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Scotland Castles and Whisky

From £640.00
7 Days & 6 Nights
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Scotland Castles and Whisky

  • Balmoral Castle, Scottish home of the royal family, set in the Cairngorm National Park
  • Tour Speyside's many distilleries sampling renowned drams as you go
  • Imposing Dunnottar Castle perched on the Aberdeenshire seacliffs
  • Perthshire, the heart of Scotland, abounds with forested glens and charming towns
  • Quaint seaside St Andrews with its white sand beaches and cobbled streets
Discover a land peppered with centuries old fortresses cloaked in legend and country houses with fairytale turrets set in magnificent gardens. There is so much more to Scotland's castles and distilleries than stereotype! Immerse yourself in the distilling process as you tour Perthshire, Royal Deeside and Speyside. Home to almost half of Scotland's distilleries, Speyside is the heartland for every whisky lover; from aficionado to novice alike. Explore the rich heritage of Highland castles abounding with tales of epic clan battles, the Jacobite Rebellion and Shakespeare's Macbeth. Enjoy hearty Highland cuisine followed by a dram or two as you spend evenings planning the next day's adventure with our information pack brimming with local expertise. All this set against the backdrop of Caledonian pine forests, idyllic countryside, sweeping coastline and charming seaside towns.


Day 1 Edinburgh to Pitlochry via Stirling Castle and William Wallace Monument Day 2 Explore Blair Castle, Loch Tummel and Edradour Distillery Day 3 Pitlochry to Craigellachie through the Cairngorms National Park Day 4 Explore Speyside with whisky tastings galore at Glenfiddich, Tomintoul and Glenlivet Distilleries Day 5 Craigellachie to Ballater via Royal Deeside, Balmoral Castle and Braemar Day 6 Ballater to St Andrews visiting Dunnottar and Glamis Castles en route Day 7 St Andrews to Edinburgh via Fife coastal villages and Elie's Lighthouse. Onward travel

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The Biggest Choice

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Around Since 2003

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Positive Impact

Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organisations to help maintain & restore paths.

At Macs, we don’t do tour buses, groups, or guides. Instead, we give you the freedom and confidence to have your own self-guided walking or cycling adventure.

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You choose your departure date and who you travel with, we do the rest.

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We sort accommodation and luggage transfers and provide your route in an easy-to-use app.

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We give you everything you need to travel independently but we're here 24/7 if you need us.

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Getting from A to B under your own steam is intensely rewarding. With Macs, you'll see the world, and yourself, differently.

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