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Yew Tree Folklore and History Tours

Tours with Tam Lee are folkloric in nature and cover many aspects of Scottish culture and history.

On the tour, as well as some of the more well known Scottish landmarks and sites, you will also discover some of the more secret places relating to legendary figures, rituals and practices of Scotlands ancient people from as far back as 10,000 BC to the present.

With stories and songs from a folk singing native to accompany the journey, you will travel through not only Scotland’s beautiful landscapes but also through Scotland’s facinating history, creating and an authentic Scottish experience.

Tours can be customised, so if you have any questions or queries and for times and prices contact: tam@pillowstone.co.uk

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EDINBURGH DAY TOUR

3 + hours

History of the city and people, historical and legendary figures including places associated with King Arthur, local folklore and stories, Kings and Queens.

The tour will take you to the following places

  • Edinburgh castle

  • Grassmarket

  • Greyfriars

  • The Royal Mile

  • Princes Street and Gardens

  • Calton Hill

  • Holyrood Palace and Park

ROSLIN DAY TOUR

6+ hours

History, Folklore, legendary figures, castle, ancient monuments and the sacred places of Roslin.

  • Roslynn Chapel

  • Roslin Castle

  • Roslin Glen and forest

  • Ancient carvings

  • Sacred groves

HIGHLANDS EAST TOUR

10+ hours

History, folklore, legendary figures, stone circles, monuments of the Picts, Kings and Queens.

  • Aberlemno ancient Pictish centre with standing stones and monuments

  • Dunnottar Castle, ancient seat of the Picts and impressive cliff top medieval castle

  • Inverurie, East Aquorthies stone cirlce and Maiden Stone a Pictish carved symbol stone dating to the Dark ages

  • Aviemore

  • Pitlochry

  • Soldiers leap at Killiekrankie battle site

  • Dunkeld Cathedral and ancient Kings of Scotland

HIGHLANDS WEST

10+ hours

History, clans and Jacobites, legends, folklore, ancient monuments, Kings and Queens.

  • Lawers village/Lady of Lawers

  • Finglas Castle

  • Falls of Dochart

  • Glencoe

  • Fort William

  • Glenfinnan

  • Well of the Seven Heads

  • Loch Ness

  • Culloden

  • Clava Cairns

MYTHS, FOLKLORE AND SACRED PLACES

Sacred and ancient places in the beautiful Scottish landscape. Combined with folklore and history.

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PERTHSHIRE

8 + hours

  • Fortingall Yew tree believed to be at least 3000 years old.

  • Glen Lyon, Scotlands longest enclosed glen in the heart of Scotland.

  • Loch Tay, ancient abandoned settlements and villages. Prophecy and people.

  • Stone Circles and Castles of Perthshire.

ARGYLSHIRE

9+ hours

  • Kilmartin Glen, ancient neolithic settlers and mysterious monuments.

  • Dunadd Fort, ancient seat of the original Kings of Scotland.

  • Loch Awe, sacred islands and Celtic creation myths.