Orkney taster via Northern Highlands

3 days

This private & small group tour is available on any 3 days shown in green on our Tours availability calendar (subject to suitable available accommodation of your choice) & available vehicle ferry space.

3D#7

Tour summary & highlights

 


Discover Orkney’s many sites & treasures & sample a few northern high-lands/lights-stops on our way to the ferry


Orkney & the northern Highlands

3 days+ tour to explore & experience

for your private, flexible tailor-made small group sample itinerary 3D#7


We would be delighted to run this tour as a private, small group tour  (up to 8 people) 

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Orkney & the northern Highlands – 3 days to explore & experience

including the Orkney Top 10/tourists’ favourites – Scara Brae, Ring of Brodgar & Stenness standing stone circles, Scapa Flow, St. Magnus cathedral, , the Italian chapel, Brough of Birsay & Broch of Gurness, Kirkwall/Stromness town, harbour

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optionally Highland Park & Scapa distilleries, Maes Howe & the Ness of Brodgar, museums, great beaches, seabird cliffs, island views & a lot more etc.


As this is your own private small group tour, the itinerary is very flexible and along the way, we can add additional nearby stops and depending on the weather it is also possible to swap the route of day 1 and day 3 around. So the route each day is a sample itinerary and can be amended if you prefer.

Guide to Orkney video

Orkney – Visit Scotland

Orkney.com facebook

 

Day 1

Day 1 and day 3 can also be swapped around and a lot also depends which ferry we take when to Orkney and when back to the Scottish mainland

Through Highland Perthshire, past Pitlochry, Blair Atholl, Dalwhinnie and the Cairngorm nationalpark we pass Inverness and 3 bridges up north (Kessock bridge over the Murray & Beauly Firth to Ross and Cromarty – the Black Isle), (Cromarty bridge from the Black Isle up towards Alness & Invergordon), (Dornoch Firth bridge from Tain/Glenmorangie distillery to Sutherland and Royal Dornoch) – we pass a seal colony, Dunrobin castle and can have at least a photo stop from the outside, Carn Litath broch, some towns, beaches, before after Wick we can take a photostop of the Duncansby head seastacks.

If there is time and depending on which time we take the ferry to Orkney we can also visit the golden sands of Dunnet bay or also Dunnet head, the northernmost point of the Scottish mainland.

In the summer Castle Mey is open as well.

Guide to Caithness

Our main goal though, subject to ferry times and our accommodation is to still reach Orkney on day 1.

1st night

1st overnight options

(a)    You choose the type / price-category of your accommodation

For every location/area our guests have the choice to either stay at a hotel, B&B or hostel, it is up to you how much you wish to spend for the night and it makes no difference to the tour, whether we pick you up from an upmarket or budget place

(b)   You choose the location of your accommodation

  • Either we take a ferry to Orkney late on the 1st day, so that we are looking for 1 or 2 nights on Orkney (ideally in Kirkwall or Stromness)
  • Or if we take an early ferry to Orkney on day 2, we are looking for a night in the Thurso/Wick/Gill’s Bay, John O’Groats area
  • Two nights on Orkney would be ideal for at least one full day on Orkney

Orkney hotels, B&BS and hostels

Day 2

Day on the Orkney mainland

(which is connected through the Churchill barriers with Lamb Holm – Glimpse Holm – Burray & South Ronaldsay, which we will visit as well)

     we will visit:

  • Kirkwall, St. Magnus cathedral, harbour, Old town & museum
  • Stromness old town, harbour and viewpoint (Hoy)

 

  • Yesnaeby cliffs & cliff walk

Yesnaeby cliffs – Unicorn Tours

 

  • Skara Brae neolithic settlement
  • Broch of Birsay (tidal island) with Viking & Pictish settlement
  • Broch of Gurness
  • Eastern mainland beaches
  • Scapa flow & the Churchill barriers (incl. the Italian chapel)
  • plus a lot more, if we have time for it

 


 

2nd night

2nd overnight options

(a)    You choose the type / price-category of your accommodation

For every location/area our guests have the choice to either stay at a hotel, B&B or hostel, it is up to you how much you wish to spend for the night and it makes no difference to the tour, whether we pick you up from an upmarket or budget place

(b)   You choose the location of your accommodation

  • Either we take a ferry from Orkney late on the 2nd day, so that we are looking for 1 night back on the mainland, for example the Thurso/Wick/Gill’s Bay, John O’Groats area
  • Or if we take an early ferry to Orkney on day 3, we are looking for 2 nights on Orkney (Kirkwall or Stromness being preferred option)

Orkney hotels, B&BS and hostels

  • Two nights on Orkney would be ideal for at least one full day on Orkney
  • (as the route can be reversed, you could also swap the 1st and 2nd night around)
Day 3

Day 1 and day 3 can also be swapped around and a lot also depends which ferry we take when to Orkney and when back to the Scottish mainland

On day 3, we are trying to vary the route and stop and visit other and new places – compared to day 1 on our northbound journey -travelling southbound again.

 

Scotland’s Northcoast, Dunnet head and beach, Duncansby cliffs combined with Orkney .

The Northern Highlands are an absolute highlight with great beaches to some of the wildest, most isolated and least populated parts of Europe, where nature still reigns & to the west the wild Atlantic pounds the coast, the almost Norwegian type fjords and high coastal mountains.


