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Shetland Wildlife Trail

Shetland is one of Europe’s key wilderness areas and both geography and climate combine to make it a mecca for wildlife-watchers. Inevitably, the islands are a haven for many species of birdlife, particularly seabirds which roost in their tens of thousands in the National Nature Reserves at Sumburgh Head, Noss and Hermaness.

You’ll also find otters here along the coasts and of course, Shetland’s famous native ponies while the Keen of Hamar reserve is home to a unique collection of rare plants that have adapted to survive the blasted landscape. Read More

Guaranteed Old Course St.Andrews Tee-times

Best of Scotland Holidays has been allocated a number of GUARANTEED tee-times over The Old Course, St.Andrews for this year. Check our website for dates and times still available. Our tee-times are selling pretty quickly so we have put together an example package with an approx. price per person.

Guaranteed Tee-times

If there is a single course in the entire world that most golfers aspire to play just once in their lifetime, it is the Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland — a course like no other and an experience like no other. Each and every year, thousands of golfers make the pilgrimage to St Andrews in the hope of playing the Old Course. Best of Scotland Holidays are pleased to offer this package with a GUARANTEED Old Course tee-time. Check out our web page. Read More

Mystical Ireland – Myths, Legends and Mysterious Ancient Sites

The Emerald Isle is one of the places on the planet that’s steeped in myths, legends and stories about leprechauns. There’s a warm welcome awaiting everyone who arrives on these shores which makes it such a delightful place to explore. Ireland boasts some of the oldest sacred sites on the planet with some being even older than the pyramids of Egypt so it’s no wonder that visitors want to travel to such a fascinating and beautiful destination.

If a tour of Mystical Ireland interests you please have a look at our package. Read More

Exploring the Many Lovely Welsh Market Towns

Wales is a lovely part of the country that boasts many regions of outstanding natural beauty. The coastline is dramatic; the countryside is lovely and wild with lush areas and valleys. One in particular is the Wye Valley with its charming market towns and villages all of which are wonderful places to explore during the spring and summer months. However, there’s a lot to this delightful region that makes a visit extremely enjoyable at any time of the year. The best place to start a Welsh market town adventure is in the border town of Chepstow and then wend your way along the Wye Valley through the glorious Welsh countryside Read More

Whisky Tours and Trails in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Scotland is famous for its national drink: whisky. If you’re a fan of whisky and really want to experience it in its home of origin, you should plan a visit to Scotland.

If it’s a real love of yours, the only way to really receive a true whisky education is to go on a whisky trail. Alternatively, if you’re touring round Scotland, participating in a whisky trail is a great way to experience Scotland’s national drink and get a taste of Scottish life.

We take a look at whisky tours and trails in the Highlands and islands of Scotland. Read More

Castles Tour of Wales

If there is one thing that Wales certainly isn’t short of, it’s castles. The country boasts a whopping four hundred castles, giving you plenty of places to explore on your trip. The four hundred Welsh castles actually fall into just three categories: castles built by the Normans, castles built by the Welsh and castles built by Edward I. You will find some of Wales’ best castles built on dramatic countryside landscapes, making use of craggy outcrops and steep drop hills as natural defences. Wondering which ones to explore on your holiday? Read on… Read More

The 2018 Open Golf Championship Carnoustie

The Open will return to the Angus coast next year when the 147th Championship is played at Carnoustie Championship Course.

It will be the eighth time that the Championship has been held over the famous links, most recently in 2007 when Padraig Harrington won the trophy.

Golf has been played at Carnoustie since the early 16th century, and in that time the links have earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the toughest golf destinations in the world.

It’s not just the strong winds which blow along this exposed stretch of the Angus coast; nor the bunkering, which is perfectly positioned to capture anything less than a top-quality shot; but it is also a very long, narrow golf course that, at 7,421 yards, is the longest of any of the Open venues. As Sir Michael Bonallack put it, “When the wind is blowing, it is the toughest golf course in Britain. And when it’s not blowing, it’s probably still the toughest.” Read More

Guaranteed Old Course Tee-times 2018

Best of Scotland Holidays has been allocated a number of GUARANTEED tee-times over The Old Course, St.Andrews for 2018. At the moment we don’t have the dates, only the month that the times have been allocated. We anticipate that our tee-times will sell pretty quickly so we have put together an example package with an approx. price per person. Below is the example package we will be offering and when our dates are allocated they will be featured on this page. If you are interested we would suggest you bookmark this page. Read More

Seven Great Activities for a Week in Scotland

Scotland is a relatively vast country for the number of people who call it their home and offers a wide range of activities for people who love to do all kinds of different things. There is no shortage of fun things to do both indoors and outside, and the limit of the things you can choose to entertain you on a week’s break are limited only by your time and your imagination.

We have a few different ideas to get you thinking about how you can spend a week’s break in Scotland. Take a look through and see if it fires your imagination or go to our General Tour of Scotland page. Read More

Seven Unusual Places to Visit in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is a glorious place, steeped in history, myths and legends, there’s a lot to see and do on a visit there. Organising a trip takes a bit of planning but its well worth it as there’s so much to see, with extraordinary, inspirational locations paired to stunning coastlines and landscapes. Northern Ireland also offers visitors to its shores one of the warmest and friendliest of welcomes ever.

Below are seven unusual places to visit in Northern Ireland that you should not miss out seeing. Read More

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