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Scottish Golf & Sight-Seeing

Golf Holidays can help tailor your golf vacation to include trips to some of Scotland’s world famous sight-seeing attractions.

Whisky Tasting at Scotland’s Famous Distilleries

Follow the Scottish Whisky trail and include a tasting tour at one of Scotland’s famous distilleries as part of your trip – with the range on offer, you won’t be disappointed! We can recommend local tours based around your golfing itineraries. Some tours also have interactive and audio-visual presentations which lets you discover the history and heritage of the ancient and noble art of distilling. You will also uncover the secrets of the Master Blender and com away a whisky expert too! There is always an opportunity to purchase some famous brands at the whisky shops on-site.

 

Edinburgh Castle & Old Town

Walk through Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town with its network of narrow alleyways and cobbled streets. You can even delve beneath the town’s surface and discover a secret subterranean world of forgotten chambers that once housed the city’s poor. Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland’s most iconic visitor attractions and was once was once a residence of Scotland’s kings and queens. Key attractions include the Royal Palace, the Crown Room where the Scottish Crown Jewels are kept, and the Stone of Destiny where previous Scottish Monarchs were crowned. Listen out at 1pm as the One O’clock Gun is fired almost daily and has been since 1861.

 

Stirling Castle & Wallace Monument

One of Scotland’s grandest castles, Stirling Castle commands the countryside for many miles around. It towers over some of the most important battlefields of Scotland’s past including Stirling Bridge, the site of William Wallace’s victory over the English in 1297, and Bannockburn where Robert the Bruce defeated the same foe in the summer of 1314. The Wallace Monument stands tall and proud outside the city of Stirling and lets visitors follow the story of Sir William Wallace, the patriot, martyr, and Guardian of Scotland.

 

Tour the ‘Home of Golf’ St Andrews – British Golf Museum

The 5 star British Golf Museum sits just 67 yards from the famous Old Course. Imaginative exhibitions, hands on activities and stunning multimedia displays bring to life over 500 years of golfing history. The Museum is only one in 9 museums in Scotland to be awarded 5 star status by Visit Scotland National Tourist Board. There are over 16,000 items in the collection including golf equipment, prizes, decorative art, film, photographs and archives dating from the 17th century to the present day. This is a fascinating attraction for golf enthusiasts.

 

Salmon Fishing on the River Tay

The River Tay is internationally renowned for its Atlantic salmon fishing. It is one of the best salmon rivers in the United Kingdom, indeed in the European Union. Anglers come to central Scotland from all over the world to fish here. It is possible to fish for salmon on many other Scottish rivers. A professional guide can accompany you and provide you with essential local knowledge of the salmon river, which varies depending on seasons.

 

 

Guided Walking Tour of St. Andrews

St Andrews Castle was the official residence of Scotland’s leading bishop throughout the Middle Ages. Its scale demonstrated the power and wealth of the bishops, and it was the setting for many important events which determined the course of Scottish history. Walk through the Harbour, Cathedral, Castle and end at the famous Old Course to discover why St. Andrews is the Home of Golf and how it changed through different centuries.