Orkney should not be rushed, it is a place of peace, beauty and tranquility and with 70 islands – 20 inhabited – and some of them quite large, there is plenty to see and do – check out our 5D#5 Orkney Islands Explorer tour as well

Some of our Orkney Tours’ facebook entries

On route to our Unicorn Orkney islands tour

– via Sutherland (Helmsdale), Caithness (Castle Sinclair Girnigoe) & the Pentland ferry to St. Margaret’s hope (South Ronaldsay, which along with Burray, Glimps Holm & Lamb Holm are connected to the “Orkney mainland” via the Churchill barriers along Scapa Flow – the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world)

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Orkney Isles – summary of Unicorn Tours’ June 2022 tour

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Orkney Islands Unicorn Tours – videos of day 1

including of Marwick head RSBP seabird cliffs, the Lord Kitchener WW1 memorial & Stroma (Pentland Firth)

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Orkney Unicorn Tours – a few of the tourists’ favourites

– Scara Brae, Ring of Brodgar & Stenness standing stone circles, Scapa Flow, St. Magnus cathedral, Maes Howe & the Ness of Brodgar, the Italian chapel, Brough of Birsay & Broch of Gurness, Kirkwall/Stromness town, harbour & museum, Highland Park & Scapa distilleries, etc.

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Roussay (via Egilsay & Wyre) – Orkneys – Unicorn Tours

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Marwick head seabird cliffs & Lord Kitchener memorial – Orkney mainland – Unicorn Tours

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Yesnaeby cliffs – Unicorn Tours – 09 June 2022

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Puffin nesting season on Westray

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Orkneys day 2 – Westray – Unicorn Tours

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Sanday via Eday & Stronsay – Orkney Isles – Unicorn Tours – Day 3, Sunday

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Unicorn Tours Orkney Isles day 4 – AM – Scapa Flow, S. Hoy & S. Walls via Flotta, incl. British naval & WWI&II memorial sites

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Isle of Hoy, Orkney & Rackwick bay

Hoy (northern side) afternoon of day 4 – Orkney Isles – Unicorn Tours

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Surfing seals & skydiving gannets on Hoy/Orkney Isles – Unicorn Tours

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More photos of our Unicorn Tours stops on the Orkney mainland

during our 5 day tour of the 5 largest Orkney Isles ( Orkney mainland plus all the conjoined islands along the Churchill barrier), Hoy (& S. Walls), Sanday, Roussay & Westray

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Orkneys – 70 islands – 20 inhabited – 10 visited on our 5 day tour – 5 islands by ferry & 5 via causeway connections

Day 5 Unicorn Orkney Tours – Hoy via Scapa Flow – Orkney mainland & connected islands along the Churchill barrier & Pentland ferry – Caithness – Sutherland on the way back south again

 


Orkney & Northcoast 3 day tour

.Photoalbum of some of our recent Scotland Unicorn Tours:
https://www.facebook.com/UnicornScotlandAdventureTours…
(photos 22, 7 and 5 for the Northern and Northwestern Highlands and Orkneys plus we pass through a lot of other regions featured in our photos on route to the North and Northwest.)

Depending on your preferences and interests, the main places that have been agreed and discussed, the overall time we have left after our stops (especially in the winter months with shorter daylight hours), the places listed above are just a few among other nearby options, that we might be travelling through and see, stopping at and/or visiting along the way as on each of our friendly, flexible and personalised tours we maximise and offer you the best tour experience given the conditions on the day (for example if it is pouring down with rain on one side of a mountain range, we believe in offering you the alternative sunny route on the other side of the mountains, etc.)

Subject to availability possible overnight (hostel, bed & breakfast, hotel, camping) options do all exist for your 3 days tour. As there are too many possible places to stay at, we can check room availability for your preferred option at the time of your enquiry/booking.

 


Orkneys 

Orkney mainland & connected islands via the Churchill barriers:
  1. depending on the weather, as ideally we are looking for a bright clear window in time, to best savour the moment – to drive up to Wideford Hill – for one of the best all round views across much of the Orkney archipelago – giving you a good insight into the lie of the land, including views across the sea & towards the Scottish mainland – but weather/visibility is all here – we rather pick the right moment – as it is only worthwhile for the perfect magic view moment
  2. Stopping at the Standing Stones of Stenness and the ring of Brodgar stone circle ( past the Ness of Brodgar, where archeologists do live/more excavations and tours of those can also be organised)  – (likewise we pass Maes Howe – one of the best preserved & oldest chambered burial cairns where only at the midwinter solstice when light wins over darkness and the days begin to get longer again sunlight will hit the interior chamber – at the and tours can be organised) – what I suggest is also to visit Unstan Cairn (as there we can just stop, look and leave and get a wee impression of Maes Howe, without having to book & join a tour)
  3. Coastal loop of the West mainland – including
  4. Gurness broch also for its location on the coast, past the beach, overlooking the isles of Rousay, Wyre, Egilsay, Gairsay, Eynshallow & on a clear day with some of the more northerly Orkney Isles visible in the distance
  5. the Brough of Birsay – a tidal island – so we have to ensure we can cross the causeway out and back during low tide – with Pictish & Viking settlement remains
  6. Early June is the my favourite time, live has fully come back and the spring bloom is at its best – at the Marwick head nature reserve/Lord Kitchener memorial I can offer you a superb clifftop walk – where we see the breeding seabirds – with some luck also a few puffins – below us
  7. Skara Brae – to really properly take it all in with all the displays and the audivisuals plus once you are there, you usually have a quick look at the included historic Skail farmhouse thereafter, the beach & the cafe/restaurant thereafter – anything from a very quick 1 hour – usually 2 hours+ up to 3 hours – if we are talking 3 hours – that is a good part of a day – and so one of my suggestions would also be that Skara Brae could be done by yourself on one of your easy days, as you have buses and taxis going there as well – but with 100 clients, each one is unique and also depending on the weather and your interests, the overall plan for the day – I leave this up to you  – For Skara Brae it can also make a difference if it is a cruise ship day or not – as having just a few people around and you can enjoy and take in the place or (I would not go to call it that extreme – but on some other sights, Loch Ness/Edinburgh castle, etc. in Scotland) you can’t see “Skara Brae anymore, as all you see is lots of people”
  8. The dramatic Yesnaby cliffs
  9. Stromess, Orkney’s 2nd big harbour town – again as there are hourly buses from Kirkwall and it is only 30 minutes journey – you might want to visit on your own on the free day – but I love taking people to the far end of Stromness to show them the great views over to Graemsay and the high mountains of Hoy
  10. the southern route along Scapa Flow – one of the world’s largest natural harbours with a lot of esp. WWI & II naval history – past Orphir and Waulkmill bay
  11. to Scapa beach
  12. through Kirkwall
  13. heading to the Western mainland of Orkney – highlights of which are Deerness, the Gloup seacliff/cave/sea arch walk, the beaches on both sides of the narrows and the viewpoint overlooking the Churchill barriers and the southern isles
  14. Crossing the Churchill barriers to the Island of Lamb Holm with the Italian chapel built by prisoners of war
  15. crossing over to Burray and taking pictures of the shipwrecks and beach, which also depends on the state of the tide, which can be different on both sides of the barriers
  16. crossing over to South Ronaldsay, highlights among others are for my the small stunning cliff walk from Burwick in the south overlooking the Pentland Firth towards the Scottish mainland and the islands of Swona, Stroma & the Pentland Skerries + St. Margaret’s Hope and Hoxa head with views over to the oil-terminal-island of Flotta
  17. plus around every corner there is actually a lot more
  18. and we have not even touched on Kirkwall, the picturesque harbour, the central historic small cobbled streets, amazing historic St. Magnus cathedral and the Orkney museum – all of which for example could take up a few hours of your time on your free day

