Rosslyn, Dunfermline, Stirling Castle Tour from Edinburgh

Day Trips & Excursions in Dunfermline

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from$48.20
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This is the undisputed tour for history lovers. We journey through Scottish history stopping at Dunfermline Abbey, Stirling Castle and finally Rosslyn Chapel and tell you the stories of these incredible places and 'Braveheart', 'Williwam Wallace', 'Robert the Bruce' and the 'Da Vinci Code' along the way.
This is a tour for those want to enjoy Scottish history and culture by visiting some of our most impressive and mysterious sites. We leave from Edinburgh’s most famous street, the Royal Mile, and head towards Dunfermline. You’ll get a chance to photograph and travel over the Forth Road Bridge—a Scottish icon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our stop in Dunfermline gives you ample time to explore the Abbey Kirk here. It’s a lovely church and is the burial place of Robert the Bruce; you can view his tomb here during the summer season. We’ll also make a quick stop at the sight of the Battle of Bannockburn- the sight of Robert the Bruce and Scotland’s biggest victory—you’ll have the chance to photograph Bruce’s magnificent statue here. Next we’ll head to Stirling Castle—the reconstructions of James IV’s hall and James V’s palace here have raised the bar for heritage practice worldwide. You’ll have over two hours here to explore the castle (own expense), see its grand rooms and learn about how life here once was. There are fantastic views from the battlements of the Wallace Monument and over the southern Highlands and the Ochil Hills. You’ll learn the true tale of Braveheart from your guide! Our final stop of the day is at Rosslyn Chapel (own expense). Dan Brown set the climatic scenes of his novel The Da Vinci Code here you may recognise it from the film of the same name. You could spend hours mesmerised by the intricate carvings here. It is full of mystery and intrigue, and you’ll learn the stories behind individual carvings. You can also take a short walk over a bridge across a stunning steeply-sided valley and stream to the nearby Rosslyn Castle.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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