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Hebridean Escape from Inverness

From £250 per adult

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May — September

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Spectacular highland scenery is followed by a visit to the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Features visits to the ancient Callanish Standing Stones and Carloway Broch, an exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age structure.

Day 1

North to Lewis and Harris…

We'll set off towards the jewel in the crown of the Highlands and the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses, Dunrobin Castle*,. This castle is the largest of the castles in the Northern Highlands with over 150 rooms; it’s also the home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland. Spend some time exploring and learning the history, or maybe even enjoy a falconry display* and a walk through its beautiful gardens.

 

Marvel at one of the world’s greatest geological mysteries…

Leaving Dunrobin Castle behind, we’ll head to the Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve and learn about one of the oldest landscapes in Europe. The Knockan Crag was formed by Moine Thrust, the force of two continents crashing together, an amazing story in history and step in science to have been discovered. Our journey through the area will then take us to the beautiful seaside town of Ullapool, perched on the shores of Lochbroom. The perfect location to begin our ferry journey to Stornoway. Stornoway is the largest settlement in the Western Isles and your base for exploring the Isle of Lewis and Harris.

 

Overnight: Stornoway

 

Day 2

Ancient history and traditional tweed…

Our first stop of the day will be a visit to Arnol Black Houses where you can find out more about Harris Tweed cloth from a local weaver. The cloth was manufactured entirely by hand for domestic and local use in the Western Isle of Scotland many years before the industrial revolution reached Scotland, made with their own hands and their own wool.

 

A visit to the Iron Age Broch…

We’ll then head to Carloway Broch, the exceptionally well-preserved Iron Age structure located above Loch an Duin. This broch is one of the most well preserved in the Hebrides and is thought to be over 2000 years old. At nearly 9 metres high and 15 metres wide, a broch is a resilient structure often used as a method of defense and you can definitely see why!

 

The ancient standing stones and a bite to eat…

Our next historic stop of the day is the ancient Callanish Standing Stones, one of the most iconic places on the island. Here you’ll have time to explore the stones and find out their full history in the visitor centre. The site of these impressive stones will also be our lunch stop for the day.

 

An afternoon of beauty and history…

Our afternoon will take us for a stroll along what is arguably Harris’ most beautiful beach, Luskentyre, a setting you may recognise from BBC’s Castaway. From here, we’ll head to the most southerly point of the island and take a visit to the Rodel Church, the ancient burial ground of the MacLeod family. The Stunning St Clements Church has been praised as the grandest medieval building in the Western Isles. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the church and its grounds before we head around the Golden Road on our return to Stornoway.

 

Overnight: Stornoway

 

Day 3

Castaways and coastal splendour…

On your second day on the island, we’ll head to the far north of the island to visit the Butt of Lewis lighthouse, the windiest place in the UK recognisable with its red brick and towering height (121 metres) making it very distinctive! We’ll then head back to Stornoway for a bite to eat, boarding the ferry and making our way back to the mainland and Inverness.



Departure days:

Every Second Friday (May - September)

Departs/Returns:

Check-in 9:15am/ Departs 9:30am/ Returns 19:00pm
Meeting point:

Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street IV1 1LT

Contact details

Highland Experience Tours
1 Parliament Square
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1RE
Starting
Inverness
Length
3
Days
Transport
Minibus
Type
Medium Group (17-30) Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Adventure Geology History Island Hopping Landscapes Photography

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Temperature checks for visitors

Tour prices

From

  • £250 Per Adult
  • £240 Per child
  • £240 Concession

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Highland Experience Tours

Your Scotland experience starts here. From monsters and mountains, chapels and chieftains to castles and whisky, we want to give you the most authentic Scottish experience possible. From the comfort of our luxury bespoke vehicles to our legendary, fully qualified guides, we can’t wait to show you our country. We consider ourselves extremely lucky to have a job doing something we really enjoy; everyone at Highland Experience shares a passion for travel and helping other people discover Scotland’s Highlands. Our love for real, sustainable and unique tour experiences makes us who we are.

Opening times

Monday - 7am - 10pm
Tuesday - 7am - 10pm
Wednesday - 7am -10pm
Thursday - 7am - 10pm
Friday - 7am - 10pm
Saturday - 7am - 10pm
Sunday - 7am - 8pm

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