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Scotland Castles Trail - 6 Days

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Scotland Castles Trail - 6 Days

  • Renowned Eilean Donan Castle, with views of Skye, on Scotland's dramatic west coast
  • Explore Loch Ness, Cawdor Castle and Culloden Battlefield from Inverness
  • Imposing Dunnottar Castle perched on the Aberdeenshire seacliffs
  • Quaint seaside town of St Andrews with its white sand beaches and cobbled streets
  • Balmoral Castle, Scottish home of the royal family, set in the Cairngorm National Park
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. This trip has it all! Soak in the rich heritage of Highland and coastal castles abounding with tales of epic clan battles, the Jacobite Rebellion and Shakespeare's Macbeth. Not only will you behold Eilean Donan Castle, perhaps the most famous in Scotland, but you'll have the opportunity to visit Urquhart Castle on the shores of Loch Ness, and admire the fairytale turrets of pink Craigievar Castle. In the evenings enjoy hearty Highland cuisine followed by a dram or two as you mull over 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 Glasgow to Inveraray via Loch Lomond, Inveraray Castle and Loch Fyne Day 2 Inveraray to Dornie with visits to Eilean Donan Castle, Rannoch Moor and the Glencoe Valley Day 3 Dornie to Inverness via Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle and the Culloden Battlefield Day 4 Inverness to Ballater through the Cairngorms National Park seeing castles and whisky tastings Day 5 Ballater to St Andrews visiting Dunnottar and Glamis Castles en route Day 6 St Andrews to Edinburgh via Fife coastal villages and Elie's Lighthouse. Onward travel

This trip has a carbon score of 10kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 10kg is equivalent to 18 lattes. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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