Both mysterious and seductive, Scotland charms its visitors with settings of novels, plays and films. We encounter Shakespearean characters, bards, kings and queens... and even James Bond. This trip between Glasgow and Edinburgh takes a thousand side roads to lead you to castles and lochs, museums and whisky distilleries, forests and valleys with a thousand stories to tell...
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. High above the dramatic coastline of southwest Scotland, overlooking the Irish Sea and the iconic Ailsa Craig Island, sits Glenapp Castle. This baronial castle is hidden from the rugged surrounding landscape by 15 hectares of magical parkland including an Italian garden designed by the renowned horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll.Underneath its fairytale towers and turrets are imposing rooms with rich fabrics, art and antiques echoing the splendour of a bygone era. With award-winning international cuisine, Glenapp Castle is the ideal base for country sports and world-class golf. Glenapp’s all-weather boat allows guests to explore the surrounding Scottish isles and whisky distilleries, or to fish and observe the spectacular wildlife. ... Learn moreless
This glorious neo-classical 18th century architectural masterpiece designed by Robert Adam, is the former home of the head of the Kennedy Clan – the Earl of Cassillis and is now the jewel in the crown of the National Trust for Scotland and a ‘must-see’ for any visitor to Ayrshire. Near Culzean Castle,...Read More less
Entirely dedicated to the memory of the National Bard, the village of Alloway is home to the museum and the cottage where Robert Burns was born. It was here at an early age that the poet heard the myths and stories that inspired some of his most famous poems. Its vast collection of manuscripts, letters...Read More less
Due to its industrial past, Glasgow’s skyline is still marked by imposing Victorian buildings such as the Kelvingrove Museum. It is also home to a remarkable art collection donated by the wealthy shipping magnate W. Burrel. In the 19th century, the harmonious curves and refined style imposed by the architect C.R. Mackintosh, a pioneer in Art Nouveau, marked the resurgence of this industrial city. Today, the cultural dynamism of this vibrant city can now be found in the revitalized neighborhoods along the River Clyde. ... Learn moreless
Explore the mysterious landscapes of Scotland’s first national park and the famous Loch Lomond, towered over by the imposing Ben Lomond. In this vast wilderness, a host of Munros rise up more than 3,000 feet, offering spectacular panoramic views and the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities. Hiking...Read More less
On the South-side of the City of Glasgow, in the heart of Pollock Country Park, you will find the Burrell Collection, named after its donor, the shipping magnate Sir William Burrell. It’s one of the greatest collections ever created by a single person, comprising over 8000 objects, including work by...Read More less
The Scottish capital has two distinct personalities that provide a special charm to a city, and qualify it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dominated by its imposing medieval castle, the Old Town will fascinate you with its past and the countless urban legends that surround it. The New Town, with its Georgian architecture, museums, and gardens, will enchant you with its timeless elegance. Go from one to the other, or head to the seaport of Leith, or even visit the top of Arthur's Seat for magnificent panoramic views of the city. ... Learn moreless
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.