Self-Drive : Edinburgh to Inverness

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Drive to Inverness

Leaving Edinburgh and start the journey North. Why not visit Stirling and follow in the footsteps of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Bonnie Prince Charlie with a visit to sumptuous Stirling Castle. One of Scotland’s largest and most important fortifications, it’s been carefully refurbished and restored to give visitors a glimpse into the rich and colourful world of Scotland’s Renaissance Kings, Queens, nobles and courtiers.

You can feast your eyes on its magnificent banqueting hall and discover the intrigue and legends that lie within the walls of its Royal Palace.

Perched on top of a vast volcanic rock, and visible from miles around, Stirling Castle was the key to the kingdom of Scotland and has witnessed sieges, wars and battles. It presides over the famous battle site of Stirling Bridge where William Wallace, immortalised in the film ‘Braveheart’, defeated English forces in 1297. And 17 years later it was King Robert the Bruce’s turn to banish the English at the battle of Bannockburn.

After exploring Stirling castle, carry on to Perth.

Depart Perth and start the Journey North to the Scottish Highlands. You can stop at the following on route: HIGHLIGHTS

  • Village of Pitlochry
  • Blair Athol Distillery (entry not included)
  • Highland Folk Museum

Visit the Highland Folk Musem

The Highland Folk Museum has transformed 300 years of history by recreating a thriving 1700's township, of heather thatched turf houses with open peat fires, furnished with box bed and traditional cruisie lamps. A working croft still stands with horses, cattle, ducks, tractors, hand pumps and farm machinery and the teacher rules in the old, tin Highland school!

At this award-winning museum, a Victorian water-powered sawmill has been brought back to life along with a clockmaker's workshop, tailor's shop, 1950s summer house and post office.

Interpretive Guides in period costume bring history alive, whilst old favourites are available in the 1930's sweet shop during the summer months. The introductory audiovisual (19 minutes) welcomes you, and facilities include a gift shop, cafe, children's play areas and picnic sites with spectacular views of the Cairngorms, all located throughout the site.

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