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School trip to Stirling
The Gateway to the Highlands

Impressive nature and very friendly people – that’s Scotland. In 2015 this important part of the United Kingdom almost voted to become an independent country. Stirling is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Important landmarks like the Wallace Monument, Stirling Castle and Bannockburn Heritage Centre remind us of the heroes of Scotland’s yesteryear. Many historical treasures, old rituals and modern lively cities can be discovered on a school trip to Stirling.

After you have seen London and the South of England, a school trip to Scotland is a must. A study trip to Stirling, Edinburgh or Perth is recommended for students of 15 years and older. Topics and excursions can be prepared in advance.

Free Educational Visits are offered by Historic Scotland and offer school groups free entrance for many sights. Advance booking is essential!

Suitable for:
  • 6 form college
  • Graduation trips
  • Study Trips
Here you can find:
  • Beautiful Nature
  • Castles & Countryside
  • Culture & History
  • Host Families
Host families
Living among the locals

Our Scottish host family tutor has known his families for many years and guarantees the usual SENLAC standard.

Bed & Breakfast
Breakfast included

Especially recommended for our group leaders, we can book B&Bs or small guesthouses on request.

Program example

7 days / day trips / night ferry / adaptations as desired

  • Days 1 - Departure from Home - Night Ferry to Newcastle Depart in the morning for Amsterdam. Check in into the modern night liner of DFDS-Seaways. Dinner buffet on board.
  • Day 2 - Hadrian's Wall - Sterling - Stirling Castle - National Wallace Monument CHESTER ROMAN FORT - on Hadrian's Wall is considered the most important testimony to Roman history in Britain.

    Stop at the NATIONAL WALLACE MONUMENT: where Scotland's freedom fighters are honoured. The tower overlooks battle sites and the unique Highlands.

    STIRLING: Guided walk through the beautiful medieval old town or visit STIRLING CASTLE.
  • Day 3 - Day trip to Edinburgh EDINBURGH: Scotland's capital and beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city offers plenty for everyone. Art, culture, architecture and shopping.

    SIGHTS: Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock with the Scottish Crown Jewels, the historic Royal Mile, double museum Royal Museum / Museum of Scotland.
  • Day 4 Highlands – Loch Lomond and the Trossachs Nationalpark Scotland's first national park with lonely rocky landscapes, unique views, chains of hills and valleys with elongated lochs await us.... Loch Katrine and Loch Lemond are the most beautiful lochs in Scotland.

    On request: Visit to the Glenturret Whiskey Distillery
  • Day 5 - "Harry Potter Castle" Alnwick Castle - Newcastle - Departure HARRY POTTER CASTLE: After Windsor Castle, Alnwick Castle is the second largest noble seat in England. The medieval castle complex is known as the Harry Potter castle in 5 films.

    NEWCASTLE: The historic university city of Newcastle is considered a stronghold for science, business and the arts. The castle tower with great views over the city ends the visit.

    DEPARTURE: In the afternoon the ship departs for Amsterdam.
  • Day 6 - Arrival in Amsterdam and home town Breakfast buffet on board. Arrival in Amsterdam in the morning and return to your hometown by the evening.
Harry Potter film location
Behind the scenes
Alnwick Castle has served as a backdrop for many films and series, most famously in the first two Harry Potter films as Hogwarts, where Harry Potter's first flying lesson took place. Fancy a look behind the scenes? More
  • The National Wallace Monument This tower in Stirling honours the famous Scottish warrior – Sir William Wallace more 
  • Stirling Castle A royal residence standing powerful above the river Forth. Childhood home of Mary Queen of Scots, James VI and I more
  • Edinburgh Castle This castle in the middle of the Scottish capital used to be a military fortress, royal residence and prison of war more
  • The Real Mary Kings Close Beneath the Royal Mile are hidden streets where people lived and worked between the 17th and 19th centuries more
  • Glenturret Whisky Distillery Join a Distillery Tour and find out how the whisky is made since 1763 more
  • Beamish open air museum Open air museum about the live in Northeast England between 1820 and 1950 more
  • Tynemouth Castle and Priory From medieval priory to coastal fortress, the complex history spans over 2000 years more
  • Bamburgh Castle This castle is standing for 1400 years on the Northumberland Coastline. The grounds and courtyard of the castle was film location for Harry Potter films more
  • Life Science Centre Newcastle Award-winning science centre with exhibitions, special events, Science Theatre shows and the biggest and best planetarium in the North of England more
  • Royal Yacht Britannia & Leith This ship sailed the British monarchs around the world. Over 5 decks you find state apartments and crew cabins more
  • Hampden Park - Glasgow The home stadium of the Scottish National Football team. Enjoy a guided stadium tour more
  • Glasgow Science Centre Explore over 300 hands on interactive science exhibits, a Planetarium and more more
Getting there
We have been working successfully for decades with selected coach companies that will bring you safely and in good spirits to Amsterdam.
On board a modern DFDS-Seaways night ferry you set course for Newcastle. Evening catering at the onboard buffet.
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