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Glamis Castle, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Castle day tour from Edinburgh

Follow in the footsteps of cursed Macbeth with this day trip to the castles and ancient salmon rivers of Scotland. Your first stop is Glamis Castle, famous as the setting of Shakespeare's most terrifying play, Macbeth. Easily Scotland's most beautiful castle, Glamis Castle has been the ancestral home of the Earls of Strathmore for over 600 years. This decadent and luxurious building is set in lush parkland in the foothills of the Angus Glens. As well as the story of Macbeth, there are a number of other gruesome ghost stories linked with the castle, including a deformed child locked up in the attic, a mysterious grey lady, a nearby loch-dwelling monster and a man who played cards with the devil. Next it's on to Pitlochry, where you can enjoy a traditional Scottish lunch. This beautiful Victorian town is a popular destination for tourists, who head up into the surrounding mountains for hiking with Pitlochry as their base. In 1947 the river flowing through the town was damned, creating an artificial loch, so as to power a new hydroelectric scheme. In order to avoid upsetting the local salmon, who travel upstream during the breeding season, a fish ladder was installed, consisting of 34 separate pools allowing the fish to jump from one to the next. One of the pools has an underground viewing area with a glass wall and CCTV cameras, and there is also a fish counter, which records the number of salmon making the journey each year. Finally, visit Blair Atholl Castle, ancestral home of the Clan Murray dating back as far as the 13th century. The rooms are crammed with collections of weapons, stuffed hunting trophies, paintings, souvenirs and furniture collected by the Murrays over the centuries. The grounds are particularly picturesque, featuring a ruined church and cemetery, along with tranquil wooded areas. Follow in the footsteps of cursed Macbeth with this day trip to the castles and ancient salmon rivers of Scotland. Your first stop is Glamis Castle, famous as the setting of Shakespeare's most terrifying play, Macbeth. Easily Scotland's most beautiful castle, Glamis Castle has been the ancestral home of the Earls of Strathmore for over 600 years. This decadent and luxurious building is set in lush Meeting/pick-up point: 190 High Street, Edinburgh EH11RW. Duration: Approx. Eleven-and-a-half hours. Start/opening time: Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8am. End or closing time: 7.30 pm. Languages: Spanish. Others: Includes Spanish speaking guide and transportation by minibus (capacity 8 to 16 seats). Meals, drinks and entrance fees not included. Blair castle entrance fee: £6.50, Glamis Castle entrance fee: £6.50. Minimum age: 5 years old.