GRAND TOUR OF EAST OF SCOTLAND
Golf as we know it began here in the 15th century on the crumpled, wind-blasted links of Scotland’s East Coast. Six centuries later, there is still no better place to encounter the game in its essential form!
Our Grand Tour of East of Scotland brings together the very finest elements of this historically vivid and visually stunning region. From the medieval closes of Edinburgh to the granite grandeur of Old Aberdeen, we encounter the castles, characters and links that make Scotland famous the world over.
EAST LOTHIAN & EDINBURGH
In Arthurian legend, Loth was the King of Lothian, a Pictish region from the late Iron Age to the early Middle Ages. He also happened to be King Arthur's brother-in-law!
The East of Scotland offers magnificent castles, preserved and presented as some of the most comfortable exclusive accommodation. From our own 15th century stronghold, we'll tackle the world's oldest existent golf course, armed with hickory sticks and canvas carry bags.
In the evening, enjoy drinks aboard Her Majesty’s the Royal Yacht Britannia.
We explore the city of Edinburgh, its finest restaurants, authentic ‘boozers’ and historic sites as well as a very special dinner within the glorious confines of Edinburgh Castle, encounters which are simply not easily available.
GRASS ROOTS GOLF
Our golf journeys, as always take us on a 'Scottish Road Less Traveled'. We open the gates to the likes of Muirfield and Gullane but we'd equally love to show you some of our favourite lesser-known links along East Lothian's 'Golf Coast'.
Scotland's rich history has recently been made popular with television series such as ‘Outlander’ and films like ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ and ‘The Outlaw King’. We visit Midhope Castle and Blackness Castle both featured in ‘Outlander’ along with Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots.
GOLF IN THE KINGDOM
Crossing the Firth of Forth into the Kingdom of Fife, we enter into golf's ancestral home, a land where links courses dominate the coastline.
Within a Royal Vault in Dunfermline Abbey, we discover the resting place of King Robert The Bruce, ‘The Outlaw King’ and nearby we visit the village of Culross, setting of several memorable ‘Outlander’ scenes. Culross contains many unique historical buildings and the National Trust for Scotland has done an impressive job in their restoration and preservation.
THE PILGRIMS GUIDE TO ST ANDREWS
The Auld Grey Toon of St Andrews awaits us in the evening, the epicentre of golf lore & legend and we settle here for a few days to absorb all that golf’s Mecca can offer; its castles and cathedrals, cosy pubs and finest dining encounters.
Across the silvery River Tay lies Dundee and Scotland’s newest attraction, The V&A Museum of Design. Next to it is RRS Discovery, Captain Falcon Scott’s Antarctic Expedition ship where we dine in its Ward Room.
NORTHERN LIGHTS OF OLD ABERDEEN
Onward to the Great Northland where Royal Aberdeen, Trump International and Cruden Bay await. This is Castle Country and Scotland's singular Malt Whisky Trail where we’ll sample a few 'wee nips' along the way.
Balmoral Castle is where the Royal Family retreat each summer for 2 months. HRH Prince Charles has been active in the royal village of Ballater and we dine in his restaurant.
Back at base, we bring you the very best of each area in spectacular fashion - a show of Scotland's wonderful tweed and tartan contemporary designs.
Linksland is renowned for its attention to detail and superior hosted events that bring out the most incredible. Meet the locals and enjoy a trip that you will relish for the rest of your life.