Edinburgh & the Lowlands

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is sometimes dubbed the Athens of the North. With its famous castle, cobbled streets and royal pageant, this lively and vibrant city is simply captivating. Away from the capital, Glasgow is a dynamic city to explore, while there are ancient castles, links golf courses to play, rivers to fish and old fishing ports to discover, seemingly at every turn.

Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, has long been thought of as one of the finest cities in the world. With its famous castle, quirky cobbled streets and royal pageant, this lively and vibrant city is somewhere anyone wanting to get a real taste of Scotland should go, and if you are lucky enough to be there in August, you can enjoy the fun and culture of the world’s largest festival. Along the Fife coast north of Edinburgh are the university town of St. Andrews and the atmospheric fishing ports of Crail and Anstruther, which together make a very enjoyable day trip from the capital.

The Scottish Borders are just as impressive as their capital city, with a rich history and phenomenal scenery, and there is plenty to explore and see from the pastoral beauty of the Tweed Valley to the mystical stone carvings of medieval Rosslyn Chapel. For those who fancy a spot of sport whilst on their vacations, Scotland has unrivalled golf courses, including Troon and St Andrews, and fly-fishing is also high on the agenda in this part of the world.

Across from Edinburgh, Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and this former industrial powerhouse has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, becoming one of Europe’s cultural capitals, and anyone who has a yen for the designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh or who appreciates a bluff sense of humor should definitely make a point of staying a night or two. For those who like the odd tipple, this is the perfect destination for a whisky tour or two. With an inordinate number of distilleries in this region, it would be rude not to sample the local delicacy.

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Scotland in Ultimate Luxury

Edinburgh, Belmond Royal Scotsman, Gleneagles

This memorable once-in-a-lifetime adventure is the ultimate was to explore the Scottish Highlands in luxury style. The Belmond Royal Scotsman offers simply outstanding personal service, fine dining, sumptuous comfort and the companionable atmosphere of a country house hotel as you glide past glens, castles and heather-clad mountains in the...

Best for: Couples, Food & wine, Rail, Ultimate luxury

Classic Scotland

Edinburgh, Blairgowrie, Loch Torridon, Loch Creran

From days out exploring glens, castles and lake monsters to evenings cosying up with a malt whisky by the fire, Scotland offers so much to enjoy. Staying at some of Scotland’s finest hotels, from a luxury castle in the Highlands to a central hotel in the midst of lively Edinburgh, you’ll discover just what a special part of Britain Scotland is....

Best for: Couples, Culture, History, Adventure

Scotland for Families

Gleneagles, Isle of Eriska & Edinburgh

Delve into Scotland’s wild and stunning interior on a luxury adventure packed with experiences for all the family. Travel to the rolling glens of Perthshire, through Loch Lomond and onto the rugged west coast of Scotland before culminating in Edinburgh. Scotland's natural beauty is set to amaze you and this rolling landscape offers the perfect...

Best for: Adventure, Family, Couples

Off the beaten track in the Scottish Highlands

Edinburgh, Cairngorms, Alladale Wilderness Reserve

Venture into the Highlands of Scotland with this wilderness adventure which is fun for all the family. Get a culture fix in historic Edinburgh before heading north for outdoor activities and wildlife spotting at two of Scotland's most luxurious lodges.

Best for: Adventure, Culture, Off the beaten track, Wildlife

Grand Tour of the British Isles

London, Cotswolds, Wales, Kerry, Clare, Dublin, Gleneagles & Edinburgh

Explore the amazing landscapes and heritage of England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland, staying at the finest hotels. With our superb hand-picked private guides, you’ll discover vibrant cities and sleepy rural villages – truly the cream of the British Isles.

Best for: Culture, Adventure, Couples

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