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Our Guide to the UK and Ireland


Harbouring the most remote wildernesses in the United Kingdom, Scotland embodies the very best of the great outdoors. From snow covered ski slopes, to heather-clad hiking trails, this small, yet mighty country is an adventure playground, no matter what the season. The Scottish Highlands are characterised by expansive glens, ancient castles and mysterious lochs whilst the urban hubs of Edinburgh and Glasgow ooze culture and cosmopolitanism. Walk in the footsteps of a laird, marvel at breaching minke whales and sample a dram of world famous whisky on the ultimate Scottish escape.

Whilst neeps, tatties and deep fried chocolate bars continue to be firm favourites amongst visitors and locals alike, in Glasgow and Edinburgh, gastro haunts are abundant and local fare sits top of the menu. Both are abuzz with cultural initiatives, Edinburgh is home to the world’s largest arts festival, the Fringe whilst Glasgow hosts the renowned Gallery of Modern Art. In Scotland’s historic capital, the Royal Mile connects Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur’s Seat affords exceptional city views whilst the salty sea air of Portobello beach is only a stone’s throw away. Glasgow’s boutique shopping, iconic architecture and vibrant nightlife have put it firmly on the map as a cultural centre in the heart of Scotland.

The Scottish Highlands are celebrated as a land steeped in history and legend. Known for its glistening lochs, lush green valleys and craggy peaks the region is unashamedly dramatic. Enjoy total relaxation or an activity based itinerary, revelling in the best of the country’s spa and golf retreats or hiking trails and fishing spots. Snuggle up in a remote cottage or stay in a castle whilst relishing the haunting tales of lords and ladies who have graced the hallways. Witness dolphins off the Moray Firth or climb Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, before whiling away an afternoon listening to the skirl of bagpipes.

The west coast of Scotland is dotted with a chain of fascinating islands, some of which are totally uninhabited. Discovering the secret isles of Atlantic Ocean on an island hopping itinerary of the Inner Hebrides is bound to enthral: Ancient whisky distilleries await on Islay, Mull offers rainbow coloured waterfront towns and Michelin starred cuisine is served on Skye. To really get away from it all, visit the Outer Hebrides for uninterrupted stretches of white sand, proudly preserved Gaelic culture and the ruins of 18th century castles. Uncover the tales of medieval fortresses or ogle at the locked antlers of rutting deer before sitting down with a giant hunk of shortbread on an untouched beach to really experience the wild and brooding west coast.

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Highlights of Scotland and Ireland

Dublin, Co. Galway, Edinburgh, Loch Creran

This multi-country itinerary is a perfect way to explore both Dublin and Edinburgh, as well as the glorious countryside of Scotland and Ireland. With your private guide, experience the local ways of life and admire the breathtaking scenery.

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

Classic Scotland

Edinburgh, Braemar, Loch Torridon

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

Edinburgh, Isle of Eriska & Gleneagles

Scotland's vast open landscapes and open stretches of waters offer the perfect canvas for a fun-filled family adventure, where you can enjoy the great outdoors together with a range of fun activities, as well as delving into Scotland's peppered history. Along the way we've included a plethora of exciting experiences for you to enjoy together as a...

Best for: Adventure, Family, Couples

Off the beaten track in the Scottish Highlands

Edinburgh, Cairngorms, Wester Ross

Scotland is known as much for it's stunning scenery as it's history and culture and on this epic off the beaten track adventure, we have showcased the very best of what Scotland has to offer. Beginning with a few days in Edinburgh to acclimatise and get your culture fix you'll then head into the Highlands where lochs, mountains, wildlife and an...

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

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...

Our Guide to the UK and Ireland

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