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The town centre radiates around the ornately carved Cross Well, which dates from the 19th century. Despite some ugly modern buildings and occasional traffic congestion, it retains a certain charm, and the town makes an excellent day trip from Edinburgh.


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Outlander Palaces and Jacobites Tour from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Midhope CastleWe stop at Midhope, Outlander's Lallybroch, in Summer only (Apr-Sep)Duration: 25 minutesStop At: Blackness CastleThe Headquarters of Black Jack RandallDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Linlithgow PalaceWe stop in Linlithgow for lunch, giving customers the opportunity to visit the castle if they wishDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Callendar HouseThe Kitchen is the Duke of Sandringham's homeDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Culross War MemorialClaire's Herb Garden and the Mercat Cross of Cranesmuir VillageDuration: 1 hourStop At: Hopetoun HouseDuke of Sandringham's Home - Summer only April-SepDuration: 1 hour

$430.38 Private & Custom Tours

Five Scottish castles tour - private tour of of five castles

  Five Scottish castles tour – Midhope Castle ( Lallybroch ) , Doune Castle ( Castle Leoch ) , Linlithgow Palace  (Wentworth Prison ) , Aberdour Castle and Blackness Castle ( Fort William army headquarters ) . If you want to visit castles not on this tour please contact us direct.Midhope Castle – LallybrochMidhope was built in the 15th Century and was built by John Martyne, laird of Medhope. It was rebuilt in the mid 1600s and remains much the same today.Visitors should admire Midhope from a distance as the interior remains largely derelict. Midhope Castle is the external location for fictional Lallybroch, the family home of Jamie Fraser , and it is located on the Hopetoun Estate .  Midhope Castle dates back to the 15th Century .Doune Castle – Castle LeochDating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie .It is in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip.Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.Doune has appeared several times on screen and was used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was also the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.Linlithgow Palace – Wentworth PrisonThis royal palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the show.Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.Built in the 1400s and 1500s, this ruined palace is set among the spectacular  Linlithgow Loch and Peel.Aberdour Castle Aberdour – possibly Scotland’s oldest standing castle, was depicted as The Abbey of St. Anne de Beaupré.The fictional Benedictine monastery is where Jamie Fraser was taken to recover from his ordeal at Wentworth Prison. One of his six uncles was an abbot there.The Old Kitchen and Long Gallery at Aberdour, in the village of Easter Aberdour, feature in the show.The original hall house of Aberdour was built around 1200 by Alan de Mortimer with the castle largely the creation of the Douglas Earls of Morton.Blackness Castle – Fort William army headquartersOne of Scotland’s most impressive strongholds, Blackness Castle was used as the Fort William headquarters of Black Jack Randall.The 15th-century ex-artillery fortress overlooks the Firth of Forth and is known as “the ship that never sailed” due to its unusual shape.It was built in the 15th century by one of Scotland’s most powerful families, the Crichtons.Souvenir t-shirts , phone cases and photos available to purchase

$129.11 Private & Custom Tours

Mary Queen of Scots Private Day Tour - Luxury Chauffeur

Your Sightseeing Tour starts in Edinburgh, ensuring a great start your chauffeur will do a full introduction and point out all the on-board facilities in the vehicle. Once the formalities are out of the way they will run through the itinerary for the day and ensure all the passengers are comfortable and answer any questions before setting off. Your tour takes you west towards Stirling Castle where Mary was crowned as an infant and her home until she was 5 years old. Visit the beautifully restored Royal Apartments, where costumed guides tell tales of her life. From here you travel to Linlithgow Palace the birthplace of Mary, explore this magnificent palace and imagine the sights and sounds. Visit The Four Mary's, a historic Pub with parts dating back to the 16th Century. Enjoy and drink and some lunch surrounded by Mary Queens of Scots Memorabilia.Following lunch in Linlithgow, you make your way to Falkland Palace & Gardens a favourite retrest of the Stewarts. Mary enjoyed her time here, Hunting, Hawking and playing tennis on the worlds oldest tennis court.Your Final stop is Lochleven Castle where Mary was imprisioned for nearly a year of her life, and where she was forced to abdicate in favour of her son James. Eventually escaping with the help of George Douglas but after defeat at the Battle of Langside imprisioned again in England. Your private tour finishes with all passengers being taken back to Edinburgh, the Door to Door experience helps you enjoy the full tour without the worry of finding you way back after a busy day exploring Scotland.

