You’ll find out how people lived back in the 19th century on this tour, with a visit to Dunrobin Castle. One of the oldest of its kind in Scotland, this place is the opposite of the dark-stone medieval strongholds the nation is famous for. Instead, it showcases sky-high turrets and Cinderella-like towers, which are surrounded by immaculate Victorian gardens that overlook the sea. Inside, take a look at the elegant piano and huge paintings in the music room. Then, breathe in the scent of the 10,000 dusty books stacked in the library. As for the dining room, it’s like walking into a period film set, with its wood-panelled walls, grand fireplace and oak chairs. The table is even set with shining Georgian silverware, so you can see how the lords and ladies dined once upon a time. After a tour of the castle, you’ll head out to the gardens to watch a birds of prey demonstration. The castle’s professional falconer will give you an insight into the hunting methods of the owls, hawks and falcons, as they perform an exciting flying display overhead.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.