A real Highlands tour should always begin at Edinburgh Castle, where the kings of Scotland conducted their legendary battles against the Romans and the English. From Castle Rock you can travel by car to Perth and Pitlochry to Inverness.
After leaving the coast in your hire car picked up in Edinburgh you enter the wild beauty of the land of the Celts. Castle ruins, rugged fortresses and grand stately homes punctuate your trip to Inverness, culminated by the magnificent vista of the North Sea.
And a little tip for book lovers: visit Dan Brown’s ("Illuminati" etc.) famous Rosslyn Chapel in your hire car.
Nessie: on the trail of the Loch Ness monster
The legendary monster of Loch Ness, is it just a myth? Check it out for yourself and drive from Edinburgh to Fort William and Fort Augustus to Loch Ness. The long narrow loch reaches a depth of 230 metres - plenty of room for a monster to hide. Will you discover Nessie?
Not just myths lure you to go on a discovery tour in a hire car. Scotland is the land of legends, and you should reckon on 4 to 5 days for a round trip from Edinburgh. Legends and myths apart, Scotland’s vibrant cities invite you to shop and then round off the day in the evening by savouring a delicious dish of freshly cooked Scottish Atlantic salmon followed with a real Scottish whisky as digestive.
History meets the modern - from Edinburgh to Glasgow by car
It’s just an hour’s ride from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Whereas Edinburgh, the Scottish capital on the Firth of Forth estuary on the east coast of Scotland, is the bastion of tradition, the vibrant university city of Glasgow sees its future as a modern metropolis. This fascinating city with streets lined with major retail and brand outlets as well as impressive malls is the second most important shopping city after London.
You can hire a car in Edinburgh or Glasgow to drive on discovery tours on the coast or in the Highlands. The pilgrimage town of St Andrews is well worth a visit, and not just because of its impressive backdrop overlooking the North Sea.
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