Queen Mother’s Scotland Tour

Castle of Mey

Castle of Mey

We head north to Glamis Castle, childhood home of the late Queen Mother, before heading up lonely but dramatic Glen Shee towards Braemar, site of Scotland’s oldest Highland Games. Then along Royal Deeside to a favourite Royal residence, Balmoral Castle. An overnight stop will be made at Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, before we continue our journey over The Black Isle, past delightful coastal towns such as Dornoch and Brora towards the lonely Flow Country – a vast deserted peat bog from where many hundreds of Highlanders were evicted during the Clearances in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to the Castle of Mey, the Queen Mother’s Scottish home which she purchased in 1952 and which only opened to the public in August 2002. Here enjoy the spectacular views across the Pentland Firth towards Orkney, which never failed to delight the Queen Mother. A stop will be made at Cannisbay Church, where the Queen Mother worshipped, before proceeding to the End of the Road – John o’ Groats. We can also take in a visit to Orkney, only a short ferry ride away, to visit some of the world-heritage, pre-historic sites.

This is a two-day or longer excursion.

Our trip was so special.  Thank you for showing us the historic sights of your beautiful country.  You have made every day more memorable than the last.  We have seen places we would not have been able to appreciate without your knowledge.

Linda and Michael – Seattle