The Highlander 5 Days - Mackays Hotel
Our base of Strathpeffer is a unique Scottish town, inspired by the European spa towns of the mid 19th century. There are superb views from the Iron Age hill fort of Knock Farril, of the Cromarty Firth and of the surrounding mountains.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
TOUR OPERATES MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Full Day Excursion to Elgin and Nairn
Nestling in the world famous whisky country, Elgin is home to famous brands such as Glenmoray, Gordon & MacPhail and Glen Elgin, and at the very top of High Street is one of Britain's oldest museums, the Elgin Museum, housed in this building since 1843. Nairn is an attractive seaside town with sandy beaches, riverside walks, and a promenade which offers fantastic views over the Moray Firth.
Full Day Excursion to Cairngorm Mountain Railway and Newtonmore
We visit Cairngorm Mountain Railway (fare included) home to Scotland's only funicular. This unique visitor experience allows people of all abilities to reach the Ptarmigan Restaurant in around 8 minutes from the Base Station. Enjoy stunning views over Strathspey, marvel at the mountain weather on any day. We continue to the Highland Folk Museum (free entrance).
Full Day Excursion to Inverness
Travelling along the banks of Loch Ness, we visit the impressive remains of Urquhart Castle (entrance included in the tour cost). The tower house offers views of the famous lochs and glens. We then return to nverness with time to explore this beautiful city which boasts an array of historic buildings, museums, galleries and shops.
Note: It is possible to join this tour as an en route departure from Chester-le-Street and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, thereby avoiding the feeder service.
MacKay's Hotel is situated in the former spa village of Strathpeffer in the spectacular Scottish Highlands and is an excellent base for exploring this scenic area. All bedrooms have en-suite bathroom, tea/coffee making facilities and colour TV. The restaurant serves traditional meals and there is a full entertainment programme featuring established artists. Tel:01997 421542