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.
- Dec 7, 2018 - Mar 29, 2019 | Fridays.
- Live English-speaking guide.
- Depart: 08:45.
- Return: Approximately 17:15.
- Charlotte Square, Edinburgh.
- Approximately 8 hours.
- Lunch And Refreshments.
- Visitor Attraction Admission Fees.
- 1) Charlotte Square, Edinburgh (Depart).
- 2) Linlithgow Palace.
- 3) Bannockburn Battlefield.
- 4) Stirling Castle.
- 5) The National Wallace Monument.
- 6) Charlotte Square, Edinburgh (Return).