The Brotherhood of The Kilts, United Kingdom
CURATED CULTURAL CLASSICS
CULTURAL CLASSICS - THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE KILTS
This is a ThirdHome tailored private journey (ideal for 2-8 people) and not a commercial group tour. Our customized journeys allow members to set their own travel dates and include their individual personal interests along with specific excursions, dining and regional opportunities that they may wish to experience for the perfectly-personal journey experience. NO keys are required for this journey. Please refer to fees section in property details below.
Experience 7 nights/8 days discovering a land of magnificent scenery through the eyes of the fascinating culture founded by the brotherhood of the kilts and that which inspired the the television series "Outlander". On this self-drive journey, venture into scenic Sterling, historic Fort William and intriguing Inverness; step into prestigious castles and learn Scotland's dramatic past.
THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE KILTS Scotland Itinerary in brief:
DAY 1 - ARRIVE EDINBURGH:
Arrive into Edinburgh Airport (or train station), where you will pick-up your vehicle. Make your way to the City of Edinburgh, the bustling capital of a country with a rich history, and travel back in time through the atmospheric cobbled streets around the Royal Mile, where Claire and Jamie reunited after 20 years. Packed full of history, the buildings here have remained largely unchanged since the 16th century. Make your way to your hotel in Edinburgh, with remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Edinburgh.
DAY 2 - EDINBURGH:
This morning, after a generous Scottish breakfast, explore the Historic Edinburgh. Make your way to Edinburgh Castle, a mighty fortress sitting on top of Castle Hill and overlooking the entire city. Within the castle, you will have the opportunity to visit the National War Museum, an amazingly thorough source of inspiration about Scotland’s dramatic past. In the afternoon you may wish to visit the National Museum of Scotland to explore the diversity of Scottish history. Make time for afternoon tea today. If time permits, walk the Royal Mile, from Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace—the official residence of the Queen in Scotland. Evening at your leisure and overnight in Edinburgh. (Breakfast included)
DAY 3 - LOTHIANS AND FIFE - STIRLING
Depart Edinburgh and embark on your journey around Scotland. You will first make your way to West Lothian, where you will visit Blackness Castle, which features in the TV series as Fort William. Carry on to the lovely village of Falkland, which appears in the TV series as a stand-in for Inverness in the 1940s. In the afternoon, make your way to the historic burgh of Culross. You will find here the nearest thing to a 16th century time capsule anywhere in Scotland. At the end of the afternoon, you will arrive in Stirling, site of Stirling Castle—one of the largest and historically most important castles in Scotland, where several Scottish Kings and Queens were crowned. Evening is at your leisure and overnight in Stirling. (Breakfast included)
DAY 4 - THE HIGHLANDS & FORT WILLIAM
Today, you will drive through the rugged landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. Your first stop will be at Doune Castle, otherwise known as the fictional Castle Leoch in the TV series. Carry on through the Trossachs National Park, on to the magnificent landscapes of Glencoe. Make your way to the Glenfinnan Monument. Set amidst superb Highland scenery, the monument is a tribute to the Jacobite clansmen who fought alongside Prince Charlie in 1745, in his unsuccessful attempt to restore the Stuart family to the throne of Great Britain. You’ll stay tonight in Fort William, the second largest town in the Highlands. Evening at leisure. (Breakfast included)
DAY 5 - THE HIGHLANDS & INVERNESS
This morning, drive along the scenic route through the Great Glen, a straight valley that follows a major fault line for 62 miles. Take a short detour on to the road to Loch Garry, famous for its trout fishing. The western part of the loch, when seen from a lookout point, bears an uncanny resemblance to the map of Scotland. Admire scenic landscapes, great wildlife, glistening lochs and enchanting moorlands before heading to Loch Ness, a deep, narrow, and 23-mil long loch of great beauty. There, you will have the opportunity to explore the magnificent ruins of Urquhart Castle and—who knows?—perhaps spot the world-famous Loch Ness Monster. In the afternoon, you will be in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands with time to explore before sunset. Evening at your leisure. (Breakfast included)
DAY 6 - THE JACOBITE TRAIL & INVERNESS:
Today, after breakfast, you will be at Culloden Battlefield. Soak up the rich history and haunting atmosphere of a land that has witness the key battle of the 1745-46 Jacobite uprising, where the English decisively defeated the forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This was the last pitched battle fought on British soil. In your search for the fictional Craigh na Dun, where Claire is being swept back in time, venture to Clava Cairns and experience the mythical atmosphere of 4,000-year old site. In the afternoon, wander through the clans’ ancestral lands, to the unspoilt town of Beauly, home of the clan Mackenzie. Explore the ruins of the ancient Beauly Priory. Return to Inverness at the end of the afternoon to relax or spend as you wish. Evening at leisure. (Breakfast included)
DAY 7 - THE JACOBITE TRAIL & EDINBURGH
This morning, delve into 18th century Scotland at the Highland Folk Museum, an open-air museum displaying 30 historic buildings, including a village of thatched roofed houses as they would have appeared in the 1700s. This living history site offers a unique insight into the life of Highland people. Continue through the Highlands on to Pitlochry and visit the Edradour whisky distillery to learn about the age-old process of the making of the “water of life”. After sampling a lovely dram of Scotland’s national drink, carry onward to Edinburgh. Upon arrival check into your hotel and evening at leisure. Overnight in Edinburgh. (Breakfast included)
DAY 8 - DEPARTURE:
After breakfast, drive to the Edinburgh airport to drop off your rental car before flight departure. (Breakfast included)
TO INQUIRE FOR MORE DETAILS & BEGIN PLANNING YOUR PERSONAL JOURNEY - please contact:
Liz Bates - Director of Travel & Concierge Services
Single Family Home with 1 level
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 square feet
1 guest maximum
In lieu of the normal ThirdHome Keys & exchange fees, this personally tailored journey is a full-pay travel option and the monetary cost will be quoted to the member based on whatever accommodations are chosen, along with all other itinerary arrangements and inclusions the member requests to be a part of their customized itinerary. This journey does not require a specific number of keys.
Activities of Interest
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Places of Interest
- Edinburgh & Sterling
- Inverness & Fort William
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