All posts tagged: Scottish castles

Sublime Scotland Tour highlights of 2017

Our 2017 season draws to a close. Bookings already flowing in for 2018, so we have put together a short slideshow of our highlights of this year. Meet our wonderful guests and all the great places we explored across Scotland. Sit back, relax and enjoy this tour! https://youtu.be/LXZCk7KNync In 2017 we toured from March to October with each new season bringing something special. Guests enjoyed the new lambs in the fields in spring and the daffodils at stunning Eilean Donan Castle. As summer arrived we enjoyed the castles of Aberdeenshire, the pink fairytale castle of Craigievar. The clifftop location of Dunnotar Castle near the harbour town of Stonehaven is always a surprise and well worth the steep climb up the cliffs steps. We enjoyed many whisky tours along the way and visited Glenfiddich, Aberlour and Glenkinchie Distillery to enjoy a wee tasting of whisky. The famous Isle of Skye was on some of our adventure tours and we explored the soaring Cuillin Mountains, enjoyed the famous seafood and hospitality and then learnt about the islands …

History, heritage and archaeology in 2017

2017 is a special year in Scotland. Designated as the year of History, Heritage and Archaeology there will be much to see. There is certainly a lot to celebrate and all the people who look after our ancient buildings will  help us enjoy this amazing heritage. Jackie is a steward at one of our castles and she tells us what she loves about her job here. Tours Our tours are never far away from some fantastic examples of our great castles, stately homes, and buildings such as Stanley Mills which are part of our social heritage. Just north of Perth, the visitor centre tells the story of the weaving and the people who worked in the mills. Built in 1787 we see the best example of an 18th century workplace, anywhere in the world. 200 years of cotton making with all its innovations and the impact on the local communities perfectly explained. In 2017 we will visit more than 20 of our great castles. Stirling Castle is one of the most visited and tells the story of the Stewart …

Scottish Highlands – visit in the autumn for glorious colour

Our Autumn tour around the Scottish Highlands  offered many different possibilities. At this time of year the stunning castles had less  visitors, the colours on the mountains had turned golden and the lighting for photographers was soft and gentle from dawn to dusk. Our tour in October took us from the west coast of Loch Lomond, through Glencoe and along the stunning tidal sea loch of Loch Linnhe. Our overnight at Fort William let us enjoy the west coast sunset. We visited romantic Eilean Donnan Castle along the way and then our next stop was the famous Isle of Skye. The weather was spectacular and our drive along the north coast to Kilt Rock and the waterfall into the sea was truly special. After two days on the Isle of Skye we enjoyed a drive along famous Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle where we looked carefully for the monster! We finished the day with a walk around the Culloden Battlefield. This is the scene of the last battle fought on British soil and there is an excellent visitor centre describing …