Join Lothian Motor Coaches and visit four iconic Scottish landmarks on this Friday tour from Edinburgh.

• Visit the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots.

• Stop at Stirling Castle and The Wallace Monument.

• Journey to the site of the Battle of Bannockburn.

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About The Bannockburn And Castles Tour:

Experience multiple layers of Scottish national heritage on this full day tour from Edinburgh. Meet your professional Lothian Motor Coaches guide at Charlotte Square in the centre of Edinburgh. As well as insightful English-language commentary you can expect quality on board amenities including: air conditioning, reclining seats, footrests, Wi-Fi, USB charging and even a washroom.

Departing at 08:45, the first leg of the tour will take you to Linlithgow Palace, historic seat of Scotland's Stewart monarchs until the Union of the Crowns in 1603. Although largely ruinous, much of the building's masonry survives to the present day, allowing visitors to access and admire the building's remarkable medieval architecture. Please note that the palace entry fee is not included in the cost of the tour.

After spending time at Linlithgow Palace the tour will continue north to Bannockburn, site of one of the most important battles of the Scottish Wars of Independence. In addition to the battlefield itself and Robert the Bruce's iconic equestrian statue, you'll encounter the Battle of Bannockburn 3D Experience. This incredible visitor attraction brings Scotland's medieval history to life, using state of the art 3D technology to render the famous conflict in vivid detail.

Next you'll travel to Stirling Castle, a grand fortress preached atop a steep rocky hill. Like Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle was one of Scotland's principle pre-union royal residences. It's were Mary, Queen of Scots was crowned in September 1543, and where in 1746 Charles Edward Stuart attempted an unsuccessful siege with his highland army.

The final location you'll visit before returning to Edinburgh is a testament to the legendary Braveheart himself, Sir William Wallace. His namesake monument was completed in 1869 as per the design of Scottish architect John Thomas Rochead. It sits atop Abbey Craig, a scenic hill not unlike the one elevating Stirling Castle.


Season:

  • Dec 7, 2018 - Mar 29, 2019 | Fridays.

Commentary:

  • Live English-speaking guide.

Tour Times:

  • Depart: 08:45.
  • Return: Approximately 17:15.

Departure Point:

  • Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.

Duration:

  • Approximately 8 hours.

Exclusions:

  • Lunch And Refreshments.
  • Visitor Attraction Admission Fees.

Itinerary:

  • 1) Charlotte Square, Edinburgh (Depart).
  • 2) Linlithgow Palace.
  • 3) Bannockburn Battlefield.
  • 4) Stirling Castle.
  • 5) The National Wallace Monument.
  • 6) Charlotte Square, Edinburgh (Return).

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Important Information & Usage instructions

Please check-in with the staff at Charlotte Square at least 15 minutes before your tour is due to depart. Lothian Motor Coaches recommends you bring suitable clothing and footwear, as the tour is mostly conducted outdoors.

This tour has a 24-hour closeout period to help control participant numbers. If you would like a tour within the closeout period feel free to contact us at (info@cityxplora.com). We will check availability and open places accordingly.

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