Head out from Glastonbury or Bristol on a 9-day tour of Scotland. See the Lake District and visit Castlerigg and Long Meg stone circles before heading north to Scotland. Discover prehistoric sites, holy islands, and places of mystery on this unique trip.
What to Expect
Discover the many prehistoric sites of the Lake District and Scotland on this unique 9-day guided tour. Visit a number of stone circles, centuries-old castles, a holy island, and the Rosslyn Chapel, a Templar site of mystery.
Day 1: Pick-up in Glastonbury or Bristol
From your pick-up point you’ll make the 5-hour drive to Keswick in the Lake District. Visit Castlerigg Stone Circle, one of the most visually impressive prehistoric monuments in Britain, and the most visited stone circle in Cumbria.
Day 2: Lake District
Visit Long Meg Stone Circle, and then head north on a 5-hour drive to Kilmartin in Scotland.
Day 3: Kilmartin
Discover the prehistoric and historic riches that are found within a 6-mile radius of Kilmartin. The area features more than 350 sites.
Day 4: Oban, Isle of Mull, Iona
From Kilmartin you’ll enjoy a 45-minute drive to Oban. Travel by ferry to the Isle of Mull, where you’ll visit Lochbuie Stone Circle and Moy Castle, the home of Clan Maclaine.
Next you’ll head to the holy island of Iona, where many saints and kings have been buried. Iona is considered to be the most beautiful of Scotland’s holy islands. Spend the night in Oban.
Day 5: Kilmartin
Explore more of Kilmartin and take a walk up to the early medieval hill-fort of Dunadd, a major center of the Dal Riata Kingdom.
Day 6: Loch Nell Stone Circle, Loch Tay
Head eastward to the Loch Nell Stone Circle, and explore the remains of the fascinating lost serpent mound. From here you’ll continue to Loch Tay, and down the Tay River. See the Fortingall Yew, the remains of an enormous ancient tree, and the Fortingall standing stones.
Day 7: Edinburgh
Enjoy a tour of Edinburgh and the surrounding area.
Day 8: Rosslyn Chapel
Visit the Rosslyn Chapel, a Templar site of mystery, located in Roslin Glen. Take a walk along the river and visit the Templar cave, where you’ll attend a ceremony and visualization of the goddess energies.
Follow the coastal route on the return drive to the Lake District, and spend the night in Keswick.
Day 9: Broughton-in-Furness
You’ll drive to Broughton-in-Furness to see Swinside Stone Circle, another amazing prehistoric monument. From here you’ll be transferred back to Bristol or Glastonbury.
- B&B accommodation
- All transportation and transfers
What's Not Included
- Entrance fees
- Daily lunch and dinner
Know Before You Go
Bed and breakfast accommodation: single rooms for singles; shared rooms for couples