On either day 1 or day 2 of our tour, I will study the internal ferry time table first, I most highly recommend to visit the Isles of Hoy & South Walls (connected via causeway) – South Walls is generally a quick flypast, a lot is about naval world war history, but our real destination would be the northwest of Hoy with the truly magic & inspiring Rackwick Bay beach in all weathers, nestled below the high cliffs and if you are really intrepid the 2 hours or so return walk to the highest seastack, the Old Man of Hoy with a true wild, nature, wilderness experience – Hoy will give you a sense of a place apart – mythtical, where heaven meets earth, spiritual or what we call “thin” places.

A journey to Hoy including the 40 – 60 minutes return journey each way and the 15 minutes check in before will make up 2/3 to 3/4 of a day and the rest of the day we can visit places on the Orkney mainland, you have not seen yet on day 1.

Suggestion for your free day:

  • Kirkwall
  • Skara Brae, if you have not yet been yet
  • Stromness
  • I most highly recommend the Orkney Isles internal ferries, from Kirkwall harbour you have the ferry terminal to the northern isles – Westray, Sanday, Eday, Stronsay and Shapinsay just across the bay (the other ferry terminal is from Tingwall and for Hoy in Scapa Flow in the South it is Houton) – the islands, esp. Westray and Sanday are a lot bigger than you might think and for each of those you could have a full day tour with a driver/guide.

There are also the smaller isles of Papa Westray and North Ronaldsay (with its seaweed eating ancient Viking soay sheep breed & they wander along the seashore beyond the seawalls shielding the fields.



Some more additional Orkney info web links:

South Ronaldsay (46)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/town…/south-ronaldsay-p238461

Burray (47)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villages/burray-p238331

Mainland (Orkney) (50)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/orkney/Kirkwall-east-mainland
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/itinera…/orkney/west-mainland

incl. Skara Brae
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/p…/propertyoverview.htm…
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Birsay
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/p…/propertyoverview.htm…
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Ring of Brodgar
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pro…/propertydetail.htm…
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Stenness Standing Stones
http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/standingstones/
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Scapa Flow
http://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/scapa-flow-p669101

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Yesnaby cliffs
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g551784-d479…


 Orkney – add on/extension options,

if you are looking for a 4 day or longer tour:

Hoy (48) & Graemsay (49)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-v…/hoy-graemsay-p238351

North Ronaldsay (51)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/town…/north-ronaldsay-p238381

Sanday (52)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villages/sanday-p244791

Stronsay (53)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villa…/stronsay-p244241

Papa Westray (54)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-v…/papa-westray-p238391

Westray (55)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villag…/westray-p244231

Eday (56)
http://www.visitscotland.com/in…/towns-villages/eday-p238451

Rousay (57), Egilsay (58), Wyre (59) and Eynhallow (60)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/rousay-egilsay-wyre-eynhallo…

Shapinsay (61)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-vill…/shapinsay-p238311

 

Tour itinerary

Day 1

Travel through Highland Perthshire – the Cairngorms nationalpark & Northern Highlands to Caithness and the Scottish Northcoast


Day 2

On the Orkney Isles

sample itinerary of a recent 1.5 day tour on Orkney:

Thurso to Kirkwall
We leave early and head for the Northlink ferry from Scrabster/Caithness to Stromness/Orkney.
It is a dreich, grey, rainy and windy day, yet we still manage to spot the Old Man of Hoy 137 metres high seastack.
Upon arrival on the Orkney Isles we go for a stroll around the harbour and Old town of Stromness.
As this first day on Orkney is a wet and rainy day, we opt for visits indoor. We stop by at the Scapa distillery and a drive along Scapa beach, before heading to St Magnus cathedral and the Orkney museum in Kirkwall.
We go shopping at the Orkney brewery shop before heading to the Earl’s & Bishop’s palace opposite Magnus cathedral in Kirkwall.
We visit the Sheila Fleet jewellery shop before walking along the picturesque harbour to the Orkney distillery gin shop, while our driver/guide Mike is checking us into the Albert hotel in Kirkwall.

