Tours to Scottish Castles

Scottish Castles

With Discover Scotland Tours you can visit over a dozen historic Scottish castles. From picturesque ruins and medieval towers to craggy fortresses and gilded palaces.

Stirling Castle & Doune Castle
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s best. Carefully restored, high on a craggy hill in the Forth Valley that can be seen for miles around. Entering through its huge stone archway transports you back to the childhood home of Mary, Queen of Scots. In the vast banqueting hall you certainly can imagine the colours, sights and smells of Renaissance times. You can visit Stirling Castle on our one day tours from Glasgow & Edinburgh, our Private Tours and on a shore excursion from Greenock (Glasgow).

Two of our shore excursions also stop  at medieval Doune Castle which has one of the best preserved great halls in Scotland. You can see why its imposing walls are popular filming locations. Our Highland, Lochs, Glens & Castes tour from Edinburgh stops here too.

Inveraray Castle & Kilchurn Castle
Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll, is open from April to October. It’s included on our one day tour to Oban, Western Highlands, Lochs, Castles and Glencoe from Glasgow or our Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles tour from Edinburgh. These tours also stop at one of Scotland’s most photographed Highland castles, Kilchurn Castle at the head of Loch Awe.

Inveraray Castle can also be visited on our Highlands Lochs, Glens and Castles shore excursion as well as on our four day and six day tours.

Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle is one of the Scottish Highlands’ most romantic. It stands firm on a small island at the meeting place of three impressive sea lochs. Reached by an ancient bridge with views of the Isle of Skye; it’s certainly easy to see why it stars in many a Hollywood blockbuster. Our three and four day tours to the Isle of Skye, the Highlands and Loch Ness stop here.

You can also get photographs at Eilean Donan on our six day island hopping tours to Mull, Iona and Skye. All of our three, four and six day tours have Glasgow and Edinburgh departures.

Scottish Castles

Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles

Our Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles tour will take you to some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer. Shimmering lochs, breathtaking mountain scenery & historic castles. From quaint Inveraray to the pretty conservation village of Luss, enjoy the incredible views and settings of the Scottish Highlands.

Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles

Let us take you to some of the best scenery the Scottish Highlands has to offer. Shimmering lochs and breathtaking mountain scenery to historic castles and secret glens. Visit magnificent Inveraray castle and enjoy lunch at a traditional Highland pub before exploring the pretty Highland village of Luss.

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness

An island of faerie folklore, single track mountain passes, secret glens, craggy rock formations, crystal clear pools and waterfalls. Rich in history with a vast array of wildlife and spectacular scenery, it’s little wonder the Isle of Skye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland.

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness

An island of faerie folklore, single track mountain passes, secret glens, craggy rock formations, crystal clear pools and waterfalls. Rich in history with a vast array of wildlife and spectacular scenery, it’s little wonder the Isle of Skye is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Scotland.

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness

Sit back and fully absorb the ever-changing colours and textures of the isle of Skye on this four day tour. Get up close to the curious geology of the Trotternish Peninsula and feel the magic at Fairy Glen. You’ll see why romantic Skye was voted the world’s 4th best island destination by National Geographic.

Isle of Skye, The Highlands & Loch Ness

Sit back and relax as this four day tour weaves through the Highlands to idyllic Skye. Capture photos of the Quiraing, Kilt Rock and the Old Man of Storr and feel like you’re on the edge of the world at Neist Point lighthouse. Skye always lives up to its reputation as the world’s 4th best island destination.

Isles of Mull, Iona & Skye Island Hopping

Explore the islands of Mull, Iona, Ulva, Staffa & Skye. Enjoy the wildlife on the Isle of Mull and the peace and serenity on the tiny sacred island of Iona. Get off the beaten track on the small community island of Ulva and the uninhabited island of Staffa before visiting the spectacular Isle of Skye.

Isles of Mull, Iona & Skye Island Hopping

Explore the islands of Mull, Iona, Ulva, Staffa & Skye. Enjoy the wildlife on the Isle of Mull and the peace and serenity on the tiny sacred island of Iona. Get off the beaten track on the small community island of Ulva and the uninhabited island of Staffa before visiting the spectacular Isle of Skye.

Isles of Mull, Iona & The Highlands

Discover Scotland’s wild west coast and the outstanding islands of Mull, Iona and their sister isles. Mull is perfect for nature lovers with the chance to spot sea eagles, dolphins and even whales. Visit Iona Abbey and explore Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Enjoy a walk on one of Scotland’s most spectacular beaches.

Isles of Mull, Iona & The Highlands

Discover Scotland’s wild west coast and the outstanding islands of Mull, Iona and their sister isles. Mull is perfect for nature lovers with the chance to spot sea eagles, dolphins and even whales. Visit Iona Abbey and explore Fingal’s Cave on Staffa. Enjoy a walk on one of Scotland’s most spectacular beaches.

Loch Lomond National Park & Stirling Castle

Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the Loch Lomond National Park. Explore the picturesque Highland village of Luss and learn about the area’s lawless Vikings and feuding clans on a cruise of Loch Lomond. Visit the imposing Stirling Castle and hear about the key moments of Scotland’s long violent and bloody history.

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & the Kelpies

Visit grand Stirling Castle one of the most important castles in Scottish history. Enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of Loch Lomond with a cruise on one of Scotland’s most beautiful lochs. Capture some photos of the Kelpies, these magnificent 30-metre-high horse heads tower above the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle & Trossachs

Visit Stirling Castle which overlooks the site of where the battle of Stirling Bridge took place, and where William Wallace (of Braveheart fame) defeated a much larger English army in 1297. Enjoy forest covered mountains and glistening Highland lochs as we travel through the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.

Loch Ness, Haunting Glencoe & The Highlands

Our Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands tour is one of our most popular day tours. The journey covers a lot of the Scottish Highlands in a single day. Spectacular Glencoe will take your breath away and you’ll have the chance to spot the mythical Loch Ness Monster with a cruise on Loch Ness.

Oban, Western Highlands, Lochs, Castles & Glencoe

Shimmering lochs and breathtaking mountain scenery to historic castles and secret glens. Enjoy the incredible views and settings of the rugged Western Highlands. From quaint Inveraray and Oban to moody Glencoe and Rannoch Moor, ending with warm hospitality at a traditional Highland pub that’s said to be haunted.

Rob Roy & the Jacobites

Explore medieval Doune Castle and take a scenic trip through the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. At historic Ledard Farm hear about the Jacobites and Rob Roy who came of age in the barn. We’ll enjoy an address to the haggis followed by lunch with music, poetry, and song at a traditional Scottish gathering.

Private & Exclusive tours for families & friends

In the current climate of social distancing and bubbles, now more than ever may be the time to consider a private tour of Scotland for your family and friends.

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