From London and the lush Lake District to the Scottish Highlands and far-flung islands, be prepared to take in the fresh air and rural peace of this magnificent countryside with UK adventure travel from Ker & Downey.
Arriving in London, you will be whisked through the airport and transferred to central London and your accommodations at The Marylebone, a stylish hotel in the charming village of Marylebone. Spend the next few days immersed in the hustle and bustle of buzzy London life, with a wide range of activities tailored to your preferences. Fill your days with exclusive access to museums, performances in the West End, and all of the historic and cultural wonders that make London one of the world's greatest cities.
On your fourth morning you will take a train from London Euston to Windermere in the Lake District. With The Forest Side as your base from which to explore, let the adventure continue alongside your Ker & Downey outdoor guide and driver as you immerse yourself in northwest England. Your introduction to the region comes on a traditional steam boat, ushering you to the best spots for hiking around some of the tallest peaks in England. You will also walk in the shadow of children’s author Beatrix Potter and other literary names of note when exploring Lake Windermere and the adventure paradise of Grizedale Forest Park.
Next, transfer north to Scotland to continue your luxury England and Scotland adventure. Victorian-style Fonab Castle is your home base for exploring the rugged Scottish Highlands. Hike through the wonders of Perthshire near Pitlochry and reward your day of activity with a private whisky tasting at a local distillery.
Continue to the Scottish Islands by way of the Glenfinnan Aqueduct train. Kinloch Lodge on the Isle of Skye positions you for outdoor adventures. Hike around the Black Cuillin mountains and Loch Coruisk, spy on marine wildlife on Loch Scavaig, and sample the single-malt at the Talisker whisky distillery. Glen Nevis is home to some of the most scenic hiking in the British Isles, and your private guide will show you the path to the gorgeous Steall Falls on an afternoon adventure. After dinner, a local storyteller joins you to tell tales of the clan wars, outlaws, and tumultuous past of the region.
End your luxury England and Scotland adventure in Edinburgh, following in the footsteps of royalty in one of the oldest cities in the United Kingdom. Take tea on the Royal Yacht Britannia, walk the cobblestone alleys of Old Town, and taste whisky paired with dinner at a members-only club on your last night in Scotland.