Surprising Scotland - Capercaillie Escapes
What do you think of when you think of Scotland?
Mountains, lochs, castles, clans, a wee dram of whisky, heather-clad hills, Robert Burns? Absolutely, yes all those things are here, but you’ll also find a tour of Scotland can offer a few surprises. Taking yourself off the beaten track you’ll find white beaches, turquoise waters, more than 700 islands, the third largest whirlpool in the world, abundant and diverse sea-life including whales, porpoises, common and grey seals, otters and basking sharks.
On dry land you’ll find two of the United Kingdom’s highest waterfalls, the highest sea cliffs, one of Europe’s oldest trees (the Fortingal Yew), the tallest and longest beech hedge in the world, a network of underground vaults in our capital city of Edinburgh, five highland ski ranges for winter sports enthusiasts, the only rotating boat lift in the world connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal, as well as a smorgasbord of mouth watering local cuisine such as Haggis, Arbroath Smokie, Cullen Skink, Forfar Bridie or you can always try the battered Mars Bar!
People don’t always come to Scotland for the weather, but don’t be put off by it either! When the sun shines it’s glorious, when the clouds come it’s mysterious – whatever the weather we want you to explore Scotland your way!
Come and enjoy the contrasts of our great country….