Scottish Highlands Day Trip and Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Tour the Scottish Highlands on a day trip from Edinburgh, then watch the world-famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo at night. Capturing the essence of Scotland in one day, enjoy the perfect combination of Highlands countryside and villages, whisky tasting and guaranteed tickets to the Military Tattoo.

Leaving Edinburgh, your Highlands day trip takes you through the scenic Trossachs National Park and the Highland village of Killin. Hear tales of Rob Roy and view the impressive Falls of Dochart, fed by the highest peaks in the Southern Highlands, including the mighty Ben Lawers.

Then journey along tranquil Loch Tay to the small town of Aberfeldy for lunch ,where you have the option to enjoy a Whisky Distillery tour (additional cost), take a short nature trail or explore Scotland’s first Fair Trade town.

If you choose the Distillery Tour, you’ll visit the award-winning Dewar’s World of Whisky in the beautiful Highlands region of Perthshire. The Dewar’s visitor center is the only location in the UK to showcase the full range of Dewar’s products, from premium blends to the legendary Aberfeldy single malt.

Next, explore the peaceful Hermitage pleasure grounds and take a short woodland walk to spectacular waterfalls, Ossian’s Cave and the River Braan.

Returning to Edinburgh at approximately 5:30pm, past the magnificent Forth Bridges, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy dinner before making your own way to Edinburgh Castle for the evening’s special entertainment: the legendary Military Tattoo.

Celebrating its Diamond Jubilee (60th anniversary) in 2010, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo is an event not to be missed for any visitor to Scotland during August. Men in kilts, bagpipes by the hundreds and a league of nations converge for a spectacular night of Scottish entertainment against the spectacular Edinburgh Castle backdrop.

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