Tour Scotland in the Footsteps of Rabbie Burns

In late August 1787, Robert Burns set off from Edinburgh on his famous Highland Tour, during which he visited many of Scotland's most famous landmarks as well as discovering some lesser known, but equally compelling beauty spots and places of interest.

Today, you can stand in the same places he stood (probably within a few feet!), and enjoy what these beautiful parts of Scotland have to offer.  At the same time, you will be able to see these sights through his eyes, as his poems, written over the course of his tour, give you a glimpse into the landscapes, historic buildings and people of Scotland over 200 years ago.

Join Robert Burns on his Highland Tour of Scotland, and experience this stunning country in a truly unique way!

Highland Tour Bannockburn to Taymouth

Robert Burns visited many places on his travels including Bannockburn, Stirling, Dunblane, Ossian's Grave, Taymouth Castle and Kenmore during the early part of his 1787 Highland Tour.   "Come on to Bannockburn - shown the old house where James 3d was murdered - the field of Bannockburn - the hole where glorious Bruce set...

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Highland Tour Taymouth - Blair Atholl

"come down Tay to Dunkeld - Glen lyon house - lyon river - Druids temple - 3 circles of stones, the outer most sunk - the 2d has 3 stones remaining -the innermost has 8 - two large detached ones like a gate, to the southeast - say prayers in it -...

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Highland Tour Blair Atholl - Inverness

"Come up the Gairie - falls of Bruar - Daldecairoch - Dalwhinnie - dine - snow on the hills 7 feet deep - no corn from Loch Gairie to Dalwhinnie - Cross the Spey and come down the stream to Pitnim - Straths rich-les environs picturesque -Craigow hill - Ruthven of Badenoch - barracks - wild and magnificent -...

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Highland Tour East to Aberdeen

"Cross the Findhorn to Forres. Famous stone at Forres. nearer venerable ruins of Elgin Abbey - a grander effect at first glance than Melrose but nothing near so beautiful cross spey to Fochabers - fine palace worthy of the noble the polite the generous Proprietor" On his journey east through Moray, Robert Burn...

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Highland Tour to Perth & Home

"Garriepot - land & dine at Arbroath. Stately ruins of Arbroath Abbey." Travelling by boat to Arbroath Abbey, Robert Burns arrives for dinner. Visiting the stately ruins of Dundee , before leaving for Broughty Ferry Castle "a low-lying but pleasant town". "Come to Dundee through a fertile Country- Dundee a low-lying but pleasant town...

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