Scotland is a country which will take your breath away! Explore it and enjoy it!
Capital - Edinburgh
Biggest city - Glasgow
Population - 5,404,700
Currency - Pound Sterling
Language - English
Driving - left side
The climate in Scotland is oceanic type and features mild winters and cooler, wetter summers. However, the weather sometimes can be very changeable making travelling in Scotland an unforgettable experience.
Why should you visit Scotland?
Rich history of Scotland is fascinating and complex - there were Roman soldiers, Vikings, noble clansmen, powerful ruling monarchs, periods of wars prosperity.
Scottish landscape - mountainous mist-swirled peaks, beautiful windswept and deserted beaches, waterfalls punctuating rich green glens, and salmon-packed rivers – Scotland is truly a chocolate box of nature nibbles.
Scottish people have a worldwide reputation for warmth and friendliness. Whether it’s the millions of visitors who travel to Scotland every year or the thousands who come to live permanently, so many talk of a genuine friendliness and a welcoming hospitality.
CUSTOM MADE INDIVIDUAL GROUP TOURS
At Scotland Explorer we are happy to offer a range of tours customised to your specific interests. In the meantime we already have a varied selection of popular guided group tours.
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL TOURS
Explore Scotland’s 2000-year old Celtic history and its Tudor clashes against English rule. Learn of the part played by Bonnie Prince Charlie, and heroes Sir Walter Scot and Robert the Bruce. Take a look at the architecturally impressive Glasgow School of Art, where Rennie Mackintosh flourished and where his touch can still be found today.
NATURE TOURS (EASY WALKS)
If you’re looking for scenic shots to take home and magnificent memories to retain for the rest of your life then come walking with us in rich heather-strewn moorland, flourishing glens full of wildflowers and wildlife or in dramatic fern-carpeted forests full of intriguing bird calls.
ADVANCED HIKING FOR EXPERIENCED
Nowhere in Scotland is more dramatic for advanced walkers than the stunning Glencoe where a handful of Scotland’s top peaks can be glanced in a 360 degree rotation. Even more adventurous types will revel in the scenic delights and challenges of the famous Cullin Ridge on Skye.
Scotland’s national tipple – and, with more than 126 licensed distilleries here, you’ll find evidence of it everywhere. Produced from fermented grain steeped in alcohol and hidden away in casks for many years (sometimes decades), many of the most famous single malts are produced on mainland and the islands.
ICONIC FILMING LOCATIONS
Fans of Harry Potter, Highlander and the Bond film Skyfall will recognise much of Glencoe, while the dramatic Cullin mountain range was the backdrop for a host of outdoor scenes in Braveheart as well as playing a part in The Lord of the Rings. Edinburgh was the setting for Trainspotting and One Day, while Rosslyn Chapel in The Da Vinci Code sits on its periphery. The 1973 cult classic The Wicker Man was set on Stornoway.
Do you have other ideas? Let us know -we are more than happy to discuss other options and to take you to unforgettable journey.
MEET OUR TEAM
We’ve been exploring Scotland ourselves for a number of years now and are always excited and enthusiastic to guide new recruits around these wonderful shores. But on our tours you will do more than just see Scotland; you’ll also experience it – culturally, historically and aesthetically.
You’ll meet its people, taste its produce and indulge in its music and dance. But you will also learn about its folklore, troubled ghosts and take its superstitions to heart. Like it did with us, we’re pretty sure Scotland will get under your skin, and you’ll want to return again, and again…
Meanwhile, we understand people’s sight-seeing preferences differ – and their level of fitness – and which is why we have arranged a choice of tours. So why not join us on one of our fascinating mini-bus and large coach-guided tours? We promise a tour you’ll never forget (for all the right reasons, of course!).
Boat Tour to Staffa
Tel: +44 7551380602