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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast and the Borders tour from Edinburgh
Kick off your day following the road that connects Caledonia to the Roman Britannia and take in the stunning scenery. You’ll stop by the charming town of Kelso to explore its cobbled streets and discover the ruins of Kelso Abbey, which remind you of the many conflicts between Scotland and England. Continuing south, you’ll cross the border and head to Alnwick Castle. Famed for its starring role in Harry Potter as Hogwarts, you can soak up the magic of this castle that has held strong for nearly a millennium.
Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands small-group day tour from Edinburgh
Your first stop of the day will be in the town of Callander on the edge of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, where you can grab a coffee and peruse the delicious local treats on offer. Then, you’ll travel north to the Highlands and see shimmering lochs, rugged mountains, and forest-filled glens. It’s all so beautiful that it’s easy to forget these were once battlegrounds for fiercely territorial Highland clans. You’ll stop in Glencoe, one of the most famous natural landmarks in all of Scotland, which boasts steep slopes and photogenic peaks, before entering the glacial valley known as the Great Glen. After you’ve taken in all of the stunning views, you’ll arrive at Fort Augustus on the banks of Loch Ness, where you can search for the infamous monster, enjoy a relaxing boat cruise, or just wander around the shores and take in the views.
East Lothian beers, whiskies and gins small-group day tour from Edinburgh
Sample a superb selection of gin, whisky, and beer on this tour through East Lothian! Leave the city behind and head to Glenkinchie Distillery, a historic location founded in 1825. This distillery languished in obscurity for over 150 years before becoming an international brand at the end of the 1980s. Hear how this distillery became such a success, see the huge stills, and sample the Malt Whiskies. Savored! Then, head to the coast to North Berwick, one of the most beautiful seaside villages in East Lothian. Have your binoculars at the ready and admire the birds of Bass Rock while you enjoy a spot of lunch.
Hadrian’s Wall, Roman Britain and the Borders small group day tour
Kick off your day tour from Edinburgh with a trip along the historic Dere Street and learn how it once connected the supply ports of southern England to modern day Scotland before arriving at your first stop of the day. Jedburgh is a border town which is dominated by a magnificent 12th-century Augustinian Abbey. You’ll have time to stroll around the narrow streets and visit the impressive ruins before continuing south to the picturesque Carter Bar on the edge of the Cheviot Hills. This crossing point between Scotland and England runs close to the ancient Roman road and has formed the border between the two countries for the past 700 years.
Oxford and Cotswolds Villages small group day tour from London
As you head north out of London, you’ll pass close to Pinewood Film Studio and through the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoying the picturesque countryside, which has inspired television shows like Midsomer Murders and Vicar of Dibley. The first stop of the day will be Oxford, where you’ll have time to explore the colleges, admire the skyline, and see the art and antiquities collections in the Ashmolean Museum. Your first taste of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Beauty will be the Minister Lovell Hall. Here, you’ll see the ruins of a 15th-century Oxfordshire manor house that looks as if it’s straight from a photograph before moving on to Burford or the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’.
St Andrews and the Fishing Villages of Fife small-group day tour
As you leave Edinburgh, you’ll head north to South Queensferry, where you’ll travel over the Queensferry Crossing and admire the Forth Rail Bridge, which is one of Scotland’s greatest man-made landmarks. Then, you’ll enter the Kingdom of Fife and stop off in the traditional fishing village of Anstruther to check out the old cobbled streets and take a stroll along the seafront to the harbor. From Anstruther, you’ll continue north to the medieval town of St Andrews. This seaside town is home to one of Britain’s oldest universities, a beautiful ruined castle perched on a cliff, and, of course, the famed golf course, which has hosted many golf icons.
Loch Lomond, Kelpies and Stirling Castle small-group day tour
Envision gory battles thrashing against the grand walls of Stirling Castle. Follow in the footsteps of the outlaws that hid amongst the hills of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Relive the journeys taken by Rob Roy and William Wallace. This is a tour for anyone who wants to admire beautiful scenery and learn about the heroes, tragedies, and landscapes that define Scottish history. As you leave Edinburgh, you’ll travel through the historic Linlithgowshire, where your guide will help you spot Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, before stopping at the Kelpies Monument.
Discover Malt Whisky small-group day tour from Edinburgh
Scotch whisky is deeply ingrained in Scottish culture. It was used by the ancient Scots to heal common ailments and keep warm throughout the winter and today, Scottish whisky exports make up one quarter of the UK’s international food and drink trade. It’s a fascinating part of Scottish heritage, and on this tour, you’ll learn about it at two very different distilleries. You’ll head to Glengoyne, which is a tiny, quaint distillery located at the foot of a delightful hill, and explore Deanston distillery which is a larger distillery with a fascinating industrial past.
Outlander Adventure small-group day tour from Edinburgh
Get ready to travel back in time as you leave Edinburgh behind and head to Culross. You may recognize this 16th-century village as the fictional town of Cranesmuir, and you’ll have time to visit Claire’s herb garden, explore the palace, and wander through the ancient streets while you imagine what life was like 400 years ago. Then, it’s time to travel onwards to Doune Castle, or as it’s known in Outlander, Castle Leoch. This formidable building gives you an insight into the living conditions of an earl in the 14th century, and during your visit, you can learn more with the help of an audio-guided tour. Your next stop will be Linlithgow Palace where you can take in the stunning views of the Forth Bridge, have a picnic by the loch, and explore the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace.
Rosslyn Chapel and Scottish Borders small-group day tour
This tour will take you south to the stunning Scott’s View, overlooking the Tweed Valley, before heading to the nearby statue of the great Scottish patriot William Wallace. From here, you’ll travel to Melrose, where you can visit the ruined Melrose Abbey and learn its history. Then, it’s time to make your way to the stunning 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, which was made world-famous by Dan Brown’s novel, ‘The Da Vinci Code’. You’ll have time here to explore the chapel and find out more about the myths and legends surrounding the whereabouts of the ‘Holy Grail’.
Highland Lochs, Glens and Whisky small-group day tour
The valleys conceal treasures, beasts, and myths. The lochs provided food, water, and transport. The whisky kept the ancient cultures warm throughout the winter. On this tour, you’ll explore the history and beauty of these three Scottish icons as you get the chance to taste whisky in the area where it’s distilled view of lovely lochs, gorgeous glens, and magnificent mountains. You’ll even get to learn the history of a magnificent ruined cathedral as you discover a diverse range of beautiful and iconic Scottish locations. Traveling north from Edinburgh, you’ll watch as the scenery changes from rolling farmland to forested hills and mountains.
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