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Romantic Scotland

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Let Scottish Classic Tours chauffeur you around Scotland in the comfort of an award winning classic car or iconic VW campervan. We would love to share Scotland with you. Take home unforgettable memories.

Tour Highlights

  • Pick up from location
  • Sweetheart Abbey
  • Dumfries
  • Caerlaverock Castle
  • Annandale Distillery and Visitor Centre
  • Gretna Green
  • Drop off at location

Travel through some of Scotland’s less well known but beautiful countryside to Sweetheart Abbey. The Abbey was founded in 1275, lived in by Edward I and eventually laid to ruin in the religious turmoil of the 1600’s. The impressive ruins of Sweetheart Abbey retain a romantic splendour befitting of its name.

Nearby is the town of Dumfries where lunch can be enjoyed at a variety of locations.

Have you ever wondered what life as a knight or archer was like in medieval times? Caerlaverock Castle is one of the best preserved medieval castles in Scotland. Its unique triangular shape assisted in holding off various sieges during the Wars of Independence. Being so close to the English border it was constantly occupied by both English and Scottish forces during many border skirmishes. Repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt the castle was eventually abandoned during the religious turmoil between protestant and catholic in the mid 1700’s.

Annandale Distillery and Visitor Centre. A distillery with a fascinating history. Born in 1836. Falling into a deep sleep in 1918 to be reawakened, following an extensive restoration in 2014. Sample their whiskies named after Robert the Bruce and Rabbie Burns. See how whisky is fermented, distilled and matured.

Where is Scotland’s most romantic place if not Sweetheart Abbey? With over 4500 weddings performed there every year Gretna and Gretna Green must be it. But how did this small village on the Border with England become THE place for couples to wed? In 1754 England passed a law that couples had be aged 21 or over to marry and the ceremony had to take place in a church. Scottish marriage laws only required the couple to be over 16, free to marry and have two witnesses present. This was known as ‘marriage by declaration’ or ‘handfasting’ Soon English couples in their thousands journeyed just across the border to marry which they still do to this day.

This is a full day tour with lunch at a variety of locations in Dumfries. Contact us for more information.

 Scottish Classic Tours is managed by husband and wife, Duncan and Linda Cullen, both of whom share a love of Scotland, classic cars and history. Tours can be either half or full day dependent upon time spent at each location and where your pick up and drop off points are. Call or email to discuss your tour ideas on 07595 187123 or scottishclassictours@gmail.com.

Contact details

Scottish Classic Tours
Millburn House
Dolphinton
Peeblesshire
Scotland
EH46 7AF
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Glasgow Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley Stirling
Length
Bespoke
Transport
Driver guide
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English
Themes
Castles Film and TV Food and drink History Landscapes Walking Whisky Wildlife

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Scottish Classic Tours

Do you like castles, churches or cathedrals? Or maybe wildlife? Is golf your thing? Enjoy a fine malt? Perhaps you have fond memories of a campervan and fancy doing the North Coast 500, Scotland's Route 66, in one? Let Scottish Classic Tours chauffeur you around in the comfort of an award winning classic car or fully restored VW campervan. We are a small family run business and ideally located for pick up at Glasgow or Edinburgh. If a different pick up location is preferred, please contact us as this can be arranged.

Opening times

8am to 8pm Monday to Sunday

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