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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, helpi...

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Day Trip to Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumbria from Edinburgh
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Day Trip to Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumbria from Edinburgh

Buy your Day Trip to Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumbria today and explore a little bit of Scotland and England in one day.

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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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Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling Castle day trip from Edinburgh
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Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Stirling Castle day trip from Edinburgh

Buy your tour tickets and explore the bonny banks of Loch Lomond, admire the beauty of the Trossachs and delve into history in Stirling.

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West Highland Lochs, mountains and castles tour from Edinburgh
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West Highland Lochs, mountains and castles tour from Edinburgh

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The inside story

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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