Eye on the World: Scotland

written by | Posted on April 10th, 2013

We recently traveled to Scotland with Adventures by Disney to preview the tour operator’s new 9-day Scotland: A Brave Adventure itinerary, which is inspired by the movie “Brave.” We’ll go into details about all the goodies and fun things included in this itinerary in an upcoming issue of Recommend, but in the meantime here’s a snapshot of this glorious country.

The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.

The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.

View of The Balmoral Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel.

View of The Balmoral Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel.

Edinburgh's Balmoral Hotel, with its majestic clock tower.

Edinburgh's Balmoral Hotel, with its majestic clock tower.

Sightseeing in Edinburgh.

Sightseeing in Edinburgh.

A view of Edinburgh.

A view of Edinburgh.

Architectural masterpieces in Edinburgh.

Architectural masterpieces in Edinburgh.

Scones breakfast in Edinburgh.

Scones breakfast in Edinburgh.

A whiskey shop in Edinburgh.

A whiskey shop in Edinburgh.

Those famous phone booths.

Those famous phone booths.

The home of Robert Louis Stevenson in New Town.

The home of Robert Louis Stevenson in New Town.

St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.

St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

Sightseeing along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Sightseeing along the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.

Dovecot Studios, a 100-year-old studio in Edinburgh that creates tapestries.

Dovecot Studios, a 100-year-old studio in Edinburgh that creates tapestries.

A master weaver at work at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.

A master weaver at work at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.

At Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.

At Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh.

Weaving at Dovecot Studios, one of the many special activities during this Adventures By Disney itinerary.

Weaving at Dovecot Studios, one of the many special activities during this Adventures By Disney itinerary.

Entrance to the Edinburgh Castle, which sits atop an extinct volcano.

Entrance to the Edinburgh Castle, which sits atop an extinct volcano.

Our welcome to Edinburgh Castle.

Our welcome to Edinburgh Castle.

View of Edinburgh from Edinburgh Castle.

View of Edinburgh from Edinburgh Castle.

Glamis Castle, once home to the Queen Mum.

Glamis Castle, once home to the Queen Mum.

Glamis Castle, whose grim history inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Glamis Castle, whose grim history inspired Shakespeare's Macbeth.

A scold bridal, used to quiet chatty wives.

A scold bridal, used to quiet chatty wives.

Archery at Glamis Castle, one of the many fun activities included in the Adventures By Disney itinerary.

Archery at Glamis Castle, one of the many fun activities included in the Adventures By Disney itinerary.

Cupcake delights while lunching at Glamis Castle.

Cupcake delights while lunching at Glamis Castle.

Dunnottar Castle, once the defender of the Scottish crown jewels, overlooks the vast blue sea.

Dunnottar Castle, once the defender of the Scottish crown jewels, overlooks the vast blue sea.

Dunnottar Castle.

Dunnottar Castle.

View of a golf course—what else?—from our guestroom at Kingsclub Hotel & Spa.

View of a golf course—what else?—from our guestroom at Kingsclub Hotel & Spa.

A snow-filled view from our guest room at the Kingsclub Hotel & Spa in Inverness.

A snow-filled view from our guest room at the Kingsclub Hotel & Spa in Inverness.

Loch Ness.

Loch Ness.

Loch Ness, where Nessie, or the Loch Ness monster, is said to call home.

Loch Ness, where Nessie, or the Loch Ness monster, is said to call home.

Canoeing on Loch Ness.

Canoeing on Loch Ness.

View of Urquhart Castle from Loch Ness.

View of Urquhart Castle from Loch Ness.

Urquhart Castle.

Urquhart Castle.

Pony riding at Rothiemurchus Estate, one of Britain's greatest tracts of natural forest.

Pony riding at Rothiemurchus Estate, one of Britain's greatest tracts of natural forest.

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