- 8 hours
While exploring the Highlands in a day is practically impossible, we’ve designed this full-day excursion from Edinburgh to give you a flavor for the stunning landscape north of the Scottish capital, its natural wonders as well as a castle and some delicious food.
Scottish Highlands In A Day Excursion
Our day begins bright and early at your hotel. Your expert guide and your driver will pick you up and you’ll start heading on a scenic drive out the city. We'll pass sites such as the Forth Bridge: a railway bridge which was completed over 125 years ago and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We’ll continue west to Linlithgow Palace, the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots and an exquisite example of Scottish Renaissance. We’ll visit the palace and gain unique insights into the domestic life of Scottish royalty while admiring the splendid remains of what was once a pleasure palace and a stopping point between Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle.
Beautiful Castles and Stunning Landscapes
Do we get to see highland cows? Yes, we generally manage a stop along the way to meet the local celebrities.
Can we include a visit to a distillery? Yes. Please contact us about pricing options.
Alex Collins is a PhDl student in the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, where he researches medieval art and architecture.. He studied his MA in Art History and English at the University of St Andrews in 2009, before working in heritage and local government. At the University of Edinburgh, Alex teaches art and architectural history.
Born and raised in Milan, Irene moved to Scotland in 2009. She achieved a PhD in Art History at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. Her doctoral thesis looked at the artistic patronage of the Vespucci family in fifteenth-century Florence. Irene currently works at the University of Edinburgh. She loves art, coffee, yoga, and the sun – not necessarily in this order. Despite her reluctance to sit on planes, she is a travel addict and she hopes to tour the world one day. Edinburgh stole her heart and it is now her home.
Hugh was born in Scotland, and raised on his father’s farm in Perthshire. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he read French and German literature. After completing his doctoral thesis in German, he joined the British foreign service, and spent over 25 years travelling the world as a diplomat, ultimately with the rank of ambassador.
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