Lots of people take English classes in Brighton, Bournemouth, London and Edinburgh. Others study CPE in big, busy cities. But who comes to a little town in East Scotland to study English, you may ask? The answer…… Someone who wants to have fun, of course!!!! Here are some of the things English Language Students can do when they’re not studying.
If you come in the summer you can enjoy the madness of the Highand Games. With traditional heavy athletic events like tug-o-war and the caber toss, as well as Highland dance competitions, track and field events, and piping, the games are a spectacle like no other.
Around Alyth is perfect cycling country – enjoy miles of glorious landscapes, quiet roads and tracks Great cycling routes offer an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate the dramatic natural beauty and peace of the area. The Angus Glens form the south eastern boundary of the Cairngorms National Park, an area of outstanding beauty.
No visit to Scotland is complete without a visit to its famous whiskey distilleries and Perthshire has many to offer:, Dewar’s, Blair Atholl and the famous Grouse Experience, Scotland’s oldest distillery. Learn how it is distilled and enjoy a tasting session at the end.
And, of course there is golf. St Andrews, the home of golf is only 50 minutes away but Alyth has three courses of its own within walking distance and your teacher will happily organise a game for you. She might even give you some tips!!
Visit Glamis Castle which was home to the Queen mother and a favourite holiday destination for the Queen when she was little. Walk through its extensive woodlands and gardens and admire the Italianate gardens. Take the tour and discover its ancient myths and legend. King Malcolm II was said to have been murdered here in the 11th century. Lady Janet Douglas, widow of Lord Glamis, was burned at the stake as a witch in 1540 by James V. There is said to be a secret room where a nobleman played cards with the devil himself.