Discover Scotland’s most dramatic scenery with our new 6-day sightseeing break to the North West Coast & Isle of Skye. Staying in picturesque Gairloch for your first few nights you will get to experience the wonderful white beaches, rugged landscapes and amazing attractions of this beautiful part of the world. The North Coast 500 Route hugs the shores of the North of Scotland, offering its travellers unrivalled scenery as well as warm Highland hospitality along the way.
Enjoy a complete tour of the whole North Coast 500 Route, with 2 overnight stops in Thurso & Strathpeffer along the way. We are sure you will come away from this holiday with an appreciation of our country's natural beauty and world renowned heritage.
- 2 Nights DBB in Gairloch Hotel, Gairloch
- 2 Nights DBB in Royal Hotel Thurso
- 1 Night DBB in Ben Wyvis Hotel, Strathpeffer
- Luxury Coach Travel
- Single Room Supplement £80
Join the coach for the beginning of your adventure to visit the very North of Scotland and discover the entire North Coast 500 in one fabulous holiday. We will arrive in Gairloch in the evening following our journey through the Scottish Highlands, and enjoy your dinner in the lovely Gairloch Hotel overlooking the bay with views to the Isle of Skye.
Travel today to see one of the most beautiful and most photographed castles in all of Europe, Eilean Donan perched on the edge of Loch Duich. The journey here is remarkable by Loch Maree and Loch Torridon, you will be stunned by the scenery on today’s trip over the Skye Bridge and across the island to Portree. Time here to soak up the views over to Raasay before we return to the Gairloch Hotel for the last night of our stay.
We depart Gairloch this morning to embark on our journey North to Thurso. With a stop in Ullapool to enjoy the views over Loch Broom before travelling on by the magnificent lochs and seascapes of the North West Coast before arriving in Durness where you have time to explore the village. Dip your toe in the North Sea on Sango Bay and have lunch before we travel along by serene Loch Eriboll and Tongue passing through some of Scotland’s most remote countryside before arriving in the Viking town of Thurso for our 1st night stay in the Royal Hotel.
Explore Caithness today with a journey along the Route taking in the wonderful views over to Orkney & Stroma as we travel through Dunnet and Mey to the end of the road, John O’Groats. Sample the shops here and maybe a walk along to Duncansby Stacks for those who wish before we travel along the coast to Wick and Castle Sinclair where you can visit the amazing ruins of this mighty Sinclair stronghold along a short easy walkway. Well worth a visit for the scenery and wildlife. We later return to the hotel in Thurso via the Grey Cairns of Camster, two of the oldest Neolithic tombs found in Scotland dating back more than 5000 years.
We depart Thurso today and continue our journey along the glorious North Coast 500 where you will be struck by the beautiful images of the North Sea to your left and the sweeping hills to your right, with a stop in Dunbeath Heritage Centre and Golspie to visit Dunrobin Castle perched high overlooking the North Sea. Enjoy time here before we stop in the lovely town of Dornoch and then onto our Ben Wyvis Hotel in Strathpeffer, where you can explore the former spa town and its peaceful setting in this part of Ross-shire. Dinner and drinks reception this evening.
With our North Coast 500 journey complete, we return home today through Scotland’s stunning scenery once again.
THE GAIRLOCH HOTEL - GAIRLOCH
Nestled beside Gairloch Bay, The Gairloch Hotel overlooks several quiet, secluded beaches, as well as offering spectacular views of the world famous Isle of Skye. Surrounded by a landscape rich in wildlife with unspoilt shores, lochs and mountains, The Gairloch Hotel provides a perfect base for holiday makers to take in some of the most beautiful scenery to be found in Britain.
With 70 bedrooms, as well as a restaurant and lounge bar, guests can enjoy a calendar of live entertainment on site, alongside all the tranquillity associated with the beautiful scenery of Wester Ross. Raasay, and the Western Isles.
THE ROYAL HOTEL - THURSO
The Royal Hotel is a 3-star hotel situated near the charming little town centre of Thurso, easily within walking distance of many exciting shops, bars and restaurants. This quaint hotel is an excellent base from which to explore the North Coast. Centralized for both leisure and business, close to the bus and train stations, the friendly atmosphere of Royal Hotel is unmatched.
With the friendly public bar and relaxing ambiance of the Orkney Restaurant, Royal Hotel caters the needs of all types of guests. The beautiful North Coast of Scotland is a practically untouched paradise of fine, white sandy beaches, while contrasting with the dramatic cliffs and craggy headlands that one would expect.
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.
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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