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  These hidden gems are a small group of islands in the Inner Hebrides. They are a group of six islands of the West coast of Mull. The islands are noted for their unusual and curious shapes. Very interesting on any tours of Scotland.   The “Dutchmans Cap” island is an...

  The Roman geographer Ptolemy in his first century AD map called it the ‘clean-cut cape’: Duncansby Head looks like a piece from a giant jigsaw puzzle. The sandstone cliffs drop more than 200 feet into the sea, and the grass grows all the way to...

At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we tend to avoid the Ring of Kerry due to increased commercialism. There are a lot of coaches, and a lot of national flags from all nations that visit Ireland. It’s all a bit “put on” But the scenery is stunning.   On any...

This is a busy market town surrounded by parkland. It’s a beautiful place worth seeing on any tours of Scotland.   Kelso has many fine houses, including Ednam House. This was built in 1761 and has beautiful Italian ceilings. It now functions as a hotel and at Ireland and Scotland...

  This is an isolated island off the North coast of Ireland with some interesting features and history. It is not always possible to visit the island due to the rough seas, but it is clearly visible as you drive around the coast. Those views alone should not...

The sands of Cullen Bay are pitted with lost golf balls, for this eighteen-hole course is laid out on the raised bench between Cullen and Portknockie. The passage of glaciers in Scotland during the Ice Age contributed greatly to the present appearance of the landscape:...

  This hill is strewn with boulders and trees but should not be missed on tours of Scotland. Because this is where the impressive William Wallace monument stands.   It is close to Stirling, and the hill stands at 362 feet with the monument a further over 220 feet...

This quaint little town is made famous by the “Rock of Cashel”. At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we usually visit Cashel on our first day, on the way to Kerry.   The Rock of Cashel is where Saint Patrick once preached. It dominates the surrounding countryside and the...

  Sheltered by the slopes of the Twelve Bens, this lakeside castle is a romantic, battlemented Gothic Revival fantasy. It was built as a present for his wife by Mitchell Henry (1826-1911), who was a Manchester tycoon and later Galway MP. The Henrys also purchased a...

This ancient building is in Kirkcudbrightshire.   Sweetheart Abbey is one of the most beautiful monastic ruins in Scotland. It is built in red sandstone and worth visiting on any tours of Scotland.   It was founded in the 13th century by Devorguila, Lady of Galloway. The Abbey, built in 1273,...