Ullapool & Northern Scotland 8 Days - Royal Hotel
Ullapool nestles on a small river delta on the shores of the fjord-ike Loch Broom. It has a very different atmosphere from the resorts further south and the visitor cannot help but sense the close links to the Outer Hebrides (for which it is the chief mainland port) and the other countries which border the north Atlantic. Here is some of the most beautiful unspoilt scenery in the world. Majestic mountains surround it on all sides and nearby are superb beaches, forests, hidden glens and waterfalls, all caressed by the gulf stream which gives it sub-tropical gardens and comparatively mild weather. Ullapool has a leisure centre and in the evening the town is surprisingly lively with many bars and restaurants. In good summer weather, trips to the Summer Isles are possible.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Outward Travel
Day 3 - Gairloch & Inverewe
Situated on the shore of Loch Gairloch amongst the awe-inspiring scenery of Wester Ross, Gairloch offers a wealth of spectacular scenery./nInverewe Gardens house a collection of trees and plants from the four corners of the earth (Entrance included)./nThe garden was created in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie. The original Inverewe Lodge was destroyed by fire in 1914 and replaced in 1937 by the current Inverewe House./n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 5 - Thurso & John O'Groats
There’s plenty to see and do in and around the delightful town of Thurso. The town is a hive of lovely traditional shops, cafes, bars and restaurants./nThe mostly northerly point of mainland Britain, John O'Groats is the starting point for many embarking on the famous journey to Land's End./nJohn O’ Groats is actually named after a Dutchman, Jan de Groot, who started the first ferry service to Orkney. /nThis Highland village combines unspoilt scenery and fascinating wildlife, including birdlife, seals, dolphins, minke and killer whales./n
Day 6 - Dingwall & Strathpeffer Half Day
Strathpeffer is a unique Scottish town, inspired by the European spa towns of the mid 19th century./nThe village of Strathpeffer hosts attractions such as the Childhood Museum, housed in a Victorian Railway Station, and the Old Pump House./nDingwall was once the site of a local parliament, or “ þing”, the site of which is now home to the Cromarty Memorial obelisk. /n
Day 7 - Return Travel
Day 8 - Return Travel
Situated in a stunning location, just a minutes walk from Ullapool town centre, The Royal Hotel offers breathtaking views over Loch Broom and the rugged mountain landscapes of the Highlands. The restaurant offers fresh market produce and the finest seafood with panoramic views across the Loch.