$313.01 Cultural & Theme Tours

Mary Queen of Scots tours

Our tour features a visit to the key places in the life of Mary Queen of Scots including her birthplace Linlithgow Palace , Stirling Castle , Loch Leven and Falkland Palace . The new Mary Queen of Scots film features Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan performs the role of the ambitious Mary, whose attempts to reclaim the throne of Scotland incurs the wrath of the maniacal virgin queen, Elizabeth I, played by Margot Robbie.Linlithgow PalaceLinlithgow Palace is where Mary was born in 1542.Next to the Palace is the medieval St Michael’s Parish Church where Mary was baptised . A new bronze statue of Mary has been erected next to the church .Linlithgow Palace also featured as Wentworth Prison in Outlander. Stirling Castle is where Mary was brought to be crowned as an infant.This was her home until she was 5 years old. The castle features the royal palace , rose gardens and Royal Apartments. In the castle Mary saw the baptism of her son, James VI . Sadly this is also the place where she sees him for the last time.Loch LevenLoch Leven recalls one of the more sombre periods in Mary’s life. Loch Leven Castle is where Mary was imprisoned for nearly a year, suffered a miscarriage and was forced to abdicate in favour of her son James. She eventually escaped with the help of George Douglas but went on to suffer defeat at The Battle of Langside, and on to imprisonment in England.Falkland Palace, the favourite retreat of the Stewarts. Mary is thought to have enjoyed some of her happiest days here, enjoying hunting and hawking and playing tennis on the world’s oldest tennis court. On a more haunting note, it is here that her father James V was said to utter the prophecy of The Stewart Dynasty “It cam’ wi’ a lass and it’ll gang wi’ a lass” and you can also see a copy of her death mask. The new Mary Queen of Scots film features Oscar Nominee Saoirse Ronan who performs the role of the ambitious Mary, whose attempts to reclaim the throne of Scotland incurs the wrath of the maniacal virgin queen, Elizabeth I, played by Margot Robbie. Former Dr Who David Tennant also features in the film . Much of the filming for the £180 million project has taken place in Edinburgh, 20 miles from the queen birthplace in Linlithgow, with scenes also shot in Glencoe, Blackness Castle , Oxford and Derbyshire. The film also features a digital recreation of Linlithgow Palace ,  birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

$456.47 Private & Custom Tours

Scottish castles tour - private tour of four ancient castles

Four ancient Scottish castles feature in this tour – Drummond Castle and Gardens , Stirling Castle , Doune Castle and Linlithgow Palace  1 Drummond Castle and GardensDrummond Castle Gardens, near Crieff, Perthshire, doubles as the French royal Palace of Versailles in TV drama Outlander.The grounds, which date back to 1630, are considered “the best example of formal terraced gardens in Scotland”.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 Designed Landscapes in Scotland.The gardens — complete with peacocks — feature ancient yew hedges and the remaining beech tree planted by Queen Victoria in 1842.2Doune Castle Originally dating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle near Stirling plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in Outlander TV series .It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip.Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.Doune has appeared several times on screen and was widely used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It also represented the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.  3Linlithgow Palace This royal pleasure palace and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots became the backdrop for some of the most harrowing scenes of the TV show Outlander .Depicted as Wentworth Prison, the prison corridors and entrance were used in episode 15 of the first series when Jamie Fraser was brutally incarcerated by his adversary, Black Jack Randall.Built in the 1400s and 1500s, the now-ruined palace is set among the spectacular surrounds of Linlithgow Loch and Peel.4 Stirling CastleStirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture.From Stirling Castle’s ramparts, visitors can take in views of the Forth Valley and Ben Lomond , as well as two of Scotland’s most important battle sites – Stirling Bridge (1297) and Bannockburn (1314). The castle is at the head of Stirling’s historic old town.Like Edinburgh Castle , Stirling sits on a volcanic rock dominating the city skyline .Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s grandest and most imposing castles.

$50.86 Cultural & Theme Tours

Outlander and Jacobites Experience

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Doune CastleDoune Castle, also known as Outlander's home of the MacKenzie Clan, where you can take an audio tour narrated by Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser). We stop here to visit the atmospheric castle and explore its grounds, before we journey onwards.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Linlithgow PalaceAt Linlithgow Palace, you will have the opportunity to visit Linlithgow Palace, Outlander's 'Wentworth Prison'. The palace was originally used as a relaxing retreat for the Royal Family on journeys between Edinburgh and Stirling Castle. Its impressive towers overlook stunning scenery.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Blackness CastleBlackness Castle; the Headquarters of Outlander's Black Jack Randall, on the shores of the Firth of Forth. This castle dates back to the 15th Century; home to the Crichton family, its mighty fortifications make this ancient castle look like a 'ship that never sailed'. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Deanston Distillery & Visitor CentreDeanston Distillery for a short refreshment break Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Royal Burgh of Culrosswe journey on to the Royal Burgh of Culross. A tiny village nestled on the coast of Fife, Culross is arguably the best example of a 17th Century village in ScotlandDuration: 45 minutes

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