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The road reaches the sea at spectacularly sited Torridon village, then continues westwards to lovely Shieldaig, which boasts an attractive main street of whitewashed houses right on the water.


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Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh, Lochalsh, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandExternal view of the Castle with toilet and coffee stopDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Urquhart Castle, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandExternal views of CastleDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Loch Ness, Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandPhoto Stop for Views of Loch NessDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Quiraing, Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandShort walk for stunning views and photo stopDuration: 30 minutesStop At: The Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandPhoto stop Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Happy Tours, Inverness, Scottish Highlands, ScotlandMeet and Greet in front of the Columba Hotel for departure of all our toursMeet at 8:20am for 8:30am departureDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Kilt Rock, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandPhoto Stop Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Portree VisitScotland iCentre, Portree, Isle of Skye, The Hebrides, ScotlandLunch time stop and site seeingDuration: 1 hour

$14.10 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre Admission Ticket

Make your way to the tragic battle site near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. The short but brutal hand-to-hand Battle of Culloden took place in 1746 and marked the final defeat for the clansmen fighting for the Jacobite cause.Upon admission, enter the visitor center and immerse yourself in the horror of the battle, during which more than 1,200 people lost their lives. Explore the exhibits and learn more about the circumstances that led to the Battle of Culloden, as well as the lasting effect the battle had on not just the Highlands, but the whole of the United Kingdom.Take as long as you wish exploring the site independently. When done, you’ll emerge with a new understanding of the events of the battle.3-Day or 7-Day National Trust for Scotland: Sightseeing PassUpgrade to receive a 3- or 7-day sightseeing pass. This pass gives you free entrance to 90 National Trust for Scotland attractions. Use the 3-day pass on any three days over a period of seven consecutive days from first use and use the 7-day pass on any seven days over a period of 14 consecutive days from first use.Attractions list: Alloa Tower, Angus Folk Museum, Arduaine Garden, Bachelors’ Club, Balmacara Estate and Woodland Walks, Balmerino Abbey, Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre, Barry Mill, Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, Ben Lomond, Branklyn Garden, Brodick Castle, Gardens and Country Park, Brodie Castle, Broughton House and Garden, Kirriemuir Camera Obscura, Castle Fraser Gardens and Estate, Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve, Craigievar Castle, Craigower, Crarae Garden, Crathes Castle Gardens and Estate, Culloden Battlefield, Royal Burgh of Culross, Culzean Castle and Country Park, David Livingstone Centre, Dollar Glen, Drum Castle, Falkland Palace and Garden, Falls of Glomach, Fyvie Castle, Geilston Garden, The Georgian House, Gladstone’s Land, Glencoe and Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glenfinnan Monument, Goatfell, Greenbank Garden, Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve, Haddo House, Harmony Garden, The Hermitage, The Hill House, Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse and Garden, Holmwood House, House of Dun and Montrose Basin Nature Reserve, House of the Binns, Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage and Museum, Inveresk Lodge Garden, Inverewe Garden, J M Barrie’s Birthplace, Kellie Castle and Garden, Killiecrankie, Kintail and Morvich, Leith Hall Gardens and Estate, Linn of Tummel, Malleny Garden, Mar Lodge Estate, Menstrie Castle, Moirlanich Longhouse, Newhailes, The Pineapple and Dunmore Park (grounds only), Pitmedden Garden, Pollok House, Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot, Priorwood Garden, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Robert Smail’s Printing Works, Rockcliffe, St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve, Souter Johnnie’s Cottage, The Tenement House, Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace,Threave Garden and Estate, Torridon, Weaver’s Cottage, West Affric

$512.58 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Glory of Ross

Still very unspoiled and remote, Wester Ross is very often missed from the visitor’s itinerary, possibly through pressure of time.If there is one area of the Highlands that affords different and breathtaking views as another bend of the road unwinds, then it is this spectacular area. Mirrored, majestic mountains, heather hills, tree lined lochs and wildlife abound here.The songwriter, Dave Goulder, an Englishman who has made his home and living in the Highlands of Scotland, sums it up in his song,And, if I had a hundred homes,and could stay in each a while,I’d build them all along the coastfrom Sandwood down to Kyle.A day’s journey can encompass Achnasheen, Lochcarron and Applecross with its long association with Saint Maelrubha, who founded a monastery there. Maelrhuba later made his home on one of Loch Maree’s islands and gave the Loch its name. The mountain road, to Applecross, the Bealach Nam Bo, (Pass of the Cattle) rises a thousand feet in a mile and a half. Not for the faint hearted!On through the idyllic villages of Shieldaig and Torridon to Kinlochewe and spectacular views of Loch Maree. Ben Eighe and Torridon are a Nature Reserve. Through Gairloch and Aultbea we reach the world famous tropical gardens of Inverewe at Poolewe. The gardens are influenced by the warm current from the faraway Gulf Stream and were originally planted by Sir Osgood MacKenzie over 100 years ago. They are now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland.Our homeward journey takes us past the Corrieshalloch Gorge and the Falls of Measach. A panoramic view from there is afforded of Loch Broom tempting the visitor to visit Ullapool, Achiltibuie and the Summer Isles.The beautiful county of Sutherland awaits for another day.

