A Regal Journey around Royal Scotland

Andrew Baxter


Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional Guide
Fee:
Paid: From £60 depending on group size
Category:
Travel
Updated:
27th September 2020
Tagged:
Scotland | Travel | Royalty | History

This is a virtual tour/talk facilitated by the speaker and is available anywhere in the UK.

In 1848, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert fell in love with Balmoral and sparked a tourism boom in Scotland. Since then successive generations of the Royal Family have embraced the area as their tranquil retreat. Today, the Queen and other members of the Royal Family spend the summer months enjoying the peaceful heather-clad hills that roll across the landscape.

This virtual tour pinpoints those historic places in picturesque Royal Deeside that make the area truly majestic. We start, where Royal feet would step off the Royal Train after their long journey from Buckingham Palace. The Royal Deeside Railway Station was devasted by a fire and the Prince of Wales oversaw its rebuilding to its former glory. Balmoral Castle and the nearby Crathes Kirk are familiar to us from our television screens, but we head to other places enjoyed by the Royals that are not so well known.

Before our tour comes to an end, we take a visit to the world-renowned Braemar Gathering for the unique spectacle of a Highland Games – men in kilts tossing cabers, dancing and piping competitions and marching bands.

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About Andrew Baxter

I am a professional guide, holding the prestigious Green Badge for the Scottish Highlands, awarded by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association. I’ve also completed virtual tour training approved by the British Guild of Tourist Guides. You can be confident that as your guide I am fully trained to deliver you an interactive and engaging virtual tour.

My mission is to make every tour educational, enjoyable and above all entertaining. Specialising in researching the unusual and unexpected details about any destination, I delight in weaving the traditional myths and legends of Scotland into my tours. Alongside this, I throw in a careful blend of contemporary culture and everyday Scottish life to demonstrate the real Scotland.

Forget boring online lectures with Powerpoint, these lively virtual tours leave you feeling like you’ve actually travelled through Scotland. Using video, images, Google Earth and Street View and live commentary, with plenty of storytelling, I show you hidden gems only known by locals and head off-the-beaten-path to discover the very best of Scotland.

Based in the stunning West Highlands, I am surrounded by lochs, mountains and midges! My spare time is spent tramping footpaths, clambering over castle ruins and bog hopping with my young family as we explore the Scottish Highlands together.

I am available for short notice bookings.


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