Touring in Scotland gives you great variety in a wee country. You cannot drive in the same direction for over an hour without the scenery changing!! All tours are customised to your wishes.

Scotland is a small country but  huge in variety. Our years of experience ensure you have a great and memorable tour of Scotland. Travel in Scotland’s Highlands, Borders or Lowlands is easy and you can see castles, palaces, lochs and hills, wildlife and history – whatever you wish.lochtaysmall

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First Day – perhaps stay in Edinburgh and tour the Castle, Royal Mile, Palace of Holyrood , Princes Street Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens, Royal Yacht Brittania, Art Exhibitions, Museums, Dynamic Earth presentation – the choice is yours. There are theatres and concert halls for the evening or you could just enjoy our restaurants ( almost every type!)  and pubs!

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After that – see our mountains, lochs and hills, Scottish Highlands and Lowlands, palaces, abbeys, castles by the hundred, Scotch whisky distilleries, Islands of Orkney, Shetland, Mull, Skye and the Outer Hebrides – lots and lots of them!

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Imaginary One Day Tour From Edinburgh

Drive to Linlithgow Palace where Mary Queen of Scots was born. On to Stirling Castle, the subject of the main battles between the Scots and the English (William Wallace 1297, Robert the Bruce 1314.) Have lunch and then go north through the Highland Fault into the hills and lochs of Perthshire. Then east along the shore of Loch Earn to St. Fillans and Crieff. Maybe tour the Glen Turret Whisky Distillery. South a bit to Drummond Castle Gardens and then pass Gleneagles with its superb golf courses and through Glendevon over the Forth Road Bridge (famous railway bridge just to the east) and back to Edinburgh. An easy day tour.

Other Examples

3 Day Tour. Example 1
Day 1
– Stirling and its great castle. Perthshire hills and lochs. Rannoch Moor. Buchaille Etive Mhor (a mountain guarding the atmospheric Glencoe). Through to Ballachulish and Loch Leven – a Scottish sea loch (like a fiord). Pass Fort William to go north by the Great Glen. the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Overnight in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Driving time to Inverness- say 4 hours in a car.
Day 2 – Inverness to Isle of Skye – day tour on Skye.
Day 3 – Return by ferry to Mallaig – see silver sands of Morar and Prince Charlie’s memorial at Glenfinnan. Back by Loch Lomond to Edinburgh. Can reduce the tour to Two days if necessary.

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3 Day Tour. Example 2.
Day 1 –
Edinburgh over Forth Bridgeto St. Andrews (Castle Cathedral, Golf Courses) and to Falkland (superb hunting lodge of Scottish Monarchs), over Tay Bridge and through by Devil’s Elbow to Braemar and Balmoral in the Grampian highlands. See over the Queen’s Holiday home at Balmoral. Visit lovely castles and Gardens in Royal Deeside. Stay over in Deeside.
Day 2 – over the rolling moorland to Spey valley. Visit one of several whisky distilleries (the Glenlivet, Macallan, Glenfarclas.) North to Nairn and Cawdor Castle ( ancestral home of Thane of Cawdor with great gardens. Possibly visit the Culloden Battle site with very good presentation of the last battle fought on British soil (Civil war, not Scots v English) Stay over in Inverness.
Day 3 – down Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal to Fort William. Through Pass of Glencoe and return to Edinburgh either by Perthshire Lochs and Hills or by Loch Lomond.

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Orkney, Skye, Speyside, Mull of Kintyre, and whisky

It means a ferry crossing but Orkney is magic with its ancient Standing Stones, Brochs, Burial chambers, earthhouses and perhaps best of all, Skara Brae where you see houses which are 5000 years old. Skye can be reached by one of two ferries or by bridge. Playing golf at Macrihanish is a great experience after quite a long drive down the Mull of Kintyre. You can tour a whisky distillery in many places in Scotland – Glen Turret near Crieff, Macallan or Glenfarclas or Glenlivet in Speyside, Glenmorangie at Tain, Highland Park in Kirkwall in Orkney, Talisker on Skye. Sample the malt whisky where it is made using the right water.

 

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The Castles of Scotland

Blair Castle, ancestral home of the Duke of Atholl who has the right to have a private army, Scone Palace, the ancient coronation place of the monarchs of Scotland and home to the Earl of Mansfield, Cawdor Castle, ancestral and current home of the Thane of Cawdor, Balmoral Castle, the Queen’s holiday home in Royal Deeside, Inveraray Castle, home of the Duke of Argyll (head of the Campbell Clan), Dunvegan Castle on Skye – home of the Chief of the Clan Macleod.animateabout4


Some other examples of places we can arrange for you to visit in Scotland

Stirling Castle
Perthshire Lochs and Hills
Trossachs
St Andrews
Loch Lomond
Royal Deeside and Balmoral
Glencoe
Inveraray Castle
Loch Ness
Roslyn Chapel
Soutra Aisle Medieval Hospital
Traquair House and Gardens
Branklyn Gardens
Royal Yacht Britannia
Whisky distilleries
Ancestral Homes
Duke of Atholl – Blair Castle
Earl of Mansfield – Scone
Thane of Cawdor – Cawdor
Duke of Roxburgh – Floors
Duke of Argyll – Inveraray
Earl of Rosebery – Dalmeny

Add a day or two to take you away into the North West Highlands, the Isle of Skye or the Orkney Isles.

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