TOUR OF SCOTTISH CASTLES
The tour starts at the bright and early hour of 8:30am where guests are met at their 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, guests 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, a favourite place for the Stuart dynasty to retreat to and the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. Here guests can learn about the Battle of Bannockburn, in 1314 which is close to the castle and where the Clan Cameron fought with Robert the Bruce against the King Edward II of England for Scottish independence. After visiting Stirling Castle guests are then driven to Doune Castle, built in 1400 and where many a Cameron have attended weddings and held performances due to musical talent. It is now also the site of many award winning television programmes and movies such as Outlander and Game of Thrones. Guests are then driven through the beautiful Cairngorms, Britain’s largest National Park and largest Mountain range allowing guests to take in the breath-taking views of mountains and lochs that are within Cameron lands including Scotland’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis. Guests continue on until they reach Royal Deeside, the home of Balmoral Castle, the official residence of the Queen when in Scotland and first built in 1390. Here guests 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. After visiting Scone palace, guests are then driven back down to Edinburgh.
Cost: £250 per person Duration: 8 hours