A full day on the Orkney Isles
Kirkwall start to Kirkwall end
A bright, generally sunny day awaits us and we are off to Wideford hill to savour the views across the Orkney mainland and Scapa Flow beyond all the way to Hoy.
We go for a walk around the Ring of Brodgar, before stopping at the Stenness standing stones.
Dana visits the interior of the Unstan burial cairn “mini- Mae’s Howe”.
Past Stromness we enjoy the views across to the Isles of Hoy & Graemsay.
We go for a spectacular, but windy walk around the stormy & wavy Yesnaeby cliffs.
We visit Skara Brae & the Skaill house.
Afterwards we have a coffee & a beer at the Orkney brewery, before enjoying the walk along the Marwick head cliffs towards the Lord Kitchener memorial.
As it is low tide at Birsay we walk over the causeway to the Brough of Birsay with its Pictish & Norse ruins
We drive along the Northwest coast of the Orkney mainland and stop at the Broch of Gurness looking across to Rousay.
Through Kirkwall and past the Highland Park distillery we head south overlooking Scapa Flow and at St. Mary’s with its
Hanseatic harbour house, we leave the Orkney mainland behind and cross over the Churchill barriers south:
– to Lamb Holm & the Italian Chapel
– to Glimps Holm
– to Burray
– to South Ronaldsay, where we drive towards Hoxa Head almost in the heart of Scapa Flow overlooking Flotta with its oil terminal. Past the beach & St. Margaret’s Hope we head back to Kirkwall.

Day 3

return back south but on a different route with different new stops (other stops, we have not yet visited on day 1 on the way up north)

Tour price (for private & small group of up to 8)
Extra costs & ferry info (if applicable)

 

 


On our  Coast, sea Highlands & Islands – Unicorn Tours multi-day tours throughout Scotland, we drop you off at your accommodation at the end of the day touring with us.

In the morning before we start our new touring day, we pick you back up from your accommodation.


Accommodation on the Orkney mainland

Accommodation on the Orkney Isles

plus many more places to stay at


 

Tour pick up/start, drop off/end & joining options near to & along our tour route

private 3 day tour pick ups & drop offs anywhere throughout Scotland


*** for those in your private group, who can’t make it for the full 3 days Orkney tour

(& for those prefer to fly to/from the island quicker

without the need to catch the ferry and include the Scottish mainland tour part to the ferry port)

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  • We are happy to pick you up from the 3* weekly Aberdeen to Kirkwall/Orkney ferry at 11pm or from the various daily ferries into Stromness (from Scrabster – you have trains to Thurso) or from St. Margret’s Hope or at Burwick/South Ronaldsay on Orkney
  • We are happy to pick you up from Kirkwall airport/Orkney (there are flights from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Inverness to Orkney)

  • We are also happy to drop you off at the Kirkwall/Orkney ferry terminal so you can take the 3* weekly ferry at 11.45pm overnight back to Aberdeen or drop you off in Stromness for the 1.5 hour ferry to the Scottish Northcoast, to Scrabster, from where from in Thurso 2 miles away, you can catch the train back south
  • We are also happy to drop you off at Kirkwall/Orkney airport again for your flight back south

 


 

Our standard tours start from and finish back at the Scottish mainland:

Pick up / drop off points for private small group 3 Days Tours, from anywhere as it is your own private tour:

  • within the Stirling/Uni area
  • within the Forth Valley area
  • from within the Scottish Central belt, Edinburgh & Glasgow included
  • from within the Dundee, St. Andrews & Perth area
  • from places beyond on request

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  • from places listed along or nearby the route and the stops of this particular 3 Days Tour
Tour options
Free time & activities
Tour links

Welcome to the Orkney Isles

Orkney Isles 

This is Orkney

Orkney tourist info – Visit Scotland

Guide to the Orkney Isles



Orkney Isles – Orkney mainland – 1 day tour


Sample itinerary of one of our recent 2 days on Orkney on a private tour:

Orkney Isles

– D1:
– St. Magnus cathedral – Orkney museum – Kirkwall –
Wideford hill – Brough of Birsay tidal island – ,Marwick head national nature reserve Stromness – Scara Brae – Ring of Brodgar – Stones of Steness – Maes How visitor centre – Unstan – Scapa Flow & the Italian chapel – Deerness beach

– D2:
Ferry to Hoy – Old Man of Hoy walk with views of Rackwick bay & beach – Orphir Orkninga Saga – Yesnaeby – another drive past Orkney’s neolithic standing stones – Kirkwall harbour walk & free time before the 23.45 pm overnight ferry to Shetland

 

Tour booking

To enquire about this tour or to book please email contact@unicorntours.co.uk


As this will be your very own tailormade, personalised, flexible private small group tour, we will discuss:
  • Your preferred travel dates
  • Your preferred route
  • Based on your preferred route, we will give a choice of overnight locations to stay
  • Once you have chosen your preferred overnight location, we would like to know about your preferred type of accommodation, any special requests or a price range and your preferred roomtypes
  • Based on your choice, for example hotel with * ** *** **** ***** star rating, guesthouse/B&B, self-catering or budget hostel accommodation, etc. for each overnight location, we can then give you suggestions and also check the room availability for each night

 


 

Accommodation
  • Unicorn Tours is happy to assist you with your questions regarding your accommodation & accommodation booking
  • The general rule is that you should then book your accommodation yourself, let us know where you are staying during which night, as it is there that we will drop you off at the end of the tour day and pick you up on the beginning of the next tour day

  • The choice of your accommodation, how much or how little you wish to spend for your overnight accommodation is unconnected and separate from your tour with Unicorn Tours throughout the daytime – for the same day and tour, we have picked up guests from 5* hotels and guests from budget hostels, but the tour experience during the daytime with Unicorn Tours remains the same.