$61.51 Day Trips & Excursions

BEST OF THE ISLE OF SKYE TOUR

These are some of the highlights you will see: Fairy Pools We start on our journey with a drive to the Fairy Pools in the shadow of the Cuillin Mountains. The fairies regularly bathe here, in the crystal clear green pools of the River Brittle. Weather permitting, you can swim in the pools of the river, one of the UK’s best wild swimming spots. Talisker Distillery Talisker distillery produces a single malt Scotch with a very distinctive peaty-smoky taste. We shall go through the visitor centre (not on the tour) and if available sample a whisky. Neist Point or Dunvegan Castle You have a choice of either going to Neist Point or being dropped off at Dunvegan Castle and we will pick you up on the way back from Neist Point. The Neist Point is the best place on the island to spot whales, dolphins and sharks. Come with us and see for yourself why Skye has been voted by National Geographic as the fourth greatest island visitor experience in the whole world! Alternatively, you can visit the ancient MacLeod clan castle, set in beautiful gardens, and see for yourself the flag from fairyland which is dated between the 4th and 7th centuries A.D. Fairy GlenThe charming Fairy Glen. Wander between countless conical mounds, known in the Highlands as fairy knowes; put your ears to the grass and listen for the fairies at work inside. 
Bend down to search for elves in the glen's miniature forests, take the twisted path to the top of the fairy castle or walk the faun’s maze and have a wish granted! The Quiraing The Quiraing is a landscape used in many sci-fi films, known for its wonderful rock formations and stunning coastal views. This is a place like no other, part of the largest landslip in Europe. Kilt Rock Kilt Rock with the distinctive pillars and beautiful waterfall with views across to the Torridon hills on the mainland. Jurassic Skye The Trotternish coastline is the most famous on Skye. It dates from the Mid-Jurassic period, formed 175 million years ago and is the dinosaur stamping ground of Scotland. The beaches are rich in fossils, the rocks are ancient and twisted. As part of the tour we will visit the dino museum has an internationally important collection of dinosaur fossils: here you can see their footprints embedded in stone, taken from the local beaches. The Old Man of Storr The Old Man of Storr is one of the iconic natural features of the dramatic Trotternish Ridge. The Old Man is a 200ft stone pillar, which has detached itself from the highest point of the ridge, creating a fantastical landscape of twisted rocks, looming shadows and swirling mists, film location for among others the Ridley Scott 2012 directed science fiction film Prometheus.

$211.44 Private & Custom Tours

Full-Day Private Guided Hike in the Scottish Highlands from Aviemore

There is something uniquely beautiful about the Scottish Highlands. Between the guides, they've all been to many ranges around the world and have seen some incredible peaks. When it comes to shear beauty, however, the Scottish mountains inevitably have the edge. They may not be the highest peaks in the world, but they do offer a fantastic variety of mountain scapes. From the great bulk of the Cairngorms in the East to the Fortressed peaks of Torridon in the west. From the Monoliths of Assynt in the North to the myriad of peaks in the south. The unique blend of wild, rugged mountains, loch, sea, and the soft light of these high latitudes, provides an unrivalled beauty. There is, without a doubt, a lifetime of wonderful sites and adventure.Here's what a typical day looks like for guests who are staying at Fraoch Lodge.Breakfast orders are usually taken the night before to reduce waste and any delays in getting out. All the bread is homemade along with many of the preserves. Over breakfast, the guide will provide an update on any changes to the forecast overnight and hence to the plan for the day. There is, of course, the opportunity to discuss what to wear, etc.After breakfast, there is time to get ready and make a packed lunch for the day. Homemade bread as well as a number of other fillings are available. There is also homemade cake, a chocolate bar, fruit, dried fruit, and peanuts available. Any wet kit from the previous day will be dry having spent the night in an efficiently purposed drying room.Then, head out in the bus for the relatively short journey to the start of the day's route. Dry boots are donned while anticipating some of the most stunning scenery Scotland has to offer. Regular (short) breaks are taken to maintain energy levels. Of course, there will be stops for photos at points of interest along the way. Hiking is usually anywhere from 4-to-8 hours in duration, depending on aspirations and if the hike is being combined with any other activities. Also, there will be a visit to Loch Ness or a visit to a castle or a pint in the pub.Day hikes are available to guests who are staying elsewhere in the area. There are a program of hikes to join or tailor a hike to suit specific abilities.After sorting out the gear, it's 'cake o’clock,' a refreshing mug of tea and some of Rebecca’s delicious homemade cake in the lounge in front of a roaring fire. Lemon drizzle cake, lemon and pistachio cake, chocolate brownies — all to die for.Then, there is plenty of time to have a shower and relax, maybe a glass of wine or a beer before the 2-course evening meal at 8pm. It’s all home prepared using as much home grown or local produce as possible. The day is finished with teas and coffees or a herbal infusion made from homegrown herbs in front of a fire.