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The Turoe Stone stands at the centre of a large area of parkland, the Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park, near the village of Bullaun. The white granite boulder, which stands about 1m high, dates back to the 3rd or 2nd century BC. Its top...

Perched on cliffs, roughly 200 feet high, and a deep chasm on the landward side, it is plain why Dunnottar Castle, 2 miles south of Stonehaven on the east coast, was for centuries a favourite stronghold of the power-hungry Scottish nobility (and, on occasion, of...

One of Scotland’s oldest royal burghs, Linlithgow was a common stopover for important personages in the Middle Ages. Today the ruins of the fortified Linlithgow Palace are exceptionally well preserved. Its oldest part is the tower in the right foreground, which was built in 1302....

This tapering headland of gentle landscapes scattered with ancient ruins and quiet villages is perfect for a circular tour. The “Ring of Hook” route begins south of New Ross at Dunbrody Abbey, the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian church, but Ballyhack is another good...

The spine of Dublin’s most popular and stylish shopping district runs south from Trinity College to the glass-covered St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre. At the north end, at the junction with Nassau Street, is a bronze statue by Jean Rynhart of Molly Malone, the celebrated...

Here at Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we take pride in creating bespoke trips for our clients. 2018 is particularly busy as private tours are on the rise and people are beginning to realise this is the way to see Ireland and Scotland. Authentic sights off the...

The oddest sight along the Londonderry coast is this small, domed rotunda perched precariously on a windswept headland outside the family resort of Castlerock. The temple was built in 1785 by Fredrick Augustus Herbey, the eccentric Earl of Bristol and Protestant Bishop of Derry, as...

I thought it might be interesting to break up our tours and focus on stays at flagship hotels , and what we do while there. The first one that came to mind was Ballynahinch castle.   At Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours we like to provide authentic tours...

Over the winter we have had a number of clients taking our chauffeur driven tours of the North coast. Some have been just day trips , and others with one overnight stay. The feedback has been tremendous.   On that tour you get to visit the world famous Giants...

Just a word of warning to all those thinking of visiting Ireland and Scotland in 2018. The hotels that we use at Ireland and Scotland Luxury Tours are not large. They are very carefully chosen for location , ambience , and authenticity. The better rooms with views can...