For many who come to Scotland, it is because of iconic films which have made a long lasting impression on them. This can certainly be said of the film ‘Braveheart’ starring Mel Gibson as Scotland’s freedom fighter William Wallace. But did you know that William Wallace was not the true ‘Braveheart’ but it was in fact King Robert the Bruce? Legend says that Bruce’s heart, whilst on pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his faithful men, was thrown out of the danger of battle with the words “Onwards brave heart!”
Your Private day tour departs from either Glasgow or Edinburgh, you will visit many of the important battlefields where Scotland’s Independence was fought. With a Door to Door service using a luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle and a local chauffeur this is “Your Tour, Your Way”
Your first stop is The Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre is a state of the art experience where you can totally immerse yourself in a 3D medieval battle. Watch as the horses gallop towards you and try to dodge the arrows as they come rushing through the air before your eyes. The visitor centre is one of Scotland’s top attractions. Located on the site where Robert the Bruce Scotland’s great warrior King raised his standard & assembled the Scottish Army in preperation for the Battle of Bannockburn, where he would face down the English Army led by Edward II
Travel on to the mighty Stirling Castle – the reason why so many battles took place around here was in order to hold the strategic importance of Stirling, which overlooked the lowest bridging point across the River Forth. From the battlements, follow the gaze of King Robert Bruce himself as his statue looks towards Bannockburn, the site of his most famous victory. Savour the imposing Wallace Monument as it stands out against the scenic Ochil Hills.
Whilst en-route to The Wallace Monument we travel by Stirling Old Bridge, the present Stirling Old Bridge was built in the 1400s, replacing a succession of timber bridges. Undoubtedly the best-known of these was one that stood nearby in the 1290s, when Sir William Wallace and Sir Andrew Moray defeated Edward I’s forces at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. The bridge also played a part in the Jacobite Rising of 1745, when an arch was removed to forestall Bonnie Prince Charlie’s forces as they marched south. The bridge today remains one of the best medieval masonry arch bridges in Scotland.
The National Wallace Monument is a draw for all Wallace fans and it is no mean feat to reach the top of the 246 steps , but you are rewarded with the most wonderful view. The monument tells the story of Wallace and his importance to Scotland’s national identity. The wooded walk is not for the faint hearted but there is also minibus should you prefer to use it. There is a café and gift shop for souvenirs.
Your tour finishes with all passengers being taken back to their accommodation, the Door to Door experience helps you enjoy the tour without the worry of finding your way back at the end of the day or that walk up the Wallace Monument.
Tour Cost: (Per Vehicle)
Entrance Fees are NOT Included, we advise to pre book where possible to ensure you get the experience expected.
INCLUDED WITH ALL TOURS
Suited Local Chauffeur
Door to Door Service
OPTIONAL TOUR EXTRAS
Scottish Picnic Hamper
Scottish Tour Guide