- 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.
Sandra is a native of Edinburgh. After studies in French and Spanish at Aberdeen University, Sandra returned to her home city. For many years she has shared her passion for Edinburgh with visitors. She loves to introduce others to the hidden corners of her city whilst incorporating her love of literature and her enthusiasm for natural history into her explanations.
Robin was born in Ayrshire, and after a spell in Aberdeen, has lived and worked in Edinburgh since arriving as a student in the '70s. He has guided since 2012 and loves sharing with visitors his fascination with this spectacular city and how it has evolved over the centuries. Robin takes a keen interest in Scottish history and also has a special passion for the country's traditional song and music. He believes no day in Edinburgh is complete without a coffee and cake in a carefully selected cafe, or, depending on the time of day, a pint of real ale in one of the many fine pubs, whether on or off the tourist trail.
Elaine was born and bred in Scotland and has a background in journalism. She studied Scottish History and Literature at the University of Glasgow and returned there in 2000 to complete a degree in Archaeology and Celtic Civilisation. She also has a postgraduate qualification in Museum Studies. She has a passion for showing visitors round historic Edinburgh and further afield in the beautiful Highlands (and is easily bribed with coffee). In her spare time she is Site Director of an archaeological field survey on the west coast island of Tiree, exploring prehistoric, Viking and later settlement evidence.
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