Tour with Celia
Scottish Tour Guide

Callanish standing stones, Isle of Lewis

Scottish History

In addition to Scotland's many castles and stately homes, there is a wealth of other historic sites to explore including:

  • historic monuments
  • standing stones
  • Pictish carvings
  • old graveyards
  • churches and cathedrals

You might be interested in a historical tour of Scotland visiting places associated with Rob Roy, Rabbie Burns or William Wallace (Braveheart).

If you'd like to visit your family's clan castle, please let me know. Arrangements can sometimes be made to introduce you to the clan chief during your visit. Also see the Genealogy page.

St Columba's church on Skye
St Columba's church, Skye

Grave slabs at Kilmartin
Grave slabs at Kilmartin, Argyll

Outlander
I can take you to places connected with Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books and the TV series, and tell you more about the Jacobite history of the times. The Glenfinnan monument, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Castle Leod all have Outlander connections.

Sacred Sites
Iona Abbey is regarded as the first Christian site in Scotland. Now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, the Abbey was founded by St Columba in AD 563 and is one of Scotlandís most sacred sites.
As well as churches and abbeys, standing stones and ley lines can be another fascinating theme for tours, not to mention Celtic legends.

Your enthusiasm, knowledge and thoughtful gestures made our holiday.
Geraldine and Herb (Texas)

Clava Cairns Clava Cairns

Iona Abbey Iona Abbey

Are you interested in the 'Da Vinci Code'?
If so, a trip to Rossyln Chapel is a must! See if you can solve the puzzle of the mysterious carvings.
Or how about visiting the carved grave slab of a crusader in the ruins of tiny St Columba's Chapel (Skeabost, Isle of Skye).

Marvellous examples of carved gravestones can be seen at Kilmartin churchyard (Argyll). Around Kilmartin Glen many prehistoric and medieval monuments can be found including burial cairns, stone circles and cup-and-ring engravings. Some of these historic sites are 5000 years old. The ancient hill fort at Dunadd was once the capital of Kingdom of Dalriada where kings were crowned.

The choice is yours!

Rosslyn Chapel
Rosslyn Chapel

Ring of Brodgar, Orkney
Ring of Brodgar, Orkney