Select Page

Example Two Day Tour – Explore Historic Scottish Castles

Welcome to Scotland, a land steeped in ancient history, where magnificent castles stand as timeless symbols of power and grandeur. My name is Adam, and I’m thrilled to take you on a captivating two-day journey through the Scottish Highlands, where we will delve into the rich heritage of historic Scottish castles.

Starting from the charming town of Langholm, we will traverse the rugged landscapes and picturesque countryside, immersing ourselves in the stories and architectural marvels of Scotland’s most iconic fortresses. Get ready to be transported back in time as we explore these magnificent castles and unlock the secrets of Scotland’s past.

Starting Location Langholm, Dumfriesshire
Tour Duration 2 Days
Indicative Cost £1,000 + accomodation and admissions charges

Day 1

9:00 am – Meet and Greet in Langholm:
We’ll kick off our adventure by meeting in Langholm. Once acquainted, we’ll hop into my comfortable car and set off on our exploration of the Scottish Highlands.

10:00 am – Caerlaverock Castle:
Our first stop will be the majestic Caerlaverock Castle, a medieval stronghold that showcases stunning architecture and a fascinating history. We’ll take our time exploring the castle grounds, including the moat, towers, and exhibitions.

12:00 pm – Morton Castle:
Next, we’ll journey to Morton Castle, a lesser-known gem nestled amidst enchanting woodlands. This ruined 15th-century fortress offers a glimpse into Scotland’s past, and we’ll relish the opportunity to soak in its atmospheric surroundings.

1:30 pm – Lunch at Closeburn:
We’ll make a stop in Closeburn for a delightful lunch break. This charming village provides a serene setting to relax and enjoy a traditional Scottish meal, perhaps savoring some hearty local delicacies.

3:00 pm – Drumlanrig Castle:
Our next destination is Drumlanrig Castle, an opulent Renaissance-style palace surrounded by vast estate grounds. We’ll have the chance to explore the castle’s lavish interior, wander through its beautiful gardens, and maybe even partake in outdoor activities like hiking or cycling.

5:30 pm – Check-in at Threave:
We’ll conclude our first day by checking into our accommodation in Threave, a delightful village that acts as a gateway to Threave Castle and Threave Garden. You’ll have the evening to relax and explore the area at your leisure.

Day 2

9:00 am – Threave Castle and Garden:
We’ll start our second day with a visit to Threave Castle, accessible by a short boat ride. This unique 14th-century fortress, set on an island, offers breathtaking views and a captivating history. We’ll also have time to wander through Threave Garden, a stunning horticultural wonderland.

11:30 am – Cardoness Castle:
Next, we’ll venture to Cardoness Castle, a picturesque tower house perched atop a hill overlooking the scenic countryside. Here, we can explore the castle’s nooks and crannies while admiring panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

1:00 pm – Lunch at Carsluith:
We’ll head to Carsluith for a delightful lunch break. This quaint coastal village provides the perfect setting to enjoy a meal while gazing out at the sea and perhaps even catching a glimpse of local wildlife.

2:30 pm – Return to Langholm:
After lunch, we’ll make our way back to Langholm, enjoying the scenic drive through the Scottish countryside. We’ll have the opportunity to stop at various viewpoints and capture stunning photographs along the way.

4:00 pm – Arrival in Langholm:
We’ll conclude our two-day tour upon our return to Langholm. I’ll drop you off at your accommodation, and we’ll bid farewell, cherishing the memories and experiences we shared during our exploration of Scotland’s historical and natural wonders.

Please note that this itinerary can be customized according to your preferences, and I’m more than happy to accommodate any specific requests or additional destinations you’d like to include.

Your adventure starts here

If you’re ready to start planning your own bespoke tour, give us a call on +44 07713 856101 or, alternatively send an email to