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Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle & Dunfermline Abbey Tour

4.6 / 5

96 reviews

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle & Dunfermline Abbey Tour

Activity provider: Highland Experience Tours

From US$ 49.04 per person

This fascinating tour of Scotland's Highlands will take you behind the scenes of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code as you visit some of the country's most beautiful buildings and historical landmarks.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Scotland's ancient history in a nutshell
  • Explore the incredible Stirling Castle
  • See where Robert the Bruce battled the English in 1314
  • Unlock the secrets of the Da Vinci Code
Full description
On this guided tour of Scotland's most famous medieval landmarks, learn about the many heroes that battled in this ancient kingdom. The first stop on your tour will be the town of Dunfermline. Walk down the beautiful nave of Dunfermline Abbey*, the final resting place of Robert the Bruce, who battled for Scotland's right to be a nation. Next, travel to Stirlingshire, where you will stop in the beautiful city of Stirling, site of the monument of Scottish hero William Wallace (whose life was dramatized in the film Braveheart). You'll have ample time to stroll through the beautiful and ancient streets that surround it. You will also have a chance to explore the city's stunning castle. From Stirling, head to Bannockburn, the battlefield where Robert the Bruce routed the English in 1314. Lastly, decode the mystery of Rosslyn Chapel, which was made famous in Dan Brown's novel the Da Vinci Code. Is this the resting place of the Holy Grail? No one really knows, but you'll love the chapel and the beautiful walk you can take through Roslin Glen and the ruins of Rosslyn Castle.
Includes
  • Transportation and services of a driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years

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Pick up is situated beside St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

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  • Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the tour.
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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 96 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Although we had a little less time that day (delays in Edinburgh's city traffic due to the funeral services for the Queen), we got a very good impression of the sights. The guide at Dunfermline Abbey is really passionate about his area and was very knowledgeable about Robert the Bruce and Scottish history in general. Rosslyn Chapel was smaller than expected, with a shockingly small number of Professors Langdon. The chapel is worth seeing even without the Hollywood makeovers/additions. The tour guide / bus driver was in a very good mood, had a lot of information between the stops, so it never got boring.

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September 14, 2022

First of all, I loved that our bus had the charging outlets at every seat. Also it was very important that our driver/guide wore the quilt. I liked his dry Scottish humor, which is much much funnier than British humor. I found out a lot of new historic facts from Kevin. Everyone could see how proud our guide of his country. of his ancestors. The same I could say about the guide at the Stirling Castle: very knowledgeable and proud. Rosslyn Chapel is an enigma, where I could spend whole day and it would not be enough. At the Abbey I admired the stained glass windows and was surprised to find there Tiffani window.

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July 11, 2022

Sterling Castle in itself was worth taking the tour. We got to spend plenty of time there. The Abbey was very interesting, because Robert the Bruce is there. Be sure and read all the information about the tour, as we missed the part that said entrance tickets weren’t included. We had to pay at Rosalyn Chapel and unless you are really into wanting to see it, I don’t know if it was worth the entry fee. You couldn’t take photos inside either.

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June 4, 2022

Product ID: 13027