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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 …

Hiking in Scotland

What a lovely  walk we had hiking over the beautiful Conic Hill. This is one of the best views of Loch Lomond in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. With a mix of forest, open views and then the loch and the islands this was a great day out. Lunch in Balmaha at the Independent Pub of 2016 was a good way to end the day. Some local ale or Scottish fresh produce in a local burger or some fresh seafood.

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 …

Whisky Distillery

Enjoy a Scotch whisky

Enjoy a Scotch whisky at Scotland’s smallest distillery. we are just back from a tour to Speyside enjoying the  The Whisky Trail. We also passed through Pitlochry and visited the lovely  Erdradour Distillery. Every distillery has something different to offer and it is great fun finding new places to visit and hear the story of that distillery. Of course these distilleries be easily mixed with castle visits, beautiful  walks and even a little retail therapy. Our whisky tours   can be included in any of our multi-day tours such as Scotland Revealed five day tour. Or we can visit a distillery in a single day if time is short. Some of the other tours such as Inverary C astle  from a cruise ship can include a visit to a specialist shop. There is no shortage of options for a taste of Scotch even if there is no distillery near by!

Visit Kerrera and Mull

The tiny island of Kerrera is indeed a hidden gem. Only ten minutes from the bustling ferry town of Oban, then a five minute ferry adventure and you arrive on this lovely island. Perfect for a walk into the hills but a very nice path to take you up hill and down dale. The enticing signs to the local tea room were so quirky. The views over the to the mainland were stunning and even on a cooler day it would be a protected walk on the east side of the island next to the mainland. See some of the amazing views we had in this brief video. This is also a paradise for geologists, there is Gylen Castle to visit and even an Iron Age hillock to explore. The best is yet to come – the tea room at the end of the one hour walk was not to disappoint. Lovely soup and even better cakes. A pot of tea for two and we were refreshed for the return journey. This was a great way to spend …