 


 

  • When ferries or any other additional costs are involved, we also want to make sure, you are happy with those

 


 

Once the tour details, including

  • tour itinerary & special requests
  • pick up/drop off locations & timings
  • tour duration, passenger numbers and price
  • etc.
  • have been discussed and agreed
  • and you are happy to proceed with the booking
  • we send you an invoice which allows for payment by Paypal / card or by BACS bank transfer

 

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email  contact@unicorntours.co.uk to discuss further

 

 

3D#7 – Orkney taster via Northern Highlands – 3 day tour

Discover Orkney’s many sites & treasures & sample a few northern high-lands/lights-stops on our way to the ferry


Orkney & the northern Highlands

3 days+ tour to explore & experience

for your private, flexible tailor-made small group sample itinerary 3D#7


We would be delighted to run this tour as a private, small group tour  (up to 8 people) 

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Orkney & the northern Highlands – 3 days to explore & experience

including the Orkney Top 10/tourists’ favourites – Scara Brae, Ring of Brodgar & Stenness standing stone circles, Scapa Flow, St. Magnus cathedral, , the Italian chapel, Brough of Birsay & Broch of Gurness, Kirkwall/Stromness town, harbour

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optionally Highland Park & Scapa distilleries, Maes Howe & the Ness of Brodgar, museums, great beaches, seabird cliffs, island views & a lot more etc.


As this is your own private small group tour, the itinerary is very flexible and along the way, we can add additional nearby stops and depending on the weather it is also possible to swap the route of day 1 and day 3 around. So the route each day is a sample itinerary and can be amended if you prefer.

Guide to Orkney video

Orkney – Visit Scotland

Orkney.com facebook

 

Day 1

Day 1 and day 3 can also be swapped around and a lot also depends which ferry we take when to Orkney and when back to the Scottish mainland

Through Highland Perthshire, past Pitlochry, Blair Atholl, Dalwhinnie and the Cairngorm nationalpark we pass Inverness and 3 bridges up north (Kessock bridge over the Murray & Beauly Firth to Ross and Cromarty – the Black Isle), (Cromarty bridge from the Black Isle up towards Alness & Invergordon), (Dornoch Firth bridge from Tain/Glenmorangie distillery to Sutherland and Royal Dornoch) – we pass a seal colony, Dunrobin castle and can have at least a photo stop from the outside, Carn Litath broch, some towns, beaches, before after Wick we can take a photostop of the Duncansby head seastacks.

If there is time and depending on which time we take the ferry to Orkney we can also visit the golden sands of Dunnet bay or also Dunnet head, the northernmost point of the Scottish mainland.

In the summer Castle Mey is open as well.

Guide to Caithness

Our main goal though, subject to ferry times and our accommodation is to still reach Orkney on day 1.

1st night

1st overnight options

(a)    You choose the type / price-category of your accommodation

For every location/area our guests have the choice to either stay at a hotel, B&B or hostel, it is up to you how much you wish to spend for the night and it makes no difference to the tour, whether we pick you up from an upmarket or budget place

(b)   You choose the location of your accommodation

  • Either we take a ferry to Orkney late on the 1st day, so that we are looking for 1 or 2 nights on Orkney (ideally in Kirkwall or Stromness)
  • Or if we take an early ferry to Orkney on day 2, we are looking for a night in the Thurso/Wick/Gill’s Bay, John O’Groats area
  • Two nights on Orkney would be ideal for at least one full day on Orkney

Orkney hotels, B&BS and hostels

Day 2

Day on the Orkney mainland

(which is connected through the Churchill barriers with Lamb Holm – Glimpse Holm – Burray & South Ronaldsay, which we will visit as well)

     we will visit:

  • Kirkwall, St. Magnus cathedral, harbour, Old town & museum
  • Stromness old town, harbour and viewpoint (Hoy)

 

  • Yesnaeby cliffs & cliff walk

Yesnaeby cliffs – Unicorn Tours

 

  • Skara Brae neolithic settlement
  • Broch of Birsay (tidal island) with Viking & Pictish settlement
  • Broch of Gurness
  • Eastern mainland beaches
  • Scapa flow & the Churchill barriers (incl. the Italian chapel)
  • plus a lot more, if we have time for it

 


 

2nd night

2nd overnight options

(a)    You choose the type / price-category of your accommodation

For every location/area our guests have the choice to either stay at a hotel, B&B or hostel, it is up to you how much you wish to spend for the night and it makes no difference to the tour, whether we pick you up from an upmarket or budget place

(b)   You choose the location of your accommodation

  • Either we take a ferry from Orkney late on the 2nd day, so that we are looking for 1 night back on the mainland, for example the Thurso/Wick/Gill’s Bay, John O’Groats area
  • Or if we take an early ferry to Orkney on day 3, we are looking for 2 nights on Orkney (Kirkwall or Stromness being preferred option)

Orkney hotels, B&BS and hostels

  • Two nights on Orkney would be ideal for at least one full day on Orkney
  • (as the route can be reversed, you could also swap the 1st and 2nd night around)
Day 3

Day 1 and day 3 can also be swapped around and a lot also depends which ferry we take when to Orkney and when back to the Scottish mainland

On day 3, we are trying to vary the route and stop and visit other and new places – compared to day 1 on our northbound journey -travelling southbound again.

 

Scotland’s Northcoast, Dunnet head and beach, Duncansby cliffs combined with Orkney .

The Northern Highlands are an absolute highlight with great beaches to some of the wildest, most isolated and least populated parts of Europe, where nature still reigns & to the west the wild Atlantic pounds the coast, the almost Norwegian type fjords and high coastal mountains.


