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Homecoming Scotland Castle by Sophie Taylor 2W1

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Homecoming Scotland
Castle
From magnificent city landmarks to mysterious ruins, Scotland is renowned for its iconic castles.
Edinburgh Castle
Perched high above the capital, this is Scotland's most important and famous castle. There has been a castle here since the 11th century and today’s castle is a mix of military barracks, palace, fortress and war memorial.

Tickets and Prices for Edinburgh Castle
Ticket Types & Prices
CATEGORY April 2013 - March 2015
Adult (16-59yrs) £16.00
Child (5-15yrs) £9.60
Concession (60yrs+ and unemployed) £12.80

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5 year olds go free.

Last admission is 1 hour before closing.
Please be aware prices are subject to change and may also vary for special events.

Blair Castle
Blair Castle is the ancient seat of the Dukes of Atholl and home to the Atholl Highlanders, the last remaining private army in Europe. Many of its fascinating historical artefacts including antique furniture, art, arms and armour are on public display.

Blair Castle Tickets and Prices
House and Gardens Gardens Only
Adults £9.90 £5.45
Seniors £8.40 £5.45
Students (with I.D) £8.40 £5.45
Children (5-16 Years) £5.95 £2.50
Family Ticket £26.75 £13.50
(2 adults & 3 children)

Blair Castle Caravan Park
Set within the historic grounds of Blair Castle and surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park, Blair Castle Caravan Park offers spectacular mountain scenery combined with superb facilities. Located only 2 miles off the main A9 trunk road to Inverness, in the picturesque village of Blair Atholl, there are excellent transport links to the nearby historic towns of Pitlochry, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld and plenty of local amenities including places to eat out, shops and visitor attractions.

Our modern two and three-bedroom Caravan Holiday Homes all hold the prestigious Thistle for quality and there are over 200 hard standing and grass pitches across the park with plenty of space to park your vehicle next to your pitch.

The holiday park centres around 9 acres of green open space, a play area and putting green, perfect for family games and a safe place for children to play. The park is home to Segway Ecosse, providing a fun range of Segway tours around the estate and all guests receive discounted entry to Blair Castle and Gardens.

For keen walkers and cyclists, there is a 50 mile network of off-road trails which can be accessed directly from the park and there’s opportunities to go fishing, pony trekking or on a Land Rover Safari into the hills. Animal lovers will love our resident Highland Cows, ducks and native red squirrels which are often seen scurrying around the campsite.

Stirling Castle
Perched high on volcanic rock, Stirling provides spectacular views over two of Scotland's most historic battlefields - Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn. Much of today's castle dates from the 15th - 18th centuries.

Stirling Castle Tickets and Prices
ADMISSION PRICES

Adult: £14.00
(aged 16-59)

Child £7.50
(aged 5-15. Children must be accompanied by an adult or concession visitor).

Concession: £11.00
(aged 60 and over, unemployed)

Child under 5 - FREE

Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan is for many people, the archetypal Scottish castle and is certainly one of the most photographed. Ruined in the early 18th century, it was restored to all its glory some two centuries later and is now the headquarters of the Clan McRae.
Adults

£6.50

Concessions
(Students & Seniors,)

£5.50

Family
(2 Adults + 3 Children Age 5-15)

£16.00

Under 5s

FREE

Group Rate (min 12 persons)

£5.50

Castle Admission Prices 2013
Caerlaverock Castle
Caerlaverock is one of the finest medieval structures in Scotland. Although it is quite ruined inside, some fine carved stone panels, windows and fireplaces indicate the original grandeur of this unique triangular castle.
Adult
(aged 16-59)

£5.50

Concession
(aged 60+)

£4.40

Child
(aged 5-15)

£3.30

Under 5
(free)








Caerlaverock Castle Tickets Prices
Glamis Castle
Glamis is the ancient seat of the Earls of Strathmore, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the birthplace of HRH The Princess Margaret and the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Tickets for Glamis Castle
Prices from £5.00 to £65.00
It is situated in the fertile valley of Strathmore, only 5 miles from Forfar and 12 miles from Dundee.


Finder the post code is DD8 1RJ



Aberdeen - A90, A94, 50 miles

Dundee - A90, A94, 12 miles

Perth - A94, 28 miles

St. Andrews - A919, A92, 28 miles

Edinburgh - M90, A94, 81 miles

Glasgow - M8, A9, A94 84 miles

Craigievar Castle
With its fairytale appearance, Craigievar is a fine example of the Scots baronial style of architecture. Seven storeys high, its sheer walls are topped by turrets, crow-stepped gables and conical roofs which give it its distinctive character.
Craigievar Castle is 6 miles S of Alford, 15 miles N of Banchory and 26 miles W of Aberdeen.

Road: On A980

There is no ticket prices which i could find.
So just hope for the best.
Culzean Castle
Culzean Castle is the jewel in the crown of the National Trust for Scotland. This grand cliff-top country house was remodelled in the late 18th century by the renowned architect Robert Adam in his trademark neo-classical Georgian style.
How to get there
Culzean is 12 miles south of Ayr, 4 miles west of Maybole.

Tickets
There are different tour for different prices not to sure on exact prices.
Dunvegan Castle
Built on a rocky outcrop, Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland and has been the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for 800 years.
SEAL BOAT TICKETS (prices below only valid with a castle or garden entry ticket)

ADULT
£6.00

CHILD
£4.00

SENIOR/STUDENTS/GROUPS £5.00

INFANTS under 2yrs FREE



HOW TO GET HERE.

The Castle is one mile north of the village of Dunvegan. North West Corner of Skye.

For our self-catering cottages following the signs for the Castle and turn left at the 300mtr sign.


ROAD approach - From Inverness A82 to Invermoriston, A887 to Kyle of Lochalsh 82 miles.


ROAD approach - From Fort William A82 to Invergarry, A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh 76 miles.


From the Kyle of Lochalsh to Dunvegan via the Skye Bridge 45 miles through some magnificent scenery as you head North West across Island.



SAT -NAVS - Unless you intend on 'sailing your car over the sea to Skye', you should programme your sat nav route via Kyle of Lochalsh.


Jouney Times:

From Fort William - 3 hours

From Inverness - 3 hours

From Glasgow - 5 hours

From Edinburgh - 6 hours


FERRY to the Isle of Skye in the summer via Mallaig on the mainland to Armadale on Skye 'roll-on roll-off' ferry - approximately 30 minute crossing.


Ferry from Glenelg to Kylerhea

RAIL Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh 3-4 trains per day .

BUS - Portree - 25 miles or Kyle of Lochalsh - 45 miles.
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