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Concise Scotland Tour

Concise Scotland Tour

Introduction

Time: All Year

Accommodation: Exceptional Traditional Hotels

Start Date: 5 Nights / 6 Days

Group Size: Singles, Couples; Families and Small Groups

This short tour is designed to show the best Scotland can offer. World class hotels and fabulous attractions are mixed with places off the beaten track and mouth watering food.

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Starting from the wonderful stylish capital city, Edinburgh we will travel in a circular route to see the dramatic landscapes of the highlands, the iconic castle of Stirling and Eilean Donan, the mysteries of Loch Ness and the incomparable scenry of the Isle of Skye before ending the tour with the sumptous Victorian architecture in Glasgow.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Edinburgh Castle - Royal Mile - Holyrood

Day 1: Edinburgh Castle - Royal Mile - Holyrood

We start our tour in one of the World’s most famous streets, the ROYAL MILE. At the top is EDINBURGH CASTLE, the most famous Scottish castle, dating from the C12th. Your will hear the history and see the CROWN JEWELS and the Stone of Destiny. The Royal Mile has numerous alleys and legends and half way down is ST GILES Cathedral. Often referred to as the “Cradle of Presbyterianism” it was John Knox’s church in the reformation. At the bottom of the street is the Palace of HOLYROODHOUSE – the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. It is probably best known as the home of Mary Queen of Scots.

Day 2: Stirling - Dunkeld - Blair Castle

Day 2: Stirling - Dunkeld - Blair Castle

STIRLING Castle was once the residence of the Scottish Kings and it perches onto an extinct volcano. It is here that some of the country’s most famous warriors lived and fought including William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. From here, we stop at the little town of DUNKELD. This was the original seat of the kingdom of the Picts and the Scotland’s first king, Kenneth McAlpin, built a stone church here. Lastly today, we will visit BLAIR Castle, a classic castle and a major stately home. The seat of the Murray family, the castle has vast collections of weapons, paintings and furniture.

Day 3: Distillery - Cawdor Castle - Culloden

Day 3: Distillery - Cawdor Castle - Culloden

Our overnight stop is in the World’s highest concentration of whisky distilleries, SPEYSIDE. Amongst the distilleries are names like Macallan, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich. Discovering the process is very interesting and we can take a whisky distillery tour. CAWDOR Castle is magical place. Made famous by Shakespeare as the home of Macbeth, it is a fairly tale castle over 600 years old. The Battle of CULLODEN is arguably the most important battle in Scotland’s history. In 1745, Jacobites – mainly highland Scots rose up against the British government in support of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s claim to the throne.

Day 4: Loch Ness - Urquhart - Eilean Donan

Day 4: Loch Ness - Urquhart - Eilean Donan

INVERNESS is a busy city and after a brief stop here, we head down the west side of LOCH NESS. There are many great viewpoints to spot the monster! (boat trips are also available on the loch). At the southern end, URQUHART Castle is a romantic ruin and a very ancient site and it offers wonderful vistas of this part of the loch. The road to the Skye Bridge, has probably the most outstanding mountain scenery in Britain. Just before the bridge is EILEAN DONAN. Dating from the C13th, it was extensively restored in the C20th. It is the most photographed castle on the planet and an icon of Scotland.

Day 5: Isle of Skye - Steam Train

Day 5: Isle of Skye - Steam Train

From Portree, the capital of the ISLE OF SKYE, we will explore this most breathtaking of the Scottish Islands. The jagged ridge of the CUILLIN Hills, dominate the island but there are many tiny villages, bays and inlets to explore on the lush lower ground in the east. Travelling around the Cuillin hills we will reach the FERRY to the mainland. During the summer months, the JACOBITE Steam Railway runs from here to the base of Britain’s highest mountain Ben Nevis and the capital of the highlands, Fort William. One of the great railway journeys of the world and has come to recent prominence in the Harry Potter Movies.

Day 6: Glen Coe - Loch Lomond - Glasgow

Day 6: Glen Coe - Loch Lomond - Glasgow

Driving south through the spectacular mountain pass of GLEN COE, you will hear the stories behind the conflict between the local clans. We will also pass LOCH LOMOND, Scotland’s most famous water. GLASGOW is Scotland’s largest city and has many elegant streets with outstanding Victorian architecture. At the east end of the new city is the Cathedral – a wonderful example of gothic architecture. Built in the C13th, the church has a shrine to St Mungo – the patron saint of Glasgow. Overlooking the Cathedral, Glasgow Necropolis which is a graveyard to the rich and famous of Victorian Scotland.


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Central Scotland

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