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castle tours in Scotland – visit up to five castles in one day on  a private tour

Edinburgh travel tips

Edinburgh travel tips

Edinburgh travel tips Edinburgh welcomes millions of travellers every year eager to enjoy the sights of an amazing city .Here are my two top travel tips for anyone visiting the capital for the first time . 1 Castle explorer pass Scotland has over a thousand castles . Edinburgh Castle is probably the most famous castle in the UK. If you want to visit a few castles during your stay I recommend an Explorer Pass , available from Historic Environment Scotland…

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Drummond Castle Gardens tour

Drummond Castle Gardens tour

Drummond Castle Gardens tour Drummond Castle and Gardens – the grounds, which date back to 1630, are considered “the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland”. The castle was used as the Palace of Versailles in an episode of TV drama Outlander. Drummond Castle Gardens, which are protected as a category A listed building — in contrast to the B listed castle — already attract thousands of visitors per year, and are included on the Inventory of Gardens and…

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Scottish Castles Tour

Scottish Castles Tour

Four ancient Scottish castles feature in this tour – Drummond Castle and Gardens , Stirling Castle , Doune Castle and Linlithgow Palace . 1 Drummond Castle and Gardens Drummond Castle and Gardens – the grounds, which date back to 1630, are considered “the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland”. The castle was used as the Palace of Versailles in an episode of TV drama Outlander. Drummond Castle Gardens, which are protected as a category A listed building — in contrast to the B…

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Outlander castles tour

Outlander castles tour

The Outlander TV series has been a huge hit on both sides of the Atlantic ,  with much of the series shot in Scotland . Three castles and the town of Falkland feature heavily. This our selection of unique Outlander castles featuring the film locations in Scotland on our Outlander castles tour . Doune Castle – Castle Leoch Hear Jamie speak to you as he guides you around Doune Castle . Take the audio commentary at Doune Castle to listen to Jamie’s…

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Stirling Castle’s medieval knight revealed

Stirling Castle’s medieval knight revealed

A medieval knight whose skeleton was discovered at Stirling Castle has een identified. This Thursday, BBC Two’s History Cold Case series will attempt to discover the identity of the warrior who may have been killed during Scotland’s Wars of Independence with England in the late 13th and 14th centuries. The castle changed hands several times and scientific tests have been used to work out whether he might have been a Scot, an Englishman or even French. The programme focuses on two of 10 skeletons excavated from the site of a lost royal chapel at the castle.A team led by Professor Sue Black, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist from Dundee University,