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Robert the Bruce

Heroes of Scotland

Robert the Bruce at Dunfermline

Robert the Bruce

A Full Day Tour

Robert the Bruce (1274-1329)

  • A heroic leader and Scotland's great patriot king, the real "braveheart", the culmination of his struggle being the great victory of Bannockburn.
Rob Roy MacGregor

Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734)

William Wallace (1267-1305)

Jacobite Jock (1689-1746 and beyond!)

Jacobite Jock

A wonderful day following in the footsteps of William Wallace, Rob Roy and Robert the Bruce, all recently portrayed in films - Braveheart (Mel Gibson): Rob Roy (Liam Neeson) and The Bruce (Sandy Welch).

I can arrange presentations of Rob Roy (with a whisky tasting if desired); King Robert the Bruce or Jacobite Jock to bring the history really alive, fun and informative. This can be a very full day as there is much to see and a distance to cover, but the day can be tailored to suit your specific interests.

Above Left; Jacobite Jock Above Right; Rob Roy MacGregor. Below Left; Robert the Bruce with The Declaration of Arbroath.

Declaration Bruce

Visit Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument on the Abbey Craig where Wallace gathered his army before the Battle of Stirling Bridge in 1297. At Stirling Castle, recently voted the United Kingdom's Best Heritage Attraction, you can step back in time to the 16th century in the beautifully restored Royal apartments and meet characters from the Royal Court who will tell you of their lives filled with plots, passion, intrigue and high fashion.

Robert the Bruce

Robert the Bruce

Visit Bannockburn, the site of the great battlefield in 1314 where King Robert the Bruce routed the forces of King Edward II to win freedom for the Scots from English domination.

2014 heralded the opening of a brand new exhibition centre marking the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, harnessing state-of-the-art 3D technology. Visitors experience medieval combat like never before and learn more about this crucial event in Scottish history.

Take your place on the battlefield, stand face to face with fearless, medieval warriors with the hopes of two opposing kings - Robert the Bruce of Scotland and Edward II of England - whose tactics changed the path of Scotland's history forever.

Tea/coffee and comfort stop!

Travel through the Trossachs and into MacGregor country! Past Doune Castle and on to Callander where you can decide for yourself - was Rob Roy a villain or a Scottish Robin Hood? Incidentally, Doune Castle was used the filming of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and is well worth a visit if you are a fan and if time allows.

The Scarth Family

The Scarth family enjoying Rob Roy country.

Continuing our journey through Bonnie Strathyre to Rob Roy's final resting place at Balquhidder

Lunch and comfort stop!

On to Loch Katrine, the birthplace of Rob Roy and the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott's poem "The Lady of the Lake". Time and weather permitting, maybe an afernoon cruise on the loch.

Travelling over the Dukes Pass to Aberfoyle for a spot of shopping.

Tea/coffee and comfort stop!

Returning, via Scotland's only lake, the Lake of Menteith, and Inchmahome Priory where Mary Queen of Scots spent part of her early childhood.

3 Jacobites and flags

Robert the Bruce with two Highlanders.

What some people have said about time spent in this part of Scotland:

Jacobite Jock

The term Jacobite became the name for those who supported James VII after his disposition. Jacobus is latin for James.

Jacobite Jock will tell you of the real Scotland, from the true costume of the Highlander and their daily lives and their struggle to remain outwith the British Empire, with stories, songs and lots of humour but tinged with pathos and a lament for a culture outlawed by a great force, only for it to rise again in diluted form.

Expect to be amused and informed but truly inspired. Jacobite Jock is a story teller, an old warrior, a baladeer, a man of his time,a 'man for all seasons'.

Options:

1. Guiding Only

You supply a fully insured coach and driver that is qualified to drive on our roads and I will guide.

2. Driver-guiding

I driver guide you in a luxury, air-conditioned Mercedes Viano cdi X-clusive which is fully insured (maximum 6 passengers).

3. Minibus/coach with driver and guide (For groups with over 6 passengers)

I will arrange a suitable fully insured vehicle for your group with my business colleague who has many years driving experience. They will be your driver and myself as your guide.

Prices for the above options on application.

To enquire or book:

Email margot@ctem.co.uk or call/fax +44 (0)1899 880207

Please see: Terms and conditions

Prices do not include:

Rob Roy MacGregor and visitors

Rob Roy MacGregor and visitors

Concessions may sometimes be available for senior citizens, families, groups and children.

Special Stirling Area Events for 2016

You may like to incorporate these events into your visit.

  • Alva Highland Games – 9th July
  • Airth Highland Games - 23rd July
  • Bridge of Allan Highland Games – 7th August
  • Stirling Highland Games – 20th August
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Margot McMurdo Blue Badge Scottish Tourist Guide. Email: margot@ctem.co.uk

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