TOUR OF SCOTTISH CASTLES
The tour starts at the bright and early hour of 8:30am where you are met at your accommodation and driven to Edinburgh Castle, once home to many Scottish kings, queens and most importantly, the Cameron Clan, for a private tour. After a tour of Edinburgh castle, you are driven to Linlithgow Palace, the ruins of a great palace and the birthplace of many Scottish monarchs including Mary Queen of Scots. Here guests can learn about its ties with the Cameron Clan which led to a current descendant being gifted a 200 year old piano from the palace. After Linlithgow Palace, guests are then driven to Stirling Castle, built in the 12th century and the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. Here guests can also learn about the hugely important Battle of Bannockburn, in 1314 as the site is close to the castle and where the Clan Cameron fought among many for Scottish independence.
After visiting Stirling Castle you are then driven to Doune Castle, built in 1400 and where many a Cameron have attended weddings. It is now also the site of many award winning television programmes and movies such as Outlander and Game of Thrones so it is the perfect place for a photograph in Winterfell or Castle Leoch. You are then driven through the beautiful Cairngorms, Britain’s largest National Park and largest mountain range allowing you to take in the breath-taking views of mountains and lochs that are within Cameron lands including Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. The tour continues on until it reaches Royal Deeside, the home of Balmoral Castle, the official residence of the Queen when in Scotland and first built in 1390. Here you can enjoy walking through the ancient house and learning about the Cameron Clan’s ties with the current royal family. After a break at Balmoral Castle, guests are then driven back down south to the famous 9th century Scone Palace where many Scottish kings and queens were crowned and were many Cameron Clan members were in attendance. Here you can also learn about the Cameron Clan’s relationship with Scottish royalty over the centuries. After visiting Scone palace, you are then driven back down to Edinburgh just in time for supper.
Cost: £250 per person Duration: 8 hours