Private Tour to Arthurs Seat, Gilmerton Cove and Glenkinchie Distillery  

  • Tour ID: 1498
    Tour Theme: Historic and Cultural Tours
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh
    Duration: 1 Day - 9 hours approx.
    This is a Private Tour

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    Private Tour to Arthurs Seat, Gilmerton Cove and Glenkinchie Distillery
    This Private tour has been designed to give you a unique experience discovering the outskirts of Edinburgh. On this tour we go from a hill to a cave to a castle then to a whisky distillery. This is a customizable tailor-made tour and the itinerary can be adjusted to your request.

    Your private local guide will meet you at your hotel and then take you to Arthur's Seat. Edinburgh's highest peak, sits at a height of 822ft (250m). Offering great views of the city and it's surroundings. If the Private Tour to Arthurs Seat, Gilmerton Cove and Glenkinchie Distillery High Road is closed we will offer Calton Hill as a substitution.

    Alternatively if you don't fancy climbing a hill or the weather is not agreeing with us that day we can offer Craigmillar Castle as an alternative. A medieval tower house castle once home to the Preston family. Mary Queen of Scots is said to have slept in 1566. The tower offers great views of the city.

    Private Tour to Arthurs Seat, Gilmerton Cove and Glenkinchie Distillery Then we visit Gilmerton Cove, a series of secret chambers and passageways hewn from the sandstone bedrock that lie hidden beneath the streets of Gilmerton on the Southside of the City. An archaeological mystery that has baffled investigators for over 200 years. This unique hand carved subterranean attraction has seven different rooms with rock hewn furniture tables and chairs, after extensive historical and archaeological research investigators still don’t know the exact origins of this site. Secret Drinking Den? Covenanters Refuge? Witches Coven? Secret Meeting Place? Hellfire Club? Knights Templar? Romans? 300 or 2000 years old?

    The Spirit of Scotland Whisky Tasting Tour of Highland Perthshire After we go for lunch at Dalhousie Castle Hotel. This castle dates back to the 13th century and still has its medieval dungeon (now used as part of the restaurant). It has had many developments through-out the years. In 2000 it was transformed into a modern luxury hotel. It is also home to many ghosts including Lady Catherine, aka the Grey Lady.

    Private Tour to Arthurs Seat, Gilmerton Cove and Glenkinchie Distillery Then finally we make our way to Glenkinchie Distillery. Here we learn the process of making Scotland's Spirit. A lowland whisky it has a very light taste, perfect for beginers. As Glenkenchie is part of Diageo you also have the opportunity for a second tasting from another whisky region.

    Private Tour to Arthurs Seat, Gilmerton Cove and Glenkinchie Distillery

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    Photography Credits: Gilmerton Heritage Trust, Kenny Lam (VisitScotland), dun_deagh (Foter), miketnorton (Foter), CaptainOates (Foter)

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