Best of Scotland in One Day - Tour
Making the most of my stay in Scotland I booked a day tour via Tripadvisor
. After comparing many of the day tours that are available I decided to go for the one that offered a small bus (max 16 people) instead of a big touring car. Many of the other day tours depart at 08:30am and this one at 09:00am, which fit into my lifestyle a little better.
Tour guide Niall was happy everyone was on time and he told us about the stops for the upcoming day. With the weather being extremely sunny (we even encountered a forest fire!) the whole bus was looking forward to a wonderful day.
We saw so much that day! Starting with the Forth Bridge we made our way to Dunkeld Cathedral, Blair Castle and stunning Queens View. I was looking forward to meeting some longhaired Highland Cows but unfortunately I didn’t see any of those.
After a long day soaking up information and beautiful sights we arrived back in Edinburgh about 7pm. Since the weather was so nice with blue skies and now and then a cloud I decided to walk up Calton Hill one more time. Sunset was at about 9pm so there was plenty of time to get some dinner at Howies
on the foot of the hill. The food there is really good. It feels like fine dining (to me) but the price is actually very reasonable! I even tried some haggis and quite liked it actually!
When I finished my cheese platter dessert I went up Calton Hill for the second time. The view was so much more beautiful without a grumpy gray sky! I took some stunning photographs here and am happy I went back to try again. I didn’t see the sunset tough, as I was cold and tired and ready to get back to the cosy AirBnB down the hill.