Gleneagles and the ‘Real’ Scottish Experience
The Glorious Playground
Gleneagles is an authentically Scottish experience, a destination for unparalleled fun and adventure in one of the most luxurious and beautiful settings imaginable. There are few places in the UK that offer the same breadth of opportunities and activities as Gleneagles. From its world-class golf courses and range of country pursuits – over 50 outdoor activities to choose from – to its programme of annual social events, award-winning spa, renowned bars and restaurants, rich heritage and breath-taking location, Gleneagles is a destination like no other.
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Birds of prey and whisky tasting
Afternoon: Travel to Gleneagles Hotel. Direct train access from London in just 5 hours on daily flights from London to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Gleneagles is a 45mins drive from Edinburgh airport . Complimentary transfers are available.
After checking-in you’ll enjoy a private 90-minute birds of prey flying demonstration by the team from the British School of Falconry, based on the estate. The spectacular demonstration includes eagles, hawks and falcons, with an opportunity for guests to handle and fly Harris hawks.
After all the exertion, you’ll return to the hotel for a welcome whisky tasting and no doubt a wee dram. There’s time to relax before dinner.
Evening: This evening, dinner will be taken in a private room or in one of the hotel’s restaurants. After dinner retreat to the brand new American Bar – the hotel’s most glamorous, opulent and exclusive space – has seen the revival of a bar that was part of the hotel’s original offering in the age of decadence. Enjoy an exceptional collection of cocktails inspired by the roaring ’20s in this intimate environment.
Full day of activities
Morning: Gleneagles’ breakfasts are legendary, setting you up to enjoy a full day of country pursuits and leisure activities, most of which are based on the estate. The choice is wide and varied. The expert instructors at the Gleneagles Shooting School provide an unforgettable experience for all ages and skill levels, whether you’re a novice or a crack-shot. Gleneagles Equestrian School provides expert instruction in all disciplines of horsemanship, including dressage, show jumping and cross country. The driving in the Perthshire hills is spectacular, and at Gleneagles you can have a thrilling off-road experience in one of the fleet of 4×4 vehicles. You can learn the basics of target archery or cast your line into one of Gleneagles’ trout lochs. You can improve your tennis at the state-of-the-art indoor tennis centre, or experience the unique pleasure of working with the Gleneagles Gundog School’s magnificent and highly trained labradors. Last but not least, you can take a cycle ride into some of the most majestic countryside in Scotland.
Lunch: You’ll break for lunch which will be taken at the hotel.
Afternoon: In the afternoon, you can choose a different activity or take advantage of the scenery and spa to indulge in some slightly more relaxing pursuits.
Evening: After you day’s activities you can relax over dinner in the hotel, heralded by a display of traditional piping skills in the hotel grounds.
Free time and travel home
Morning: With that traditional Scottish breakfast once again setting you up for the day, you have a choice before you travel home. You can stay awhile and enjoy the world-renowned spa, you can try another activity, or continue with one of those from yesterday (an additional charge will be made for this). If you’re travelling by car you can visit Stirling Castle, the Falkirk Wheel or the remarkable Kelpies. We can offer suggestions to help you make the most of your Scottish experience.