From Edinburgh to Skye. (7 Days & Nights)

The perfect trip for discovering Scotland. You will start at the capital Edinburgh where you will stay for two days before driving north to Perth on the river Tay. Discover Scotland's river city before heading north again to Balmoral, home of the royal family's summer estate. Your next stop will be the Moray coast, the largest firth in Scotland. Drive east now to the famous Loch Ness where you can maybe spot Nessy and visit the Urquhart Castle. Finaly drive east again to the incredibly diverse isle of Skye where we recommend you stay at least three days.
  • Bells Brae House
  • Number 18 Hermitage Gardens
  • Rutland Hotel Appartments
  • 11 Belford Place
  • Sandilands
  • The Town House
  • Scott House

Day 1 & 2, Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a wonderful city to discover. You will either arrive into the airport or into Edinburgh Waverly Train Station which is in the heart of the city centre. Public transport is excellent; if you arrive into the airport you have the choice of a taxi, the Trams or the excellent air link bus that leaves every 10 minutes and takes you straight to Waverly Bridge ( a half hour bus ride pass the Zoo). You should avoid bringing a car as you can walk to most places. Parking is expensive, if you are venturing further a field after your trip into Edinburgh, then either hire your car after you have finished your trip into Edinburgh or leave your car outside of the Pay Zones. We recommend you stay in one place for the duration.

Top Recommended Attractions

  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Edinburgh Castle
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
  • The Royal Botanical Gardens
  • The Perth Townhouse
  • Pitcullen

Day 3, Perth

Perth City is situated in the heart of Scotland and is a consistent winner of Beautiful Britain award. It is home to a communityof eclectic retailers, atmospheric eateries, a bustling shopping centre plus many other services and cultural experiences. In Perth City Centre you can shop, eat and be entertained - it’s an ideal place for you and your family to spend the day.

Top Recommended Attractions

  • Scone Palace
  • The Black Watch Museum
  • Splash White Water Rafting
  • Inchgeal House
  • School House
  • Glascorrie House

Day 4, Royal Deeside & Balmoral

Royal Deeside home to the estate of the Royal Family, hence the name 'royal' is subject to some of scotlands finest scenery. Go hiking or skiing in the Cairngorn mountains, then follow the river dee through stunning scenery with diverse and exotic wildlife and discover award winning food in the numerous restaurants and hotels in the area.

Top Recommended Attractions

  • Royal Deeside Railway
  • River Dee
  • Balmoral Castle
  • the mashtun
  • Cragganmore
  • Westfield House
  • Woodville

Day 5, Moray

The coastline of this vast inlet of the North Sea provides a wealth of wildlife-watching opportunities. Rich in animal and plant life. the Moray Firth is one of the best places in Europe to see dolphins in the wild. On the southern shore of the Moray Firth, the Culbin Forest stands on one of the largest sand dune systems in Britain. Beyond the trees lies the 7 km Culbin Bar, the best example in the UK of a massive shingle spit that's been left in its natural state.

Top Recommended Attractions

  • Caterham Roadster Hire
  • Glenfiddich Distillery
  • Ace Adventures
  • Whisky Line Railway
  • Tigh na Mairi
  • Drumbuie House
  • Great Glen B&B
  • Kinbrylie
  • Loch Ness Inn

Day 6, Loch Ness

The second largest Scottish loch by surface area, Loch Ness is one of the most popular UK holiday destinations. Shrouded with the unresolved mystery of the Loch Ness monster and home to what was once scotland's grandest castle, the Loch is a must see destination if your discovering Scotland! And if you do see Nessy, please send us a photo!

Top Recommended Attractions

  • Loch Ness
  • Urquhart Castle
  • Lighthouse Cottage

Day 7+, Skye

Recently voted 4th best island in the world by National Geographic, the Isle of Skye is one of the most breathtaking experiences in the Highlands! Situated off the west coast of mainland Scotland, Skye’s landscape is distinctly Highland with its lochs, heather-clad moors and towering peaks. The capital Portree is a postcard worthy harbor town lined with pastel cottages, dont forget your camera!

Top Recommended Attractions

  • Neist point
  • Dunvegan Castle
  • Museum of Island Life
  • The Quiraing
  • Cuillin

What other people say

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Utah, USA

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