Scottish Highlands In A Day Excursion
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Beautiful Castles and Stunning Landscapes
At this point, we’ll break for lunch (at your own expense). We’ll pick a restaurant or pub and feast on local delicacies such as venison or salmon, and if in season, plenty of soft fruits typical of this area. Full-bellied and rested we’ll be ready to tackle the second part of our journey. We’ll head further north to the picturesque town of Dunkeld, which sits on the banks of the River Tay. Here we will learn about the Jacobites and their revolts and admire the brightly colored 'little houses' of Dunkeld built in the early 1700s.
Finally, after packing in so much history, we’ll prepare our cameras and head for the grand finale of the day: the Queen’s View. In the heart of Highland Perthshire and surrounded by the Tay Forest Park, the viewpoint overlooks Loch Tummel and offers breathtaking views towards the mountains of the west. It has been suggested that the area was named after Queen Victoria, who visited in 1866, or Queen Isabella of Scotland, the wife of King Robert the Bruce.
Do we get to see highland cows? Yes, we generally manage a stop along the way to meet the local celebrities.
Born and raised in the Scottish Borders, Jenny moved to Edinburgh in the late 1980s to study History and English Literature. She later completed a PhD on the Scottish context of Canadian author L.M. Montgomery at the University of Edinburgh, where she also taught American History. Jenny worked in adult education research and policy at the Institute of Education, London for over a decade, living in Edinburgh and travelling regularly to Europe. Her main interests lie in Scottish literature, culture and folklore and in children’s books. She has two daughters.
Anne has lived in Edinburgh for over 30 years, originally coming from Speyside in North East Scotland. Anne came to Edinburgh to complete a degree in modern languages at Edinburgh University and has stayed in this beautiful city ever since. Her career has always been in tourism and she loves to share her enthusiasm for her home city and native country with visitors, whether on a walking tour of Edinburgh’s hidden gems or further afield out into the stunning Scottish countryside.
Terry is an historian and history lecturer with the Open University. She achieved both an MA (HONS), and an MLITT in history at the University of Glasgow, where she specialised in modern European and Scottish Enlightenment history. Terry then went on to gain her PGCE in secondary teaching and a Masters in Education. Terry is currently working towards her BA (HONS) in Latin and Classical Civilisation. She was born and grew up in North Berwick, and has lived in Edinburgh on and off for years. She was a history teacher abroad for ten years in London, Stockholm and Abu Dhabi, but the pull of Edinburgh was too great and she moved home in December 2020. Terry currently lectures in Twentieth Century European History with The Open University and writes historical articles for Historic UK. https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/The-Scottish-Enlightenment/
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