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Eilean Donan
Loch Duich

Day Tour from Inverness - West Coast. Lochs and Mountains

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Janvier — Décembre

A superb sightseeing day in the most spectacular scenery: Loch Ness Urquhart Castle Fort Augustus Eilean Donan castle (possibly the most photographed in Scotland?) Torridon Mountain range

Sit back, relax, and enjoy a fun, informative and fascinating day tour from Inverness in the luxury of a top-of-the-range Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV. Learn about the truth behind ‘Nessie’; all about the Jacobites, the clans and gaze at the awe-inspiring scenery. There are plenty of photo opportunities on this tour!

Tours are for a maximum of 3 or 4 persons

Prices do not include refreshments or entry to attractions.

TOUR ITINERARY

Situated along the Great Glen fault line, at 23 miles long and over 750ft deep, the journey along Loch Ness lets you take in outstanding views of this iconic stretch of water.

URQUHART CASTLE

It is possible to spot the Castle on the headland some time before we reach it as we journey down the A82 towards Drumnadrochit. On arriving there is time to stop for a visit at the impressive ruins which played an important part in the Scottish wars of independence, various clan rivalries and also the Jacobite uprisings. Why not stroll amongst the aged walls and gaze out over the loch for any signs of disturbance in the water... After visiting we then head to the southern end of Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal at Fort Agustus.

FORT AUGUSTUS & THE WEST HIGHLANDS

Once in Fort Agustus it may be possible to venture onto the Loch in a RIB, if you wish. We then travel into Jacobite country – up through beautiful Glengarry and down Glen Shiel and into the Kintail mountains to Loch Duich and possibly the most photographed castle in all Scotland – Eilean Donan.

Next we head to the beautiful and quaint village of Plockton, the ‘Jewel of the Highlands’ in a stunning location on the edge of Loch Carron. The village has featured in many TV shows including Hamish Macbeth starring Robert Carlyle. From here we travel all round Loch Carron and on to Sheildaig, another quaint fishing village on Loch Torridon. The grandeur of the Torridon mountain range looms ahead us, where some of the oldest rocks on the planet reach up more than 3000ft into the sky.

 

THE JOURNEY HOME

Once we have passed through the Torridon Mountains we arrive at Kinlochewe, at the head of Loch Maree (a Loch rich in Druid and Viking History). We then start to head back towards the Highland capital of Inverness and your hotel/drop-off point, passing the Glen Ord distillery, Beauly Priory and travelling along the banks of the lovely Beauly Firth.

Coordonnées

Discover More Scotland
Clunemore Steadings
Drumnadrochit
Inverness
Scotland
IV63 6XW
Point de départ
Inverness The Highlands
Durée
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide
Type de circuit
Bespoke Private Small Group (1-16)
Langues
English
Thèmes
Adventure Ancestry Archaeology Castles Film and TV History Landscapes Music Wildlife

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Discover More Scotland

Providing luxury small (3, max 4 persons) group tours of Scotland in the comfort of our Landrover SUV, our mission is to provide a personal, enjoyable and informative holiday never to be forgotten, making the most of your precious time in this beautiful country. Day and multiday tours available from Inverness and Invergordon. Multiday tours available from Glasgow/Edinburgh. Pre-planned tours are available to view on the website or bespoke tours planned your requirements. Airport and cycle transfers (e.g. Land's End -John O'Groats and the NC500/NE250) all over Scotland available too.

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