Visit Edinburgh Castle on the Outlander Tour of Scotland
After exploring The Royal Mile, the Romance Journey “Outlander” Tour of Scotland will move onto Scotland’s most famous castle, Edinburgh Castle.
The castle has a rich and complex history. The oldest part, St. Margaret’s Chapel, dates from the 12th centurty. The Great Hall was built by James IV around 1510, with the Half Moon Battery erected by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century.
Edinburgh Castle also houses the Scottish National War Memorial, installed after the First World War, and the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland. You’ll also find within its walls the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, and the One O’Clock Gun.
It was at Edinburgh Castle that Queen Margaret, in the 11th century, defended her homeland against Norman invaders, two decades after these same Normans had slaughtered her brother and the nobles of Saxon England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Margaret, who was known for her saintly deeds, and devotion to Christ, died during the siege and her body was lowered down the castle walls to prevent its capture and desecration by the Normans.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to step into history and your favorite series of novels with this Outlander tour of Scotland!
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