CALL NOW
+44(0)7947105161
info@glasgowairportcars.com
HISTORIC SCOTLAND

Whether you are visiting Scotland or just want that special day out, there are many spectacular Historic Buildings which you can’t afford to miss.

 

Glasgow Airport Cars can provide you with that special private tour. Why struggle with timetables, coaches and trains when we can collect you from your hotel or home and take you to one of the many sights hassle free.

 

Let us sort out a schedule for you in order that you can enjoy the best tour possible without worrying about how to get there, where to stop for a meal and what sights to see on your travel.

EDINBURGH CASTLE

Perched high on an extinct volcanic outcrop, Edinburgh Castle is an evocative landmark with a fascinating history spanning 3000 years and was the residence of many Scottish Kings and Queens. It offers splendid panoramic views of the city and is home to the Scottish Crown Jewels. You can see the room where Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI and I, the first ruler of both Scotland and England. If you see one thing in Scotland, make it this fascinating beautiful castle.

STIRLING CASTLE

Stirling is one of Scotland's oldest towns. Its original inhabitants lived at the foot of what is now the castle rock. Later, the Romans occupied the strategic castle hill. The town was granted a Royal Charter in the 12th century and became one of the most important towns of medieval Scotland. A visit to Stirling Castle is an essential part of any visit to Scotland. Its location alone rivals even Edinburgh Castle for sheer magnificence as it sits on its high volcanic rock. The castle overlooks some of the most important battlefields in Scotland's history including where William Wallace defeated the English in 1297 and Robert the Bruce's defeat of the same foe in 1314.

ROSSLYN CHAPEL

Thanks to the Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, thousands have been making their way to Rosslyn Chapel in the hamlet of Roslin. The Midlothian church was highlighted in the novel and was used in the blockbuster movie. In The Da Vinci Code, Brown claims the Holy Grail was once hidden at Rosslyn and that the descendents of Jesus and Mary Magdalene can be traced to the gothic chapel. The Rosslyn Chapel has always roused much discussion and speculation, various authors have claimed to show that Rosslyn is the resting place for a range of esoteric artefacts including The Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, the lost Scrolls of the Temple and even the real version of Scotland's own Stone of Destiny.

MELROSE ABBEY

Melrose Abbey is probably the most famous ruin in Scotland. It was founded by David I around 1136 as a Cistercian abbey but was largely destroyed by Richard II’s English army in 1385. The surviving remains of the church date largely from the early 15th century and are of an elegance unsurpassed in Scotland. The charm of this celebrated structure is breathtaking and it well deserves its reputation. Its noble columns, windows and arches are of exquisite beauty. Many of the monarchs of Scotland are buried here and recently the heart of Robert Bruce was reburied in the grounds after it was discovered in its original lead container.

BALMORAL

Balmoral is today best known as a royal residence, the summer retreat of Queen Elizabeth II. Its history as a royal residence dates back to 1848, when the house was leased to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert by the trustees of Sir Robert Gordon. Prince Albert immediately started making plans with William Smith to extend the existing 15th century castle, and make a new and bigger castle fit for the royal family. The new building Prince Albert ordered to be built within a hundred yards of the old castle was planned and designed partly by himself and completed in 1856. Along with Sandringham House, Balmoral is the private property of the Queen.