Extend your stay and join us for tours of famous Edinburgh landmarks. Add one or both tours while registering to attend the conference.
Registrants explored famous landmarks and hidden secrets in Edinburgh’s Old Town on this walking tour. The guide led participants along the famous Royal Mile, giving a fascinating insight into famous writers, philosophers, villains and monarchs who have called the city home. The group discovered landmarks such as St. Giles’ Cathedral and the Mercat Cross.
Edinburgh Castle—with its fortress walls, cobbled promenades, and winding stone steps—has loomed over Scotland’s capital city for more than 1,000 years. Steeped in history, the former State Apartments and Great Hall feature period artifacts, such as the Scottish Crown Jewels. The Castle’ dark dungeons illuminate Edinburgh’s storied past.
Tour Cost: $75 USD
Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s greatest stone castles – an icon integral to how we understand the nation’s story. The castle peaked in importance in the 1500s, but its volcanic crag has been fortified since ancient times. Generations of Scottish monarchs have enlarged, adapted and embellished Stirling Castle. The palace’s lavish design drew on European Renaissance fashions to show off James V’s power and good taste. Historic Scotland has recreated the palace interiors as they may have looked when the Scottish king’s grand scheme was complete. Costumed characters mingle with visitors, bringing the Royal Stuart Court to life.
Lunch was available for purchase at restaurants in Stirling.
Tour Cost: $200 USD