- 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 east 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.
Educated in modern languages at Bristol and Oxford, Maggie subsequently received an MA from Edinburgh. Before becoming a professional Scottish tour guide she taught, mainly literature, in a variety of educational establishments in England and Scotland. Additionally, she has organized voluntary work placements in Romania and Hungary. She has lived in Edinburgh for most of her life and is very familiar with its history, architecture, and art. Through her family she has close associations with museums and galleries, and enjoys showing guests around this wonderful city full of architectural detail, mysterious medieval passageways, and glorious vistas.
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.
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.
Reviews can only be left by Context customers after they have completed a tour. For more information about our reviews, please see our FAQ.