Hebrides Castle & palace tours

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Inverness: John O'Groats and the Far North Tour

1. Inverness: John O'Groats and the Far North Tour

Your tour departs Inverness before traveling north, up to Loch Fleet to the village of Golspie. The village, situated on the north sea coast is nestled next to Ben Bhraggie and is an attractive little seaside resort complete with long sandy beaches. You will be able to spend time here for refreshments, before continuing on to Dunrobin Castle. A stately home in Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle is the family seat of Clan Sutherland. It resembles a French chateau with it’s towering spires, and overlooks the Moray Firth. You will spend time here exploring the beautiful stately home whilst enjoying some refreshments. You will then continue north through the Helmsdale Clearance to the Highland town of Wick for your lunch break. A former Viking settlement, Wick is the principal town in the far north of mainland Scotland. You can spend time exploring the town and taking in the views across Wick Bay whilst you enjoy your lunch. From Wick, you will then travel to John O’Groats; the most northerly point on British mainland. Here you’ll be able to stroll along the cliff path, take iconic photos at the signpost, and enjoy dramatic coastal views, perhaps even seeing some local wildlife! From John O’Groats, you will begin to make your way back to Inverness. You will travel to Dunbeath Harbor for photos, and to Brora, famous for its golf courses and magnificent coastal scenery.

From Inverness: Torridon, Applecross, & Eilean Donan Castle

2. From Inverness: Torridon, Applecross, & Eilean Donan Castle

Depart Inverness at 08:30 and travel west towards Kinlochewe and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Marvel at the imposing form of Beinn Eighe Ridge as it gives way to the world-famous Loch Maree, home to the majestic Golden Eagle. Next, head down through Torridon towards Shieldaig, passing some of Europe’s most ancient geology and wild scenery along the way. Continue up the renowned Bealach Na Ba ("Pass of the Cattle") and onwards to the isolated village of Applecross, where you will stop for lunch. Get incredible views towards the Isle of Skye and the Hebrides as you make your way towards Eilean Donan Castle, a picture-perfect edifice perched on a junction of 3 gorgeous lakes. After your visit to the castle, travel along the shores of Loch Ness en route to Inverness, where you will be dropped off by approximately 19:30.

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What people are saying about Hebrides

Our tour with James and the other travelers was exceptional. We traveled on single track roads spotting, deer, sheep, coos, and the stag that regularly hangs out in a parking lot. The vistas are breath taking. Our meal at Applecross was delicious also. Many have mentioned the Rest and Be Thankful Road in posts, so glad that James was driving! Eilean Donan Castle is well worth the visit. We had to make a detour because a wreck was blocking the road, so James stopped for us to get photos of Urquat Castle as we detoured.

Very detailed and very scenic tour . The tour guide was not on his usual route but still he was knowledgeable and very informative about the tour sights. Showed as many places possible on this route, His predictions about the weather at John o groats was perfect . Our Orkney tour got cancelled because of bad weather.

amazing tour, we had a LOVELY, AMAZING, KIND AND WONDERFUL GUIDE. Marita was amazing today, it was a storm outside the bus and she chose the best street to keep us safe from the wind. she is funny and entrataing

Malcolm was awesome! Very knowledgeable. He let us choose to stay longer at Dunrobin castle to see the falcon show, and we stopped at an awesome broch on the way back. Loved the tour!

Absolutely fantastic, a wonderful trip and a very nice and knowledgeable guide, a trip that I highly recommend