Here at Lang Atholl Experience, we know how important it is to not only experience new countries, but to also capture them forever in the form of a photograph. We have put together the Photographer’s Tour of Ireland which is now bookable on our website and allows you to experience the best of Ireland.
A sneak peek at some of the locations which we have chosen due to their undeniable beauty include The Dark Hedges, Doonagore Castle, the Cliffs of Moher, Muckross Lake, Dunquin Pier, Cobh Town Harbour and many more.0 Read More
The International Whisky Competitions results are in – and Scotland has not disappointed.
With Scotland being the home of whisky, it comes as no surprise that Scottish distilleries were highly successful. Aberlour Distillery was crowned Master Distiller of the Year and won the Golden Barrel Trophy as well as producing the Whisky of the Year. Meanwhile, Ardbeg Distillery was named Distillery of the Year.
Scotland’s distilleries produced 10 of the Top 15 Whiskies in the world in 2022 with these whiskies being produced by Aberlour, Ardbeg, Glenmorangie, and Dewar’s. This selection covers the Highlands, the Speyside and the Isle of Islay highlighting the vast production of whisky within Scotland as well as the quality.
Here at Lang Atholl Experience, we have multiple whisky tours which cover Scotland and Ireland and allow whisky lovers the opportunity to visit these award winning distilleries for themselves and taste Scottish quality from the source.
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Are you interested in experiencing true Scottish culture through attending historical events in a modern capacity? Why not look to travel to Scotland in August and visit a Highland Games Gathering or watch the Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo.
The Fringe Festival: 5 – 29 August 2022
The Fringe Festival takes part in Edinburgh and is known to be the world’s largest arts festival. It was established in 1947 and is surpassed only by the Olympics and the World Cup in relation to global ticketed events. This event is open to any and all performers with any type of performance from children’s shows to musicals to circus to opera performances however the largest category displayed in comedy with over a third of the performers being comedians.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo: 5 – 27 August 2022
The Edinburgh Tattoo is a series of shows which normally last around 100 minutes and takes place starting at 9.00pm each night. The venue for this spectacular show is the Edinburgh Castle Esplanade with some shows including a lone piper at the top of the Castle. Another special feature of some of the shows may include a fly over. 2022’s show has been said to be inspired by creative voices from across the globe and is certainly one to not miss with many performers making their Tattoo debut.
Highland Games: Various Dates
Arguably one of the highlights for this time of year in Scotland is the Highland Games. These are used to celebrate Celtic culture, particularly that of the Scottish Highlands. The Games aren’t just about the heavy events such as the caber toss but is also centred around pipers, Highland dancing, competitions around pipes and drums as well as other activities like tug-of-war and mini races which the public can take part in. Some Highland Games even offer those attending the chance to try their hand at more traditional activities like archery and of course there are plenty of food stalls to choose from.
Isle of Skye Highland Games: 3 August
Ballater Highland Games: 11 August
Perth Highland Games: 14 August
Stirling Highland Games: 20 August
St Andrews Highland Games: 28 August
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Are you looking for a unique whisky experience where you can experience some of your favourite distilleries from a different perspective? Look no further than Scotland’s array of whisky festivals from FÈIS ÌLE on the Isle of Islay to Campbeltown Malts Festival.0 Read More
Here at Lang Atholl Experience we are often asked when the best time to visit Scotland or Ireland may be. We normally describe the best months to visit as between May and September however we have created the below listing of events to incorporate into your experience.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival: 5th August – 29th August 2022
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world and is held within Scotland’s Capital City of Edinburgh every August for the majority of the month. The event has an interesting history; The Edinburgh Art Festival (which still runs during this period today) was originally established after the Second World War to increase tourism in Scotland’s capital and boost the economy here. Unfortunately, the decision was taken to allow only established artists and acts to perform at the festival. In protest amateur artists and performers created their own festival on the “fringe” of the arts festival and thus The Edinburgh Fringe Festival was born. Today the Fringe has far surpassed the original arts festival and sees comic, music, art and drama performers from all over the world descend on Edinburgh along with an estimated 500,000 visitors.
At Lang Atholl Experience we are very proud this week to announce that we have been named as The Scottish Enterprise Awards winner of the Best Luxury Scottish Tour Operator for 2021 presented by SME News. (more…)0 Read More
When most people think of Scotland, they picture vast hillscapes, medieval history, vast lochs and lush forests. And while, yes, we do have all of those in spades, the country also boasts countless stunning beaches.
Fine, white sands similar to what you’d find in the Caribbean, juxtaposed against deep greens and abundant native wildlife. The only thing you won’t find much of here is people, because while they are as stunning as the country’s most famous beaches, they are all but untouched.
In no particular order, these are our picks for Scotland’s best secluded beaches for a peaceful seaside retreat.
This small slice of coastal perfection is without a doubt one of the UK’s most beautiful beaches. It’s huge, and sheltered by mountains on all sides, with pure white sands and clear blue water. Picturesque in the most literal sense of the word, Huisinis would be right at home on the Mediterranean coastline.
It’s an essential stop for anyone exploring the Hebrides, and makes a perfect follow-up to lunch in Flavour, Uig Sands, or any of the island’s many boutique restaurants.
As Autumn sets in, the lush green landscapes of Ireland and Scotland are transformed.
Every year, visitors travel from all four corners of the globe to see it for themselves; The rich, vivid colours of Scotland in Fall. Already famous for its stunning natural beauty, autumn transforms these lush highlands into a sea of auburn and gold, juxtaposed against the deep greens of the native Noble fir trees and reflected like oil on canvas in its vast lochs.0 Read More