If you are planning to take a well deserved Scottish break, think beyond the lochs, the skiing and the mountains for a change this holiday. Coach holidays in Scotland would be a refreshingly new experience. The interesting things to do in Scotland, spectacular sights around and not even a single moment to get bored, coach holidays have evolved to be one of the most popular attractions in Scotland itineraries.
There are many packages on offer including 1 day to 2 or 3 day coach tours from various parts of Scotland. You can choose the one that suits your tastes. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the vast expanses of sandy beaches of Aberdeen, soak up the hustle and the bustle of Union street or take a cultural sojourn to discover the architectural marvel of some of the well preserved castles and mansions including the Edinburgh castle, the most notable feature of Scotland.
Scotland is a thoroughbred family holiday spot and a sports holiday destination alike. There are many fantastic amusement park with fun rides and adventure rides and lot of outdoor leisure options like golf, skiing and nature trails.
The bucolic hinterlands of Aberdeen has many activities that you can indulge in. the adrenalin buffs would find the extreme sporting options such as rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, yachting and surfing truly irresistible. Even the uninitiated can pick up the threads of this exciting sporting events as there are guides for teaching activity sports. Scotland has history, culture, fashion and cuisine in abundance and Edinburgh has many fabulous dining options and watering holes that pour out some of the finest spirits on earth!
Inverness is north of Scotland with post card pretty settings is another must see spot. Famous for its hiking options and nature trails, this is just right to take a break from the fast paced life and to chill out. This city in the Highlands has everything you could ask for including white water rafting, surfing, racing, quad biking and dolphin spotting among others; not to forget the exceptional highland games, bagpipes , kilts and more!
A coach holiday is a great way to see and visit new places such as Scotland and Shearings. These offer great value for your money and a perfect holiday idea for families, corporate groups or even the fun loving stag and hen groups who are in quest of something new!
For any lover of golf, here’s great news – the 2010 Open Championship at St.Andrews, the most storied and challenging course in Scotland- Golfing is just a few months away. One of golf’s four “Majors”, the Open Championship is the only one hosted outside of the United States. The Open is not tied to one course unlike the Masters and is conducted each year with a different classic course in England or Scotland.
Since 1990, the tournament has been here once in five years with Tiger Woods earning the winning trophy in 2000 and 2009. To be held on 15 to 18th of July, 2010, it is not alone the biggest golf event of the year in Scotland but also the biggest every five years with the most prestigious tournament coming to the most famous course in golf.
No destination quite like Scotland, for golfers and fans of the game to enjoy a great golfing holiday near the Old Course at St. Andrews in Fife, about a 30-mile drive north of Edinburgh. With hundreds of courses across the country, including some of the most famous in the world, there is no other more complete a golf destination than Scotland. With high roughs, unpredictable weather and world class competition, it will be very busy for all golf enthusiasts with loads of time to plan a fabulous Scotland tour.
Edinburgh takes credit to some of the best tee courses in the whole of Scotland, which are quite popular among the golfers all over the world. A golfer’s haven , Scotland has many excellent golf courses set amidst stunning natural spectacles well complemented by well equipped golf clubs and the fabled Scottish hospitality to make it an unbeatable experience. Golfing in Scotland has become a highly favored option even among celebrities like Madonna, Catherine Zeta Jones and Brad Pitt.
Golf is a relaxing and sociable game that allows you to mingle with the sporty Scots, who are passionate about this sport. One of the most popular golf green is the centrally located Merchants of Edinburgh, that offers the stunning views of the Edinburgh Castle and the Pentland Hills. The oldest active golf course is Mortonhall. Located close to the post card pretty hinterlands and villages, these golf courses ensure the best views of the countryside of East Lothian. Musselburgh Golf Course, located very near to the Edinburgh bypass, dating back to 1672 has an impressive list of clientèle including Mary Queen of Scots who is thought to have played here.
Golf is a great group activity and is well suited for groups like stag party or hen party revelers as it is a short duration game that could be combined with any other day time activity of your choice. And the best part is that any friends who are ;less enthusiastic about the game can indulge in sight seeing to soak up the quintessential charm of Edinburgh. There are many historical edifices, museums and live entertainment options apart from an impressive bar and club scene that makes it an overwhelming experience. No matter whether you are green horn or experienced golfer, Edinburgh has some of the best tee courses you could ask for!
Dolphin watching has become one of the popular activities in Scotland these days. Moray Firth mud basins are home to large colonies of bottle nose dolphins. You can also spot schools of seals that spread out in spectacular formations trying to battle the strong currents. In case you are looking for something different from the many common sporting events like kayaking and rafting in Scotland for your stag weekends, these options would be worth considering.
Chanonry Pont, north of Inverness is the spot to be in to check out the leaping dolphin calves and adults. The best part is that dolphins can be spotted virtually all round the year but if you happen to be here in summer, you run a better chance to spot large colonies of these adorable and friendly creatures which love humans and their presence. Groups of Atlantic salmon that leap through the waterfalls to reach their place of birth of Loch Shin, where they would spawn the next generation attracts lots of curious onlookers
Head to Dornoch for beaches and some of the best angling spots and quad biking options. Wine trails, shooting ranges and the fabled royal Dornoch Championship Golf Course, the third oldest in the world, makes it a perfect spot for all your stag party activities. From simple and straight to wild and wicked, no matter how you wish your stag party experience to be, Scotland will be a perfect choice.