Orkney should not be rushed, it is a place of peace, beauty and tranquility and with 70 islands – 20 inhabited – and some of them quite large, there is plenty to see and do – check out our 5D#5 Orkney Islands Explorer tour as well

Some of our Orkney Tours’ facebook entries

On route to our Unicorn Orkney islands tour

– via Sutherland (Helmsdale), Caithness (Castle Sinclair Girnigoe) & the Pentland ferry to St. Margaret’s hope (South Ronaldsay, which along with Burray, Glimps Holm & Lamb Holm are connected to the “Orkney mainland” via the Churchill barriers along Scapa Flow – the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world)

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Orkney Isles – summary of Unicorn Tours’ June 2022 tour

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Orkney Islands Unicorn Tours – videos of day 1

including of Marwick head RSBP seabird cliffs, the Lord Kitchener WW1 memorial & Stroma (Pentland Firth)

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Orkney Unicorn Tours – a few of the tourists’ favourites

– Scara Brae, Ring of Brodgar & Stenness standing stone circles, Scapa Flow, St. Magnus cathedral, Maes Howe & the Ness of Brodgar, the Italian chapel, Brough of Birsay & Broch of Gurness, Kirkwall/Stromness town, harbour & museum, Highland Park & Scapa distilleries, etc.

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Roussay (via Egilsay & Wyre) – Orkneys – Unicorn Tours

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Marwick head seabird cliffs & Lord Kitchener memorial – Orkney mainland – Unicorn Tours

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Yesnaeby cliffs – Unicorn Tours – 09 June 2022

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Puffin nesting season on Westray

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Orkneys day 2 – Westray – Unicorn Tours

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Sanday via Eday & Stronsay – Orkney Isles – Unicorn Tours – Day 3, Sunday

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Unicorn Tours Orkney Isles day 4 – AM – Scapa Flow, S. Hoy & S. Walls via Flotta, incl. British naval & WWI&II memorial sites

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Isle of Hoy, Orkney & Rackwick bay

Hoy (northern side) afternoon of day 4 – Orkney Isles – Unicorn Tours

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Surfing seals & skydiving gannets on Hoy/Orkney Isles – Unicorn Tours

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More photos of our Unicorn Tours stops on the Orkney mainland

during our 5 day tour of the 5 largest Orkney Isles ( Orkney mainland plus all the conjoined islands along the Churchill barrier), Hoy (& S. Walls), Sanday, Roussay & Westray

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Orkneys – 70 islands – 20 inhabited – 10 visited on our 5 day tour – 5 islands by ferry & 5 via causeway connections

Day 5 Unicorn Orkney Tours – Hoy via Scapa Flow – Orkney mainland & connected islands along the Churchill barrier & Pentland ferry – Caithness – Sutherland on the way back south again

 


Orkney & Northcoast 3 day tour

.Photoalbum of some of our recent Scotland Unicorn Tours:
https://www.facebook.com/UnicornScotlandAdventureTours…
(photos 22, 7 and 5 for the Northern and Northwestern Highlands and Orkneys plus we pass through a lot of other regions featured in our photos on route to the North and Northwest.)

Depending on your preferences and interests, the main places that have been agreed and discussed, the overall time we have left after our stops (especially in the winter months with shorter daylight hours), the places listed above are just a few among other nearby options, that we might be travelling through and see, stopping at and/or visiting along the way as on each of our friendly, flexible and personalised tours we maximise and offer you the best tour experience given the conditions on the day (for example if it is pouring down with rain on one side of a mountain range, we believe in offering you the alternative sunny route on the other side of the mountains, etc.)

Subject to availability possible overnight (hostel, bed & breakfast, hotel, camping) options do all exist for your 3 days tour. As there are too many possible places to stay at, we can check room availability for your preferred option at the time of your enquiry/booking.

 


Orkneys 

Orkney mainland & connected islands via the Churchill barriers:
  1. depending on the weather, as ideally we are looking for a bright clear window in time, to best savour the moment – to drive up to Wideford Hill – for one of the best all round views across much of the Orkney archipelago – giving you a good insight into the lie of the land, including views across the sea & towards the Scottish mainland – but weather/visibility is all here – we rather pick the right moment – as it is only worthwhile for the perfect magic view moment
  2. Stopping at the Standing Stones of Stenness and the ring of Brodgar stone circle ( past the Ness of Brodgar, where archeologists do live/more excavations and tours of those can also be organised)  – (likewise we pass Maes Howe – one of the best preserved & oldest chambered burial cairns where only at the midwinter solstice when light wins over darkness and the days begin to get longer again sunlight will hit the interior chamber – at the and tours can be organised) – what I suggest is also to visit Unstan Cairn (as there we can just stop, look and leave and get a wee impression of Maes Howe, without having to book & join a tour)
  3. Coastal loop of the West mainland – including
  4. Gurness broch also for its location on the coast, past the beach, overlooking the isles of Rousay, Wyre, Egilsay, Gairsay, Eynshallow & on a clear day with some of the more northerly Orkney Isles visible in the distance
  5. the Brough of Birsay – a tidal island – so we have to ensure we can cross the causeway out and back during low tide – with Pictish & Viking settlement remains
  6. Early June is the my favourite time, live has fully come back and the spring bloom is at its best – at the Marwick head nature reserve/Lord Kitchener memorial I can offer you a superb clifftop walk – where we see the breeding seabirds – with some luck also a few puffins – below us
  7. Skara Brae – to really properly take it all in with all the displays and the audivisuals plus once you are there, you usually have a quick look at the included historic Skail farmhouse thereafter, the beach & the cafe/restaurant thereafter – anything from a very quick 1 hour – usually 2 hours+ up to 3 hours – if we are talking 3 hours – that is a good part of a day – and so one of my suggestions would also be that Skara Brae could be done by yourself on one of your easy days, as you have buses and taxis going there as well – but with 100 clients, each one is unique and also depending on the weather and your interests, the overall plan for the day – I leave this up to you  – For Skara Brae it can also make a difference if it is a cruise ship day or not – as having just a few people around and you can enjoy and take in the place or (I would not go to call it that extreme – but on some other sights, Loch Ness/Edinburgh castle, etc. in Scotland) you can’t see “Skara Brae anymore, as all you see is lots of people”
  8. The dramatic Yesnaby cliffs
  9. Stromess, Orkney’s 2nd big harbour town – again as there are hourly buses from Kirkwall and it is only 30 minutes journey – you might want to visit on your own on the free day – but I love taking people to the far end of Stromness to show them the great views over to Graemsay and the high mountains of Hoy
  10. the southern route along Scapa Flow – one of the world’s largest natural harbours with a lot of esp. WWI & II naval history – past Orphir and Waulkmill bay
  11. to Scapa beach
  12. through Kirkwall
  13. heading to the Western mainland of Orkney – highlights of which are Deerness, the Gloup seacliff/cave/sea arch walk, the beaches on both sides of the narrows and the viewpoint overlooking the Churchill barriers and the southern isles
  14. Crossing the Churchill barriers to the Island of Lamb Holm with the Italian chapel built by prisoners of war
  15. crossing over to Burray and taking pictures of the shipwrecks and beach, which also depends on the state of the tide, which can be different on both sides of the barriers
  16. crossing over to South Ronaldsay, highlights among others are for my the small stunning cliff walk from Burwick in the south overlooking the Pentland Firth towards the Scottish mainland and the islands of Swona, Stroma & the Pentland Skerries + St. Margaret’s Hope and Hoxa head with views over to the oil-terminal-island of Flotta
  17. plus around every corner there is actually a lot more
  18. and we have not even touched on Kirkwall, the picturesque harbour, the central historic small cobbled streets, amazing historic St. Magnus cathedral and the Orkney museum – all of which for example could take up a few hours of your time on your free day

