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Lochs and Links of Scotland

Twelve Days

As the spiritual home of golf, Scotland is a must-visit destination for lovers of this ancient sport. Visit courses throughout the country, playing on some of the most-revered links in the world as well as hidden gems.

This tailor-made programme is designed with golfing enthusiasts in mind, combining plenty of tee times with experiences that showcase other beloved pieces of Scottish culture.

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ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS



Your exclusive programme could include any of the following experiences:

  • Play a round or two on ‘the toughest golf course in Britain’, which holds a fearsome reputation amongst amateurs and professionals alike.

 

  • Enjoy a walking tour of Edinburgh’s Old Town led by a local guide who will regal you with stories of the city’s rich history and heritage.

 

  • Visit the ‘home of golf’ and enjoy a guided walk around the famed fairways of the Old Course followed by a round of golf on the New Course, designed by the legendary Tom Morris.

 

  • Delve into the world of whisky in Speyside – a region awash with distilleries. Including a private tour at the state-of-the-art ‘Cathedral of Whisky’.

 

  • Make a pilgrimage to one of the most remote golf courses in Scotland. Wild and utterly mesmerising; it is worth the trek to play this natural links.

 

  • Explore Scotland’s most famous loch aboard a privately chartered motor cruiser. Sumptuous platters of Scottish delicacies will be served as you sit back and admire your surroundings.

 

  • Nestled on the shores of the Moray Firth, visit a magnificent course that is a combination of the work of Andrew Simpson, Old Tom Morris, Ben Sayers and James Braid.

 

  • Embark on a private guided tour at Scotland’s oldest working single malt distillery which concludes with a tasting of the best of their collection, accompanied by complementary sweet or savoury dishes.

 

  • Travel to the East Neuk of Fife to visit two of Scotland’s underappreciated gems that fly under the radar yet offer fantastic scenery and a wonderful challenge.

 

  • Step inside the mighty fortress that sits high atop an ancient volcano, towering over the city of Edinburgh.

 

For your accommodation Dream Escape recommends five-star stays that offers quintessential Scottish hospitality.

From a landmark hotel in Edinburgh to the best golfing resort in the world, make your trip truly special with these handpicked choices.

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HIGHLIGHTS

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THINGS TO DO

CARNOUSTIE GOLF LINKS

Golf has been played here for more than 450 years. Handicap required: 28(M) & 36 (F).

NAIRN GOLF CLUB

A traditional links course, nestling on the shores of the Moray Firth and created from a Highland wilderness of gorse and heather. Handicap required: 28(M) & 36 (F).

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SPEYSIDE COOPERAGE

Home of the ancient art of coopering since 1947.

GLENTURRET DISTILLERY

Nestled at the foothills of the Highlands, Glenturret is Scotland’s oldest working distillery.

LOCH NESS MOTOR CRUISE

Extending 23 miles, the loch provides spectacular views – the scenery is breath-taking regardless of the time of year.

PLACES VISITED

EDINBURGH

Scotland’s historic capital city. Edinburgh, sometimes referred to as the “Athens of the North”, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It has two distinct areas: the Old Town, dominated by a medieval fortress; and the neo- classical New Town, dating from the 18th The harmonious connection of these two contrasting historic areas, each with many important buildings, is what gives the city its unique character and saw it awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1995.

The Royal Mile, which lies at the heart of the Old Town is arguably one of the most famous streets in the world. Today, it is peppered with stores selling cashmere goods and hand crafted silver jewellery. However, in centuries gone by it was a different story: delving into the Old Town is like leafing through the pages of a dusty historical novel, as each era unfolds with its own legends and characters.

SPEYSIDE

Playing host to over half of the distilleries in Scotland, there can be no better place to explore than Speyside. Whiskies from this region are typically the sweetest of all Scotch Whisky Malts and many of the most popular single malts are produced here.

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THE HIGHLANDS

The Highlands very much embody the romance of Scotland; they really are the Scotland of your imagination, a beautiful and inspiring region of ancient landscapes with a fascinating history. Spend the day exploring with your chauffeur-guide. There is a wealth of places to visit

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