Scottish Castles, Palaces and villages - in Edinburgh - LikeALocal Guide

Scottish Castles, Palaces and villages


140 GBP

If you are weary of crowds, herding along to a tourist spot and missing out on hidden gems which can’t be accessed by big groups, you have found the perfect alternative of offbeat tours of Scotland for inquisitive explorers.

Duration: 8 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • French,
  • Portuguese


  • Castles (Doune Castle which was used in many movies and series such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Game of Thrones )
  • The majestic Stirling Castle
  • Linlithgow Palace (Wentworth Prison in the Oulander series )

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This tour is made for greedy travelers who want to see a bit of everything.
Join us on this trip to visit different castles (Doune and Stirling Castle), a palace (Linlithgow) which were used in movies and series such as: Monty Python and the holy grail, Game of Thrones and Outlander.

Apart from the attractions mentioned above you would be visiting also 17th century picturesque villages (Culross and South Queensferry).

On this tour you could also visit a distillery for a tour or just try a Scottish dram.

This private tour is an excellent option for you to make the most of your day.

These attractions are not far apart, meaning that you would spend more time exploring than inside your own private transport.

Your private tour guide would be flexible and your tour can be adapted and changed according to your interests, just talk to us and let us know what would you have in mind : )

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What’s included & not included

  • Tour guide
  • Fully insured vehicle
  • food and drink
  • admission tickets to the castles and Palace
  • admission ticket for Doune Castle costs £9 per person (you pay only if you decide to go inside)
  • Stirling Castle admission ticket costs £17,50 per person (you pay only if you decide to go inside)
  • Linlithgow Palace admission ticket costs £7,20 (you pay only if you decide to go inside)

Meeting point

Edinburgh (the tour starts and finish in Edinburgh)Pick up point and drop off is at your hotel in Edinburgh.

This operator has 3 reviews for other tours


It’s fun to be with someone so passionate about Edinburgh!
I have been to Edinburgh before, and this is the best tour yet! Raphael took me to places I had not seen before and taught me new things about Scottish history. I especially liked his stories about local authors. He also was so sweet with sending us a list afterwards for extra places to visit, eat and drink. He’s not your typical tour guide in that he makes the city come alive. Thank you for the fun day!
Rafael made the tour interesting, fun and accommodated to what we wanted as a family!
Rafael was absolutely great! I live in Edinburgh and my family came to visit and I was very pleased on everything he told us, even I learned a lot! Not only the tour was informative and interesting but he made it fun and tailored it to what we wanted as a family, he is very friendly and joyful.
Fun and informative walking tour of Edinburgh
I had a great time exploring Edinburgh with my private guide Rafael. Rafael was great in replying to my messages about meeting point and itinerary before the tour, and we had no troubles meeting on the day.
We walked around Edinburgh for over 3 hours, exploring the old town and all the important sights. Rafael was very personable and fun to chat to, and was able to tailor the experience to what I wanted to see. He was able to mix both historical information with entertaining stories, so it was never boring and gave me a good overview of the city.
Overall I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Edinburgh.
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140 GBP
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