Sparkling lochs, soaring eagles, mountains that disappear into the clouds - these are just some of the things that await you in Ross-shire & the North on our new 5-day holiday to the Scottish Highlands & Wester Ross. Strathpeffer - will be your ideal base for this wonderful break, historically a spa town after the discovery of sulphurous springs in the 18th century, its charming architecture and relatively dry climate make it a perfect place to rest after your excursions to the magical Isle of Skye, a tour along the stunningly beautiful North Coast 500 route and Cromarty. You will also have time to explore Strathpeffer where there is lots to discover including The Musuem of Childhood, Pump Rooms, Loch Kinellan Crannog and the mystical Eagle Stone.
- 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Luxury Coach Travel
- Excursions as Stated
- 1 packed lunch
- Drinks on Arrival
- No Single Room Supplements (subject to availability)
NORTH COAST 500 (packed lunch)
Enjoy the stunning changing scenery of the North Coast 500 today as we journey through some of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote landscapes. Along by Lairg which is perched at the mouth of Loch Shin we travel by Altnaharra and Loch Loyal under the shadow of Ben Loyal, the Queen of Scottish Mountains, until we reach the Kyle of Tongue, a shallow sea loch in Sutherland featuring a rocky coastline and unforgettable views. By the scenic Loch Eriboll and our stop in Durness where you can explore the magnificent Smoo Cave - a dramatic sea cave set in the Cliffside. Or why not experience a walk along the golden sands of Sango Bay which could be mistaken for any Caribbean beach. We then join the coach as we return along the North Coast 500 route down the coastal road by beautiful sea lochs and over the now famous photographic Kylesku Bridge, with a picture stop at the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle. We return to the hotel in the evening to enjoy our delicious meal in the restaurant.
ULLAPOOL & GAIRLOCH
After a hearty Scottish breakfast in the Ben Wyvis Hotel, we depart Strathpeffer this morning for our scenic excursion through Wester Ross visiting some of the most popular points on the North Coast 500 Route - Ullapool & Gairloch. Travel through the stunning Highland glens, before being graced with the beautiful sight of Loch Broom and Ullapool. You will have time to explore this picturesque Highland town, enjoy the shops, cafes and restaurants before we travel south along the banks of Loch Ewe to Gairloch. Set on the shores of a sea loch, the village offers wonderful views to the Isle of Skye, amazing walks along the golden sandy beach and Gairloch Museum, set in a repurposed nuclear bunker. We travel back to the hotel along the banks of beautiful Loch Maree - a most stunning journey through our native and unspoilt Scottish Highlands.
ISLE OF SKYE & PORTREE
The coach will today travel through the unspoilt West Highland landscapes of Strath Bran and Glen Carron before we cross ‘over the sea to the Isle of Skye’. Soak up the views of the Inner Sound, Scalpay & Raasay before arriving in the harbour town of Portree. Overlooking Loch Portree you will have plenty of time to explore the islands largest town, find out more about Highland life in the Skye & Lochalsh Archive Centre, discover the tasty treats in the local cafes and shop for gifts and local crafts in the town centre. Enjoy the journey back to the hotel after your visit to the wonderful scenery of Skye.
THE BEN WYVIS HOTEL - STRATHPEFFER
Situated in idyllic woodland in the Victorian spa town of Strathpeffer in the shadow of its namesake mountain the Ben Wyvis Hotel is a great base for exploring the Scottish Highlands. The Ben Wyvis Hotel is a grand Victorian mansion full of character and charm and is complemented by the nature and adventure that sits on the doorstep. The hotel is surrounded by five acres of woodlands and landscaped mature gardens which are just as impressive as the building itself.
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|Mon 24 Oct, 2022