Day 1

With an abundance of history, top quality attractions and beautiful architecture, Edinburgh is a city that you won’t forget in a hurry. Explore the Medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian New Town, which sit side by side, and visit unique attractions throughout the city on a holiday in Edinburgh. All this is set against the backdrop of an extinct volcano, climbing to the top really makes it feel like you are in the heart of the countryside!

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is a world-famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. A mighty fortress, the defender of the nation and a world-famous visitor attraction – Edinburgh Castle has dominated the skyline for centuries.

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Edinburgh Castle

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is one of the finest botanic gardens in the world.  A pleasure for all the family, the Garden offers fantastic views of the capital’s skyline, featuring Edinburgh Castle, and is located just a mile from the city centre.

Visitors can discover its fascinating history, which dates back 350 years, learn about its plantings and walk around 72 acres of beautiful, awe-inspiring landscape.

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

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The Balmoral Hotel

For over a century, The Balmoral has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street. A landmark Rocco Forte hotel set in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, The Balmoral combines stunning views and warm hospitality with world-class facilities to create the perfect urban retreat.

In 2021, The Balmoral was named as the first and only hotel in Scotland to receive a Five-Star award from the world-renowned Forbes Travel Guide.

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The Balmoral Hotel

The Witchery by the Castle

Located high up the Royal Mile, just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle, The Witchery is one of Edinburgh’s most renowned luxury restaurants with a small selection of exquisitely decorated suites that you can spend the night in too.

Features that you’ll love: The lavishly decorated gothic interiors.

Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, Exceptional dining in the most magical of settings, Luxury roll top baths for two.

The Witchery by the Castle

The Kitchin

The Kitchin presents modern British seasonal cuisine influenced by French cooking techniques and an appreciation of the best quality ingredients available from Scotland’s fantastic natural larder.

The restaurant’s philosophy ‘From Nature to Plate’, is a true reflection of Tom’s passion for the finest, freshest Scottish seasonal produce and the cooking at the restaurant reflects Tom’s training under some of the world’s best chefs blended with his own Scottish heritage.

The Kitchin

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Day 2

Explore the beautiful historic city of Stirling in the heart of Scotland’s bustling central belt and learn about Scotland’s rich heritage.

The city of Stirling is Scotland’s heritage capital, where the Wars of Independence were fought and won, where for three centuries monarchs ruled in regal splendour and where merchants and craftsmen plied their trade below the castle rock.

A wee city with a big history, Stirling punches well above its weight for historic attractions and spectacular scenery, not to mention shopping, places to eat and exciting events.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of Scotland’s most historically important sites and was once a favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens who held grand celebrations at the castle.

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Stirling Castle

National Wallace Monument

An outstanding landmark and one of Stirling’s most striking visits – commemorating the life of Sir William Wallace, the patriot and martyr who came to be saluted as Scotland’s National Hero

National Wallace Monument

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Kelpies

The Helix Park is The Home of the Kelpies – the largest equine sculptures in the world. Standing at 100ft tall and weighing more than 300 tonnes each, the magical Kelpies are a man-made wonder and a feat of engineering.

The Kelpies represent the lineage of the heavy horse of Scottish industry and economy and are named to reflect the

mythological transforming beasts that possess the strength and endurance of 100 horses; The Kelpies have transformed the area into a five-star tourist destination.

Kelpies

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The Stirling Highland Hotel

A handsome Victorian building and ancient observatory, The Stirling Highland Hotel is in the heart of the city known as The Gateway to the Highlands.

Built in 1854 as the city’s High School, the Stirling Highland Hotel is within easy reach of both Glasgow and Edinburgh and perfectly placed for exploring Stirling, the nearby castles and battlefields, and the magnificent Scottish Highlands beyond.

The Stirling Highland Hotel

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Brea

Rated in the ‘Top 10 Restaurants Worldwide’ by TripAdvisor 2020 and winner of ‘Best Burger in Stirling’ at the Restaurant Guru Awards 2020, Brea is something special.

Showcasing fresh, locally sourced Scottish ingredients and turning them into delicious masterpieces, tuck into some of the best dining delights that Scotland has to offer.

Brea

Day 3

Glasgow is the UNESCO City of Music. This Scotland’s largest city is renowned for its culture, style and the friendliness of its people. Glasgow is known the world over for its legendary music scene and was named in 2008 a UNESCO city of music.
Glasgow offers a blend of internationally acclaimed museums and galleries, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, fantastic shopping and a diverse array of restaurants and bars. The vibrant nightlife is complemented beautifully by the city’s array of green spaces – a perfect spot to relax and unwind. With over 90 parks and gardens, it is no wonder that Glasgow is known as the Dear Green Place

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

No visit to Glasgow would be complete without a trip to one of the many museums and galleries, most of which are free to visit. Housed in an iconic red sandstone building that sits next to the beautiful Kelvingrove Park, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is arguably the top must-see attraction in the city

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 

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Explore the city centre mural trail

Visit Glasgow to experience the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), the pioneering Glaswegian architect, designer and artist. Glasgow is the only city in the world where you can view a concentration of his renowned work.

In recent years, many of Glasgow’s lanes, buildings and streets have undergone colourful makeovers by talented street artists. And if it’s your first time here, then exploring the city’s vibrant urban art is a must. You can explore the urban works of art and learn more about the inspiration behind them on a Street Art Tour led by knowledgeable locals.

Explore the city centre mural trail

Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort

Set in a 240-acre private estate, Mar hall Hotel is a 19th century Gothic Mansion that has undergone a £15m refurbishment to offer discerning travellers a stunning 5-star luxury hotel. It combines 53 individual bedrooms, a championship golf course and a luxury spa, with extensive dining, wedding, conference and banqueting facilities.

Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort 

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel

Built in the early 1800s as smart city townhouses for wealthy Glasgow residents, the beautiful historic buildings that now make up Blythswood Square were the Royal Scottish Automobile Club headquarters before being renovated into this stylish and luxurious hotel.

Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel 

Mackintosh at the Willow

Visit the original Willow Tea Rooms Building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. First opened in 1903, the fully restored Tea Rooms boasts a 200-seat restaurant across 3 floors. As well as a variety of beautiful spaces, each with their own character and unique design, including the Front and Back Saloons on the ground floor, the Gallery, the Billiard Room and the famous Salon de Luxe. reopened in July 2018.

Mackintosh at the Willow

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