Day Trips from Edinburgh

The Glenlee in front of the Riverside Museum

Glasgow


By the River Clyde, this city with a great tradition of shipbuilding and once considered the second greatest city in the British Empire, hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games last year.

Established around the shrine of St.Kentigern (or Mungo) Glasgow became famous for its merchants who brought great wealth to the city.  For enthusiasts of  architecture and interior design, the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh alone will draw you to this city.

The tradition of great architecture continues with Zaha Hadid`s Riverside Museum by the River Clyde alongside a 19thC sailing vessel, the Tall Ship, another reminder of Glasgow`s maritime and mercantile past.


Stirling Castle and Bannockburn

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park


Sites of the greatest victories of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce in the fight for an independent Kingdom of Scotland. 

The 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn was celebrated in 2014.

Robert the Bruce

Whether you take the high road or low road to Loch Lomond you'll pass through the Scottish lowlands and into the highlands of Scotland. Amidst the beautiful scenery of forest and lochs, this is Rob Roy MacGregor country.

And if a boat trip on Loch Lomond isn`t enough, then come to the Highland Games –  bagpipes, highland dancing and caber tossing competitions for the many trophies to be won.


Rosslyn Chapel and Glenkinchie Distillery

St Andrews, Fife
Rosslyn Chapel
The elaborately ornate and enigmatic Rosslyn Chapel, close to the ruins of Rosslyn Castle overlooking the steepsided, beautiful Rosslyn Glen, has to be seen for the exquisite and mysteriously symbolic stonework.

Here in Midlothian, at Glenkinchie Distillery, the production of Scotland`s most famous export, whisky, is demonstrated, concluding with that very important tasting session ! 


Your journey across the Kingdom of Fife en route to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St Andrews, includes a wealth of historic sites associated with Scottish monarchs, especially the renaissance Stewarts.

Old Course, St Andrews

 

 

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