Tours to Scottish Castles
With Discover Scotland Tours you can visit over a dozen historic Scottish castles. From picturesque ruins and medieval towers to craggy fortresses and gilded palaces.
Impressive Dumbarton Castle is a short drive from Glasgow. It's the first castle you catch sight of on many of our tours. This ‘Rock of the Clyde’ is first recorded in around 450 AD. Since then it’s been besieged and plundered by the Picts, the Vikings, the English and Oliver Cromwell. You can stop to take some photos of the castle while on our Outlaws, Heroes & Jacobites Private Tours.
Stirling Castle & Doune Castle
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s best. Carefully restored, high on a craggy hill in the Forth Valley that can be seen for miles around. Entering through its huge stone archway transports you back to the childhood home of Mary, Queen of Scots. In the vast banqueting hall you certainly can imagine the colours, sights and smells of Renaissance times. You can visit Stirling Castle and Loch Lomond National Park on a one day tour from Glasgow, our Private Tours from both Glasgow & Edinburgh and on a shore excursion from Greenock (Glasgow).
This shore excursion also stops for photographs at medieval Doune Castle which has one of the best preserved great halls in Scotland. You can see why its imposing walls are popular filming locations. Our Highland, Lochs, Glens & Castes tour from Edinburgh also stops here.
Inveraray Castle & Kilchurn Castle
Inveraray Castle, home to the Duke of Argyll, is open from April to October. It’s included on our one day tour to Oban, Western Highlands, Lochs, Castles and Glencoe from Glasgow or our Highland Lochs, Glens & Castles tour from Edinburgh. These tours also stop at one of Scotland’s most photographed Highland castles, Kilchurn Castle at the head of Loch Awe.
Inveraray Castle can also be visited on our Highlands Lochs, Glens and Castles shore excursion as well as on our four day and six day tours.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle is one of the Scottish Highlands’ most romantic. It stands firm on a small island at the meeting place of three impressive sea lochs. Reached by an ancient bridge with views of the Isle of Skye; it’s certainly easy to see why it stars in many a Hollywood blockbuster. Our three and four day tours to the Isle of Skye, the Highlands and Loch Ness stop here.
You can also get photographs at Eilean Donan on our six day island hopping tours to Mull, Iona and Skye. All of our three, four and six day tours have Glasgow and Edinburgh departures.