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James Bond tours of Scotland

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The James Bond tour of the Highlands of Scotland features film locations Eilean Donan Castle and Glencoe  in the Highlands plus a visit to the birthplace of the first James Bond – Sean Connery in Edinburgh and a selection of Bond cars .Phone 07305-294773 for more details . Your guide will take you to the best spots for taking pictures of Eilean Donan Castle and the beautiful scenery of Glencoe and the Highlands . Phone +44+7305-294773 for more details and bookings .

Our promise – your guide will always be friendly , helpful and informative .

  • Glen Etive ( Skyfall Glen Etive )
  • Glencoe ( Skyfall  )
  • Eilean Donan Castle ( The World Is Not Enough – 1999 )
  • Private tour of the Highlands
  • the birthplace of the first James Bond – Sean Connery in Fountainbridge , Edinburgh
  • air conditioned sedan car
  • Tour of the Highlands from Edinburgh

Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle is the stunning Highlands castle set on an island in the middle of three lochs. The castle is the most photographed castle in the UK and it featured in the films Highlander and James Bond . Your tour guide will take you to the three best locations for pictures of the castle .

Scottish food

At the castle the Coffee Shop serves a wonderful array of home-made produce. Wholesome soups, freshly-made sandwiches, and some of the very best home baking that the highlands has to offer. You can also enjoy hot paninis, baked potatoes, filled rolls, fresh salads and hot dishes which utilise the best of locally-sourced ingredients.

Also “Heilan Scran” ( Highland food ) is Eilean Donan’s brand new Takeaway operation, offering fresh innovative dishes in a street-food style. With alternative ways to present the best and tastiest of fresh Scottish ingredients.

Eilean Donan means Island of Donan (a religious figure from the 12th century). Eilean Donan was Clan MacKenzie’s most important stronghold from the 13th Century until it was destroyed in 1719. Robert the Bruce was given refuge in Eilean Donan Castle by John MacKenzie, Second of Kintail when he was being hunted by the English at the beginning of the fourteenth century.

Eilean Donan Castle t-shirts and prints can be bought online . Phone +44-7305-294773 for more details .

James Bond cars

Aston Martin DB5

James Bond BMW 750 as used on the set of Tomorrow Never Dies .

Lotus Espirit SI

This is a rare original car from 1976 .

This car was last displayed in public at Southwest Film Studios, Cornwall as the actual road car used in the James Bond Film, “The Spy Who Loved Me”, alongside the Aston Martin Vanquish from “Die Another Day”.

It is autographed by Richard Kiel “JAWS” on dashboard and by Caroline Munro “Naomi” on fuel filler caps.


Glencoe was one of the Skyfall filming locations in Scotland . A large part of the action takes place at Bond’s family home, Skyfall Lodge, which is located in awe-inspiring Glen Coe.See the stunning scenery of the paps of Glencoe , one of the most impressive peaks in Scotland. Glencoe is a beautiful rocky landscape featuring the Paps of Glencoe – giant mountains of solid rock. In the summer you might hear the piper in the car park playing a lament . When it goes quiet the silence is quite eery . Listen carefully and you might hear the wailing of ghosts from the Massacre of Glencoe. Your guide will take to the best viewing points in Glencoe .

Glen Etive and Buachaille Etive Mor

Buachaille Etive Mor is the iconic mountain in the heart of the Highlands. Glen Etive is in the heart of the Highlands and one of the Skyfall filming locations in Scotland 

Visitors coming to the area to seek out the famous James Bond’s Skyfall and Braveheart film location . Your guide will take you to the best viewpoints for capturing great pictures of Etive Mor and the waterfall on the River Coupall in front of the mountain .


This tour starts at 10 am and costs £360.

Eilean Donan Castle tours – phone 07305-294773

Edinburgh transfers

Our James Bond tours of Scotland set off from Edinburgh and feature visits to the top film locations in the Highlands of Scotland.

For more details about availability phone 0131 549 9785 / 07305-294773 .

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The Crown Royal castles tour of Scotland

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The Crown tour of Scotland , St Andrews University , Balmoral Castle ( the summer residence of the Queen ) and Glamis Castle ( birthplace of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret ) .

For the latest information about availability and best prices please contact Private Tours Edinburgh by phone / WhatsApp on +447305294773 or contact us online .

