This 5-day tour includes some of the most stunning architecture
in Scotland. The tour will take you on a journey showing you the
historic splendour of Scotland’s buildings and its surroundings.
A fascinating insight into the varied architectural history of
Scotland, this tour is a must for any visitor.
- Your journey starts in Edinburgh New Town
with a guided tour of The Georgian House, a masterpiece of 18th-century
urban architecture. For complete contrast you will then visit
Gladstone`s land, an excellent example of an Edinburgh Old Town
- In the afternoon you have free time to explore
Scotland`s ancient capital city, visit the castle or simply
soak up the atmosphere in the streets and cafes.
- Takes you from Art Noveau to neo-classical
Greek. First, visit The Hill House, designed by the world famous
Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
- In the afternoon have lunch in the surroundings
of one of Scotland`s grandest Edwardian houses, Pollok House,
and experience the elegance of the building and its collection
of fine Spanish paintings.
- End the day with a guided tour of nearby
Holmwood House and admire the classical Greek inspiration of
the buildings and interiors.
- Culzean Country Park is the next stop on your tour. You will visit the elegant
residence of the 10th Earl of Casillis, which was converted
from a fortified tower in the 1700s. It offers spectacular views
over the Clyde and contains a beautiful oval staircase. You
are then free to wonder around the maze of paths and discover
the estate`s hidden treasures - from the `Roman` viaduct to
the Camellia House.
- New for 2009! - Burns National Heritage Park. Only a few miles from Culzean, you can visit the thatched cottage where Robert Burns was born 250 years ago. Built by Burn's father, discover 5000 artefacts, including an original manuscript of Auld Lang Syne. Stroll across Brig o'Doon , immortalised in the famous poem, Tam o'Shanter; relax in our 120 cover restaurant and visit our Burns-themed gift shop.
- Takes you to the 14th century Alloa Tower,
the largest surviving keep in Scotland. The tower has seen major
alterations over the centuries, including the impressive Italianate
staircase. It has a beautiful simplicity, retaining many of
its original medieval features such as the marvellous oak timbers
- In the afternoon you can visit the nearby
Bannockburn Heritage Centre
- End your tour with a very special treat.
In the morning you take the ferry to Arran to visit to the 800-year-old
Brodick Castle, set against the towering peak of Goatfell. The
castle has a long history and the building includes a 16th-
century baronial tower and 17th- century Cromwellian extensions.
- In the afternoon you will travel to the
north of the island to the 13th-century Lochranza Castle, built
to ward off Scandinavian invaders.