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Romantic Tour 7 Day

Romantic Scotland Tour 7 day

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This tour is paced so that you can unwind, relax and take in the romantic atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands. The route takes you from Edinburgh to rural Perthshire and then westwards to the coastline of Argyll. The guide gives you lots of ideas for romantic places to visit, but you have 2 nights in each location so you may just want to take it easy.

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Day 1 – Starts with a visit of Edinburgh to take in some of the city’s magical atmosphere by following our guide to the city’s many historical, supernatural, cultural, culinary and convivial charms. We provide directions for a choice of 3 walking routes around the city.

Stopover in Edinburgh

Day 2 – Edinburgh Day Trips - There are enough attractions in Edinburgh to keep you busy for several days, but we also provide you with directions for day trips that cover:
• The nearby castles of West & East Lothian,
• A journey south to Rosslyn Chapel and the romantic ruins of the Border Abbeys,
• Details of various day trips from Edinburgh by bus or train.

Stopover in Edinburgh

Day 3 – You leave Edinburgh to head north into the Highlands. Along the route you may explore the country retreat of Mary Queen of Scots’, the ancient crowning place of Scotland’s Kings and the romantic riverside setting of a ruined cathedral in an 18th century village. The journey ends in the Pitlochry area, where we have provided directions for a short drive to a spectacular castle and a choice of woodland walks by tumbling waterfalls.

Stopover in Pitlochry Area

Day 4 – A choice of day trip options from Pitlochry. We provide directions for:
• Exploring the charming Victorian town of Pitlochry and its surroundings. This is an area that offers plenty to see and do, from distilleries to castles and the intriguing Salmon Ladder at Pitlochry Dam.
• A scenic drive around Loch Tummel and Loch Tay with opportunities for some energetic walks.
• An excursion over a mountain pass to visit Royal Deeside with its many handsome castles, Balmoral and links to Queen Victoria.
• A longer drive north to the Cairngorms to visit some of the locations used in the filming of "Monarch of the Glen". This day trip can include a short steam train ride or an ascent of the Cairngorm mountain range.

Stopover in Pitlochry Area

Day 5 – Is a journey to the west of Scotland and the coast of Argyll, along the shores of many beautiful lochs. You may take detours to find the oldest living tree in the world, before continuing to Inveraray and the ornate Castle of the Duke of Argyll. The day ends in a choice of locations along Loch Fyne. The guide recommends several excellent seafood restaurants in this area.

Stopover in Loch Fyne Area

Day 6 – We provide you with a choice of day trips for exploring Argyll and the nearby Islands. These include
• A circular route that visits the ancient monuments of Kilmartin and the busy harbour town of Oban. This route features detours for boat trips to see whales and a whirlpool.
• A drive north to Glen Coe, with directions to one of our favourite Seafood restaurants, visits to ruined castles and some unusual tourist attractions.
• A day trip to the Isle of Mull, with or without your car.

Stopover in Loch Fyne Area

Day 7 – Travel back to Glasgow or Edinburgh from Inveraray – we provide 2 route options to return via Loch Lomond OR the Cowal Peninsula. The latter option takes you along the peaceful shores of Loch Eck, with a possible stop at a great little pub where you can enjoy a drink whilst cooling your feet in the Loch.

Stopover in Glasgow & Loch Lomond area OR in Edinburgh

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