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This is a village near Glenties in Ireland. An area with a few hidden gems for sure. It is a good stop on any tours of Ireland for the following reasons.   Firstly, the scenery is outstanding as the village sits in a valley at the mouth of the...

This castle is in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It has been the vacation castle for the Royal Family since 1852. The estate first shows up in records in 1484 as the property belonged to the Gordons. The style of the castle is pure Scottish Baronial. Stonework is light grey Invergelder granite...

At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we have a great nine/ten-day trip around Ireland.   We start with two nights at the Westbury in Dublin. This allows you to explore the city and see places like the library at Trinity College and Christchurch Cathedral. You can experience Temple Bar...

This is near the Hill of Tarvit in Scotland. It is an interesting stop on any tours of Scotland. Definitely a bit of a hidden gem.   Scotstarvit Tower is a high and notable landmark. It is Ashlar faced, embattled, and turreted. It rises to five storeys complete with garret and...

This little town is situated on the Firth of Clyde, Renfrewshire, Scotland. It is an interesting stop on any tours of Scotland. Gourock is what would be considered a hidden gem, off the main tourist trails.   There was a castle here from 1494, and a later one from...

This is a beautiful town on the North Coast of Ireland. If you find yourself on the coast during tours of Ireland, be sure to make a stop. It’s a great stop for “refreshments” but there is also plenty to see. The views are spectacular right over to...

This is near the town of Castlebar. It is interesting and well worth looking at on any tours of Ireland. Castlebar is situated on the Castlebar River connecting Lough Cullin with Castlebar Lough. It is a great place for fishing.   Ballintober Abbey was founded in 1216 by Cathal, the...

This is situated in Lauderdale, Berwickshire. It’s a good stop on any tours of Scotland.   Lauder’s charter as a royal burgh dates from 1502. But there are claims it has been a royal burgh since the time of William the First in 1185.   The local church was built by...

This is truly a monastic site that has to be seen on any tours of Ireland.   It is an island on Lough Erne, near Enniskillen, in the North of Ireland. The island is accessible by boat only.   The monastery was founded by Saint Molaise in the 6th century. There...

This is the best surviving example of a 13th century stone castle in all of Scotland. It is situated in Aberdeenshire and worth visiting on any tours of Scotland.   The castle still possesses a complete articulated layout of domestic buildings. This gives you a real feel of living...