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Highland Games Day Tour

Join us on a day tour to a real Highland Games where you can soak up the atmosphere and experience the excitement. The Games, or Gatherings, take place in towns and villages throughout the country and are a highlight of the Scottish calendar, making for a truly memorable day out amongst grand Highland scenery.


Duration: 1 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 167766
Starts: Edinburgh, Finishes: Edinburgh,
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  • Edinburgh

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Day 1

The Highland Games are renowned the world over as a test of strength between Clans. These athletic contests date back over 900 years and the Games are a fantastic spectacle where you’ll see Highland dancing, pipe band displays, hammer throwing, tug-of-war and caber tossing.

We have created a range of day tours based around these spectacular cultural events that include the best of our beautiful landscape. Each has its own local charm and character. Our programme includes a visit to the world famous Braemar Gathering.

BRAEMAR GATHERING
Known as ‘The Games’, and originating from those believed to have been held by Malcolm III in the 11th Century, an annual Highland Games Gathering is held at Braemar in Royal Deeside on the first Saturday in September. The Gathering is one of the most famous and has Her Majesty the Queen as patron. Members of the Royal Family have traditionally been spectators since Queen Victoria attended in 1848.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Local Scottish Guide
    • Entrance to the Games
    • Souvenir map
    • Audio Guides available
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Tour Highlights:
  • Participating in the tradition of a Clan Gathering
  • Piping Competitions & Highland Dancing
  • Caber Tossing & Hammer Throwing
  • Traditional Highland Dress
  • Stunning Highland Scenery