Haunted Tour of Scotland
- Price from:
- 3195 USD /person
- Payment Types:
- Credit Card
- Travellers cheque
- Wire Transfer
- 12 days
- Location Start:
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- Location Finish:
- Start time:
- 11.00 am
- End time:
- 11.00 am
- We Speak:
- Spanish, English
Last updated: 08/15/2008
Small intimate Ghoulish tour of Edinburgh, Pitlochry, St. Andrews, Angus, Glasgow, and Peebles .This tour is designed to accommodate only 10-12 people for a more personal experience.
This tour is only offered once each year in October.
October 21st - Depart to Edinburgh
Arrive Edinburgh. Time to get checked into your accommodation before taking a bit of time to
investigate Scotland's Capitol City. Tonight we are out to The Witchery, for a Welcoming Dinner.
The Witchery is on the Royal Mile near to the Castle and has a Gothic, ghoulish past. After dinner Witchery
Tour leaves from here for anyone who would like to join us. Overnight Edinburgh.(D)
Our day starts out with a Tour of Edinburgh Castle. The Castle is home to Scotland's Crown
Jewels and the Stone of Destiny which was the coronation stone used in crowning the royalty of Scotland.
This afternoon we will allow you some free time for shopping and some sightseeing. You may want to
visit St. Giles Cathedral or the Palace of the Holyrood House were Mary Queen of Scots, Lord
Darnley and Mary's private secretary are said to haunt this building. Dinner on your own before a Tour
of Mary Kings Close, a part of deeply haunted and forgotten Edinburgh hidden beneath the city.
Our first stop today is Huntingtower Castle just outside of Perth. The castle ghost is named "My
Lady Greensleeves" and she is said to be seen in advance of a death. We then head north to the Highland
Village of Pitlochry where we spend the next two nights. Our first stop after reaching Pitlochry will be
Blair Castle with it's 740 years of history and over 32 rooms open to the public. After visiting the castle the
highlight of our visit to Pitlochry will be our Murder Mystery Weekend. Dinner and Overnight
We will have a little time to enjoy one of Highland's loveliest villages. Queen Victoria was very
taken with it and we will visit the Queens View while here. The sight was popularized by Victoria and is one
of the most spectacular places in all of Scotland. Our next stop will be Edradour Distillery where we can
tour the facilities and get your wee dram as will be customary on a crisp October day. We then continue our
Murder Mystery Weekend. Dinner and Overnight Pitlochry.(B,D)
We journey east today and take in what is believed to be the most haunted castle in Britain,
Glamis Castle. The Castle is best known for it's connection with Shakespeare's Macbeth and also for
being the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. This afternoon we visit Arbroath Abbey, a Tironesian
monastery where the Declaration of Arbroath was signed which asserted Scotland's independence from
England. Our last stop of the day is Claypotts Castle which is another of Scotland's many haunted castles.
The castle is said to be haunted by a "White Lady" who is reputed to be the ghost of Marion Ogilvie, the
mistress of Cardinal Beaton who was murdered in St Andrews. Dinner and Overnight Fife.(B,D)
Our first outing of the day will take us to Falkland Palace. There it is said that a phantom woman
walks the gallery in the palace, looking for her lost lover. Next we are to take in the remains of one of the
largest cathedrals in Scotland, St. Andrew's Cathedral. We will also take a Tour of St. Andrews Castle
before exploring Scotland's Center for Golf. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Fife.(B)
Today we head to the Borders area and to Traquair House just outside of Peebles. Traquair
House is where the Lady Louisa has been observed drifting around the grounds of the building. They
say that Bonny Prince Charlie sometimes returns back to the castle. This afternoon we head a little
further out of the city to Hermitage Castle. Mary Queen of Scots ghost has been seen in the castle
but the ghostly screams which are said to be heard from time to time are attributed to an earlier owner who
dabbled in witchcraft. This evening we have a private guided tour of Old Peebles with its many ghosts
and haunting. Dinner and Overnight Peebles.(B, D)
As we are in Abbey Country we will take in a couple of the Borders Abbeys including Melrose,
probably Scotland's most well know ruin. King Robert the Bruce's heart is buried in the abbey courtyard.
Next is Dryburgh Abbey, which enjoys a mystical setting on the River Tweed. Sir Walter Scott is
interned here. Our last visit of the day will be to Jedburgh Abbey and Jedburgh Jail. The Abbey was
founded, initially as a priory, by King David I in 1138. His intention was partly to demonstrate to the English
that the Scots could build on a grand scale so close to the oft disputed border between the two countries. In
doing so he was tempting fate and the English: and both failed to resist the temptation many times over the
following four centuries. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Peebles.(B)
Today we are off to Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, where we take in Glasgow Cathedral
and the Necropolis, a remarkable and extensive burial grounds and believed to be the most haunted area
of the city. The Cathedral is one of the only complete cathedral's in Scotland having escaped the reformation.
The crypt is the burial place of St. Mungo and has a haunted past of it's own. You will be allowed some free
time for shopping and to take in the many sites of the United Kingdoms finest city of Architecture.
Dinner on your own in Glasgow. Overnight Glasgow. (B)
After a leisurely full Scottish breakfast you will tour the city aboard an Open Top Tour Bus
complete with tour guide. Highlights of the tour will be Glasgow's amazing architecture, University of
Glasgow, George Square and The Glasgow Cathedral. Farewell Dinner in Glasgow. Following
dinner we will join a Glasgow Haunted City Tour and meet up with the Halloween revelers of
Sauchiehall Street. Overnight Glasgow.(B,D)
Return to Edinburgh Airport for our journey home.
- Extras -
- This tour is designed to accommodate only 8-10 people for a more personal experience to allow you to get the most of your Scottish holiday. Keeping the tour size small gives us the opportunity to veer from the beaten path and take advantage of accommodations, restaurants and sightseeing venues that would not be available to larger groups. You may find yourself staying in a delightful city guest house, a small country house hotel, a comfortable farmhouse and an old coaching Inn all in the same visit. Our goal is to show you the real Scottish people and some of the wonderful sights to be seen all over this beautiful country. You will not be rushed from venue to venue and we spend as little time on the bus as possible.
Tour includes all accommodation in 3 or 4 star Scottish Tourist Board Approved accommodations. Full Scottish breakfast each morning, all meals listed in itinerary. Porterage of one suitcase per person. Minibus travel including tour guide. Knowledgeable guide for all tourist venues. All sightseeing as indicated in itinerary including any entrance fees. All taxes and service charges.
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