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The 'Cathedrals, Castles & Highlands' Guided Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

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Take a trip north of Edinburgh to picturesque Perthshire. Experience the contrast of two of Scotland’s best surviving Cathedrals, visit the stunning formal gardens at Drummond Castle and visit the peaceful retreat and ancient Caledonian Forrest at The Hermitage.Journey past some of Scotland’s best sights along the way, including breathtaking views of Stirling Castle, The Wallace Monument and The Kelpies.Book this bespoke private tour and see more of the sights of beautiful Perthshire complete with the guidance or your knowledgeable driver & guide. Our tours are conducted in our premium Mercedes Minivans with plenty of baggage space, air conditioning and complimentary water for each guest.

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Drummond Gardens, 2 miles south of Crieff on the Muthill Road (A822) Drummond Castle, Crieff PH7 4HZ Scotland

Located deep in Perthshire, Drummond Castle is a 15th century keep with a 17th century mansion house extension, set into 12 acres of formal terraced gardens. The Castle has seen a lot of history and is connected to Oliver Cromwell and The Jacobite cause, eventually being seized as a government asset. Today the house is private but the claimed gardens are considered to be the best example of their kind in Scotland and well worth a visit.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, Dunblane FK15 0AQ Scotland

The Cathedral at Dunblane dates back over 1,000 years and is one of the best examples of a Medieval place of worship in Scotland. The tower dates from the 1100’s and the chancel in the 1400’s. During the religious reformation lead by John Knox, Dunblane Cathedral was stripped of its furnishings and fell into disrepair until it was fully restored in the 1800’s.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Hermitage Woodland Walk, Just off A9 at Dunkeld, Dunkeld Scotland

The Hermitage near Dunkeld is a gentle woodland walk through the ancient Craigvinean forest to Ossian’s Hall, a surprising folly (retreat) overlooking the impressive Black Linn waterfall. The path to the folly traverses ancient Caledonian forrest and is home to some of the tallest trees in the Uk.

The folly was built in 1760 for the Third Earl of Breadalbane to honour the blind bard Ossian

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dunkeld Cathedral, 1.5 hours drive north of Edinburgh, Dunkeld Scotland

Dunkeld Cathedral stands on the banks of the River Tay in Dunkeld, Perthshire. It is set within a beautiful wooded area to the northern end of the postcard perfect village of Dunkeld.

Because of the long construction period of some 250 years, the cathedral shows mixed architecture. Gothic and Norman elements are intermingled throughout the structure.

Although the northern part of the building lies in ruins, the cathedral is in regular use today and is open to the public.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Stirling Castle, Castle Esplanade Upper Castle Hill, Old Town, Stirling FK8 1EJ Scotland

We will see Stirling Castle's dominant position as we pass by on the tour route.

Pass By: The Kelpies, Helix Park, Falkirk FK2 7ZT Scotland

We will pass by the impressive Kelpie's art installation designed by Andy Scott on the tour route.

Stop At: Forth Bridge, North Queensferry KY11 1HP Scotland

We will stop at South Queensferry to admire the 'three Bridges' on the tour route, the only place in the world three bridges from three centuries cross a body of water.

Duration: 15 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes


Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Drummond Gardens


Duration
8 hours

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