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Isle of Skye from Inverness

Eilean Donan Castle and the Isle of Skye

Tour description

Your day begins in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. You’ll head over the River Ness passing sights such as Inverness Castle and Cathedral whilst your driver-guide introduces you to the city with stories of its fascinating history. 

The journey will take you past Scotland’s biggest and most famous loch, Loch Ness, home of Nessie. We can’t guarantee you’ll spot the monster, but we will definitely stop by the beautiful Urquhart Castle ruins, a stronghold of various clans until 1692. This is a fantastic opportunity for photos.

We'll stop close to the loch at the little village of Invermoriston, where you can take in the views and see Thomas Telford’s ruined bridge, built in 1813, which crosses the spectacular River Moriston falls.

Our Highland route winds through the pretty Glen Moriston. Along the way look out for the monument to Roderick MacKenzie, who took a bullet for Bonnie Prince Charlie following the Battle of Culloden. We continue past Glen Shiel, site of the 1719 battle between British government troops and an alliance of Jacobites and Spaniards

You’ll also see the Five Sisters, a stunning range of mountains that stand protecting the surrounding landscape. You will want to photograph Loch Cluanie where we will stop on the way to Eilean Donan Castle. One of Scotland's most picturesque castles, it is perched on its own tidal island where three lochs, Loch Duich, Loch Long and Loch Alsh, meet. Our stop here will provide ample time to do an official tour of the castle, stretch your legs or have a coffee.

Next you’ll cross over the bridge to Skye and head for Kyleakin, where there’ll be a stop for lunch. Your tour of this magical island takes in the stunningly beautiful sight of the Cuillin Hills on the road to Portree, the capital of Skye and its colourful harbour.

We’ll begin our return journey, passing Kyle of Lochalsh and taking a different route back to Inverness so you get the chance to see as much of our beautiful country as possible. We’ll stop at Loch Carron to take in some of the most beautiful views in Scotland. Continuing on we’ll see the valleys of Strathcarron, StrathConon then Strathbran, before returning to Inverness.

Tour Details
Availability
Summer
Departure days
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
21 March to 16 October
Extra departure Saturday 26 March
Depart/Return Times
9:15 / 19:15

 

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