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Dunkeld Cathedraltoday in its 16th year, our trademark trip combines all of that’s great about Scotland into a classic day trip – a castle, hills, lochs, photo possibilities, a riverside walk, a battlefield, history, heroes and highland cows. Enjoy plenty of time off the bus, perfect for those who desire to experience Highland scenery and nature at a soothing pace.

Our route to the Highlands takes us past Loch Leven additionally the reasonable town of Perth before reaching the picturesque town of Dunkeld.

Here you'll stroll through quaint narrow streets and/or visit Dunkeld Cathedral (totally free). Dedicated to St Columba and beautifully located beside the River Tay, a trip to this historical church is a delightful way to begin the day.

We continue steadily to Blair Castle, a popular Highland fortress with a 700 year history including the Jacobites, Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Victoria

Blair CastleWe continue to Blair Castle, a famous Highland fortress with a 700 year record integrating the Jacobite Rebellions, the tragedy at Culloden and Mary Queen of Scots. Hear about Queen Victoria’s love affair with all the Scottish Highlands and her role in generating really the only legitimately recognised exclusive army in Europe - the Atholl Highlanders.

And a fascinating palace tour the gorgeous landscapes consist of a herd of highland cattle, red squirrels and St Bride’s Kirk - last resting place of ‘Bonnie’ Dundee, certainly one of Scotland’s great heroes.

Highland cowsLunch comes in the castle restaurant. Admission prices: castle and landscapes - adult £8:00, U17s £5.90; home gardens just - adult £4.80, U17s £2.70.

A scenic drive takes united states on beauty area and battleground of Killiecrankie Gorge. Right here the Jacobite army, commanded by John Graham of Claverhouse (‘Bonnie’ Dundee), used the popular ‘Highland Charge’ to cause a heavy defeat regarding the Brit Redcoat army in 1689.

This lovely riverside walk takes united states to a magnificent waterfall and view, a pleasant option to complete the time

Our after that end is Queen’s see, the much-admired Highland vista along Loch Tummel towards Schiehallion mountain in addition to remote peaks of Glen Coe.

We after that drive through a number of the earliest inhabited areas of primitive Scotland toward stunning loch-side village of Kenmore. Here in the ‘Heart of Scotland’ you will find wonderful picture opportunities for the Lawers hill range, Loch Tay together with famous reconstructed crannog – an Iron Age homestead constructed on stilts into the water and special to Scotland.

From Kenmore we proceed with the River Tay, Scotland’s longest, through the Aberfeldy Malt Distillery to complete our day at The Hermitage.

Queen's View Kenmore and Loch Tay

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