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This castle is an interesting site in Aberdeenshire. It’s a great stop on any tours of Scotland.   It consists of 13th Century Tower of Drum. This is one of the very first and most famous of the medieval Scottish tower houses. It was a royal keep in the ancient...

This is a famous stop for many tours of Ireland.   The first castle was built of wood , and the one currently visited is in fact the third castle built here.   The big draw for visitors is “skiing the Blarney Stone”. This is a block of limestone which...

This is a tiny hamlet in Ayrshire , with less than 100 inhabitants. It is one of the hidden gems we enjoy showing clients on tours of Scotland.   The village is situated on the inhospitable Carrick shore , near Girvan. This is where the Lendal water enters the...

This is a nineteenth century mansion idyllically situated in Killarney National Park. When on tours of Ireland we always look at the house and the nearby Muckross Abbey.   The house was built 1843 by the Herbert family. It has 100 rooms.   The main entrance can be accessed by jaunting...

This is one of Scotlands four Royal Palaces. It stands on a promontory of Loch Linlithgow. Its ruins are worth visiting on any tours of Scotland. It has many striking architectural features and is usually not that crowded with visitors.   It has been a royal residence since at least...

This is a beautiful Victorian property near Castlerea , County Roscommon , Ireland. It was built in the mid-19th Century to replace an earlier 17th Century house.   Its setting in extensive parkland makes it worth a visit on any tours of Ireland.   It was occupied by the O’Connor’s,...

This picturesque village is well worth a visit on any tours of Scotland. It is a recognised ancient site above Pitlochry.   The church has a lintel stone with the date 1613. The building was enlarged in 1704 and improved again in 1787. In the graveyard there are interesting graves...

This Georgian mansion lies on the shores of Clew Bay if your tours of Ireland take you in that direction.   The present house dates from around 1730 (start date) and is built on the site of one of the O’Malleys castles. The O’Malley name is that of...

By Ann Harrison, CC BY-SA 2.0, Link   Aberchirder, known locally as Foggieloan or Foggie (which means mossy field), is a quaint village in Aberdeenshire. Its attraction on any tours of Scotland is its castle and the views.   The village was founded in 1764 and is laid out in...

This magnificent house was formerly the seat of the Dukes of Leinster. It is famous for its magnificent saloon decorated by the “Francini brothers” in 1739.   Carton is 14 miles west of Dublin and worth a stop on any tours of Ireland.   It originated from the “Manor of...