The Story of Scotland Tour - The Pride, The Passion and the People  

  • Tour ID: 1370
    Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh
    Duration: 3 Day / 2 Nights
    This is a Private Tour

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    The Story of Scotland Tour - The Pride, The Passion and the People
    From Bannockburn to Culloden

    Famous for the beauty and grandeur of her scenery, Scotland is also proud of her warrior spirit, has a passion for her rich heritage and boasts the warm hospitality of her people.

    The story of Scotland is one of divided loyalties, violence and treachery.

    • Witness the battlefield of Bannockburn where independence was secured and Scotland's military might established

    • Journey northwards deep into the heart of Scotland's Highlands

    • Discover divisions during the Reformation which forced Scots to defend their beliefs with passion and blood

    • Uncover challenges to our national identity which led to great cruelty and oppression

    • Trace the turmoil and torment that plagued the Stewart monarchs throughout the centuries

    • Stand on the soil that witnessed the last great civil war battle in Britain

    The Story of Scotland Tour - The Pride, The Passion and the PeopleCulloden field reveals the final tragedy of the Stewarts as all hope for a restoration was crushed with the Bonnie Prince's defeat. Relive the extraordinary story of the Scots' pride, passion and people.

    Travel in the footsteps of the Stewarts from Lowlands to Highlands - from Bannockburn to Culloden!

    Scotland the Brave...?


     

    Day by Day Itinerary:

    Day 1

    The Story of Scotland Tour - The Pride, The Passion and the PeopleDepart from Edinburgh we head north towards Stirling for a visit to the new Bannockburn Visitor Centre. Learn all about Scotland's greatest victory and our hero warrior King Robert the Bruce.

    Then to Killiecrankie which is the spot of a battle during the Jacobite Rebellion lead by Bonnie Dundee, or otherwise known as Bloody Clavers.

    Arrival at accommodation in Nairn

    Day 2

    This morning we visit Culloden Battlefield. On April 16 of 1746 the Jacobites faced the Red Coat army for their final pitch battle which ended in defeat for the fearless leader, Bonnie Prince Charlie. Hear how the battle was fought and learn about the aftermath effect it had on the entire country.

    Visit Fort George; a great military force built to deal with the threat of another rebellion, but has never had a shot fired in anger from its defenses. It is still home to the military and also the Seaforth Highlanders Military Museum.

    Day 3

    Today we visit the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. An open air museum 3 miles long spanning 300 years of History, from Blackhouses to a 1920s School Room with a teacher.

    Stop at the House of Bruar for shopping.

    Arrival in Edinburgh and end of your tour.

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