Top 6 things to do for groups and tours
17 July 2015
All our hotels are located in fantastic destinations, offering access to many of Scotland and northern England’s best attractions. To give you a little inspiration, we’ve pulled together a list of our top 6 experiences for groups and tours.
1. Join a mountain top Ceilidh
Located just north of Fort William, Aonach Mor is one of Scotland’s most iconic mountains. This summer, the Snowgoose restaurant and bar plays host to a run of Scottish ceilidhs – all showcasing traditional music and highland dancing. Soak up the atmosphere and make the most of this unique experience. Perfect for larger groups and individual travellers alike.
2. Eilean Donan, Scotland’s most beautiful castle
Eilean Donan Castle is one of Scotland’s most magical castles, and is renowned for its beauty; making it a must see stop on any tour of the Highlands.. The castle is located less than a couple of hours north of Glencoe and includes an, informative visitor centre and coffee shop (remember to try the delicious homemade cakes). Whether on a day trip or a longer tour of Skye, your clients are sure to enjoy this standout attraction.
3. Discover Scotland’s Prehistoric landscape
Travel south on the A816 from the bustling town of Oban to Scotland’s prehistoric capital: Kilmartin Glen. Magnificent landscapes can be enjoyed from the coach and when you arrive… well everyone’s in for a treat. Explore Scotland’s largest collection of Neolithic and Bronze Age remains, or visit Kilmartin Glen Museum, Fort Dunnad or any one of the many cairns and monuments dotted around the area..
4. Go underground and visit the longest show cave in England
Looking to try something different with your group or tour? Why not visit White Scar Cave? At almost 350 million years old, and the longest cave in England, it offers a truly unique and accessible way to experience the wonders of the subterranean world. Situated in the picture perfect Yorkshire Dales, the surrounding area is awash with not to be missed visitor attractions and places to stop for a quick bite to eat.
5. The Famous Grouse Distillery Tour
A firm favourite amongst travel agents, tour operators and visitors alike, a tour of Glenturret Distillery is a must for both novices and whiskey enthusiasts. Taste the silky smoothness of Scotland’s most valued export and spot the Guinness World Record for the largest bottle of whisky! Tours are conducted in English but translation sheets are available on request. Located in the pretty Perthshire village of Crieff and just an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh – it’s the ideal stop for a day trip or longer tour of Scotland.
6. Dawyck Botanic Garden
Only eight miles from the picturesque town of Peebles, Dawyck Botanic Garden is one of the world’s finest arboreta. Its 70 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds is home to an abundance of exotic and native plants, providing a tranquil escape perfect for day trips, or even an afternoon stop. Booked tours can be arranged throughout the year and tailored to the interests of your group.