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  • From Inverness: Torridon, Applecross, & Eilean Donan Castle

    1. From Inverness: Torridon, Applecross, & Eilean Donan Castle

    Depart Inverness at 08:30 and travel west towards Kinlochewe and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Marvel at the imposing form of Beinn Eighe Ridge as it gives way to the world-famous Loch Maree, home to the majestic Golden Eagle. Next, head down through Torridon towards Shieldaig, passing some of Europe’s most ancient geology and wild scenery along the way. Continue up the renowned Bealach Na Ba ("Pass of the Cattle") and onwards to the isolated village of Applecross, where you will stop for lunch. Get incredible views towards the Isle of Skye and the Hebrides as you make your way towards Eilean Donan Castle, a picture-perfect edifice perched on a junction of 3 gorgeous lakes. After your visit to the castle, travel along the shores of Loch Ness en route to Inverness, where you will be dropped off by approximately 19:30.

    Our guide Shauna was great, friendly and very informative. She took us to some great locations where I got some great pictures.

  • Applecross, Loch Carron & Wild Highlands Tour from Inverness

    2. Applecross, Loch Carron & Wild Highlands Tour from Inverness

    Depart Inverness early in the morning and begin your tour crossing the beautifully scenic Black Isle and stopping in the village of Lochcarron. Enjoy the views across Loch Carron and perhaps pick up a bite to eat, before you continue on to Achintraid. The small village enjoys views over Loch Kishorn and a breathtaking mountain range on the opposite shore. Continue your journey, climbing upwards through dramatic landscape over the Bealach na Ba (Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle). Pause for photos at the summit of the third highest road in Britain at over 2000 feet, so be ready for those breathtaking views across Raasay and the Isle of Skye. Begin your descent to Applecross village, located on a beautiful bay and full of natural wildlife, perfect for nature lovers. Look out for otters, red kites, deer and perhaps pine martens. Stop here and enjoy plenty of time to explore the village. Begin...

    Great tour through very scenic region, view from the pass is incredible. Guide was great, good selection of stops and wonderful experience. Day well spent with good stop for lunch.

  • Isle of Skye and the Highlands 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    3. Isle of Skye and the Highlands 5-Day Tour from Edinburgh

    Experience the dramatic landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye on a 5-day tour from Edinburgh. Visit historic sites and discover remote sandy beaches. Marvel at stunning seascapes and enjoy exploring picturesque villages. Travel in comfort in a small group, enjoying personalized attention and accommodation in guesthouses and B&Bs. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Head north over the Forth Road Bridge to the charming highland village of Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay, and then into the Cairngorm National Park and to the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate. After lunch you’ll spend time on the shores of Loch Insh and then take a short forest walk to the ruins of Loch an Eilean castle. Panoramic views of Loch Ness follow as you travel down to the banks of the famous loch to village of Dores where you can do some Nessie spott...

  • North Coast 500: 3-Day Small-Group Tour from Inverness

    4. North Coast 500: 3-Day Small-Group Tour from Inverness

    Day 1: Set off from Inverness and begin your journey on Scotland’s ‘Route 66’. It’s an epic drive with loads to squeeze in. Just make sure you have plenty of space on your camera. Heading for Ullapool, you will spend the first day weaving through the North Coast 500’s winding roads. Your driver-guide will take you to towering mountains, banks of shimmering lochs, and the shores of beautiful beaches. We reach the scenic port town of Ullapool in the late afternoon. Day 2: Today, the scenery gets progressively more beautiful, rocky, and mountainous. As you travel north, your driver-guide will take you to some of the most beautiful sights in Scotland. Your itinerary depends on the weather and your guide’s expert tips, but you may have a chance to venture into the deep Smoo Cave, wander the ruins of Ardvreck Castle, and gaze at gorgeous white beaches. You stop for lunch in a Highland village...

    Excellent trip. Worth every penny. Got to see so much of the highlands we would never have found in our own. Highly recommend.

  • Inverness: Day Tour to Glenelg, Plockton, and Applecross

    5. Inverness: Day Tour to Glenelg, Plockton, and Applecross

    Partake in a search for the Loch Ness Monster, known affectionately as "Nessie". You will stop for a short walk down to the shores of Loch Ness, where you can take some photos of the fantastic scenery and maybe even catch the monster out for an early morning swim. Next, you will venture onto the magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the shore of Loch Ness. Traveling on, you will heard to Cluanie Dam, where in 1957 the glen of Cluanie was flooded as part of the North Scotland Hydro-Electric Board's Glenmoriston project, to generate hydro electricity onto the dramatic Glen Shiel. Following this, you will visit the pictish brochs at Glenelg, along with the Bernera Barracks Fort. You will then venture forth to Eilean Donan Castle, which is recognized as one of the most iconic Scottish images all over the world. The picturesque village of Plockton will be your next stop, which sits on ...

    Absolutely fantastic tour. Thoroughly recommended. Thanks to Billy for everything he did to help us appreciate the wonderful area to the west of Inverness.

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What people are saying about Applecross

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 67 reviews

We had a wonderful day on the tour. Chris our driver/guide was top class, very knowledgeable and informative. He went out of his way to ensure our day was one we will never forget. The scenery was breathtaking and were you to ask me if you should go on this tour my answer would be “don’t miss it, you’ll have a day you’ll never forget”.

Great tour through very scenic region, view from the pass is incredible. Guide was great, good selection of stops and wonderful experience. Day well spent with good stop for lunch.

Most enjoyable journey and we both loved the places we visited the views were fantastic and Willie our guide was very knowledgable and told us some amazing stories

Our guide Shauna was great, friendly and very informative. She took us to some great locations where I got some great pictures.

Beautiful views lovely lunch and very informative tour guide