On either day 1 or day 2 of our tour, I will study the internal ferry time table first, I most highly recommend to visit the Isles of Hoy & South Walls (connected via causeway) – South Walls is generally a quick flypast, a lot is about naval world war history, but our real destination would be the northwest of Hoy with the truly magic & inspiring Rackwick Bay beach in all weathers, nestled below the high cliffs and if you are really intrepid the 2 hours or so return walk to the highest seastack, the Old Man of Hoy with a true wild, nature, wilderness experience – Hoy will give you a sense of a place apart – mythtical, where heaven meets earth, spiritual or what we call “thin” places.

A journey to Hoy including the 40 – 60 minutes return journey each way and the 15 minutes check in before will make up 2/3 to 3/4 of a day and the rest of the day we can visit places on the Orkney mainland, you have not seen yet on day 1.

Suggestion for your free day:

  • Kirkwall
  • Skara Brae, if you have not yet been yet
  • Stromness
  • I most highly recommend the Orkney Isles internal ferries, from Kirkwall harbour you have the ferry terminal to the northern isles – Westray, Sanday, Eday, Stronsay and Shapinsay just across the bay (the other ferry terminal is from Tingwall and for Hoy in Scapa Flow in the South it is Houton) – the islands, esp. Westray and Sanday are a lot bigger than you might think and for each of those you could have a full day tour with a driver/guide.

There are also the smaller isles of Papa Westray and North Ronaldsay (with its seaweed eating ancient Viking soay sheep breed & they wander along the seashore beyond the seawalls shielding the fields.



Some more additional Orkney info web links:

South Ronaldsay (46)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/town…/south-ronaldsay-p238461

Burray (47)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villages/burray-p238331

Mainland (Orkney) (50)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/orkney/Kirkwall-east-mainland
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/itinera…/orkney/west-mainland

incl. Skara Brae
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/p…/propertyoverview.htm…
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Birsay
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/p…/propertyoverview.htm…
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Ring of Brodgar
http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pro…/propertydetail.htm…
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Stenness Standing Stones
http://www.orkneyjar.com/history/standingstones/
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Scapa Flow
http://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/scapa-flow-p669101

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Yesnaby cliffs
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g551784-d479…


 Orkney – add on/extension options,

if you are looking for a 4 day or longer tour:

Hoy (48) & Graemsay (49)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-v…/hoy-graemsay-p238351

North Ronaldsay (51)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/town…/north-ronaldsay-p238381

Sanday (52)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villages/sanday-p244791

Stronsay (53)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villa…/stronsay-p244241

Papa Westray (54)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-v…/papa-westray-p238391

Westray (55)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-villag…/westray-p244231

Eday (56)
http://www.visitscotland.com/in…/towns-villages/eday-p238451

Rousay (57), Egilsay (58), Wyre (59) and Eynhallow (60)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/rousay-egilsay-wyre-eynhallo…

Shapinsay (61)
http://www.visitscotland.com/…/towns-vill…/shapinsay-p238311

 

Surprise yourself

as Scotland has a lot more to offer and something for everyone should you have a special interest, hobby, activity, which you would like to experience on your tour with us throughout Scotland, please mention it to us and we will be delighted to include it in your itinerary

Private, personalised small group tours (maximum 8 passengers)

best suited for groups of friends of 5 to 8 people as the price is set during each season and you pay per vehicle/driver/guide day and share the cost among yourselves in your private group

– individuals, couples and friends – for example 1 – 4 people are still welcome to book their own private tour, but the cost per person will be higher

3 day tours

1 day tours (short)

1 day tours

4 day tours

2 day tours

5 day tours

Cities

Aberdeen

Aberdeen - Harbour

Aberdeen - Old Aberdeen, Kings College, St. Machar, Duthie Park, Bridge of Balgownie & Bridge of Don beach

Aberdeen Esplanade, Footdee & Harbour

Dundee

Dundee - Discovery Point

Dundee - Frigate Unicorn

Dundee - Law (viewpoint)

Dundee - V&A Design Museum

Dundee - Verdant Works (Jute)

