brings Scotland’s medieval history to life, but we start with a more modern marvel, the Forth Railway Bridge. This bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was also voted Scotland’s greatest man-made wonder in 2016. Here you’ll have the opportunity to take photos of this beautiful bridge and learn more about this incredible feat of engineering, which took almost 4000 men 3.5 years to complete.
As we cross into Fife, delve into the history of this remarkable place. Be inspired by stories about the heroes of Scotland’s past who battled in this ancient kingdom, and marvel in the picturesque countryside that surrounds you. Your first stop is the town of Dunfermline, the former capital of Scotland and birthplace to many famous figures and monarchs including Charles I, James I and Andrew Carnegie. You would have the chance to explore the beautiful Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, and visit the Abbey Church. Dunfermline Abbey is home to a wealth of history; for example, it was the birthplace of the last monarch to be born in Scotland – Charles I. Take in the breath-taking views of the glen and admire the beautiful Romanesque architecture. Be sure to not miss the monks’ refectory, a symbol of Robert the Bruce’s confidence in his kingdom. The nave is the final resting place of Robert the Bruce, who battled for Scotland’s right to be a nation.
Next, we travel into Stirlingshire and we stop just outside the beautiful Stirling Castle. This castle is one of the largest and most historically important castles in Scotland. From here you can catch a view of the monument of Scottish hero William Wallace. Enjoy tales from your experienced guides who will bring this famous Scot’s story to life. This monument is situated among the beautiful Ochil Hills, which serve as the perfect backdrop for this incredible tale. If you prefer something a little different, why not visit the new gin distillery or take a stroll through the beautiful and ancient streets that make up the medieval old town? As you discover this ancient town, learn why it is known proverbially as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’.
From the City of Stirling, we head to Bannockburn, the battlefield where Robert the Bruce routed the English in 1314, resulting in the de-facto independence for Scotland. Discover the history of the site and the circumstances that led up to this resounding Scottish victory, and the impact it has had on the Scotland of today. Time permitting, we will stop to view the statue of Robert the Bruce on his horse.
Our next stop is the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, owned by the same family since its construction. Despite its origin being contested, it’s a beautiful example of Scottish architecture. Don’t miss the stunning stained-glass windows, its beautiful carvings and the explore the crypt below the chapel, shrouded in mystery. This chapel is in this state today partly due to Queen Victoria, who visited the chapel in a state of disarray and ordered its restoration in the 19th century. There is also a beautiful walk you can take through Roslin Glen and the nearby ruins of Rosslyn Castle.
We have spent many years designing and refining our tours to break from the crowds and give you authentic and out-of-the-ordinary Highland Experiences. Our tours take you to the heart of Scotland; we will visit some of our most extraordinary landscapes, learn about our fascinating history and explore one of the world’s most captivating culture: the Scottish! You’ll see scenery that will take your breath away and, as you travel, our local guides will reveal the fascinating stories, myths and legends of the countryside and places you pass. Our friendly tours offer you the opportunity to get personal attention, explore Scotland beyond the famous sights, make friends and have a great time!
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We are happy to welcome anyone from the age of 3 years old and above on all of our scheduled tours, providing valid proof of age, such as a passport or birth certificate.
Entrance tickets for Stirling Castle & Rosslyn Chapel are not included in the ticket price.
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