Why Scotland is Calling Your Name
Plans for New Year’s yet? No country has as much fun with it as Scotland, which is famous for its year-end Hogmanay celebrations. Head outside with the locals in Edinburgh, Inverness, Aberdeen, and towns and cities throughout the country to celebrate with torchlight processions, bonfires, pipes and drum performances, and street theatre as you raise a glass to centuries-old winter fire rituals.
Any time of the year, however, visitors can book a “sea safari” just an hour outside of Glasgow. Spend a few nights exploring the Scottish Baronial grandeur of Glenapp Castle on the coast in Ayrshire before heading out in a small-ship, private vessel. The castle, built in 1870, is known for its magnificent gardens and Relais & Chateaux hospitality.
Glenapp Castle - Hebridian Sea Safari
But one of its signature experiences is a private Hebridian sea safari, which takes guests on overnight adventures into the channels, lochs and coastlines to bring them closer to seal colonies, puffin rookeries and to watch gannets plunging into the sea, amongst other sea and bird life. A marine biologist joins the small-boat adventure, and history experts share the lore of the remote towns, barren white beaches and hidden castles you’ll come across on this unforgettable adventure.
St Andrews Links - The Castle Course
Lovers of whisky may already know Speyside, where over half of the country’s distilleries reside – so why not explore Islay, often called “whisky island” off the west coast? Golfers can choose from over 550 courses – from the iconic St. Andrews (book ahead to snag a tee time) to many tournament courses for you to follow in the footsteps of the sport’s legends. Let us craft a trip around a visit to your must-try distilleries and must-play courses. There’s so much to see.
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