A half or one day tour with a qualified tourist guide of the dramatic Northern Highlands. Our remote and rugged coastline bears the scars and ruins of its’ torrid past. Step back in time, and hear the tales of the Viking past and clan struggles!
A one day or half day private tour with a qualified tourist guide through the historic Northern Highlands of Scotland.
Our remote and rugged coastline still bears the scars of its’ torrid past with a number of castle ruins standing guard across the Pentland Firth, interspersed with castles which have survived the bitter clan rivalries and dastardly deeds. Step back in time, and hear the tales of the local clan struggles.
Travel along the northern coast through rural areas and former fishing villages and remnants of Pictish and Viking occupation. The views from a 2,000 year old broch across the rocky coastal cliffs is quite stunning - literally begging to be photographed.
Then off to John o’Groats with its’ delightful mecca of cafes and tourist outlets, along with the ever popular ‘Journeys End’ signpost. The village takes its’ name from the Dutchman who ran the ferry from the mainland to the Orkney Islands in the 1500s.
We meander through country lanes to Dunnet Head, the ‘most northerly point’ on mainland Britain! A Stevenson lighthouse stands guard over the dangerous straits and notorious tides. During migration and breeding seasons the cliffs are home to thousands of chattering, busy sea birds including puffins!
The journey following the Pentland Firth takes us through areas with a strong Viking past, and through the strongholds the Sinclairs, Earls of Caithness. It is a leisurely drive through farmlands, heathlands and old ruins to the Royal Burgh of Wick.
Historic Caithness is the most dramatic part of the northern highlands of Scotland!
Tour duration: Day or Half Day
Starting Points: Thurso, Wick, Inverness, Dornoch, Scrabster or by arrangement.
Meal optional extra: Lunch in Wick (menu featuring Scottish produce and whisky taster).
Qualified STGA Green Badge Tour Guide, providing tour planning and guiding services for visitors to the Northern Highlands, Scotland. We offer visitors a great Scottish highlands experience with the following services: -Step-on coach tour guide -Cruise ship - shore) -City walking tours - Inverness -Corporate tour guiding - Highlands -Private hire guiding - Highlands -Caithness Experience tour - Caithness & Highlands -Genealogy tours - all -Bespoke tours - Northern Highlands