Filming for the Crown season six is taking place at St Andrews in Scotland . The show recreates Prince William and Kate Middleton’s university days. Ed McVey steps into the role of the university-age William and filmed scenes with Prince Charles actor Dominic West . In 2011 William and Kate got married and now have three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

The Duke of Cambridge met his future wife while they were both studying at St Andrews University in 2001 

St Andrews is the home of golf and features the Old Course . On this tour you have an hour to explore St Andrews .

Glamis Castle is the home of the Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne . Glamis Castle has been the home of the Lyon family since the 14th century .

The Queen Mother was born in 1900 as Elizabeth Bowes Lyon. She spent a great deal of her childhood at Glamis Castle. On 26 April 1923 she married Prince Albert, Duke of York, second son of George V, at Westminster Abbey. Their second daughter, Princess Margaret, was born at Glamis Castle in 1930. Glamis Castle was remodelled in the 17th century to look like it does today.

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral was a favourite haunt of Queen Elizabeth II . The Queen stayed there every summer. Balmoral is private property and, unlike the monarch’s official residences , is not the property of the Crown .

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert first visited Scotland in 1842 . In February 1848 an arrangement was made that Prince Albert would buy Balmoral .

The Queen died on 8 September 2022 at the age of 96. She was the first monarch to die at Balmoral, and this was the first time a monarch had died in Scotland since James V died in 1542 at Falkland Palace .

The Crown Royal castles tour

If you have any questions about our tours or availability and bookings phone +44131 549 9785 / +447305-294773 . Message Private tours Edinburgh on Whatsapp +447305294773 , for more details or contact us online .

Private tours Edinburgh Phone +44131-549-9785 for more details or contact us online .

Lowest price guarantee – superb online prices , 30% below other OTAs .

The tour starts at 10 am and costs £295 for a group of up to four people .

The Crown tours of Scotland

For the latest information about availability and best prices please contact Private Tours Edinburgh by phone / WhatsApp on +447305294773 or contact us online .


professional tour guide

air conditioned sedan car

3 USB charging points




entrance tickets for the castle and cathedral

Your guide will be pleased to give you recommendations for lunch at St Andrews

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Scottish castle for sale

A hotel that was formerly a castle has gone on sale for £2.5 million. 

Dornoch Castle, Sutherland, was last used as a main residence in 1947.

Located in the Scottish Highlands, the 22-bedroom grade-B listed castle is certainly a sight for sore eyes. 

The 15th century castle has been in its current owners’ hands for the past 22 years and, in this time, all of its original features have been retained and restored, including a five-storey turreted tower, exposed stone walls and wooden beams.

And thanks to its use as a hotel, the castle, which sellers say would make an ‘incredible family home,’ has loads of fun features, such as a restaurant, a whiskey bar with a range of rare and premium Malts from all over the globe, and a distillery which produces whiskey and gin. 

It even has a vaulted cellar, which has been turned into a private dining room.

Surrounded by lush greenery, a 13th century cathedral and the Royal Dornoch golf course, the location is difficult to pass up. 

Plus, there is potential to add an extra 10 bedrooms for buyers looking to get into the hotel business. 

Owner David Britton said: ‘It’s one of a kind.

‘It’s stunning and a real privilege to get the opportunity to sell such a historic building.

‘It’s an outstanding property that the owners class as a cosy castle and after a short stay I then understood exactly what they meant.

‘I am very confident that we can find a buyer that will love this piece of history in the same way that the current owners have for the last 22 years.

However, we would like to add that the current use as a hotel is wonderful and, with consent for a further 10 bedrooms, could expand an already very healthy turnover.

‘But as the castle was a private residence until 1947 it should also be considered as having residential potential in a stunning highlands location.’

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Whisky and castles tours

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Looking for things to do in Edinburgh ? How about taking a tour from Edinburgh of Scotland’s amazing castles and whisky distilleries ?

Two ancient Scottish castles and two distilleries feature in this tour –

  •  Stirling Castle
  • Doune Castle
  • Deanston Highland Malt Distillery
  • Glenturret Distillery

Doune Castle featured in Monty Python and the Holy Grail , Game of Thrones and the Outlander TV series.

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and amazing architecture.

Deanston Distillery makes award-winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. The Standard Tour finishes off with a tasting of Deanston 12 year old whisky .

Phone +447305-294773 , Whatsapp +447305-294773 for bookings or contact us  online .

