Scottish Tourist Board 5-Star Rated

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Distant (50miles plus)

  • Loch Lomond - gateway to the west coast and to the Trossachs.
  • Culzean Castle - one of Scotland’s best loved and most scenic castles, set right on the coast just south of Ayr.
  • Isle of Arran
    1. Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries – for travel from Ardrossan to Brodick on the Isle of Arran.
    2. Brodick Castle - a National Trust for Scotland property situated on a beautiful island in the Clyde
    3. Drumlanrig Castle - the ancient Douglas stronghold and Dumfriesshire home of the Duke & Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KBE.
  • Melrose Abbey - Melrose Abbey is a magnificent ruin on a grand scale with lavishly decorated masonry. The Abbey is thought to be the burial place of Robert the Bruce’s heart, marked with a commemorative carved stone plaque within the grounds. Visitors can also visit a small museum housing a display of artefacts found within the abbey.
  • Stirling Castle - Stirling Castle is a great symbol of Scottish independence and a source of enduring national pride. The castle’s long, turbulent history is associated with great figures from Scotland’s past, such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots.
  • Wallace Monument - it’s now a national landmark, but controversy surrounded the National Wallace Monument when it was constructed in the 1860’s. Find out more and climb to the top for spectacular views of the Trossachs.
  • St Andrews - a stunning coastal medieval city housing an ancient Scottish University and known world wide as the home of golf.
  • E. Neuk of Fife
    1. Kellie Castle & Gardens - A National Trust for Scotland property. An ancient, and reputedly haunted, Scottish Castle with enchanting walled garden, woodland and meadow walks, Scottish furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer, beautiful painted panelling fine plasterwork ceilings from the 17th century, and an exhibition on the life and work of Scottish Sculptor Hew Lorimer. Extensive views of the Firth of Forth and the Bass Rock. There is an organic walled garden with fresh produce available to buy.
  • East Lothian - With over 40 miles of magnificent coastline, golden beaches, rolling countryside, spectacular cliffs, award-winning tourist attractions and the world’s finest selection of links golf courses, East Lothian combines the best of Scotland in miniature!
  1. Preston Mill & Phantassie Dovecot
  2. Tyninghame Beach, Dunbar
  • Burn’s National Heritage Park - learn more about Scotland’s most famous native poet.
  • Falkland Palace & Garden - The only Royal Palace in the care of the National Trust for Scotland, Falkland Palace is an impressive Renaissance building set in the heart of the town at the foot of the Lomond Hills. Built by James IV and James V between 1450 and 1541 the Palace was a country residence of the Stuart monarchs of Scotland for over 200 years. Lush green lawns, colourful herbaceous borders and many unusual shrubs and trees complete the setting for this memorable property.
  • Alloa Tower - The ancestral home of the Erskine family, the Earls of Mar and Kellie, Alloa Tower is one of Scotland’s largest surviving medieval tower houses and has an important collection of portraits, silver and furniture, which are loaned from the family’s private collections.
  • Inveraray, Inveraray Castle & Inveraray Jail - enjoy scenery as you drive to visit Inveraray, history and education when you arrive and a cosy seat by and open fire in The George for lunch. Well worth a day visit.
  • Horse racing at – Musselburgh, Ayr, Kelso, Perth or Hamilton Park 

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