Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Scotland
A Tale of Two Castles
In this tour we hear the stories of Edinburgh Castle – a ‘Military’ castle, and Stirling Castle – a ‘Royal’ castle. We visit the National Wallace Monument and the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre and discover The Kelpies.
Dates throughout 2022 & 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle and Old Town
This morning we visit the world famous National Wallace Monument, built in 1861 to commemorate Sir William Wallace who led the struggle for Scottish independence at the end of the 13th century. There’s a walk and steps to negotiate but the effort is worthwhile for the spectacular views over the city and to Stirling Castle. We then travel to Stirling Castle where a private tour transports us into the rich world of Scotland’s royalty in the 1500s and how it might have looked as the childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots. In the afternoon there’s free time to explore the nooks and crannies of Stirling’s historic ‘Old Town’.
Edinburgh, walking tour and free time
We travel via the Forth Road Bridge (or return by it) to Edinburgh where a local guide will take us on a walking tour that includes the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. In the afternoon there’s free time to explore Edinburgh’s Old Town, or perhaps indulge in some retail therapy along the famous Princes Street.
Bannockburn and The Kelpies
A morning visit to the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre where state-of-the-art 3D technology brings you face-to-face with the famous 1314 medieval battle. In the afternoon we visit The Kelpies (mythical water horses). Photographs can only hint at just how magnificent these 30-metre high sculptures actually are.
Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff
Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling ***
Conveniently located in Stirling city centre and a few minute walk from the beach, this elegant family-owned hotel offer modern and comfortable rooms. Shops, bars and cafes are on the hotel doorstep, the magnificent Stirling Castle and William Wallace monument are just a few minutes away. Hotel facilities include a traditional bar and a restaurant serving Scottish beef and lamb. All of the 67 rooms are individual in size and shape and feature. Several rooms are ideal for disabled guests. Free internet broadband is available in public areas and there is a lift which serves all five floors.
Stirling Highland Hotel ****
The hotel is set in a handsome Victorian building within the beautiful, historic city of Stirling. Central Stirling can be reached in 5 minutes on foot and the rail station is a 10 minute walk from the Hotel. Facilities include an AA Rosette-awarded restaurant serving traditional and international gourmet cuisine, a bar, leisure centre with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, Spa and fitness centre. Each room at Stirling Highland Hotel is bright and spacious and feature an en-suite bathroom, flat screen TV with Freeview, hair dryer, work desk, tea & coffee making facilities. Free parking and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel is available.
Other hotels in the Edinburgh area are available – please contact us for details.
|Dates||5 days / 4 nights|
|2022 dates||From £357.00 per person|
|2023 dates||Prices on request|
Single room supplement available upon request.