Rosslyn Chapel, Dunfermline Abbey And Stirling Castle Day Tour From Edinburgh

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Key Details

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  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    192 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RW, UK
  • Return Details :
    Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This is the undisputed tour for history lovers. We journey through Scottish history stopping at Dunfermline Abbey, Stirling castle and finally Rosslyn chapel and tell you the stories of these incredible places and 'Braveheart', 'William Wallace', 'Robert the Bruce' and the 'Da Vinci Code' along the way.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

This is a tour for those want to enjoy Scottish history and culture by visiting some of our most impressive and mysterious sites. We leave from Edinburghs most famous street, The royal mile, and head towards Dunfermline. Youll get a chance to photograph and travel over the Forth Road Bridgea Scottish icon and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our stop in Dunfermline gives you ample time to explore the Abbey Kirk here. Its a lovely church and is the burial place of Robert the Bruce; you can view his tomb here during the summer season. Well also make a quick stop at the sight of the Battle of Bannockburn- the sight of Robert the Bruce and Scotlands biggest victoryyoull have the chance to photograph Bruces magnificent statue here.

Next well head to Stirling Castlethe reconstructions of James IVs hall and James Vs palace here have raised the bar for heritage practice worldwide. Youll have over two hours here to explore the castle (own expense), see its grand rooms and learn about how life here once was. There are fantastic views from the battlements of the Wallace Monument and over the southern Highlands and the Ochil Hills. Youll learn the true tale of Braveheart from your guide!

Our final stop of the day is at Rosslyn chapel (own expense). Dan Brown set the climatic scenes of his novel The Da Vinci Code here you may recognise it from the film of the same name. You could spend hours mesmerised by the intricate carvings here. It is full of mystery and intrigue, and youll learn the stories behind individual carvings. You can also take a short walk over a bridge across a stunning steeply-sided valley and stream to the nearby Rosslyn Castle.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

All Admissions are extras

Entry/Admission - Dunfermline Abbey and Palace

Entry/Admission - Stirling Castle

Entry/Admission - Rosslyn Chapel

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Children under 3 years not accepted

Most travelers can participate

Prior to departure you will receive a message with information about booking entrance to Stirling Castle and Rosslyn Chapel

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 32 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Nov-2022

    Our driver, Chris, made the trip So much fun, providing the history of each site and answering all of our general questions with wit and charm.

  • 10-Nov-2022

    Steaphan B was a good driver. He was personable and had a great sense of when to engage with the group and when to let us relax (read: fall asleep after our lunch stop). He was honest in what he did and did not know and oftentimes deferred to ‘the experts’ at the sites…which was appreciated. He timed the stops well…giving sufficient time to capture the critical essence of each stop (please understand…you are traveling to multiple sites, so determining what is ‘enough’ time at each location is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach). If you are a person who finds history somewhat interesting, but are not too fanatical, your interest would be piqued by the beauty held in the landscape and architecture, alone. If you are a person like me, who finds history absolutely amazing…this tour hit hard. To imagine troops amassed on the picturesque fields of Bannockburn; to imagine Stirling Castle in its heyday (and that you are walking the same ground giants of history walked); to imagine the construction of Rosslyn; and to see the resting place of the real Braveheart, King Robert the Bruce, and imagine what his tomb could have looked like…absolutely fascinating. If you were wondering, the drive time was well-spaced. We never felt we were driving for too long. Definitely recommend!

  • 02-Nov-2022

    The tour was awesome, we had a great time! Our tour guide Alex was great! Very funny and a natural guide! He answered everything we asked and helped us research what to do for the coming days! We will definitely repeat that tour!

  • 02-Nov-2022

    We had a wonderful time, it was a great experience to learn about Scottish history. Our driver Alex was wonderful and knowledgeable about the area and it's history. It's so much better than renting a car and doing it on your own.

  • 31-Oct-2022

    What a wonderful day filled with history, and even conspiracies at Roslyn Chapel. Chris and Trainee Paul were our guides. They were both very educational and had a great sense of humor. Chris was great at diverting questions from some members back to the topic at hand. I was traveling with my disabled mother and both Chris and Paul made it a point to always be patient with her and were very kind with assisting her on and off the bus. We had a wonderful day and very much loved this tour.

  • 20-Oct-2022

    Maj was a wonderful tour guide. His commentary on the bus was fun. We had plenty of time to see what we can to see during each of the three tours.

  • 11-Oct-2022

    We had a great day trip from Edinburgh to Dunfermline Abbey, Stirling Castle and Rosslyn Chapel even though it rained all morning! In true Scottish fashion the sun came out as we made our way to the beautiful Rosslyn Chapel. We enjoyed being able to visit these three important historical sites. Our driver Graham was cheerful and informative.

  • 07-Oct-2022

    Each stop was interesting, filled with history and very enjoyable. Travel time between stops was just right.

  • 06-Oct-2022

    Good tour. Stirling Castle was really beautiful, great stop. Rosslyn Chapel was also beautiful. Great information from onsite guides there. Dunfermline was interesting, great history and connection to Scottish hero Robert the Bruce. Really enjoyed this day. Only downside was our driver had never done this tour before and seemed to be unsure of himself and unsure what info to provide. Once again I was hoping for more of a guided tour at each place instead of a drop off and see ya later.

  • 05-Oct-2022

    The Rosslyn chapel was amazing and the guide explanations were outstanding. The Stirling Castle was also quite good.

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