Optional Excursion - Stirling Castle – October 16
Coach Departs Edinburgh - appx 5 hrs
Join us for a half day morning tour of historical Stirling Castle. ( 1 hr drive from Edinburgh by coach)
Stirling Castle, located in Stirling, is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is surrounded on three sides by steep cliffs, giving it a strong defensive position. Its strategic location, guarding what was, until the 1890s, the farthest downstream crossing of the River Forth, has made it an important fortification in the region from the earliest times.
Optional Excursion - Roslin Chapel – October 16
Coach Departs Edinburgh - appx 4 hrs
Join us for a half day morning tour of Roslin castle made famous in The Davinci Code. ( 30 Minute drive from Edinburgh by coach)
Rosslyn Chapel, formerly known as the Collegiate Chapel of St Matthew, is a 15th-century chapel located in the village of Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. Rosslyn Chapel was founded on a small hill above Roslin Glen as a Catholic collegiate church in the mid-15th century. The chapel was founded by William Sinclair, 1st Earl of Caithness of the Scoto-Norman Sinclair family. Rosslyn Chapel is the third Sinclair place of worship at Roslin, the first being in Roslin Castle and the second in what is now Roslin Cemetery.