~ TOUR FILM LOCATIONS AND HISTORICAL SITES CONNECTED WITH SCOTTISH KING ROBERT THE BRUCE AND WILLIAM WALLACE
~ ENCOUNTER THE BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN EXPERIENCE
The William Wallace Statue in the grounds of the Bemersyde estate, near Melrose in the Scottish Borders is a statue commemorating William Wallace. It was commissioned by David Steuart Erskine, 11th Earl of Buchan.
Robert the Bruce Statue at the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre.
Scotland has produced its fair share of top Hollywood names, and there have been a surprising number of movies filmed in Scotland too. Scotland’s jaw-dropping scenery provides the perfect backdrop for the camera with its rugged landscape and ethereal geological features which have everyone in awe on the other side of the screen.
Film buff or not, follow the country’s movie trails in the footsteps of your favourite characters, to discover Scottish film locations including sprawling beaches, ancient castles, rugged mountains, rolling hills, distinctive cities and picturesque towns and villages.
Newhailes (Visit Scotland Media)
Blackness Castle (Visit Scotland Media)
Culross Palace and Gardens in the Royal Burgh of Culross (Visit Scotland Media)
If you have found yourself caught in the mystical and spell-binding Outlander saga and wish to be swept away to Claire and Jamie’s world, come and experience the land that inspired the writer and the TV series producers. From ancient and mysterious standing stones to dramatic castles, magnificent stately homes and breathtaking landscapes, visit Scotland and embark on an inspiring journey.
The Battle of Bannockburn Experience. The Battle of Bannockburn was one of the most decisive clashes in the First War of Scottish Independence. Robert the Bruce led Scottish forces to battle against the English at Bannockburn over 700 years ago and although vastly outnumbered, Bruce’s men drove King Edward II’s army homewards after two days of fierce and brutal combat. Transport yourself back to 1314 and relieve the battle as it’s brought to life at the 3D immersive experience at the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
Prepare for battle at the multi-award-winning visitor centre. The Battle of Bannockburn experience puts you at the heart of the action with cutting-edge 3D technology. Outside, wander across the parkland and admire the restored commemorative monuments, including the iconic statue of Robert the Bruce.
Located near the historic city of Stirling and in the vicinity of the battleground, the visitor centre expertly harnesses fully-immersive 3D technology to bring this thrilling chapter of Scotland’s story to life. Come and experience medieval combat like never before and discover more about this crucial event in Scottish history.
Take command of your own virtual battlefield to try and re-create the battle, and then witness Bruce’s decisive victory, against all odds. Interact with medieval warriors, pages, archers and knights on either side of the conflict as they reveal how they became involved in the battle.
Robert the Bruce Statue at the Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre
Outside, follow in the footsteps of Robert the Bruce in our memorial park and see the spot where he raised his royal standard. Admire the battleground and restored commemorative monuments, including the iconic statue of Robert the Bruce, cast in shimmering bronze.
~ STROLL THE MEDIEVAL STREETS OF ST ANDREWS AND ST ANDREWS CATHEDRAL
~ VISIT THE BRITISH GOLF MUSEUM
St. Andrews East Sands (Visit Scotland Media)
St Andrews Town Centre (Visit Scotland Media)
St Andrews Cathedral (Visit Scotland Media)
Swilcan Bridge at The Old Course, St. Andrews (Visit Scotland Media)
The British Golf Museum, St Andrews (Visit Scotland Media)
Over 500 years of golfing history is displayed in the British Golf Museum. Come and experience the history of golf in a unique location, just yards from the world famous Old Course. The British Golf Museum is a 5 star Museum at the heart of the home of golf. Visitors are now welcomed by a re-modelled reception, shop and entrance galleries and our spectacular 80 seat café on the roof. The early history and interactive galleries have been transformed to bring the spirit of the game alive for visitors.
~ WALK THE FAMOUS ROYAL MILE FROM THE CASTLE TO HOLYROOD PALACE
~ CHECK-IN AT THE AIRPORT HOTEL
~ GROUP FAREWELL DINNER
The Elephant House – Tea and Coffee Shop in Edinburgh (Visit Scotland Media)
Advocates Close on The Royal Mile (Visit Scotland Media)
Packed with medieval tenements, narrow wynds of the Old Town and the sweeping elegance of the Georgian New Town, there’s no question that Edinburgh deserves its reputation as one of the most stunning and enthralling cities in the world.
Bakehouse Close just off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh (Visit Scotland Media)
WHERE PAST AND PRESENT COLLIDE. With a plethora of world-class visitor attractions, sightseeing in Edinburgh is pretty easy, and you can experience different centuries of history without even moving. Head to the bottom of the famous Royal Mile and you’ll find the 17th century Palace of Holyroodhouse, the modern parliament building and the prehistoric extinct volcano famously known as Arthur’s Seat standing proudly next to each other. And that’s just one example!
Edinburgh Castle (Visit Scotland Media)
Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one tourist attraction.
This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War.
Edinburgh Castle esplanade (Visit Scotland Media)
The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O’ Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.