Scotland

Highlands and Islands

12 nights - 180 miles

From Edinburgh to the West-coast of Scotland, this break immerses you in Scottish culture- enjoy scenic nature walks, taste the finest seafood, and cruise the Hebrides.

About the break

Let’s start in Edinburgh – one of the most exciting cities in the world, the greenest city in the UK, and home to Edinburgh Castle which sits on castle rock, a 700 million-year-old extinct volcano. Edinburgh is home to Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world with 3,000 shows – definitely one for everyone’s bucket list – which generally kicks off in August. If you are a Harry Potter fan you can visit the film locations including Greyfriars, Kirkyard, and Victoria Street, or take the Potter trail, a tour that takes you through the relevant sites. It’s this mix of history and culture that makes Edinburgh such a special place. With so much on offer, you might find yourself a wee bit spoilt for choice.

Stay at Fingal – A luxury floating hotel with all the glamour and style of a superyacht but with an old-world elegance that’s completely unique. Also stay at Prestonfield House for opulence, theatre and luxury combined in one of Edinburgh’s finest historic buildings. Just five minutes from Edinburgh’s Old Town, offering the privacy and seclusion of a country estate right in the heart of Edinburgh.

Now time to head north for the big skies, craggy mountains, and sparkling lochs of the Highlands. Lace-up your boots and escape into this beautiful wilderness by foot. What a place to enjoy the peaceful sights and sounds of the trees as you practice forest bathing –nature therapy that involves practicing yoga and tai chi in the forest, or simply walking mindfully, paying close attention to the sensation of your feet on the forest floor. As you reach the rolling hills of Perthshire you will soon notice Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument. Perthshire also brings the opportunity to taste local food, as well as some wild produce from an inviting foraging experience. You’ll be following in the footsteps of legendary plant hunters, lairds and foresters.

Stay at Cromlix, owned by Kim and Andy Murray. Nestled in the scenic Scottish countryside just three miles from Dunblane, Cromlix is located in 34 acres of secluded woodlands and landscaped garden grounds with its own chapel, loch, and of course, tennis courts.

With a few tennis lessons under your belt, the next leg of your adventure takes you to sea. You are heading to Oban, the ‘Gateway to the Isles’ and Scotland’s seafood capital. You want to soak in the impressive coastline and wildlife. If you’re fortunate you’ll spot whales, dolphins, basking sharks, and white-tailed sea eagles gracefully hunting their prey as you glide over the water. Relish in the quaint and colourful waterfront buildings of Tobermory, a much-loved 18th-century fishing port.

Cruise on board the Hebridean Princess, a luxury cruise ship to marvel at the untouched beauty of Scotland’s offshore islands.

Next, you are heading to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Famed for its culture, shopping, and people, you would have a day of shopping followed by a multitude of musical events for a special night out. Culture acquired, take the Southwest Coastal 300 passing several traditional seaside hotspots of Ayrshire ‘til you have the omnipresent view of the island of Aisla Craig.

Stay at Glenapp Castle – From on-site archery and mountain biking to their very-own private boat and luxury glamping, this fairytale Scottish Baronial castle offers so many incredible experiences and is a great base of golf enthusiasts and whisky tasting

Stay Dine Spa

Fingal

  • Rooms

  • Food & Drink

Prestonfield House

  • Rooms

  • Food & Drink

Edinburgh

Stirling Castle

Wallace Monument

Cromlix

  • Rooms

  • Food & Drink

Oban

Tobermory

Hebridean Princess

  • Rooms

  • Food & Drink

Glasgow

Southwest Coastal 300

Ailsa Craig

Glenapp Castle

  • Rooms

  • Food & Drink

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