We’ll visit magnificent Dunrobin Castle, family seat of the Earl of Sutherland and Clan Sutherland. A fascinating interior, heavenly gardens and a fabulous falconry display.
We will stop off at Glenmorangie Distillery, one of the world's most well known malts and visit delightful Dornoch, with its 13th Century cathedral, historic castle hotel, jailhouse shop and a chance to learn about the end of the last witch in Scotland.
Then a drive along bonny Loch Fleet, maybe spotting some seals.
At your hotel
Hotel pick up
Home of best selling single malt in Scotland and tallest stills like giraffes!
Delightful Dornoch, with its 13th Century cathedral, historic castle hotel, where my son works (!), jailhouse shop in the old courthouse and a chance to learn where the last witch in Scotland was burned to death. The village just oozes charm.
A beautiful peaceful sea loch, often with seals and a whole array of seabirds. We'll probably meet some Highland Cattle as well!
A fairy tale castle overlooking the sea with stunning landscaped gardens, the design inspired from the Palace of Versailles. Learn about the dark history of the Sutherland Clan and its role in the Highland Clearances. Enjoy the wonderful falconry display.
So called as the panoramic views over lochs and land once owned by Andrew Carnegie
A drive back to your accommodation through part of the City will highlight some of its most famous buildings
At your hotel
Guide fee and hotel / cruise ship pick-up
Entry to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens - 18 dollars PP (reduction for seniors). All refreshments
A one hour diversion to the beautiful Falls of Shin can be arranged, where at certain times of the year salmon can be seen leaping up the Falls. This would add 150 dollars to the tour cost.
I will always need to check the up to date position at visitor attractions and due to Covid some require advance booking. For these I can't guarantee entry until I have checked and booked.
Dunrobin Castle is open from the 1st April until the 30th October
A tour of the distillery is dependent on availability at the time. Strong winds on the day may disrupt the falconry display. Access to the castle is very challenging for those with mobility issues but transport can be arranged down to the gardens and falconry display and there are washroom facilities there for people with mobility issues to use.
This tour can be undertaken from a cruise ship at Invergordon. The timings will be a little different but the port is nearer the places to visit, so it would be a slightly shorter day.