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Castles and Whisky

Castles and Whisky

  • Landscapes peppered with centuries-old castles cloaked in mystery and legend
  • Sample drams in Speyside's iconic whisky distilleries like Glenfiddich and Glenlivet
  • Explore the imposing and historic castles of Dunnottar, Eilean Donan and Glamis
  • St Andrews, home to a 10th century castle and Scotland's oldest golf course
  • Balmoral Castle, Scottish home of the royal family, set in the Cairngorm National Park
  • Perthshire, the heart of Scotland, abounds with forested glens and charming towns

Discover a land steeped in myth and legend; from crumbling castles and plush royal residences to dramatic scenery and fine seafood accompanied by honey-hued drams. Our collection of tours exploring Scotland's Highland castles and whisky regions has been carefully curated to ensure you get the most out of your trip no matter your time frame. 

Uncover dramatic tales of epic clan battles, the Jacobite Rebellion and Shakespeare's Macbeth on the Scotland Castles Trail as you visit the likes of Dunnottar Castle's ruins perched atop seacliffs and the beautiful gardens of Cawdor Castle. If your idea of the perfect trip is a combination of history and fine single-malt whisky then our Scotland Castles & Whisky self-drive discovery tour is the one for you. 

By day explore Scotland's rich heritage and varied landscapes; from idyllic countryside and charming seaside towns to the rugged Cairngorm National Park and sweeping coastline. Spend evenings planning the next day's adventure with our information pack brimming with local expertise and accompanied by hearty Highland cuisine with a dram or two. For a Scottish whisky adventure with an active twist, you could also browse our range of Whisky & Walking tours.

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