Official Sightseeing
Tours of Scotland since 1907
Picture of Edinburgh Castle from the air

Scottish Castles and Palaces

From fearsome fortresses and fairy-tale towers to romantic ruins and bloody battle sites.

Scotland’s many historic castles and palaces are just waiting to be explored.

 

Immerse yourself in the folklore and legends behind each imposing stone and follow in the footsteps of the famous characters who once prowled their battlements and corridors.



Fun Facts

  • The Green Lady is said to haunt Crathes Castle.
  • Dunvegan Castle is probably the oldest inhabited castle in the north of Scotland. The Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod have occupied it continuously for more than 750 years.
  • The Great Hall at Stirling Castle is the largest medieval banqueting hall built in Scotland.
  • Fyvie Castle is so large two horses could race up the staircase to the top floor.
  • Dunrobin Castle has it's own railway station.

Things to see...

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Tours that visit Castles


Loch Ness and the Highlands

Loch Ness and the Highlands 1 Day Tour from £50.00
from Edinburgh

The Loch Ness Monster - fact or fiction? Maybe you’ll find out on this splendid tour through the glorious Scottish Highlands.

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Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands

Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands 1 Day Tour from £47.00
from Glasgow

This popular “Scotland in one-day” tour will introduce you to some of the finest scenery the Highlands has to offer including, of course, Loch Ness

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Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Stirling Castle

Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and Stirling Castle 1 Day Tour from £38.00
from Glasgow

This fascinating tour will introduce you to the history of Stirling, with its famous castle and the natural beauty of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

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West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles

West Highland Lochs, Mountains and Castles 1 Day Tour from £45.00
from Edinburgh

Enjoy a wonderful drive through the picturesque scenery of the Western Highlands and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

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Edinburgh by Train

Edinburgh by Train 1 Day Tour from £215.00
from London

Want to visit Edinburgh for a day during your stay in London? This convenient tour package is just for you!

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Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands

Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands 3 Day Tour from £465.00
from London

Escape from London to get a taste of historic Edinburgh and experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

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Arran, Scotland in Miniature

Arran, Scotland in Miniature 5 Day Tour from £675.00
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Leave the hustle and bustle of mainland life behind to discover why the beautiful Isle of Arran is known as Scotland in Miniature.

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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders

Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders 1 Day Tour from £45.00
from Edinburgh

Tour through the beautiful Scottish Border country and visit mighty Alnwick Castle, the filming location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter Movies!

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Bonnie Scotland

Bonnie Scotland 7 Day Tour from £1,429.00
from Glasgow

Discover Scotland's unrivalled beauty on this feature-packed tour that includes city stays in historic Edinburgh and lively Glasgow.

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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and the Northumberland Coast

Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and the Northumberland Coast 1 Day Tour from £45.00
from Edinburgh

Enjoy a scenic coastal drive to visit ancient Lindisfarne and mighty Alnwick Castle, star of the Harry Potter movies and Downton Abbey

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Scotland's Highlands and Islands

Scotland's Highlands and Islands 14 Day Tour from £2,877.00
from Glasgow

Discover magical islands, sophisticated cities and the rugged beauty of the Scottish highlands on this far-reaching tour.

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Scottish Isles and Glens

Scottish Isles and Glens 12 Day Tour from £2,360.00
from Glasgow

Be captivated by the beauty of the Scottish Highlands and Islands on this luxury tour that includes visits to the Orkney Islands, Skye and Bute.

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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky

Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Whisky 1 Day Tour from £38.00
from Edinburgh

A wonderful day that combines historic Stirling Castle, the scenic beauty of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and a visit to pretty Glengoyne Distillery.

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Taste of Scotland

Taste of Scotland 5 Day Tour from £785.00
from Glasgow

This short tour combines visits to Scotland’s two great cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow with a delightful tour through the beautiful Scottish Highlands.

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