Tours - Rosslyn

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Tour/Package Length: 5 hours
Dates: 1st April 2006 - 31st October 2006
Departure Times: 12:00
Days of Week: Monday, Friday

"Voted the best day tour out of Edinburgh time after time" IF YOU WANT TO SEE HISTORY, IF YOU WANT TO FEEL HISTORY, THIS IS THE TOUR FOR YOU!! Entrance to Craigmillar Castle is included in the tour price.

Passing Holyrood Palace Dynamic Earth and the new Parliament building, we drive through the Queens Park with its three lochs, and over Arthur's Seat Britain's largest volcano where James Hutton (the father of modern geology) devised his theories. We head south around Duddingston Kirk to Craigmillar Castle. Much loved and visited by Mary Queen of Scots, this magnificent partially ruined castle is a favourite with everyone including Historic Scotland who have presented the custodian with a top award for content, presentation and service. This is where the plot to assassinate Mary's husband Lord Darnley was hatched and where The Earl of Mar (brother to James III) was imprisoned and declared insane by his brother.

Entrance is included to the castle that belonged to the Preston's, often Lord Provosts of Edinburgh in the 15th and 16th centuries. Abandoned by the Gilmores in the 1770's it is the finest example of a medieval tower house in the Lothians and also has the best views.

We then head to one of the most amazing places you will ever visit- Rosslyn Chapel is unique and famed worldwide for the beauty of its carvings and the aura of mystery and magic that surrounds it, as featured in the best sellers “The Da Vinci Code” and 'The Hiram Key'. We will hear stories about Freemasonry, Knights Templars, The Holy Grail, Gypsies, Solomon, Babylon and much more, even a Scotsman in America before Columbus all this within a 15th Century Chapel that will totally captivate you.

A visit to the souvenir shop although not compulsory is a must. This tour will normally be in an 29 seater luxury coach making it more personal and making it easier to tour these marvellous sites.




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