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The Cairngorms are not the preserve of skilled and well-equipped mountaineers; apart from the ski routes with their merciful chairlifts, they contain many paths for the adventurous walker. To reach Loch Avon, a narrow trench of water bulldozed into shape by an Ice Age glacier...

  The hill of Knocknarea is to the West of Sligo town. You will see it clearly when passing through on any tours of Ireland. It is 1078 feet high.   On the south-west of the hill is the Glen of Knocknarea, a deep cleft nearly a mile long and...

This is the Glen of the two lakes. It’s an early Monastic settlement in a cup of the Wicklow mountains. It is impressively lonely and lovely in its setting. The ring of the hills, once heavily wooded, the bare cone of Camaderry to the right, are unforgettable. It is...

Situated above the bay from it which it takes its name, Culzean Castle (pronounced Cull-ain) was built for the Earl of Cassillis by Robert Adam, the greatest architect Scotland has produced, between 1777 and the year of his death, 1792. Culzean is a castle built...

  The county of Carlow was made “shire-ground” by King John. The town is in the fertile, limestone valley of the River Barrow. This river was famous separating the English from the Irish clans. Here, where a tributary, joins the Barrow River, a four angled lake is formed. It’s worth...

  On the road from Limerick to Killarney is the village of Adare. It lies on the River Maigue. This beautiful little place is worth seeing on any tours of Ireland. Great thatched cottages and local shops and crafts. At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we usually stop for a...

‘It’s a far cry to Loch Awe!’   The exact meaning of the old shout is in dispute, but it was probably a confident boast of the inaccessibility of Campbell territory, which includes this 23-mile-long loch. Loch Awe is studded with ancient timber dwellings, called crannogs, and...

This is the principal bridge across the River Liffey, in Dublin. It is the main life line between North and South Dublin. You will definitely cross it on any tours of Ireland!   It was once known as the “Carlisle Bridge” and was rebuilt in 1794, and then again...

In mountain parts of Donegal, you may see small pockets of corn ripen among stone and heather. There is an immense patchwork feel to the land. At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours Donegal is one of our favourite places to visit.   There are a good number of “Drumlins”...

A mere three miles long by one and a half wide – composed of Torridonian sandstone, curiously unrelated geologically to neighbouring Mull – Iona is richer in Christian association than any other Scottish Island. In 563AD St Columba left Ireland with 12 companions to come...