Itinerary

This is our suggested itinerary for our Historic Scotland self-drive tour. All of our itineraries are fully flexible and we would be delighted to add additional nights, or tailor the route to match your interests. Please request this when making an enquiry.

Day 1 - Arrive Edinburgh
Arrive in Edinburgh, Scotland's majestic capital and one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Europe. Explore the narrow alleyways, hidden courtyards and secret gardens of the Royal Mile and for a spectacular view of the city take a walk up Arthur's Seat.
Overnight - Edinburgh

Day 2 - Edinburgh Sightseeing
Get your bearings with a City Sightseeing bus tour, and visit historic Edinburgh Castle - a majestic landmark which dominates the city's skyline just as it has dominated Scotland's long and turbulent history. Follow in the footsteps of tragic Mary Queen of Scots at Holyrood Palace and discover the many attractions of this beautiful city.
Overnight - Edinburgh

Day 3 - Edinburgh to Fort William
Travel north to Stirling to visit the medieval Castle, the National Wallace Monument and the evocative site of the Battle of Bannockburn. A wonderfully scenic journey takes you through spectacular Glencoe and into the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Your destination for the night is on the western sea-board at the foot of Ben Nevis - the UK's highest mountain.
Overnight - Fort William

Day 4 - Fort William Sightseeing
Spend the day around the magnificent west coast. Visit Glencoe village and learn of the infamous massacre of the Clan MacDonald in 1692. Travel on the wonderful Road to the Isles, a route steeped in our dramatic past and visit the Glenfinnan Monument where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised the Jacobite standard in 1745.

Eilean Donan Castle, the most recognisable and photographed of Scotland's castles, is just over an hour's drive away.
Overnight - Fort William

Day 5 - Fort William to Inverness 
Your tour continues north, passing the famous Commando Memorial high above Spean Bridge where three gigantic bronze figures stand proud in battledress, woollen caps and climbing boots looking across the Great Glen. Continue along the shores of brooding Loch Ness past historic Urquhart Castle and on to the Capital of the Highlands.
Overnight - Inverness

Day 6 - Inverness Sightseeing
A full day to explore Inverness, visit 14th century Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battefield where in 1746 the last battle took place on British soil, or tour the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail.
Overnight - Inverness

Day 7 - Inverness to St Andrews
Travel from the Highlands to the Lowlands into beautiful Highland Perthshire. En-route visit Blair Castle or Dalwhinnie Distillery, the highest distillery in the Highlands. Your journey will take you into the Kingdom of Fife for your final night in St Andrews.

Here you can explore the remains of the huge Norman Cathedral, take a stroll through the 600 year old University, or practice your swing at the home of golf.
Overnight - St Andrews

Day 8 - St Andrews to Edinburgh
After breakfast it is less than a 90 minute journey to Edinburgh.