Falkland and Dunnottar castle tour

£295.00

Private group tour

  • Falkland – Inverness
  • Dunnottar Castle
  • Glamis Castle
  • June 2022
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Description

Tours start at 10 am . Our private group tours take up to four people to three locations. We also offer bespoke private tours with the option of choosing your own itinerary .

Tours start from locations in Edinburgh .
Normal pickup point is Edinburgh city centre from your hotel or accommodation .

Other pickup points can be arranged .

Itinerary

The first location on this tour is the historic town of Falkland. The town is the setting for episode one in Outlander where Frank and Claire Randall come to Scotland on holiday. Falkland Palace is a historic building and shops and  features can be recognised , including the Bruce fountain where Frank encounters Jamie Fraser ’s ghost watching Claire through the window. Frank and Claire stayed at Mrs Baird’s guesthouse .

Claire buys a pink vase at the hardware store in the town .

Dunnottar Castle

Dunnottar Castle could be called a hidden gem amongst the plethora of Scottish castles . It is not very well-known but it has a fascinating history including visits from William Wallace and Mary, Queen of Scots.The castle must have the most spectacular location in Scotland , sitting on a  rocky promontory on the east coast of Scotland just outside Stonehaven , about 15 miles from Aberdeen . The word impregnable was probably invented for this castle. It is surrounded on all sides by a sheer cliff . Entry is by a tunnel through the cliff . Once you actually reach the top the views are stunning. In the 12th Century Dunnottar Castle became a Catholic settlement with the first stone chapel being consecrated in 1276. According to “Blind Harry”, a 15th Century poet, whose epic poem was an inspiration for the 1996 film “Braveheart”, William Wallace set fire to this chapel with a garrison of English soldiers taking refuge inside. The current chapel was built in the 16th Century.Dunnottar Castle was home to one of the most powerful families in Scotland, the Earls Marischal, from the 14th century when Sir William Keith, the 1st Earl Marischal, built his Tower House, also known as the Keep.

Hamlet has scenes filmed at  Dunnottar Castle.
Starring: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Paul Scofield, Alan Bates, Ian Holm, Helena Bonham Carter, John McEnery

Glamis Castle

Glamis Castle is the home of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne . Glamis Castle has been the home of the Lyon family since the 14th century .

The Queen Mother was born in 1900 as Elizabeth Bowes Lyon. She spent a great deal of her childhood at Glamis Castle. Her second child, Princess Margaret, was born at the Castle on August 21, 1930. Glamis Castle was remodelled in the 17th century to look like it does today.

 

The tour spends up to an hour at each location .

  • professional driver / guide
  • air conditioned sedan car
  • Small private group tour with a maximum of four people

Tour costs – £295 for up to 4 people .

Lunch , refreshments and entrance tickets are not included in the price.

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