Touring the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

If you want to spend time in a part of the UK that is unspoiled then you should definitely consider a tour of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. While you could do this tour yourself, it is often a good idea to opt for a pre-arranged tour, where you may be able to cover more ground and some of the main attractions of the region are included.

This tour often starts in one of the main cities in Scotland, such as Edinburgh and you will then travel further north, taking in sights such as “Loch Lomond” and Kilmartin Glen. For the most part these tours will see you staying in several different hotels as you travel around the region and you could spend your first night in a location such as Oban.

Attractions that you may see along the route include the historic Glen Coe, but you also get the opportunity to take a ride on the Jacobite Steam Train E. This is the same steam train seen in the Harry Potter movies so the surroundings may already be familiar to you. This will then take you onwards towards the Isle of Skye, where you could spend at least one night as you explore the island.

Historic attractions include Eilean Donan Castle and you will take in more than one of the Scottish lochs during your trip including Loch Maree and the infamous Loch Ness – spend a little time trying to spot the monster during your time here. The city of Inverness is a must, especially if your tour is heading to Orkney where you will take in Skara Brae and other sights.

Organised tours are a great way for you to enjoy an eco-friendly holiday in the UK and in this lovely part of the world there is so much for you to see and do.

After a long walk in the Highlands, nothing warms up your body than a cold pint and good pub grub. Dine in one of England’s oldest pubs?