For many centuries, Scotland, together with England, has been shaped by the whims of the royals so don’t be surprised if the two countries offer things fit for a king or a queen.
If you want your trip to have a bit of indulgence and a touch of luxury, here are some of the must-try activities that will let you pamper yourself in Scottish lavishness.
Embark on a Hebridean Princess Cruise
The Hebridean Princess is known for its enviable reputation for serving fine wine and delicious food. Onboard, 50 guests are served by a crew of 38, offering a unique way of cruising the western isles and traveling further out to Shetlands, the Orkney Islands, and St. Kilda. This cruise with its elegant and spacious cabins is the best way to explore and discover the stunning harbors, scenic lochs, and remote islands.
Hop on a Helicopter to Explore the West Coast
Scotland’s west coast offers some of the most stunning and dramatic coastal scenery that you can never find anywhere else in the country. One breathtaking experience you would never want to miss is a helicopter ride along the west coast that looks over the white sandy beaches of the islands.
If you are lucky, you might even spot some basking sharks and dolphins as they play in the waves. Admire Tobermory’s colored houses on Mull Island and see the Iona Abbey constructed in the 6th century by St. Columbia and the resting site of the early kings of Scotland.
Explore Stirling Castle
No Scotland tour will ever be complete without getting to know about the life of the unrelenting and brave William Wallace at Stirling Castle.
The castle is one of Scotland’s biggest and most important castles located just 10 minutes away from the Wallace Monument by car. This castle is best remembered as the area where the English troops were famished into yielding during the infamous Battle of Stirling Bridge.
Satisfy Your Taste Buds at Edinburgh’s Timber Yard
Timber Yard has been featured in The Times magazine’s top 20 cool places to eat in the entire United Kingdom. This is a modern and revolutionary family-run restaurant located in Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland.
With its selection of delicious and organic food served in amazing surroundings, this restaurant is something you shouldn’t miss if you are a certified foodie visiting Edinburgh.
Enjoy a Golf Game with a Celebrity
Scotland serves as a home to magnificent Championship courses, most of which are interesting links courses. Keen golfers can enjoy an exciting round of golf with a top celebrity golfer at one of the prestigious courses in the country.
East Lothian’s link courses are beautiful and wild, and further north, you can find St. Andrews’ Old Course and Angus Coast’s Carnoustie. You will never run out of options with the abundant number of championship courses all over the country.
Visit Edradour Distillery for an Exclusive Private Whiskey Tasting
Whiskey lovers would definitely have a fun time visiting the country’s smallest traditional whiskey. Dating as far back as 1825, Edradour distillery is the final stronghold of the handmade single malt whiskey straight from a farm distillery that remains in production to this day. Edradour is filled with rich history, making it such a special experience to have a first-hand taste of the whiskey made surrounded by all the unique smells, sounds, and sights.
Scottish pampering is hard to miss so make sure you add these activities to your bucket list!