Day Tour

Braveheart Country (8 Hours)

Sleigh Tours Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Valid for Travel Now Through: 04 Jun 2019

Braveheart Country (8 Hours )

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Easy

Description

Battlefields, mighty Castles and modern masterpieces. The River Forth cuts an impressive path through Scotland’s Lowlands and has a significance for events both north and south of its shores. Find a region steeped in history and legends today with some of the most iconic sites in Scotland.

North-west this morning by the fascinating modern sculptures of giant horse’s heads The Kelpies, to the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow where medieval St. Michael’s Parish Church, which has close connections with the Royal House of Stewart is recognisable from afar by its contemporary aluminium crown. Once central to the Scottish monarchs the magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in parkland beside Linlithgow Loch. All of the Stewart Kings lived in the Palace and it was birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Although now a ruin it still offers visitors the chance to explore its mysterious and intricate interior. The loch is a site of Special Scientific Interest due to the extensive wildfowl population.

On into “Braveheart” Country by Bannockburn site of King Robert the Bruce’s defeat of the English in 1314 and where a huge bronze equestrian statue commemorates the man who became an icon of Scottish independence. Modern 3D technology now brings the medieval fight scenes to life.

Just two miles north of the battlefield the town of Stirling grew up around magnificent Stirling Castle. Seven battlefields can be seen from the wonderful Renaissance architecture of the castle as can the Wallace Monument which recalls “Braveheart” William Wallace’s famous victory in 1297. Visitors to the monument can “meet” Wallace and learn all about his patriotism.

Turn east to picturesque Royal Burgh of Culross, overlooking the shores of the River Forth and a complete community preserved as it was in the 16th and 17th centuries. As you stroll here you can almost hear the calls of medieval street vendors and the clang of hammer on metal. It’s no surprise that it was recently transformed into the fictional town of “Cranesmuir” for the filming of the popular Outlander TV series.

Into Dunfermline where Dunfermline Abbey Church is the centrepiece of one of the oldest settlements in Scotland, once it’s proud Capital and in 1835 the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie the son of the weaver who emigrated to America and forged a fortune from the furnaces of the American steel industry. Within his birthplace cottage the fascinating story is told.

Return to Edinburgh by the historic town of South Queensferry where elegant Hopetoun House (also appears in Outlander) is a gem of Europe’s architectural heritage and where the Hawes Inn features in Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Kidnapped”.

It is recommended that a maximum of three of the above options are visited in this Braveheart day trip..

About Us

Scotland is a really facinating place to visit with its long colourful history, its spectacular and beautiful scenery, its rich culture and wealth of local quality food and drink. Being based in the country's historic capital city Edinburgh we are ideally placed to help your Virtuoso Travel Advisor get the best Scotland has to offer by building your tour itinerary around your individual interests. We pride ourselves in offering very flexible sightseeing tours which are able to adapt to the variations each day offers be that a slightly longer pub lunch or a slight delay waiting for a herd of highland cows to clear the narrow local roads.

Insider Tip

When you are exploring Edinburgh's historic Old Town on foot always remember to look up or you will be in danger of missing some of the city's hidden gems.

Terms & Conditions

All Services and Tours are required to be prepaid. 25% Deposit due at time of booking. Remaining 75% at least 4 weeks prior to the start of booking. Cancellation Policy All deposits are non refundable. Cancellation refunds are dependant on the policy of each service provider. Cancellation for vehicles supplied direct by W L Sleigh Ltd is No refund with in 14 days of commencement. Cancellation during hire: No refund.

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Very professional and friendly service

By: Doreen


Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2014

Through Laura Clark, so happy we chose W.L. Sleigh Ltd for our transports and tour of Scotland. The gentlemen could not have been nicer. Very professional, punctual, and helpful. Vehicles were very clean and comfortable. We'll definitely use them again.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Morrissette Clark

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By: Mike


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2017

We did not deal with them--Nancy Cutter did. Hotels were excellent that they arranged (except Western Isles Hotel in Mull, but we chose them, not Sleigh or Nancy); only other complaint was steam engine train ride through Cairngorm Park, which was a ripoff.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

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By: Scotland 2017


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2017

Since I have been an Outlander fan since 2008, I was pleased to learn from our travel agent Carlos Arguelles that he had made the connection for us with this tour company. From the meeting at the airport to the detailed itinerary with postal codes included for purposes of insertion into the car's GPS system to the luxury vehicle provided, we cannot say enough wonderful things about this tour company. The itinerary was not overloaded with too many stops but yet William grasped the essence of the Outlander mystique for us. The tour guide who was assigned to us for a one-on-two walking tour of Edinburgh was perfect for us to learn Scottish history. She was gracious and articulate. The accommodations selected added seamlessly to the overall itinerary. I can't think of anything I would have changed.
Travel Advisor:  Carlos Diez-Arguelles

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By: Carol O


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2017

Their organization was perfect
Travel Advisor:  Diana Traficante

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By: Bruce


Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2017

Very professional. Service was outstanding. Execution was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  George Nagy