Edinburgh is a city that begs to be explored. From the vaults and wynds (narrow lanes) that riddle the Old Town to the urban villages of Stockbridge and Cramond, and every corner turned…More
Edinburgh is a city that begs to be explored. From the vaults and wynds (narrow lanes) that riddle the Old Town to the urban villages of Stockbridge and Cramond, and every corner turned reveals sudden views and unexpected vistas. Loch Lomond became the heart of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park The park extends over a huge area, from Balloch north to Tyndrum and Killin, and from Callander west to the forests of Cowal.Less
Belfast, Stranraer & Edinburgh
We travel to Belfast for the ferry crossing to Stranraer. On arrival in Scotland, we set out for Edinburgh, appreciating the views, urban and rural, along the way before arriving at the Best Western King Manor Hotel near the city. Its ideal location puts it within distance of many of Edinburgh’s main attractions.
Edinburgh is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, and it is small enough to explore easily on foot. Our day in the Scottish capital will take in the Royal Mile, which stretches from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace, and is dotted with shops, restaurants and pubs, which offer lots of opportunities to sample a “wee dram” of single malt.
After breakfast, we travel to Loch Lomond via the Trossachs, a range of hills that marks the boundary between the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a cruise on Loch Lomond while soaking up a landscape steeped in history and legend. This is a photographer’s dream location so have your camera ready.
First stop is Roslyn Chapel, famous from Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code. Next is the Museum of Flight, featuring the Concorde Experience. We end the day at Ocean Terminal, Scotland’s largest shopping centre.
Edinburgh, Stranraer & Belfast
We make our way back to Stranraer to board the ferry to Belfast invigorated by the time that we spent in the company of our Celtic cousins.