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Follow our ideas and itineraries around Scotland and discover the colourful history of the country. Choose from heritage trails around smaller towns and villages to explore village life or day to day itineraries around castles and historic buildings.

  • River Teith at Callander
    River Teith at Callander
  • Falkirk town centre
    Falkirk town centre
  • Alloa Tower, Clackmannanshire
    Alloa Tower, Clackmannanshire
  • View of Balmoral Castle from the gardens
    Balmoral Castle
Looking onto the Falkirk Wheel

Falkirk Heritage Trail

Follow the Falkirk Heritage Trail, a series of 25 historic sites in the town marked by information plaques.

Alloa Tower, Clackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire Tower Trail

Follow the Clackmannanshire Tower Trail, a route taking you around four tower houses and one manor house.

An aerial view over Inchmahome Island, Lake of Menteith

Mary Queen of Scots Trail

Mary Queen of Scots is the most famous, most intriguing and most studied of all Scottish monarchs.

Wild poppies growing in a field by North Berwick, East Lothian

Uncover traces of WW1

Discover places and attractions across Scotland associated with the First World War from fascinating museums to military relics.

Arbroath Abbey

Heritage Trails

Sense Dundee & Angus' history following these Heritage Trails and discover the marks left by the past Scots.

Melrose Abbey floodlit at night

Borders Abbeys

Follow this themed itinerary on the Scottish Borders four abbeys to plan a trip to these historic buildings.

River Teith at Callander

Callander Heritage Trail

The Callander History and Heritage Trail, also known as ‘Stories in the Stones’, is a compelling journey through Callander's rich history and culture.

Swans, gulls and ducks gather on Linlithgow Loch

Linlithgow Heritage Trail

Follow the Linlithgow Heritage Trail Which takes in 44 of the the Royal Burgh's historical and architectural sites of interest.

Balmoral Castle and the River Dee

Victorian Heritage Trail

Discover why Queen Victoria and Prince Albert fell in love with Royal Deeside and visit the historic and picturesque places that make this part of north east Scotland a truly majestic place.

Looking inside a green house in Kailzie Gardens

Homes and gardens

Follow a leisurely five day trail through the picturesque towns and villages of the Scottish Borders, enjoying the best stately homes and open gardens available.

The white-fronted facade of Blair Castle in rich green surroundings

Important figures trail

Perthshire has played host to many important historical figures. Why not follow this three day itinterary and discover some of the places and attractions associated with these fascinating individuals?

Historic Kirkyard Trail

Follow the Historic Kirkyard Trails to discover the fascinating facts about the history and heritage of Dundee & Angus.

History itinerary

Follow this two day itinerary around some of the fascinating museums and historic sites in Shetland.

Robert Burns itinerary

Follow this Robert Burns itinerary around Ayrshire, Dumfries and Edinburgh visiting museums dedicated to the National Bard.

Mysterious Edinburgh

Follow this itinerary and uncover the mysteries and secrets of Edinburgh which make this ancient city so endlessly fascinating.

Great minds and innovations

Follow this fascinating itinerary to discover Scotland's great minds and innovations.

Scotland's heroes

Follow this itinerary and find out about Scotland's heroes. Delve into the turbulent yet fascinating history of Scotland.

Royal Edinburgh

Follow this itinerary and discover royal connections in Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia.

Pictish Trails

Journey through Dundee & Angus’ past following this Pictish Trail and discover the mysterious Pictish stones.

Highland Pictish Trail

The Pictish Trail takes you from Inverness to Golspie in Sutherland.