Scotland Sightseeing Tours

About East Lothian

Scotland Tours from About East Lothian are unique with the moto 'More stops less travel' you will see more of Scotland than just looking out a window. The longest tours are to Glenfinnan approximately 3 hrs 45 mins and Inverness 3 hrs in travel time giving only around 3 hours stop time. Where other destinations are only 1 hr travel giving approximately

7 hours stop time.

Scotland Tours

 

Edinburgh to Stirling Tour

Edinburgh to Stirling Tour

Tour Stirling once the capital of Scotland and Central Scotland and see the sites on the way. 

Starting at the West End of Edinburgh you will visit South Queensferry where a ferry took people across the Firth of Forth for over 300 years, Blackness Castle where Outlander, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots films were made, Linlithgow Palace (site of Outlander and Robert the Bruce). 

and St Michael’s Church,

The Kelpies are two horses heads sculpted from steel and signify the joining of the two main Scottish canals. 

Falkirk Wheel is a barge lift that replaces 18 Lochs taking barges from one level to another,

Bannockburn visitors Centre and Battle site this is where Scotland first gain independence from England,

Stirling Castle stands on a rock as Edinburgh Castle on an extinct volcano, it was also the home of

Mary Queen of Scots and where she was crowed. The Wallace Monument,

Cambuskenneth Abbey and Home.

On the tour entrance to sites are not included. Shorter trips can be designed for each group. Times at each place

Shown below are what to expect but can be shorter or longer

(All times are estimated). 

 Blackness CastleLinlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle, Wallace Monument (7 hours)   

Things available to see on route and times at places estimated from previous tours. South Queensferry (photos) 

30 minutes, Blackness Castle 20 Minutes

 (additional entrance fee to enter Castle)

Linlithgow Palace and St Michael’s Church 

40 minutes 

(additional entrance fee to enter Palace),

The Falkirk wheel 20 minutes (photos)

The Kelpies 20 minutes (photos), Bannockburn 30 minutes (Photos),

Stirling Castle 3 hours

 (additional entrance fee to enter Castle)

Wallace Monument 1 hour 

(additional entrance fee to enter)

Cambuskenneth Abbey 

15 minutes (photos).  

 

St Andrews Day Out

St Andrews Day Out is a trip to St Andrews by the coast road, when in St Andrews you will be given a map and notes on all the sites. St Andrews is flat unlike Edinburgh and is easy to walk around. There are many sites in St Andrews shops beach home of golf University, museums, galleries, pubs, restaurants and an Aquarium with sea lions and all different kings of sea creatures.

Travel time approx 2hours each way with 5 hours in St andrews.

 

Edinburgh City Tour

Edinburgh City Tour will take you to the Old town, New town, Newhaven, Leith Shore, Portobello and other places in the suburbs. Stop for pics at many sites castle ruins standing stone famous peoples birthplaces, the beach, Churches and three free full colour brochures on Edinburgh.

 

Scottish Borders Tour

Scottish Borders Tour will take you to Scottish Borders Towns of Melrose, Kelso, Jedburgh, Dryburgh, all have Abbey ruins, Innerleithen, Selkirk and Hawick, all of which have famous attractions and shops selling Scottish woolen goods , clothing, cashmere and tartan. We will also stop at Abbotsford House Sir Walter Scott home an amazing stately home (entry fee is not included).  

Kingdom of Fife Tour

 

Famous People's Houses 

Famous People's Houses, where did the famous Scots live from their birthplaces to their family homes where they worked and invented so many things that we could not live without today.  Sir Walter Scott, Arthur Conan Doyle. Elsie Inglis, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jk Rowling, Ian Rankin, William Kinnimond Burton, Henry MacKenzie,

John Napier, Sean Connery (007), Henry Brougham, Henry Cockburn, Alexander Graham Bell, Kenneth Graham,

James Clerk Maxwell, John Napier, David Hume, Benjamin Franklin, James Young Simpson, James Nasmyth,  Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, James Boswell, Adam Smith, Tony Blair, Andrew Usher and Dr Thomas Blacklock

both lived at separate times in the same house, one the founder of Usher& Co Distillers, plus many more

 

Loch Ness and Inverness Tour

 

The Great Glen Tour

 

Scone and Pitlochry Tour

Scone and Pitlochry Tour gives a great day out. We will visit Dunkeld its Cathedral completed in 1501 andthe village which is known as the gateway to the highlands. Scone Palace and Gardens where Kings were crowned (entry fee not included) and Pitlochry where there are many tourist attractions, the smallest distillery in the world and the salmon ladder. 

 

 
 

Dumfries and Gretna Tour

Dumfries the home town of Robert Burns where he lived and worked as a tax collector. See his mausoleum  and statues of the man himself and his wife Jean Armour. Go to his house and Garden where he wrote many of his poems and songs. We will call in at his previous home Ellisland Farm. Then of to Gretna Green the marriage centre of UK. 

The Bass Rock North Berwick One of the natural wonders of the modern world with a lighthouse and ruined Castle

The white in the photo are birds nesting.

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