Scottish Heroes

This self-drive tour takes you on a journey to some of Scotland's ancient monuments & most important historical sites. Visit the monument to Sir William Wallace, learn about Rob Roy MacGregor’ infamous exploits and the brave clansmen who fought & died in Culloden, and sail over the sea to Skye. Visit whisky distilleries & taste the wares, then on to Scone Palace, the ancient seat of Scottish Kings.

Scottish Heroes
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This self-drive tour takes you on a journey to some of Scotland's ancient monuments & most important historical sites. Visit the monument to Sir William Wallace, learn about Rob Roy MacGregor’ infamous exploits and the brave clansmen who fought & died in Culloden, and sail over the sea to Skye. Visit whisky distilleries & taste the wares, then on to Scone Palace, the ancient seat of Scottish Kings.

Day 1: Edinburgh | Stirling


Arriving at Edinburgh Airport clear customs, collect your luggage & pick- up your rental car before making your way north from Edinburgh towards Stirling. Here you must visit the Wallace Monument, a tower standing on the summit of Abbey Craig, a volcanic crag. It commemorates Sir William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish hero. Wallace was said to have watched the gathering of the army of English King Edward I, just before the battle of Stirling Bridge. Visitors can climb the spiral staircase to the viewing gallery inside the monument’s crown, which provides expansive views of the Ochil Hills and the Forth Valley. Later head into the Trossachs area where you will spend the first night of your journey.

Day 2: Stirling | Trossachs | Fort William


Take an early breakfast & then visit the Rob Roy Visitor Centre in Callander. Rob Roy MacGregor has provoked powerful emotions for more than three centuries & here you'll learn of the daring exploits which made him a hero to his own people; and Scotland's most notorious outlaw. Continue travelling through the Trossachs, also called the Highlands in miniature, one of the most scenic areas in Scotland with its pine and heather covered hills, waterfalls and lochs. On to Inverary, situated on Loch Fyne. Inverary Castle, which is the seat of Clan Campbell, the Dukes of Argyll, is worth a visit. Continue your trip to Fort William with overnight accommodation in the area. (B)

Day 3: Fort William | Over the Sea to Skye | Inverness


Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before leaving Fort William and taking the road to Skye (A830). Make a stop at Glenfinnan where a monument has been erected in tribute to the clansmen who fought and died in the Jacobite cause. Despite its inspired beginnings, Prince Charlie’s 1745 campaign to claim the throne of Scotland, came to a grim conclusion on the Culloden battlefield in 1746. Continue from here to Mallaig and take the ferry over to the Isle of Skye. You can discover the south of the Island before heading back over the Skye Bridge back to the mainland and on to Inverness where you’ll be sure to visit the statue to the great Flora MacDonald, who aided Bonnie Prince Charlie during his period as a fugitive in the Highlands & Islands. Overnight will be in the Inverness area. (B)

Day 4: Inverness


Today you will have time to discover the area around Inverness and maybe even spend the day travelling further north. We recommend an excursion into remoter parts, heading along the east coast. Dunrobin Castle makes a great place for a visit. Closer to Inverness you might want to pay a visit to the organic Black Isle Brewery. Return to Inverness for overnight accommodation. (B)

Day 5: Inverness | Royal Deeside


Leaving Inverness this morning, head first to Culloden Moor, scene of the crushing defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s army in 1746. Now continue via Nairn, a popular seaside resort famous for its golf courses and beautiful sandy beaches, on the A939 to Grantown-on-Spey. Continue on this route to Ballater and Braemar stopping en-route at the many beautiful highland vistas & historical sites. Overnight in the Royal Deeside area. (B)

Day 6: Scotland's Whisky


You can enjoy the day in the area, visiting one of the many Castles of the Grampian Region or travel through the Cairngorm Mountains on the A941 to Dufftown, and the Spey Valley, centre of the whisky industry in Scotland. Many of the famous Malt whiskies are produced in this region - Cardhu, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Tamdhu and Macallan, to name only a few. Return back to Royal Deeside area later that afternoon to relax. Overnight in the Royal Deeside area. (B)

Day 7: Royal Deeside | Perth - Ancient Seat of Scottish Kings


Time to leave beautiful Royal Deeside over the pass of Glenshee, which in the winter is a popular skiing area. From here the road descends steadily towards Blairgowrie. Once in Perth we recommend you visit Scone Palace, the ancient seat of Scottish Kings. Today it is the private home of the Earl and Countess of Mansfield. Alternatively you can spend some time sightseeing in the small market town of Perth. Overnight in the Perthshire area. (B)

Day 8: Perth | Edinburg


Head back to Edinburgh this morning and on to the airport to drop off your car and check in for your return flight. (B)

Daily Departures


This tour is available with 3* & 4* category accommodation. Each of the categories can include Guest Houses, Hotels, Country Inns and B&Bs, which have been carefully selected to give you a sense of the real Scotland & Scottish hospitality. Hotel names will be advised prior to departure.

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