We leave from the Royal Mile, Edinburgh’s most famous street, and begin our journey into Scotland’s exciting past. Your driver-guide will take you out of Edinburgh, with stories of its old and new towns. Then on to your first stop: the Forth Bridges—a photo opportunity and chance to ogle at some incredible Victorian engineering.
During the drive across the Forth Road Bridge and into the Kingdom of Fife your guide will tell of Scottish hero Robert the Bruce and his pivotal role in Scottish history. This famous Scottish hero is buried in the choir of the Abbey in Dunfermline—our next stop!
Then it’s on to Stirling. We will pass the Wallace Monument on the way and your guide will tell you the realBraveheart story. Stopping next to Stirling Castle* for around 2 hours provides ample time to explore one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. Or you can meander through Stirling’s old town taking in some of the incredible medieval buildings.
Leaving Stirling we will pass the battlefield of Bannockburn, where Robert the Bruce routed the English in 1314, time permitting, we will stop here briefly to view a statue of Robert the Bruce on his horse. Then it’s on towards the Pentland Hills.
The journey to Rosslyn Chapel will also take us past a new addition to Scotland’s landscape, the modern Kelpies, the largest equine sculptures in the world. Our day will culminate with a visit to Rosslyn Chapel*, the reputed resting place of the Holy Grail, made famous by Dan Brown’s book, The Da Vinci Code. Discover stories in the elaborate stonework of Rosslyn Chapel, meet William the chapel cat and take a walk to see the old Rosslyn church. A perfect end to a tour steeped in Scottish history.
Please note, optional extras:
Stirling Castle £14.50
Rosslyn Chapel £9.00