Around the Firth of Forth
This day takes us around the industrious Firth of Forth. You will be surprised to see the Castle where Mary Queen of Scots was born in a lovely small town. The Kelpies have by now made it right into the centre of advertisement of Scotland. Marvel at the ingenuity that ensures the boat lift to take a boat 100 feet up using the electricity of only eight water kettles – and it looks very aesthetic too ! On the north side of the firth you will find Culross, a conservation village seemingly stood still in the 17 / 18 century – of course here too Outlander was filmed!
A day in the Trossachs – “Highlands in Miniature“
A day in the Trossachs means leaving Lowland Scotland behind and a short trip into the highlands. The Trossachs have it all – lochs, hills, woodland and at its centre Loch Katrine. Sir Walter Scott made it famous in his ballad The Lady of the Lake and his historic novel Rob Roy. Our hero called this area home…
The Kingdom of Fife
The Kingdom of Fife is an ancient Pictish kingdom, now rolling agricultural land inland and beautiful fishing villages on the East Neue of Fife. Falkland was the hunting ground of the Stewart Dynasty and featured most recently as Inverness in the Outlander Series.
St Andrews offers beautiful beaches, the ancient golf course as well as Scotland’s oldest university and ruins of a castle and the cathedral.
The Borders Country
The Borders are famous for their beautiful rolling hills, the highlands south of Edinburgh so different from the highlands up north – but just as empty. It was the part of the country that suffered most from invasions up and down the country – and has four ancient abbeys to show for, built to impress the king in the south and to help secure the border to England !
The ruins that are left are still very impressive – not to mention Rosslyn Chapel that can be added in – here you may find Dan Brown’s Holy Grail. It is also were Sir Walter Scott settled and build his home.
Many more …
Whisky distilleries, visits to a castle or an ecclesiastical building to suit you. I will also book a bus / coach and a lunch venue as desired.
Oragnised day trips around your interests…
Day trips ideas of your own…