It’s in their family name and you see it in their blue eyes, settled underneath a mop of wavy hair. They’ve heard stories of their ancestral clan and probably have a crest somewhere at home, mounted over the fireplace. Over 4.7 million Canadians can trace their family trees back to Scotland and many have dreamt of visiting their ancestral homeland after hearing tales of the romantic rolling Highlands and the cities that bleed history.
Planning an ancestral trip can be intimidating. Where do you even begin? You want to see it all and strengthen your connection, but there’s only so much time (and money…)
To help you plan your ancestral travels, we’ve consulted with our Scottish trivago friends and put together a comprehensive list of hotels to anchor your travels around two themes that scream Scotland — history and whisky.