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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

Golfing Trips in the South West of Ireland

The south west of Ireland is a glorious area of the country to visit and if you happen to be a golfing fan, its one destination that always lives up to its promise and reputation. There’s a very good reason why this region is one of the most popular golfing destinations around. Firstly, visitors are guaranteed the warmest of Irish welcomes no matter where they choose to stay and secondly, the area boasts being home to some of the world’s most coveted links which makes golfing trips in the south west of Ireland a glorious experience not to be missed. Read More

England’s Choice Retail Therapy: The Best Experience Ever

For decades, London has been a fabulous shopping destination attracting visitors from far afield for a little of the best retail therapy on the planet. However, in these modern times other areas, cities and towns now boast an exceptional experience where shopping is concerned whether it’s an antique hunting jaunt in the fabulous Cotswolds or a more sedate wander through Brighton’s famous “lanes”.

Getting Lost in Gloriously Vast Shopping Malls
One shopping mall that springs to mind when on the lookout for designer wear is London’s Westfield shopping centre. Right in the heart of Shepherds Bush, it’s a one-stop shopper’s delight. Read More

Highlights of a Trip to Skye

The lovely Isle of Skye has a lot to boast about when it comes to natural beauty, so much so the Vikings referred to it as “Cloud Island” because it is often shrouded in mists at certain times of the year. However, the scenery is simply breath-taking with gleaming lochs, rugged mountains and majestic cliffs that fall down to the sea. On top of all the natural beauty there’s so much more to see and do which includes taking a tour around the many castles, the warm and welcoming pubs and restaurants as well as the wonderful crofting museums. These are just some of the tourist highlights of a trip to Skye. Read More


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