Unique private tour of five amazing Scottish castles . Five Scottish castles visited are Midhope Castle ( Lallybroch ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison ) , Aberdour Castle and Blackness Castle ( Fort William army headquarters ) . Spend up to an hour exploring five historic castles . Your guide will give you information about the history of each castle and guidance about the best viewpoints for taking pictures. Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of Mary , Queen of Scots .Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the 14th CenturyDoune has appeared many times on TV and in films including Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Doune was in Outlander and was the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.Souvenir t-shirts , phone cases and photos available to purchase from our website.
• 7 hours
From Victorian Douglas we set off on the trail of the Victorians, following the route of the Manx Electric Railway towards Laxey, where we find the islands most unique visitor site, the Laxey Wheel followed by a visit to the woolen mills where weaving is done in a very unusual way. After the mills we travel back in time to a Neolithic era, then forward to the first monastery on the island . A quick trip through Royal Ramsey, and the up onto the TT course for a bit of the race track before heading west towards Peel, the sunset city. After Peel we travel along the west coast and try to catch glimpses of the Mountain of Mourne in Ireland before heading south to Cregneish Village, famous for its part in the film Waking Ned 'Devine'. The on to Castletown ancient capital of the island before returning to Douglas not forgetting to say hello to the fairies and back to the hotel for the evening.
• 8 hours
Experience a total of 84kms travelling there and back on the rails. Unlock the secrets of the land as you wind your way through the changing landscapes, through 3 tunnels and over 18 bridges, to the rugged hills that frame the Republic of Whangamomona. Pack your own picnic to enjoy in the Republic or take a short stroll down to the historic Whangamomona Hotel to enjoy your purchased lunch surrounded by the history of the Republic.
• 8 hours