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
Revered across continents, It has many imitators, but for the real thing, you have to experience it first hand.
This article will take you through some of the country’s best-known pubs, chosen for their quality, authenticity and their well-earned fame.0 Read More
In Scotland we are lucky to have a wide array of hobbies and interests to partake in that appeal to a diverse range of individuals. In this article we have listed, just, a few activities that may appeal to you.
Stirling Castle was the key to the kingdom of Scotland, dominating a vast volcanic rock above the river Forth at the meeting point between Lowlands and Highlands. Its origins are ancient and over the centuries it grew into a a powerful stronghold before becoming the great royal residence that you see today. During the Scottish Wars of Independence which saw Scotland fight for its right to become a free nation from England – the castle changed hands 8 times in 50 years. It was the childhood home to one of the most famous people in Scottish and British history such as Mary queen of Scots,James the VI and I. The castle served as the final frontier to the Scottish Victory. As the English rushed to stop King Robert the Bruce from capturing the castle they met at the nearby region of Bannockburn. Despite being heavily outnumbered the military tactics of King Robert paid off as he defeated the English Army and took the castle, thus awarding Scotland its status as an independent nation split from English rule. (more…)0 Read More
The awards have been announced and it sees a number of our partner properties being voted into the top 35 hotels in the UK Category.
The venue announced as the finest accommodation provider in the UK for 2019 is the beautiful Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. A name which is synonymous with luxury in Scotland. The Balmoral has been situated at the prestigious address of Number 1 Princes Street for over a century. The hotel itself has become a landmark within the City of Edinburgh contributing to this ancient skyline with its grand exterior and famous clocktower. We would like to congratulate our friends at The Balmoral for receiving this placement in the honours list after a season of dedicated hard work by all involved.0 Read More