Take The High Road and The Low Road
In the far north of the UK sits Scotland, a country with a proud nation and fascinating history. From the wilderness of the Highlands with its mountains, Lochs and glens to the vibrant and historical cities, Scotland is a remarkable place to explore. Escorted coach tours that include Scotland will give you an excellent opportunity to get the best out of this glorious land.
Edinburgh is the Scottish capital and offers the visitor a vast amount of sights to see. Notably, the iconic Edinburgh Castle standing on its rocky hill is a sight to behold. In the summer you can take in the wonderful spectacle of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo or soak up the extraordinary atmosphere of the Edinburgh Festival. Be sure to catch one of the Edinburgh Bus Tours to get the most out of your visit and find out some little known facts about this amazing place.
Further up the coast is St Andrews, a magnificent town steeped in history. Once there, you will find Blackfriars Chapel, the Chapel of St Mary on the Rock, St Andrews Castle, St Andrews Cathedral, the medieval city gate of West Port and many, many more historic sites. Again, book a guided tour to get the most out of it. Also known as the ‘Home of Golf, St Andrews boasts seven golf courses and attracts people from all over the world to play a round of golf on its exceptional courses.
Unleash The Monster
Travel towards Inverness to find the deep waters of Loch Ness and its mysterious monster. Loch Ness is the second deepest loch in Scotland, deep enough to hide the biggest monster. Controversy around the existence of this monster still rages on today, but still plenty of people come hoping for a glimpse. Why not grab a sightseeing tour and cruise the Loch Ness to embrace the outstanding beauty.
It's a Kind of Magic
Another popular visitor attraction is Fort William which is located in the Ben Nevis region. This region is well known for its stunning natural beauty and imposing mountainous range, especially Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in the UK. This mountain is extremely popular and attracts thousands of climbers a year, including those doing the Three Peaks Challenge. You can also find the Glenfinnan Viaduct in this region, a splendid railway bridge made famous by the Harry Potter films. Countless famous movies and television shows are filmed in Scotland from Braveheart starring Mel Gibson, to the current smash hit TV series Outlander, based on the books by Diana Gabaldon.
A Wee Dram
Round off your day with a guided tour around the Ben Nevis Distillery and Visitor Centre in Fort William, one of many Whisky Distilleries to be found in the highlands of Scotland.
You can’t visit Scotland without a trip to Glasgow, Scotland’s second city and famous for its art nouveau architecture and active and dynamic cultural scene. You can start by exploring some of Glasgow’s top attractions on a guided tour. Be intrigued by the many museums and art galleries, and find out how the world famous Scottish architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, embraced Art Nouveau in some of his wonderful works. Finish the day at ‘Ubiquitous Chip’, one of Glasgow’s finest restaurants, serving Scottish cuisine at its best.