Great Castles and Gardens in Scotland

Great Castles and Gardens in Scotland

Built on seven hills like Rome, Edinburgh has also been called the Athens of the North and Scotland’s capital city is the starting point for a tour that takes a leisurely look at imposing Stirling Castle, the magnificent formal gardens at Drummond Castle and Blair Castle, home of the Atholl Highlanders Europe’s only private army.  A single malt whisky tasting, Diana Gabaldon’s  novel ‘Outlander, the 1746 Jacobite Rising, a cruise on Loch Ness and a visit to the sacred Isle of Iona complete the picture.  Overnight accommodation is based at some of the finest of the Best Loved Hotel collection making this very much a tour for the connoisseur.  Highlights include:

  • A totally free day in the capital city of Scotland
  • A leisurely visit to impressive Stirling Castle
  • The superb formal gardens at Drummond Castle
  • A single malt tasting at the Blair Atholl distillery
  • Clava Cairns, the starting point for Diana Gabaldon’s ‘Outlander novels
  • The atmospheric battlefield site at Culloden Moor
  • A cruise along Loch Ness
  • A close look at the Isle of  Mull and the holy Isle of Iona
  • Inverary Castle, the ancestral home of the Duke of Argyll
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s former home at the Hill House in Hellensburgh