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Sublime Scotland Tour highlights of 2017

Our 2017 season draws to a close. Bookings already flowing in for 2018, so we have put together a short slideshow of our highlights of this year. Meet our wonderful guests and all the great places we explored across Scotland. Sit back, relax and enjoy this tour! https://youtu.be/LXZCk7KNync In 2017 we toured from March to October with each new season bringing something special. Guests enjoyed the new lambs in the fields in spring and the daffodils at stunning Eilean Donan Castle. As summer arrived we enjoyed the castles of Aberdeenshire, the pink fairytale castle of Craigievar. The clifftop location of Dunnotar Castle near the harbour town of Stonehaven is always a surprise and well worth the steep climb up the cliffs steps. We enjoyed many whisky tours along the way and visited Glenfiddich, Aberlour and Glenkinchie Distillery to enjoy a wee tasting of whisky. The famous Isle of Skye was on some of our adventure tours and we explored the soaring Cuillin Mountains, enjoyed the famous seafood and hospitality and then learnt about the islands …

Scottish Highlands – visit in the autumn for glorious colour

Our Autumn tour around the Scottish Highlands  offered many different possibilities. At this time of year the stunning castles had less  visitors, the colours on the mountains had turned golden and the lighting for photographers was soft and gentle from dawn to dusk. Our tour in October took us from the west coast of Loch Lomond, through Glencoe and along the stunning tidal sea loch of Loch Linnhe. Our overnight at Fort William let us enjoy the west coast sunset. We visited romantic Eilean Donnan Castle along the way and then our next stop was the famous Isle of Skye. The weather was spectacular and our drive along the north coast to Kilt Rock and the waterfall into the sea was truly special. After two days on the Isle of Skye we enjoyed a drive along famous Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle where we looked carefully for the monster! We finished the day with a walk around the Culloden Battlefield. This is the scene of the last battle fought on British soil and there is an excellent visitor centre describing …

Scottish Cathedrals

There are many Scottish Cathedrals offered on our tours. This tour included Dunkeld Cathedral. It is a lovely spot on the banks of the River Tay in Perthshire. The Cathedral was the centre of the Scottish Church until this moved to St Andrews Cathedral. In August the flower baskets around the village are stunning and add to the colour of the centre. On this tour we had also been to Fort Augustus. We had seen the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. We then drove through stunning Glen Sheil and saw the famous Five Sisters of Kintail mountain ridge. Our visit to Portree was short but very enjoyable in the summer sunshine over the harbour. Dunkeld is an historic village where the centre was lovingly restored in the mid 20th century. It is now a lovely place to stroll through either at the end of a tour before returning to the city, or as a first stop on the way to the Highlands. Last week we had a picnic on the riverbank after a visit to Scone Palace and Huntingtower Castle. One of the …

Private tour

Private tour of Scotland

This private tour took us on a six day circuit of Scotland. From the ruined ancient castle of St Andrews to the cliff top Dunnotar Castle. That was only day one. Day two started with the wonderful Crathes Castle of Aberdeenshire. Stunning gardens too. Next we ventured into Speyside and the world famous Malt Whisky Trail. The tour of Aberlour Distillery gave us lots of think about with six different malts to taste after the tour of the distillery. Day three was a walk in the ancient Caledonian Pine forest of the Cairngorm National Park. Two hours around Loch An Eilean was a great way to stretch the legs and admire the amazing scenery. This contrasted well with our historical visit of the day to Culloden Battlefield. Telling the tale of the last battle fought on British soil in April 1746. Bonnie Prince Charlie did not lead his men to victory that day. The new GPS assisted audio guides to the battlefield were amazing. The drive along the famous Loch Ness next day was gorgeous with the promise of hot …