Surprising Scotland suggests a range
of excursions in Edinburgh or an easy days drive from Edinburgh.
These are with experienced drivers in comfortable vehicles.
Specialised guide services are also available.
Half day walking tour with fully qualified guide through
the Old Town to the Castle. Enjoy the atmosphere of one of
Europe's oldest and most exciting cities. The tour includes
Prince's Street and the Georgian elegance of the New Town
with fantastic views up to the castle
2. Walking and driving
As for 1. above plus 4 hour drive to the scenic spots of
Edinburgh with experienced driver
3. Royal houses and Palaces
A full or half day tour to your own choice of magnificent
Palaces and Houses in and around Edinburgh.
This is a full day trip from Edinburgh, first going north
to Perth to visit Scone
Palace - "The Heart of Scotland's History".
From there it is a short drive to the delightful town of Crieff
where the Glenturret whisky distillery is situated. Take time
to enjoy the Famous
Grouse Tasting Tour - all about Whisky distilling
and enjoying the taste of 4 fantastic malts.
Famous Grouse offer a choice of quality lunches - why not
try their "fasan ur"
Then back to Edinburgh with time to stop in Stirling to wander
through the old town and enjoy the views from the castle
Total distance: 200 km
Travel time: 3 hours
5. St Andrews
A full day trip to this ancient University town, known world
wide as the Home of Golf. No one is ever disappointed who
takes the time to wander through the narrow streets to admire
the old university buildings, the ruins of the cathedral and
to enjoy the walks along the sea, where the Old Course comes
right into the heart of the town.
En route to St Andrews this trip can include a visit to Falkland
Palace. Built between 1501 and 1541, Falkland has
been a Royal palace since the days of the Stewarts. Mary Queen
of Scots was a frequent visitor.
Total distance: 180 km
Travel time: 2 hrs 40 min
6. Palaces and St Andrews
Full day tour as 2) above with the addition of Stirling and
Scone Palace in Perth.
Total distance: 250 km
Travel time: 3 hrs 30 min
This full day tour takes you northwest through hills and
along beautiful lochs to the romantic wilds of Glencoe, notorious
in Scottish history for the massacre of the MacDonalds, then
on to the west coast near Fort William. The route then climbs
back up into the central mountains, where a visit can be made
to the Dalwhinnie whisky distillery - the highest in Scotland
- before proceeding back south via Perth to Edinburgh