Trips to Scotland
Few places in the world stir the soul and imagination quite like Scotland. With its misty heather-clad moors, untamed landscapes and tumbling waterfall trails, this tranquil country of undisputed natural beauty is well worth a visit. Our holidays in Scotland are designed to immerse you in nature, history and fantastical legends that keep travellers coming back year after year.
If you can tear yourself away from exploring the murky lochs that sparked international intrigue into the whereabouts of Nessie, why not enjoy the spectacular hiking opportunities of the North Highland Way, or in the Scottish Glens on an enchanting walking holiday in Scotland?
Discover some of Scotland’s breathtaking rolling hills, dramatic tidal causeways and quaint border towns on our Walk St Cuthbert’s Way trip. Passing by historic mining villages along the Scottish Borders you’ll start your adventure at the spectacular gates of the 12th– century Melrose Abbey and head up to the Eildon Hills towards St Boswell. Following old roman roads your route crosses the Monteviot Suspension Footbridge, past woodlands towards the 15th– century Cessford Castle and on to the Iron Age Fort on Morebattle Hill. After climbing up Wideopen Hill, the highest point on St Cuthbert’s Way, you’ll cross over into Northumberland National Park to see the remains of St Cuthbert and fascinating relics in St Cuthbert’s Cave. The trip ends with a visit to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, one of the most important religious sites in the history of Christianity in England.
If you’re looking to explore the country’s rugged scenery by bike, our Loch Ness & the Highlands Cycling is the perfect choice when cycling Scotland. Your route winds along the Caledonian Canal towards Fort Augustus and follows old military roads laid down by General Wade, which allows you to take in forest trails, peaceful lochs and inviting country inn tearooms along the way. Passing by Culloden and Cawdor you can make a pitstop at Fort George before ending your adventure in the Highland Capital of Inverness, to see playful dolphins bobbing in the icy waters.
Or why not cycle part of the famous Speyside Malt Whisky Trail on our Cycle the Scottish Highlands trip? Beginning in Inverness you’ll ride towards Aviemore through the River Nairn valley before cycling across the Abernethy forest, where if you’re lucky, you’ll catch site of red squirrels, grouse and herds of wild deer. Next, it’s onto the famous trail, where you’ll visit the cooperage at Craigellachie and spot The Macallan whiskey distillery nestled above the river Spey. After visiting the Scottish Dolphin Centre, we pass the former air force base at Kinloss and see the prehistoric burial cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava before heading to the fascinating Culloden Battlefield.
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