Be enchanted by the city of EDINBURGH, Scotland’s capital, one of the most unique and memorable cities in Europe. A guided tour will give you a knowledge of its past and present. Discover narrow, cobbled passageways and majestic buildings where history and intrigue compel you to explore. The Royal Mile leads to the magnificent Edinburgh Castle which sits high on a hill overlooking the city and dominates the skyline. Not forgetting to mention Holyrood Palace the Kings official residence while in Edinburgh.
DUMFRIES HOUSE was bought in 2007 by a consortium led by King Charles III and is now part of the Prince’s Foundation. This impressive Palladian country house and its contents were saved, it has one of the most important collection of Georgian Scottish and Edinburgh furniture. Your guide will lead your through the house, discovering the Blue Drawing Room, Picture Gallery, Pink Dining Room, and Tapestry Room. Outside look out for the Chinese Bridge, a maze, arboretum and the Queen Elizabeth Walled Garden.
The NEW LANARK MILL VISITOR CENTRE is located on the banks of the Falls of Clyde and is a former 18th century cotton-spinning mill village. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, New Lanark has been beautifully restored as a living community. Here you’ll discover the fascinating history of social pioneer Robert Owen, who provided decent homes, fair wages, free health care, a new education system for villagers and the first workplace nursery school in the world!
AYR is a popular seaside town with a charming seafront, long sandy beach and a real sense of history. The street plan dates back to the 13th century and the race course to the 16th century and is famous for hosting the Scottish Grand National.