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  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,...

Opened in 1830 with one wild boar and an admission price of 6d (2.5 pence), Dublin Zoo was one of the world’s first zoos and was the birthplace of the lion that roars at the beginning of MGM movies. The big cat compound in the...

This is a most beautiful village in Fife, and well worth seeing on any tours of Scotland. It is the most complete 17th/18th century village in Scotland.   It has so much to see including stunning little houses along cobbled streets. These are 17th century in origin. The streets have appeared many...

If you are seriously thinking of a tour of Ireland, a tour of Scotland, or a tour of Ireland and Scotland, start planning NOW   It seems that 2020 will be a busy year for private, chauffeur driven, tours. Many travellers have become more “savvy” in what they...

This is a small village worth a stop on any tours of Scotland.   It dates back to Roman times and beyond. Saint Kentigern preached here and the ruins of a church erected in his name can still be seen. It is said William Wallace (of Braveheart fame) married...

The infamous Corryvreckan whirlpool is brew whipped up between the isles of Jura and Scarba, where the westward stream running through the Gulf of Corryvreckan into the Atlantic meets the eastward-running eddy over rough ground. In rough weather it is deadly, in calm weather merely...

  High above the Shannon estuary, just west of Ballylongford, this 15th century castle belonged to the O’Connor clan, who ruled much of northern Kerry. The English besieged or sacked it repeatedly but the body blow was delivered in 1649 by Cromwellian forces. The ruins include...