Let’s celebrate the best of Scotland from the comfort of our homeFor all of us who love to travel the restrictions in place as governments across the world tackled the Coronavirus Pandemic meant that we to stay at home and stay safe. That didn’t hold us back from continuing to explore the world.
Professional tour guide Andrew Baxter hosted a virtual tour from his home in the depths of the Scottish Highlands every week during the travel lockdown. You can still up catch up with the replays whenever you want. There are twelve fantastic destinations in this first series of virtual tours.
From the comfort of your own armchair you can explore Scotland by travelling to the historic cities, tranquil lochs and majestic mountains of Scotland from your own home.
Catch up with previous virtual tours by following the links below (you will need to provide your name and email address to get access). They are all FREE of charge. One quick tip – you may have to fast-forward a couple of minutes until the recording starts:
This tour takes us across the sea to the Isle of Lewis. Wide-open spaces and long sandy beaches characterise this island out on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. Discover the impressive standing stones at Calanais and traditional crofting townships with their distinctive blackhouses.
Whether you jump in the car or sit back in comfort on the Jacobite Express a journey along the Road to the Isles, between Fort William and Mallaig is a real treat. This is a tour that includes a famous boy wizard, a charming prince and a lord who lost his head.
This is an area that is renowned for its stunning landscape, with high mountains and lonely glens. Glencoe is also well-known as the scene of the infamous state-sanctioned massacre in 1692. This is a tour full of tales of both betrayal and heroism, whilst celebrating iconic Scotland scenery.
This choice of destination was handed over to you the viewers. From all the suggestions received, we selected an island hopping tour around the Clyde. Thanks to the idea from Avril Rush in South Africa, we will visit the small islands of Cumbrae and Bute.
This virtual tour takes us to Argyll for a trip between Oban and Inverary. This is a region with a rich history, much of it associated with the mighty Clan Campbell – including Inverary Castle where we will finish our tour.
We head to the fantastic Isle of Mull where we will take a tour through the south of the island. Then it’s a short ferry crossing over to the holy island of Iona. following in the footsteps of St Columba and thousands of pilgrims.
Take a walking virtual tour around the Capital of the Highlands – Inverness. With the River Ness flowing through its centre Inverness has a history that dates back several millennia. Whilst it has seen many changes, today it is a vibrant city and the perfect base for visiting the Highlands.
There’s a visit to the famous ruins of Urquhart Castle, one of the best places to see the Loch Ness Monster. After that, we will head to the less-visited south side of Loch Ness to discover some off-the-beaten-path places many visitors miss.
Journey from one side of Scotland to the other along the Great Glen. This huge geological fault connects Inverness in the east to Fort William on the west coast. We will get glimpses of the Caledonian Canal and possibly the elusive Loch Ness Monster.
Starting on the west coast in Crinan we journey around Scotland’s extensive coastline to discover more about our maritime heritage and fishing culture. We also find out how these coastal communities continue to reinvent themselves today. And finally, finish on the east coast at the pretty harbour of Burghead.
Known as the Misty Isle the Isle of Skye is a place of scenic splendour, with mighty mountains and an amazing coastline. It’s an island that was at the centre of centuries of bitter clan warfare. And it’s an island inhabited by fairies!
Many people have heard of the events of April 1746 when Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobites were defeated at the Battle of Culloden. This tour explores many of the other places associated with the Jacobite uprising including Glenfinnan and Glen Shiel.