We were all delighted to have been accredited with the Gold Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) Award for the 4th consecutive year in 2014. The GTBS recognises places to stay and visit that are taking action to support the local area and the wider environment. It’s the largest sustainable (green) scheme to operate globally and assesses hundreds of fantastic places to stay and visit in the United Kingdom.
To celebrate we launched a competition to win a free night’s stay in Edinburgh with our Green Tourism Partners Royal Yacht Britannia, The Famous Grouse Experience at Visit Glenturret, Edinburgh Bus Tours, and The Scotch Whisky Experience. Our Lumi visited and our friends and followers guessed where he might be throughout his travels for a chance to win. Huge congratulations to our winner Dinah Keal!
Click on the links to follow these fabulous Green Tourism Businesses on Twitter and as promised here’s a little more on these wonderful Scottish attractions and experiences:
Royal Yacht Britannia
The UK’s number 1 attraction (Tripadvisor) was home to Her Majesty, The Queen and the Royal Family for over 30 years and sailed over 1,000,000 miles around the world. The Royal Yacht is now berthed in Edinburgh and a visit is great way to follow in the footsteps of the Royalty to discover the hear and soul this most special Royal residences. For more information visit the website at http://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/
The Famous Grouse Experience at Visit Glenturret
Scotland’s oldest whisky distillery is home to The Glenturret Highland Single Malt and The Famous Grouse, Scotland’s favourite whisky. The Famous Grouse Experience is open in all good Scottish weathers for guided tours. You can even bottle your own Glenturret from the ‘Exceptional Casks’ range. Hand bottled at the distillery, you can order online or visit the distillery shop to fill, seal and label your very own bottle. Read about the first ever Bottle Your Own, as filled by The Earl and Countess of Strathearn on the website at http://www.thefamousgrouse.com/
Edinburgh Bus Tours
Open-top tour buses have been popular in Edinburgh since the 1920s, but Edinburgh Bus Tours’ history began in May 1989 when Guide Friday launched the Edinburgh Tour. It proved an immediate success with 1000 visitors on day one! Edinburgh Bus Tours is now Scotland’s third most popular paid for visitor attraction and offers a five star visitor experience. You can read more about each of the tours on the website here http://edinburghtour.com/about
Scotch Whisky Experience
The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre is a large tourist attraction in Edinburgh and is located on Castlehill in the Old Town of Edinburgh, immediately adjacent to the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle and just a short walk from the hotel. Here you can take a sensational journey through a replica distillery, before your expert guide imparts the secrets of the Whisky regions. Finally, you’ll choose your perfect ‘dram’, and taste it in The World’s Largest Whisky Collection! See more about the experiences and restaurant here http://www.scotchwhiskyexperience.co.uk/
Thank again to our Green friends and neighbours. We hope you enjoy reading more and planning your next exciting green trip to Scotland! You can visit the Green Tourism website here to search for more great Green Tourist attractions in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Where do you think Lumi should visit next?….