The capital city of Scotland since at least the 15th century has many places of interest for school visits. Edinburgh Castle offers a unique look into Scotland’s rich history and struggles and connection with England. Edinburgh also has many museums including the National Museum of Scotland and National Gallery of Scotland which both offer free admission and hours of interesting viewing. Along with these and its unique landscape and charming cobbled-lined streets, visits to this city for students are both interesting and enjoyable.
St Andrews is located in the Kingdom of Fife and is named after St Andrew the Apostle. It is famous for being the birthplace of golf and has the world famous Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. It regularly hosts major golf tournaments each year. It is also home to the University of St Andrews which is the oldest in Scotland and the third oldest in the English speaking world. Although the population of the town is considered to be low, it offers a great get away from the much larger Scottish cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Evening: Departure from your school and overnight travel by coach into Scotland.
Morning: Arrival outside of Edinburgh for breakfast stop and chance to freshen up before travelling into Edinburgh. Start of walking tour and see Calton Hill, National Monument, Nelson Monument, Scott Monument, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile and more.
Afternoon: Spend time with your school group visiting Edinburgh’s places of interest before meeting with coach for transport to accommodation.
Evening: Check-in and overnight stay. Evening activities available upon request.
Morning: After breakfast, travel to ancient city of St. Andrews to see the birthplace of golf and the charming harbour and seaside town. See the ruins of St Andrews Cathedral, the links of St Andrews’ golf course, British Golf Museum, and much more.
Afternoon: Spend your day enjoying the city of St Andrews at your leisure.
Evening: Return back to accommodation for overnight stay.
Morning: After breakfast, group checks-out of accommodation and begin return journey back to England.
Afternoon: Lunch stop on the Scottish-English border at the famous Gretna Green Blacksmith’s shop.
Evening: Return back to school.