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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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John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle and the Far North tour from Inverness
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John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle and the Far North tour from Inverness

Book your tickets for this John O'Groats, Dunrobin Castle and the Far North tour and see the beauty of Scotland with the help of an expert guide.

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Culzean Castle, Burns Country and the Ayrshire Coast tour from Glasgow
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Culzean Castle, Burns Country and the Ayrshire Coast tour from Glasgow

Book tickets for this tour and visit Culzean Castle, Burns Country, the Ayrshire Coast and much more!

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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour
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Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour

Book this Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and whisky tour to get to know Scotland with three simple ingredients: castles, lochs and whisky.

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Edinburgh self-guided audio tour
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Edinburgh self-guided audio tour

Explore Edinburgh at your own pace! Enjoy an app containing over 130 points of interest, famous transport routes, sightseeing itineraries and walking tours.

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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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Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles from Glasgow
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Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles from Glasgow

Join this one day tour to the harbor city of Oban, Glencoe and West Highland Castles from Glasgow and explore the best of Scotland.

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Alnwick Castle and the Borders tour from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle and the Borders tour from Edinburgh

Book this tour of Alnwick Castle and the Borders now to journey south over from Scotland into England, to Alnwick and the famous Harry Potter castle.

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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies tour from Edinburgh
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Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and the Kelpies tour from Edinburgh

Book your Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and The Kelpies tour and discover the stunning Loch Lomond, the history of Stirling and the fascinating Kelpies.

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Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
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Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness

Join this tour to Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle to explore the beautiful and varied landscapes of the Highlands.

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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle full day tour from Inverness
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Skye and Eilean Donan Castle full day tour from Inverness

Discover the beauty of the Isle of Skye and more breathtaking scenery that Western Scotland has to offer on this day trip from Inverness.

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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness
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Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour from Inverness

Book your tickets for this Isle of Skye and Eilean Donan Castle tour and enjoy some of the most beautiful sights in the north of Scoland.

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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast and the Borders tour from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast and the Borders tour from Edinburgh

Book your Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast and the Borders tour from Edinburgh and dive into the history and beauty of Scotland and England.

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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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