Historical & Castle Tours

Discover the rich & colourful history of Scotland

September 12, 2009

Tailor Made Scottish Castle Tours

Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven

Any visitor to Scotland will surely come across a castle sooner or later!  Our rich and turbulent past has left a legacy of fortresses and strongholds across the country, from ruined hilltop keeps to magnificent historic buildings such as Edinburgh and Stirling Castles.

Each has a story to tell, and if you are at all interested in the history of Scotland’s people you will find a wealth of information and a real insight into life in years gone by by visiting some of our most ancient sites.  And it’s not just castles – there are ancient abbeys, cathedrals and churches to explore too!

For history buffs we can create a tailor made castle tour lasting anything from a day to a fortnight or even longer, or you might prefer just to include a few important sites on your Scottish vacation itinerary.  As ever with Scottish Highland Trails, it is up to you to tell us what’s in and what’s out!  To give you an idea of what a castle tour might look like, here are some sample itineraries:

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    Scottish Highland Trails is a family run business established in 1998 which specialises in tailor made tours of Scotland and Ireland.
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