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Circular Tour: Stirling Castle, the Wallace Monument & Culross Palace & Abbey.

On this tour we visit the impressive 15th-16th century Royal Palace ( part-ruin) at Linlithgow, favorite residence of the Stuart Kings and Queen’s including Mary Queen of Scots. Explore Stirling’s medieval castle, and old town steeped in history and sight of many a bloody battle against invading English, armies during the War’s of Independence. We also visit the spectacular Wallace Monument opened in 1869 to commemorate Scotland’s hero Sir William Wallace, ( Braveheart) and the beautiful village of Culross, to view the Palace & Abbey.

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Ricki your driver/guide will greet you at port approx 8:30 am. We then travel to the magnificent 15th century part-ruin of Linlithgow Palace, favorite Royal residence of Stuart Kings and Queens, and birthplace of Mary Queen of Scot’s. From the palace we journey to the imposing Stirling Castle,one of the grandest medieval castle’s in Scotland. During the 13th & 14th century ” Wars of Independence” Stirling was seen as the “Key” to the Kingdom of Scotland, and witnessed many battles over invading English, armies including a decisive victory for the Scots at the battle of Stirling Bridge led by Andrew Murray & William Wallace.( Braveheart) After a tour of the castle and a walk exploring the old town we then make the short drive to view the magnificent National Wallace Monument, completed in 1869 to commemorate Scotland’s 13th century hero.

In the afternoon we leave Stirling, and travel to the historic Royal Burgh of Culross, a beautifully preserved medieval town on the shores of the Firth of Forth. As you explore the towns charming cobbled streets and whitewashed buildings you get a real sense of stepping back in time to a place unchanged since the 16th century. Some of the highlights of Culross, include it’s ochre-coloured 16th century Palace, the beautifully restored Town-House built around 1610 and Culross Abbey, founded in 1217. The town was also used as a film location for the hit series Outlander, based on the best selling novel by Giana Gabaldon. After a tour of Culross we then make our way back to port arriving approx 5 pm.

 

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