Itineraries by area

We have designed a series of itineraries full of inspirational ideas to help you explore all corners of Scotland.

Our suggestions include experiences and activities which are only available for group bookings made through us. From costumed welcomes to behind-the-scenes tours, you can add some exclusive, authentic touches for your clients along the way. 

Our itineraries are free to download and use. If you have particular group requirements or requests for a bespoke tour, please just get in touch: traveltrade@nts.org.uk or +44 (0) 131 458 0204.

Inspiring places, by area

Our regional itineraries highlight the must-see attractions for your group and FIT short breaks or touring holidays. We have planned three tours of Scotland, which embrace castles and mansions, art and architecture, gardens and battlefields, and even printing and poetry. 

​Southern gems

​Southern gems

Our route around the south of Scotland takes in the grand stately home of Pollok House in the heart of Glasgow, the island fortress of Brodick Castle and the famous victory of the Battle of Bannockburn. The clifftop masterpiece of Culzean Castle stands in sharp contrast to the more modest birthplace of national poet Robert Burns. Discover formal gardens and famous painters along the way, and then roll up your sleeves and try your hand at Victorian letterpress printing.

Eastern delights

Eastern delights

This journey hugs Scotland’s east coast through the Kingdom of Fife towards Aberdeen. Falkland Palace, a favourite hunting lodge of Mary, Queen of Scots, is home to Britain’s oldest tennis court. Sports fans can also play nine holes of traditional hickory golf at nearby Hill of Tarvit. Once in Aberdeenshire, follow Scotland’s Castle Trail to discover centuries of fortified family seats. Tour the historic roses at Drum Castle and the world-famous walled garden at Crathes.

Western wonders

Western wonders

Our west coast itinerary blends stunning scenery and dramatic history in equal measure. The stark beauty of Glencoe belies its tragic past, while the total immersion theatre brings the Battle of Culloden to life. A world of rare plants comes together at Inverewe, and the new Playful Garden adds a sense of magic to Brodie Castle.

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Starting from Edinburgh or Glasgow, these three itineraries explore National Trust for Scotland places in the West Highlands, east and south of Scotland.