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Blackness & Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument Private Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Highlights

  • In one day you will visit four most popular historic sites in Scotland- Stop for photos at the Forth Bridge (Queensferry) - Enjoy free time at all 4 locations- See sights such as Blackness Castle, Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument, Linlithgow Palace- Full-day small group tour from Edinburgh - Small group tour with a maximum of 4 passengers (for best comfort 3 passen- Enjoy privileged, personalized attention from your driver/guide on this small group tour- Please note that tours stops and timings are flexible and for reference purposes only

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Itinerary
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Stop At: South Queensferry, Edinburgh Scotland

Will make 2 stops.

First stop in Queensferry under the bridges (10 min) and another at the Forth Bridges Viewpoint (10 min)

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Blackness Castle, Blackness, Linlithgow EH49 7NH Scotland

• Blackness Castle stood in for Fort William in series one of TV show Outlander.
• Take in the castle’s stunning location on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth
• Learn about the Crichtons – for whom Blackness was built – one of Scotland’s most powerful families
• Stand in awe of the formidable fortress – this was not only a noble residence but also a stronghold built for war
• Climb the towers and curtain wall for sweeping views of the Firth of Forth and its rail and road bridges

(admission not included in tour price)


Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ Scotland

• Stirling is one of Scotland’s greatest stone castles – an icon integral to how we understand the nation’s story. The castle peaked in importance in the 1500s, but its volcanic crag has been fortified since ancient times.
• Generations of Scottish monarchs have enlarged, adapted and embellished Stirling Castle. Explore its three main enclosures, and then admire the refurbished Royal Palace – childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. The palace’s lavish design drew on European Renaissance fashions to show off James V’s power and good taste.
• Historic Scotland has recreated the palace interiors as they may have looked when the Scottish king’s grand scheme was complete. Costumed characters mingle with visitors, bringing the royal Stewart Court to life.
• Stand in the Great Hall, the largest medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland
• Admire the original ornate façades and the recently recreated sumptuous interiors of the Royal Palace
• Step into the Chapel Royal, elaborately redecorated for the coronation visit of Charles I in 1633
• Visit the Stirling Heads Gallery to see the original oak carvings, then marvel at their painstakingly detailed replicas
• View the tapestries in the Queen’s Lodgings, replicas of a medieval set held in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Enjoy majestic views of the King’s Knot and Royal Park, which were once royal properties associated with the castle
• Imagine the great battles that took place around the castle as you look towards the southern Highlands and the Ochil Hills

(admission not included in the tour price)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: National Wallace Monument, Hillfoots Road Abbey Craig, Stirling FK9 5LF Scotland

The National Wallace Monument is one of Scotland’s most celebrated landmarks. The stunning 67 metre tower is instantly recognisable, and attracts more than 100,000 visitors every year.

The National Wallace Monument (generally known as the Wallace Monument) is a tower standing on the shoulder of the Abbey Craig, a hilltop overlooking Stirling in Scotland. It commemorates Sir William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish hero

The tower stands on the Abbey Craig, a volcanic crag above Cambuskenneth Abbey, from which Wallace was said to have watched the gathering of the army of King Edward I of England, just before the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. The monument is open to the general public. Visitors climb the 246 step spiral staircase to the viewing gallery inside the monument's crown, which provides expansive views of the Ochil Hills and the Forth Valley.

A number of artifacts believed to have belonged to Wallace are on display inside the monument, including the Wallace Sword, a 1.63-metre (5 ft, 4 in) long sword weighing almost three kilograms.[5] Inside is also a Hall of Heroes, a series of busts of famous Scots, effectively a small national Hall of Fame.

(admission not included in tour price)

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Driver as a guide


Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Blackness Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle
  • Entry/Admission - National Wallace Monument


Departure Point
17 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DJ, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
Tour starts at 9:30 am
Can pick up from any hotel in Edinburgh



Departure Time
9:00 AM

Duration
8 to 9 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


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