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Gairloch, Plockton & Eilean Donan

5 Days/4 Nights

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Sparkling lochs, soaring eagles, mountains that disappear into the clouds - these are just some of the things that await you in Ross-shire & Sutherland on our brand new 5 day holiday to the true Scottish Highlands. Strathpeffer - will be your ideal base for this fantastic 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 iconic Eilean Donan Castle, picturesque Plockton village and Dunrobin Castle. You will also have a fantastic scenic excursion around part of the NC500 route including Loch Maree, Gairloch & Poolewe.



  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Excursions as Stated (subject to changes)
  • Drinks on Arrival
  • No Single Room Supplements (subject to availability)


 * Seating will be socially distanced on board the coach in accordance to current Government Guidelines*



After a hearty Scottish breakfast in the Ben Wyvis Hotel, depart with the coach this morning for a lovely scenic journey through the unspoilt West Highland landscapes of Strath Bran and Glen Carron before we arrive in Dornie and visit the most photographed castle in Scotland - Eilean Donan. Enjoy the magnificent position it holds overlooking Loch Duich & Loch Alsh before we travel to the nearby lochside village of Plockton.  A beautiful little gem in the Highlands, enjoy your time here to explore the harbour overlooking the sea loch and there are some shops here to enjoy as well before we return to Strathpeffer in time for dinner in the hotel.



After breakfast this morning we join the coach for a lovely scenic tour along part of the North Coast 500 route starting along the banks of Loch Maree before arriving in the picturesque village of Gairloch. Overlooking the sea the Skye enjoy some time here to explore the village and dip your feet in the sea before journeying along to Poolewe at the mouth of Loch Ewe. We travel on then to Ullapool where you can have a bite to eat before returning to the hotel in Strathpeffer in time for our evening meal in the restaurant.



After a hearty Scottish breakfast at the hotel you travel north for our journey to the magnificent Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland. Sit back and enjoy some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery as you cross the Moray Firth, the Black Isle and Cromarty Firth; a favourite resting ground for sunbathing grey seals. Dating back to the 1300’s, Dunrobin Castle sits on a high terrace overlooking the North Sea, and you will have plenty of time here to enjoy the stunning interior rooms and gardens, before the afternoon falconry display. We return through Tain, Scotland's oldest royal burgh. Steeped in dramatic history and scenic landscape, the town boasts spectacular architecture and a great array of wildlife.  The many interesting and unusual buildings and hidden-away corners, including the Old Town Hall, the Royal Hotel, the parish church and the museum as well as the more modest houses and commercial premises, were all built by the Maitland family of architects in the late 19th century and have a distinctive appearance.









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.

There is also a wealth of activities nearby such as walking, golf, fishing and shooting plus many more activities relative to the Cairngorms.  There is also a wide choice of castles, gardens and whisky distilleries nearby for those looking for history and culture. What we offer at Ben Wyvis is a homely place, where you can fall into one of our comfy beds in the dog-friendly guestrooms. So, if you are looking for a great place to stay in Strathpeffer, Ross-shire and are looking for traditional Scottish hospitality, then the Ben Wyvis is the perfect choice for your next break away in Scotland.


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