Scotland Luxury Travel Vacation Guide

Scotland may be a small country, but it is quite vast in terms of ways to help you enjoy an unforgettable vacation. It is one of the four countries making up the United Kingdom .The others are England , Wales , and Northern Ireland ,

 

City of Glasgow

 The Capital, Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and is located on th river Clyde.  Glasgow developed grew from the medieval Bishopric of Glasgow  to become  of Europe's main centers for world trade.  When Britain led the  Industrial Revolution, Glasgow became one of the world's top engineering and shipbuilding centers. Glasgow grew to a population of over one million, but  now has a population about half a million.

 Glasgow is home to a variety of theatres including The King's Theatre,  Citizen's Theatre, and  Theatre Royal It also has many municipal museums and art galleries, the most famous being the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Burrell Collection, and the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA).  Most of the museums in Glasgow are publicly owned and free.

 Scotch Whiskey

One of the thrills of a visit to Scotland is a tour of the Whiskey Trail. This will take you on a tour of 8 distilleries where you can taste the famous Scottish whiskey and learn the history of how the whiskey is produced. Take a fishing trip or cruise along Loch Lomond. Visit Loch Ness to see whether you can capture "Nessie" on camera.

Visit the sites where many famous movies have been filmed, such as Braveheart and Highlander 3 in Glen Nevis, Rob Roy in Glen Coe and learn the stories behind these famous Scottish men. Take a tour of the birthplace of Robert Burns in Ayr.

Stay at one of top rated hotels in the country and if you are adventurous enough, you might like an extra visitor. For example, the Learmonth Hotel in Edinburgh is rumored to have a resident ghost that likes to play tricks on the guests. Throughout the country, you will find many 5 star hotels and bed and breakfast establishments where you will have an enjoyable stay. The Auchrannie House Hotel is a luxury complex in Arran and the Cally Palace in Dumfries and Galloway offers luxurious accommodations to visitors in this area.

City of Aberdeen

To experience Scottish culture at its finest, you just have to stop in Aberdeen. Stay at the Ramada Jarvis Aberdeen, located right in the heart of the city and close to all attractions. With a restaurant offering 24 hour room service and a pub, you will enjoy Scottish traditional food. Visit the many pubs in the city and enjoy the company and conversation of the local people.

Visit the treasure house of the Duff House Country Gallery where storytellers, musicians and artists are at work. Learn the relationship that this city has with the sea at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Aberdeen is the seat of Balmoral Castle, where the Royal Family spends their holidays. The ruins of Slains Castle are set directly into the cliffs presenting an imposing site and as you wander around the ruins of Dunnottar Castle, you might just imagine living here in early times.

Visit the coastal village of Collieston and discover the caves where many smuggled goods came ashore. The village is the scene of pretty houses overlooking the harbor and the narrow trail from the village to Whinnyfold and Cruden Bay offers an exceptional opportunity for cycling.

Scotland will provide you with outdoor activities of every nature. Whether you like hill walking, cycling or diving, you will find everything you need in this scenic country.



Monifieth Beach
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Monifieth Dundee is Scotland's fourth largest city, located on the North East coast. Situated in the centre of Tayside it is accessible by air, rail, road and sea.

Dundee Luxury Accomodations

There are a range of luxury hotels in Dundee, but of most interest to the visitor would be the converted manor houses such as Ashlea Manor Guest House with a double/twin for £60/night including breakfast. 2 Victoria Street, Monifieth, Dundee DD5 4HP
Tel : +44 (0)1382 530015

 

 

Monifieth Beach

This beautiful beach is consistently on the list of worlds top beaches. Be warned though, visitors from warmer climes may find it a bit too chill for a dip.


Dundee Golf Courses

There are 4 local courses, but the most popular with visitors is the Monifieth Golf Links, a seaside golfcourse that was setup in 1858. The main course is Ashludie, with 18 holes & 5123 total yards.
Medal Starter's Box, Princes Street, Monifieth, Tayside DD5 4AW
Tel : +44 (0)1382 532767

Things to do In Dundee

The Caird Hall Complex hosts concerts, performances and local gatherings; upon arrival check local listings to see what is playing. Also of great interest is the McManus Galleries and Museum which houses Dundee's main collection in an impressive Gothic Revival building. Look at the city through Dundee city webcam (including monifeith beach)

Walking and Cycling in Dundee

There are currently four major routes in Dundee for walking and cycling: the Green Circular, Sustrans Route 1, Sustrans Route 77 and the North Sea Cycle Route.

Birdwatching on Monifieth Beach

A major pastime for visitors is birdwatching. For more information contact the Angus & Dundee Bird Club.

Broughty Castle

Broughty Castle requires less than an hours travel from anywhere within Dundee. It rests on a rocky promontory on the mouth of the Tay. Built in 1496 on a rocky promontory, it has bears the scars of many sieges and battles. The Castle grounds contain the Broughty Castle Museum which contains local artifacts and gives a good background to the castle and surrounding area's history and present outdoors. For younger visitors, the castle has a comparison between standards of living now and in the past.
 
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