If your looking for the Holy Grail according to Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code you have just found it!
Rosslyn chapel is not just a place steeped in history with famous visitors like Oliver Cromwell but the masonry work is some of the finest in Scotland.
The Apprentice Pillar is a piece that would be quite at home in an art gallery. The intricate designs are nothing short of sensational but when you hear the story all about it and fate of the maker is very interesting indeed.
After we have spent an interesting morning at Rosslyn Chapel we will drive to Linlithgow for lunch.
After lunch we will have a walk around the exterior of Linlithgow Palace. Linlithgow Palace was the birth place of our youngest Scottish queen, Mary Stewart more affectionately known as Mary Queen Of Scots. There is a statue of her outside the Palace overlooking the Loch.
Linlithgow Palace was also used in Outlander as Wentworth Prison where Jamie Fraser’s renegades storm the palace by knocking the doors down with a herd of Highland Cows.
Hopetoun House is grandure at it’s best and has featured very heavily over recent years in the Starz hit TV series Outlander. I has played The Duke Of Sandringham’s home and also Hells water estate as well as many other locations. Hopetoun House was built for the Lady hope’s son and the original was a Sir William Bruce house a very famous architect of his time and later when the on inherited the wealth he hired William Adam make it bigger an in fact this was the last project Adam completed.
8.00 am Pick up from the cruise port (usually South Queensferry) Or Hotel in Edinburgh but sometimes Leith please confirm this at time of booking) Drive around Edinburgh to see some of the sights before heading over to Rosslyn Chapel.
9.30 am Arrive at Rosslyn Chapel and take Rosslyn Official guided talk of the chapel before exploring it for yourself.
11.00 am Leave Rosslyn and travel toward Linlithgow for some lunch at the Three Marys or early afternoon tea before having an external walk around Linlithgow Palace the birth place of Mary Queen Of Scots.
2.00 pm Arrive at the breathtaking Hopetoun House estate were you will feel as if your a part of the cast from Downton Abbey.
4.30 pm it’s time to leave the elegance of gentrified life and head back to your ocean hotel.
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port/Hotel
End Point Options: , Cruise Ship Port/Hotel
Duration: 8 hours
Tour times may vary slightly due to weather and traffic conditions as well as seasonal opening times.
You will be driven in a Volkswagen Transporter T6 Minibus. The vehicle is maintained to the highest standard, is clean, very comfortable and air-conditioned.
I can accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers. If your party has more than 6 please contact me, a larger vehicle can be arranged at an additional cost.
• Guiding Services
• Private Transportation
-Transportation for up to 6 adults.
-Water, Soft Drinks, Shortbread and Snacks
-A wee dram of Whisky, to let you sample our national drink.
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
40 GBP – This will be more than enough to cover lunch and any admission costs.
-Entry into Rosslyn Chapel & Hopetoun House
Please note; I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of historical monuments. I can, however, accompany you inside and provide a brief overview.