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This village is between Gullane and North Berwick. It is considered by many as the most beautiful village in Scotland. Therefore, it is well worth visiting on any tours of Scotland.   The village is framed by mature trees, and set around a large green, with 17th and 18th...

This is one of the great gardens of Ireland in Ashford, County Wicklow. It is noted for trees and shrubs from all parts of the world. The garden is a true hidden gem, and not many tourists are aware of it.   It is well worth visiting on any...

This is a village in the Borders area of Scotland. The village is almost encircled by the windings of Kale Water (which is a 20-mile-long tributary of the River Teviot) Its parish boundary runs along the actual Border.   It is worth a stop on any tours of Scotland.   The...

  These gardens are on the peninsular of Howth which forms the extremity of the north-east boundary of Dublin. It’s an easy day trip on any tours of Ireland.   Howth is prominent in Celtic history and has been inhabited from the earliest times. At a period approximate to the...

This is a parish in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is worth visiting on any tours of Scotland for a number of reasons.   King Edward is also noted for fine salmon and trout fishing.   The name is actually derived from two Gaelic words – “ceann eader” So it is named after...

  We have had a number of tours of Ireland where clients have been interested in gardens. Rowallane has always been a favourite on those tours. The gardens are in Saintfield , County Down.   It is a garden of exceptional interest and beauty. It was started by Mr Hugh Armytage...

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...