Our whisky tours from Edinburgh include a guided tour of the distillery and a tasting of Deanston 12 year old , £5 voucher towards the purchase of any bottle of Deanston 70cl single malt whisky in the distillery shop . Duration: 50 minutes


Doune Castle

Originally dating to the 13th Century, Doune Castle near Stirling plays Castle Leoch, home to Colum MacKenzie and his clan in Outlander TV series .

It also features in the 20th century episode when Claire and Frank Randall visit the castle on a day trip.

Once a Royal residence, Doune Castle was rebuilt by Robert Stewart, Duke of Albany in the late 14th Century.

Doune has appeared several times on screen and was widely used in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It also represented the castle Winterfell in Game of Thrones.

Bookings can be made online on our bookings page or by phone /  Whatsapp +447305294773

Deanston Distillery

In 1974 Deanston produced the very first bottle of Deanston Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

The standard tour at Deanston costs £9 per person ( not included on tour price )

Each tour warmly welcomes you into the heart of the distillery, where Deanston makes award-winning Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Here you will see a traditional open top mash tun, gleaming copper stills and a must-see vaulted maturation Warehouse 2B. Join the experienced tour guides on a journey through time, taking you back to the past as a cotton mill and through the evolution of Deanston Distillery . The Standard Tour finishes off with a tasting of Deanston 12 year old whisky .

Guided tour of the distillery Includes a tasting of Deanston 12 year old , £5 voucher towards the purchase of any bottle of Deanston 70cl single malt whisky in the distillery shop Duration: 50 minutes

Every drop of Highland Single Malt is a marriage of the finest local ingredients and the skill of the craft to create the wonderful, fresh, honeyed sweetness that Deanston is known for. The Distillery has a commitment to using a traditional, hand crafted approach to our whisky embodies the honesty of our community. Our adherence to traditional methods combined with the skills and experience of our distillery team makes Deanston the unique single malt it is today.

Bookings can be made online on our bookings page or by phone /  Whatsapp +447305294773

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most impressive castles due to its imposing position and impressive architecture.

From Stirling Castle’s ramparts, visitors can take in views of the Forth Valley and Ben Lomond , as well as two of Scotland’s most important battle sites – Stirling Bridge (1297) and Bannockburn (1314). The castle is at the head of Stirling’s historic old town.Like Edinburgh Castle , Stirling sits on a volcanic rock dominating the city skyline .

Stirling Castle is not only one of Scotland’s grandest and most imposing castles, it was also a real favourite with Scotland’s kings and queens. And their investment in it demonstrated just how much they loved to use it, as well as their desire to ensure it both impressed all who visited it, and represented a statement of their power and wealth. James IV created the Great Hall, the largest medieval banqueting hall ever built in Scotland, and James V’s Royal Palace, with its lavishly decorated Renaissance façades, was a masterpiece of the period.

Major conservation work has been carried out at Stirling Castle over many years to preserve the attraction as a major national and international monument. The refurbishment of the Great Hall was completed a couple of years ago . A particular feature of the Great Hall is stained glass windows featuring clan crests . A number of banquets and concerts are held in the Hall throughout the year .

Phone 07305-294773 for bookings or contact us  online .

Whisky and castles tours

4 Glenturret Distillery, Crieff

The historic site of the Glenturret Distillery has been soaked in whisky since the early 17th century with early accounts of illicit stills and bothies since at least 1717. The one thing that those early bothies have in common with today’s distillery is that they all drew their waters from the cool, clear Turret Burn and used similar methods and equipment.

A taste of a Glenturret single malt should be as close to taking a step back in time as you could possibly get, and the only authentic traditional Scottish whisky experience.

At Glenturret Distillery, the whisky is still made By Hand and By Heart, an artisan process that evolved hundreds of years ago and is still used today in the production of The Glenturret single malt.

The award-winning Glenturret single malt is produced using traditional methods slowly, patiently and in small precious quantities. The Glenturret is renowned and celebrated for its quality, glorious bouquet and natural golden hue.

The tour takes about an hour and costs £10 per person .

Phone +447305-294773 for bookings or contact us online . This tour costs £345


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Other castle tours available include our four castles tour

Four ancient Scottish castles feature in this tour –  Linlithgow Palace , Drummond Castle and Gardens , Stirling Castle and Doune Castle.