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    Private Guided Tour Scotland

    Welcome to Catswhiskers Scotland, a small country with a rich tapestry of history, heritage and scenery.

    Tell me a little about a Private Guided Tour of Scotland

    For many years Catswhiskerstours has been designing and delivering private, guided tours of Scotland and other regions of the British Isles. We work closely with guests to design a mutually agreed itinerary which can focus on a wide range of topics and themes, from personal ancestry and sightseeing through to whisky and golf tours.

    Tell me more about a Private Guided Tour of  Scotland with Catswhiskerstours

    Scotland is located north of England and roughly on the same latitude as Vancouver and Moscow. The chief geographic areas are the Highlands, Lowlands, Scottish Borders, Southern Uplands, and Scottish Islands  (including Hebrides and Isle of Skye).  The country is well endowed with glens (valleys), more than 500 lochs (lakes) and over 100 rivers. The geology is diverse with some rocks dating back up to 3bn years. The population is about 5.50 million whose ancestors trace back to the Gaels from Ireland, native Picts, Scandinavians from the Viking era, native Britons and Anglo-Saxons. English and Gaelic are official languages whilst the Doric dialect is spoken in the North East around Aberdeen.

    There is an extremely wide choice of tour options in Scotland,These can be used as a single theme or blended into a wider ranging tour. Here are a few ideas:

    Learn about Scotch Whisky: Tour one or more Scotch whisky distilleries and learn how Scotland’s national drink is made.

    Play Golf: Golf was invented in Scotland with hundreds of courses to choose from including the famous Old Course at St. Andrews.

    Visit a Castle: Over 700 castles of varying types and sizes including Edinburgh and Stirling.

    Visit a Scottish Garden: Over 100 ranging from formal to the avant-garde.

    →Connect with Scottish Literature: Robert Burns, Thomas Carlyle and Sir Walter Scott.

    Fish: Scottish rivers are renowned for Salmon and trout. Rivers include Spey, Dee, Tweed and Tay.

    Tour Scottish Islands: Arran, Bute, Hebrides, Mull & Iona, Skye , Orkney, Hebrides and Shetlands all offer unique experiences.

    Visit Loch Ness: Synonymous with the legendary monster and 23 miles (37K) in length.

    Visit Loch Lomond: About 24 miles (38K) long and popularised in song and verse.

    →Visit Roman Scotland: Centred on the Antonine Wall, a World Heritage Site.

    ↔Scottish Dancing: Watch Highland Dancing and join in Scottish Country Dancing.

    Visit Scottish Battlefields: Decisive battles were fought at Bannockburn, Stirling Bridge and Culloden.

    Connect with prehistory: Kilmartin Glen, Rock Art, Callanish Stones, Crannogs and Brochs.

    →Attend a Highland Games: About sixty to choose from between May and September.

    →Taste traditional Scottish Food: Haggis, Clootie Dumpling and Cullen Skink.

    Visit Scottish Cities: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Stirling, Inverness  and others have much to offer.

    Visit Fife Coast: Quaint fishing villages, historic churches and fish and chips.

    Tour Isle of Skye: Gaelic culture, wildlife, climbing, artists, fishing, castles and scenery.

    Visit Glencoe: Stunning scenery, Clan MacDonald and site of infamous massacre.

    →Hiking: Lots of choice including the 100 mile long West Highland Way from Glasgow to Fort William.

    →See Scottish Wildlife: Raptors, deer, otters, wildcat, whales, dolphins and beaver.

    Connect with personal ancestry: Visit places associated with ancestors.

    Connect with your Clan and Tartan: About 220 on total from all areas.

    →Learn about famous Scots: Bonnie Prince Charlie, Mary Queen of Scots, Rob Roy MacGregor, Adam Smith and others.

    →Appreciate Scottish Architecture: Rennie Mackintosh, Greek Thomson, Robert Adam and more.

    →Visit Art Galleries and Museums: Kelvingrove, National Gallery, National Museum, Burrell Collection  and more.

    →Shop in Scotland: Glasgow is highly renowned whilst Edinburgh has Princes Street.

    Photograph Scotland: Opportunities everywhere aided by subtle and changing light conditions.

    →Visit Palaces and Grand Houses: Scone, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Culzean Castle, Dumfries House.

    →Active in Scotland: Horse Riding, White Water Rafting, Climbing, Hiking, Surfing.

    Explore Haunted Scotland: Over one hundred haunted places to visit.

    →Take a Steam Train: Jacobite Express  (aka Hogwarts Express) from Fort William to Mallaig.

    Tour the Scottish Borders: Rolling countryside, ruined abbeys and Sir Walter Scott connection.

    How can Catswhiskerstours help with a Private Guided Tour of Scotland?

    We can-

    • Arrange self-drive (driving) tours via a package comprising rental car, lodgings and itinerary.
    • Arrange group tours ( transport, lodgings and guide) to suit a wide range of interests and budgets.

    For more information and help contact Nigel-
    T  44 (0) 141 638 5500

     E ncole67@googlemail.com Or info@catswhiskerstours.co.uk

     We look forward to hearing from you!

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