Many clients are as keen to experience the culture and heritage of these great golfing destinations as they are to play the links and we are only delighted to assist guests in being able to achieve whatever off-course aspirations they might have. This can range from: –
– General sightseeing and exploring
– Historical Tours: Scottish battle sites, the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’
– Cultural Tours: The Beatles experience in Liverpool, The ‘Quiet Man’ film location in County Mayo or Game of Thrones locations in Northern Ireland
– Genealogy: Tracing your ancestry to discovering family burial sites
– Food & Drink: Whisk(e)y Tours, Fine Dining experiences or The Guinness Storehouse Tour
– Shopping: traditional knits, personal shopping experiences, visits to Waterford Crystal or seeing Harris Tweed in production.
Whatever it is that you or your guests wish to experience, our team will be able to make the best recommendations for you.
Tours & Sightseeing
Even though we know your primary motivation is golf, there is usually an opportunity to experience something away from the golf course on at least one or two days of your golf trip with the right planning, and we will be delighted to discuss all of the available options with you.
You might be traveling from Lahinch to Ballybunion for example, along the Wild Atlantic Way, and have time to stop off at the world-famous Cliffs of Moher, or when in Dublin you could take a tour of the Guinness Storehouse or see the ancient Book of Kells at Trinity College. If Killarney is your base, it is virtually impossible to miss the Ring of Kerry on route to your golf course. You could see Moll’s Gap or take a short ride on one of the towns world famous jaunting car to see the Lakes of Killarney or Muckross House.
In Northern Ireland, no golf trip to Royal Portrush or Portstewart is complete without a few hours for a tour (and sample!) in the Bushmills Whiskey Distillery or a walk to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Giant’s Causeway. While in that neck of the woods you might get the chance to walk over Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge or see Dunluce Castle. Why not take a Black Taxi Tour in Belfast and learn all about the ‘Troubles,’ explore the fabulous Titanic Visitor Exhibition and know where the most famous liner ever built was brought to life and finish up with a pint in the Crown Liquor Saloon.
In Scotland, where fabulous scotch distilleries are available at almost every turn, you may fancy a wee dram at Glenmorangie en route to Royal Dornoch or perhaps Macallan on the way back to Cruden Bay. The city of Edinburgh is a living museum in its own right, and a walking tour of the city is a must if only to get a flavor of the town itself, Edinburgh Castle and the famous ‘Royal Mile.’ Discover the background of Sir William Wallace, defender of Scotland and national hero, by visiting the Wallace Monument in Stirling an re-live the scenes, stories, and history behind the blockbuster movie Braveheart.
When playing along England’s Golf Coast, no visit to Liverpool is complete without a visit to The Cavern Club and Bar in the heart of the city to see where the famous Beatles began their careers, or if you are a soccer fan, a trip to Anfield to see where Liverpool FC play their games might be on the cards.
We detail a lot more of our favorite add-on’s, tours and sightseeing trips in the corresponding section here in planning so these are only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what can be accomplished when you travel with us.