The Best Trips for Exploring Medieval Europe

Travel in the right places can be like a time capsule to another time in history, as Siena in Italy proves
Travel in the right places can be like a time capsule to another time in history, as Siena in Italy proves | Alessandro Rossi / Unsplash
Gethin Morgan

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The Middle Ages are a long and endlessly fascinating time period which, in many ways, provided the foundation for modern Europe. To this day the continent is covered in gorgeous remnants of medieval history, which you can explore on these small-group adventures with Culture Trip.

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Edinburgh Castle towers above Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland

Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands by Train

Much like Ireland, Scotland has a long and fabled history, which you can trace through architectural remnants and remains across its rugged landscape. Our week-long Rail Trip includes a visit to Eilean Donan Castle, a spectacular island-loch castle that remains one of the great medieval castles still standing in the UK. We’ll also visit Inverness, a Highland port city that thrived during the Middle Ages, but when it comes to medieval Scotland all roads lead to the capital, Edinburgh. The city is dominated by the imposing Edinburgh Castle, a stunning work of medieval fortification stood atop Castle Rock, which was occupied by humans as far back as the Iron Age. The city’s streets are just as storied, and the Unesco-listed Old Town offers an incredible insight into Scottish history. You’ll get a guided tour, with an expert Local Insider, of the city and the castle on our last full day in Scotland.

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

London, England

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ENDS AT

Edinburgh, Scotland

DURATION

7

GROUP SIZE

18

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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