With glorious landscapes, picturesque islands and historic castles, Scotland appeals in a great variety of ways. Why not think about renting a holiday cottage or perhaps a converted barn in the countryside? Self-catering accommodation makes a refreshing change from restricted hotel rooms in the larger towns. There will be plenty of space for you and your family to feel at ease, as well as room to store your hiking equipment. All year round, from Hogmanay to the Edinburgh Festival in August, there is a wealth of activities for the whole family in Scotland.
is an ideal base location if you wish to
Tour Scotland or Tour Perthshire. Dunkeld, the fort of the Celts
played a vital role in the early history of Scotland, both as a
Royal and Religious centre. It was the original seat of the chief
bishop of the mysterious kingdom of the Picts;
Scotland's first king, Kenneth MacAlpin, built a stone church here
early in the 9th century to house the relics of St
Columba; and under King David I it was the centre of Christianity
in all of Scotland. The present building was constructed between 1315 and 1501. The cathedral was plundered by the Vikings, and vandalized
by the stern followers of the Reformation. Dunkeld
is a picturesque and delightful town which contains a wealth of
interest, and is an ideal base for walking,
and many other sporting
activities. Dunkeld November Photographs.
away at the foot of thickly wooded hills in Perthshire, you will
discover one of Scotland's gems - the cathedral
town of Dunkeld. And that's not all. Resting on the opposite
bank of the river Tay is the Victorian village of Birnam.
Together the beautifully restored buildings and rich heritage of
these Highland Perthshire towns are an inspiration for lovers of
history, the arts, live music, walking and the outdoors.
Ossian's Hall, a folly built in 1758 for the 2nd Duke of Atholl, provides a spectacular view over a waterfall. Ossian's cave, named after a hermit, can also be visited.
Songs is a fantastic collection of ten songs by one of Scotland’s most respected and popular folk musicians, Dougie Maclean. Best known worldwide as the composer of Music for the Last of the Mohicans motion picture, this volume reflects just a small portion of his output.
Discover Scotland. A comprehensive tour through the geographical, cultural and social history of Scotland with dramatic landscapes and architecture punctuating
the exploration into the events that shaped the nation's heritage.
Genealogy Tours Of Scotland are very much on the increase, probably because of the huge amount of emigration that began in the 17th century and reached its peak after World War II. It has been estimated that worldwide there could be as many as 20 million people of Scottish extraction. Genealogy Scotland.
Easy to use Maps Of Scotland, featuring all of
Scotland's most interesting Cities and Towns. Includes maps of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Perth, plus touring maps of Scotland, walkers, and climbers maps.
Best Driving Tours of Scotland. Rocky coastlines, beautiful lochs and glens; St. Andrews, home of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club; hip and historic Edinburgh: Princes Street, the Royal Mile, and the magnificent Palace of Holyroodhouse; the Trossachs, the romantic countryside of Rob Roy; the towering peaks of the Torridon Highlands and the mysterious Loch Ness. Frommer's Scotland's Best-loved Driving Tours (Frommer's S.).
The often turbulent, and violent, history of Scotland has left a legacy of castles and fortified houses in many parts of the country, especially in the Scottish Borders and the Highlands. Castles Of Scotland.
From the loch and glens of the Highlands of Scotland, to Loch Lomand, Loch Ness and the Island Of Skye, and the cities and towns of Edinburgh, Inverness, Dundee, Perth, Glasgow, Fort William, Oban, St. Andrews and Aberdeen, these Tour Scotland Guides tell you all there is to know about this stunning and varied country.