A brand new and contrasting holiday - first 2 nights in luxurious 4* Ardoe House, including a wonderful day out “castle hunting” in Grampian. To the west is the beautiful and rugged landscape of the NW Highlands & “The Land of Islands”, staying 2 nights in picturesque Ullapool. We journey on part of Route 500, as well as enjoying a particularly scenic day out along the wild Atlantic coastline. Concluding the holiday through the picturesque West Highlands staying near Loch Lomond/Stirling.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Morning departure from your local pickup point for a scenic drive to Inverurie.
This morning we head into the heart of Grampian. Entry is included into nearby 13th century Fyvie Castle, with stunning interiors and superb collection of arms, armour and paintings. Stroll around the picturesque loch. Hear about the ghosts, legends and folklore. On the way back we have free time in the Granite City of Aberdeen.
Departing Ardoe we travel north to Fochabers. We then continue to Inverness – The Highland Capital, with time free. Our onwards journey to Ullapool snakes along loch sides and moorlands - forming part of Route 500, one of the most scenic drives in the UK. We stop at Corrieshalloch Gorge, an accessible and spectacular waterfall, plunging 150 feet into the gorge. This evening we arrive in Ullapool where we are based for the next 2 nights.
A magnificent scenic drive awaits as we travel along the wild west Highland coastline. We make a short stop in Poolewe - a small village affording great sea views over golden beaches and green, rocky islands. In the afternoon we include entry into the most famous of Scotland’s gardens – Inverewe, warmed by the Gulf Stream it is able to sustain plants from many temperate regions of the world.
Today we make our way from Inverness to Fort William. The journey is quite simply breath-taking, with half the drive hugging the shoreline of Loch Ness. Approaching Fort William the mighty mass of Ben Nevis comes into view. We continue south through Glencoe and along the shores of Loch Lomond – “The Queen of Scottish Lochs” to the overnight hotel.
After a leisurely start to the day we make our return journey home with fond memories of our Highland adventure.
Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel and Spa is a beautiful 4-star 19th century mansion house set in 30 acres of tranquil Aberdeenshire countryside with 120 traditionally decorated bedrooms. Ardoe House is 3 miles outside the city and the perfect backdrop for a relaxing break. Pamper yourself at Ardoe Spa with luxurious spa treatments, an indoor heated pool, a fitness room and enjoy sophisticated and locally inspired dining at Blairs Restaurant or indulge in Soapie's Lounge and Bar for a nightcap. The hotel has a lift but it does not access all rooms.
The Royal Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Ullapool, Scotland. The hotel occupies a prestigious location on the main route into Ullapool - but only two minutes' walk from the main quayside street. The hotel enjoys views across Loch Broom and to the mountains beyond. The hotel does not have a lift but does have limited ground floor rooms.
- Return coach travel
- 2 nights Ardoe Hotel half board
- 2 nights Royal Hotel half board
- 1 overnight half board
- Admission to Fyvie Castle and Inverewe Gardens
The price shown is per person based on two adults sharing a twin/double room.
Child (12 years and under) prices are based on sharing with two full fare paying passengers. Therefore, if one adult and one child share a room the child will pay the adult price.
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