ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES & SCOTLAND’S SIGHTS
ACTIVITIES & SIGHTS IN SCOTLAND
Why not organise some exciting cultural and scenic trips to compliment your whisky tour? We can recommend and book nearby activities. The distilleries we visit are often near to some of the best sightseeing locations. Please contact us if you would like us to book activities for you. Some examples of what Scotland can offer can be found below:
Scotland, is home to an array of breathtaking castles. The castles vary in condition from dilapidated relics to polished museums and even hotels. The majestic Eilean Donan Castle – accessible only by bridge – underwent a 20 year renovation before being opened to the public and is now one of the most popular destinations on the Isle of Skye. Glamis Castle, Edinburgh Castle, and Culzean Castle are truly impressive castles with diverse histories. Edinburgh Castle, for example, is a typical Scottish Castle; it was designed to be an intimidating military fortress and anybody can see that it succeeds!
With a legacy that spans six centuries, there is no finer place to play a round of golf than the country that gave the game to the world. You’ll be spoiled for choice on your golf break in Scotland with over 550 fantastic courses to play, including links courses, parkland courses, heathland courses and everything else in between. A golf trip to Scotland is also the perfect opportunity to see some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments being played. Scotland regularly hosts The Open Championship and the Ricoh Women’s British Open, amongst many, many others.
COAST & ISLANDS
Scotland is deceptively big – its 6,200 mile coastline is far longer than both Ireland and England and even Spain and Italy. Perhaps it’s the numerous islands and winding shores that boost that number but the bottom line remains that sea-lovers will be at home in Scotland. Speaking of Islands, Scotland has over 790 of them. They are divided into four main groups: Orkney, Shetland, Inner Hebrides, and Outer Hebrides. Travel to the islands is easy. Islands such as the Isle of Skye are famous for their scenery and landscapes that will take your breath away. The enormous coastline coupled with the numerous lochs throughout Scotland mean that you are never too far from a beach.
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen – these are Scotland’s biggest cities, and they sport a bustling nightlife with plenty to offer. Glasgow is the largest of the three and has a range of pubs, clubs, and restaurants to keep the late night fun going. The selection varies from the burger-and-beer BrewDog Glasgow to the trendy Gin71 gin bar.
Edinburgh is known best for its Edinburgh Pub Crawl and the Edinburgh Festivals which occur throughout the summer. In August, Edinburgh is the centre of non-stop festivities for kids and adults alike with free entertainment filling the streets throughout the day and night.
ADVENTURES & SCENERY
Scotland’s rugged but beautiful landscape lends itself perfectly to all sorts of adventures. Go kayaking, hiking, sailing, or mountain biking to connect with nature. A simple Google search for Scotland scenery will make you eager to start exploring as much as you can. There are family adventure options for everyone in Scotland with including zip lining and island exploring.