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Things to do in Scottish Castles

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With thick walls of stone and tall tower turrets, the castles of Scotland have guarded the Highlands for centuries. Many were built for defense, helping kings and dukes establish their rule over the land, while others were lavish country homes, built more for style than practical defense. Several castles have seen bloody battles and turned the tides in epic wars. They have become a steadfast part of Scottish history and are something you can’t miss!

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most famous, looming over the city on a mighty hilltop. Fans of the TV series Game of Thrones will recognize Doune Castle and watchers of Downton Abbey will have seen Inveraray Castle in a Christmas Episode. Stirling Castle is another important castle to visit, large and impressive in one of the most strategic points in the country.

You can find tours and tickets to some of Scotland’s best castles here.

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Invergordon Shore Excursion: Inverness City, Cawdor Castle and Whisky Tour
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Invergordon Shore Excursion: Inverness City, Cawdor Castle and Whisky Tour

Book your tickets to this tour and fall in love with the Scottish Highlands. Sample some Scotch whiskey, hunt for Nessie and explore castles.

free cancellation
Duration up to 8 hours
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Loch Lomond, the Highlands and Stirling Castle day trip
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Loch Lomond, the Highlands and Stirling Castle day trip

Get tickets for Loch Lomond, the Highlands and Stirling Castle bus tour. Spend an amazing time in Scotland on this day trip from Edinburgh.

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Duration up to 9 hours
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Loch Lomond, Kelpies and Stirling Castle small-group day tour
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Loch Lomond, Kelpies and Stirling Castle small-group day tour

Book your tour of the Kelpies and Loch Lomond now! Visit the medieval Stirling castle and stunning Trossachs national park along with the Kelpies.

free cancellation
Duration up to 9 hours 15 minutes
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour

Book this Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour to get to know Scotland with three simple ingredients: castles, lochs and whisky.

free cancellation
Duration up to 9 hours 45 minutes
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Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles from Glasgow
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Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles from Glasgow

Join this one day tour to the harbor city of Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles from Glasgow and explore the best of Scotland.

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Duration up to 9 hours 45 minutes
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Loch Lomond, The Trossachs National Park and Stirling Castle from Glasgow
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Loch Lomond, The Trossachs National Park and Stirling Castle from Glasgow

Visit the Trossachs National Park, discover Scotland's famous Loch Lomond and visit the Stirling Castle in one day.

free cancellation
Duration up to 8 hours 30 minutes
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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness

Book your tickets for this Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour and enjoy some of the most beautiful sights in the north of Scoland.

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Duration up to 8 hours
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Alnwick Castle and the Borders tour from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle and the Borders tour from Edinburgh

Book this tour of Alnwick Castle and the Borders now to journey south over from Scotland into England, to Alnwick and the famous Harry Potter castle.

free cancellation
Duration 10 hours
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle full day tour from Inverness
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle full day tour from Inverness

Discover the beauty of the Isle of Skye and more breathtaking scenery that Western Scotland has to offer on this day trip from Inverness.

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Duration up to 12 hours
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Alnwick Castle day trip from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle day trip from Edinburgh

Book your Alnwick Castle day trip from Edinburgh and explore the Scottish Borders and Northumberland on this fascinating day trip.

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Duration up to 9 hours 30 minutes
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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies tour from Edinburgh
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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies tour from Edinburgh

Book your Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and The Kelpies tour and discover the stunning Loch Lomond, the history of Stirling and the fascinating Kelpies.

free cancellation
Duration up to 8 hours 30 minutes
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Edinburgh Castle to Arthur’s Seat with a Local - 100% personalized and private walking tour
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Edinburgh Castle to Arthur’s Seat with a Local - 100% personalized and private walking tour

Enjoy a walk from Edinburgh Castle to Arthur's Seat guided by a local passing through the historic Old Town and many must-sees

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Duration 2 hours
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Dian, Jan 14, 2016

“David was great! Loved the small group tour.”

Sara, Nov 10, 2015
Romina, Mar 17, 2019
Bernard, Sep 15, 2018
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