Tour of Scotland: route
Balquhidder– Edinburgh 2 hours
What to see again in Scotland – Scottish attractions not to be missed
Almost half way to the capital, you reach the village of Doune: jump at the occasion to take a break.
At Deanston Distillery
Do not miss in Scotland the guided tour in a typical distillery, with final tasting.
You can have something to eat at the attached restaurant before or after the tour.
Lying in a wood very close to the village, perfectly shows how people used to live in the past. Several films, such as “Outlander” and the “Throne of Spades” were shot here. Ample parking.
Doune Castle opening times
Scotland not to be missed. Edinburgh is about one hour away on the M9. First thing in Edinburgh, visit the Castle. (parking is available in the NCP parking site at the price of £ 15 for 3 hours)
On top of the hill overlooking the town, the Castle is a unique gem. You can take your time to enjoy your visit with the help of an audio guide (£ 3.50).
The tour requires at least two hours. (opening times: Apr 1st/Sept 30th 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Oct 1st/Mar. 31st 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Edinburgh Castle prices
Along the Royal Mile, the road connecting the Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, you can admire lots of significant buildings, such as St Giles’ beautiful gothic Cathedral (Scotland’s High Kirk) and the ultra-modern Scottish Parliament.
To get a different perspective of the city, the “Camera Obscura” may be worth a visit.
If you start from the Castle, you will find Holyrood Palace at the very bottom of the road.
Information for the visit to the royal residence, its collections and its vast gardens can be obtained here.
I highly recommend you to walk it all on foot.
In the evening, have a pint in one of the very many pubs with live music in the Old Town, where you can enjoy a pleasant walk during the day.