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Escorted Tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands

Tour the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

On a tour of  the Scottish Highlands and Islands, many visitors are overwhelmed by the breathtaking beauty of the scenery – and rightly so. There’s never a dull moment in Scotland as far as changing scenery on a tour goes…but being caught in a ‘Scots mist’ might make you wonder what all the fuss is about.

With its moody yet majestic mountains Glencoe is most famous for the massacre of the MacDonald Clan in 1692. Things have changed radically; nowadays Glencoe’s world-class accommodation provides warm hospitality to all travellers.

Fort William, Outdoor Capital of the UK, boasts Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain. Cruise along the ‘Road to the Isles’, catch a glimpse of the Glenfinnan Viaduct. Fans of the Harry Potter movie will recognise the iconic structure.

Sail on the Sheerwater to Eigg, Muck or Rum. You might be lucky enough to see whales, porpoise or dolphins. Or stop for golf at one of Scotland’s most picturesque courses, Traigh, near Arisaig. Visit ‘Local Hero’ beach …

From Mallaig, take a boat trip to Britain’s remotest pub. Sail to the Isle of Skye, largest of the Hebrides and famous for, among other things, its castles, Cuillin hills, and Talisker distillery. Leave by the infamous Skye Bridge. Don’t miss Eilean Donan, probably the most photographed castle in Scotland. Visit Plockton where streets are edged with palm trees and wandered along by cows as well as locals and tourists.  

...a land shrouded in history

Further north, marvel at the magnificent Inverewe Gardens, a once barren peninsula on the shores of Loch Ewe, where exotic plants flourish in the mild climate created by the North Atlantic drift.

If you’ve stayed on Skye, drive up to Uig and take the ferry to Barra. It’s an ideal starting point for exploring the Hebrides – a 150 mile-long island chain of beaches, culture, wildlife and adventure. Visit the beautiful beaches. Explore the numerous islands scattered off the coast. Stroll through the haunting Standing Stones of Callanish on Lewis. Return to the mainland via Ullapool, becoming increasingly well-known for music festivals.

Take a ferry to Orkney or visit the Castle of Mey, home of the late Queen Mother. John O’Groats, named after Jan de Groot, a Dutch ferryman who settled there in the 16th century, is widely touted as the most northerly point of mainland Scotland. But the honour goes to Dunnet Head to the west.

Inverness, capital of the Highlands, sits on the banks of the River Ness. Cruise mystical Loch Ness. Admire the wonderful scenery. Keep an eye peeled in case ‘Nessie’ surfaces. Visit eerie Culloden Muir, battle site of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s doomed Jacobite army of 1746.

Glenmorangie Distillery, producer of Scotland’s favourite single malt, has 150 years of history and sits in a tranquil glen overlooking the Dornoch Firth.

A traditional seaside resort with two championship golf courses, Nairn is also worth a visit. Watch dolphins in the Moray Firth. Ski in the Cairngorms. Visit Aviemore and Rothiemurchus in the heart of Cairngorm National Park. Check out the Landmark Forest Theme Park or the Osprey Observation Centre in Loch Garten.

Choose Cameron Tours of Scotland for escorted Scottish tours of the Highlands and Islands with a difference.

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Birdwatching at the Old Man of Hoy

Birdwatching at the Old Man of Hoy

Callanish Standing Stones

Callanish Standing Stones

Kayaking at Vatersay, Outer Hebrides

Kayaking at Vatersay, Outer Hebrides

Inverness Castle - The Highland Capital

Inverness Castle - The Highland Capital

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