Edinburgh

Edinburgh - 3 bridges/South Queensferry to Crammond tidal island coastal/beach walk

Edinburgh - Arthur's Seat & Holyrood Palace & Park

Edinburgh - Calton Hill

Edinburgh - Castle

Edinburgh - Colinton Tunnel Murals

Edinburgh - Dean Village & Leith River walk (from Leith to Balerno in the Pentland Hills)

Edinburgh - Grassmarket, Greyfriar's & Heriot School

Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace, Abbey & Holyrood Park

Edinburgh - Johnnie Walker Experience

Edinburgh - Leith

Edinburgh - Leith - the Royal Yacht Britannia

Edinburgh - Musselburgh

Edinburgh - National Museum

Edinburgh - New Town

Edinburgh - Princess Street & Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Botanic Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Mile

Edinburgh - Scotch whisky experience

Edinburgh - South Queensferry

Edinburgh - South Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Edinburgh - St. Giles cathedral & the Thistle chapel

Edinburgh - Tartan weaving mill

Glasgow

Glasgow - C - George Square & Buchanan Street

Glasgow - C - Merchant City

Glasgow - E - Barras

Glasgow - E - Glasgow Green

Glasgow - E - St. Mungo's cathedral, the Necropolis & Tennents' Brewery

Glasgow - Football Stadiums - Ibrox/Rangers, Celtic & Hampden Park (with the national football museum)

Glasgow - River Clyde, Transport Museum, the Tall Ship & the Govan Viking Hogback Stones

Glasgow - W - Botanic Gardens

Glasgow - Westend - Glasgow University & Ashton Lane

Glasgow - Westend - Kelvingrove Park, Museum & Art Gallery & Kelvin River Walk

Inverness

Inverness - Caledonian canal end (Beauly Firth)

Inverness - Carnac point (where the River Ness meets the sea) coastal - Kessock bridge view, old ferry, end of the Caledonian Canal & River Ness circular sunset - walk

Inverness - River Ness & River islands

Inverness - South Kessog (Beauly Firth) - Old ferry terminal

Perth

Perth - Kinnoul Hill

Perth - River Tay circular via River Island & North Inch walk

Perth - Scone Palace

Stirling

Stirling - Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Stirling - Cambuskenneth Abbey & Riverside/Old Harbour walk

Stirling - Castle, incl. the Royal Palace, the Great Hall & the Argyll & Sutherland Highland musuem

Stirling - National Wallace Monument

Stirling - Stirling Castle Back Walk/Gowan Hill with views of the Ochils & the Wallace Monument

Stirlingshire - Dunblane (smallest Scottish city)

Coast – East Coast

- Eastcoast - from Berwickshire to Aberdeenshire & Moray as far as Inverness/Kessock bridge (start of Northcoast500) ___________________________________________

Aberdeen - see "Cities" section

Aberdeenshire - East & Northeast Coast

Aberdeenshire - E - Balmedie beach country park

Aberdeenshire - E - Bullers of Buchan

Aberdeenshire - E - Cruden Bay

Aberdeenshire - E - Dunnottar Castle

Aberdeenshire - E - Fraserburgh & lighthouse museum

Aberdeenshire - E - Newburgh beach & seals

Aberdeenshire - E - Peterhead & harbour

Aberdeenshire - E - Stonehaven

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Crovie

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Pennan

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Troup Head cliffs & RSBP nature reserve

Angus

Angus - Angus coastal path

Angus - Arbroath

Angus - Ferryden, Scurdie Ness & Montrose

Angus - House of Dun & the Angus Folk museum & walled gardens

Angus - Lunan Bay Beach

Berwickshire

Berwickshire - Berwick-upon-Tweed (England)

Berwickshire - Coastal path

Berwickshire - Coldingham

Berwickshire - Cove

Berwickshire - Eyemouth

Berwickshire - Pease Bay

Berwickshire - St. Abbs, Harbour & St. Abbs Head Cliffs National Nature Reserve

Dundee - see "Cities" section

East Lothian

East Lothian - Coastal Path

East Lothian - Dirleton Castle

East Lothian - Dunbar

East Lothian - Gullane Beach

East Lothian - North Berwick - the Scottish Seabird Centre & Berwick Law

East Lothian - Preston Mill (on route to the coast)

East Lothian - Scottish Flag Centre (Athelstaneford)

East Lothian - Tantallon Castle

East Lothian - Taprain Law

East Lothian - Yellowcraig's Beach

Fife

Fife - Aberdour Beach & Castle

Fife - Anstruther, Harbour & Scottish Fishing Museum

Fife - Burntisland

Fife - Crail & harbour

Fife - Crombie Point (Firth of Forth)

Fife - Culross, Abbey, Palace & Historic "Outlander setting"

Fife - Culross, Dunimarle castle, St. Serf's chapel & the West Kirk

Fife - Dalgety Bay

Fife - Dysart harbour

Fife - East Neuk Fishing Villages, Fife Ness, Beaches & Coastal Path

Fife - Elie, Earlsferry & Beaches

Fife - Falkland

Fife - Fife Coastal Path

Fife - Kinghorn

Fife - Kingsbarns - beach & distillery

Fife - Limekilns & Charlestown (& views of the Forth Bridges)

Fife - North Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Fife - Ravenscraig castle

Fife - Scenic River Tay Drive

Fife - St. Andrews - San Salvator's college & chapel

Fife - St. Andrews, University, Golf & Beaches

Fife - Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve & Beach

Fife - Wemyss caves, West & East Wemyss & castles

Fife/Dundee - Tay Bridge

Moray - Lossiemouth

Northumbria (England)

Northumbria - Bamburgh Castle

Northumbria - Lindisfarne & Holy Isle (tidal)

West Lothian - Blackness Castle

Coast – West Coast

- Westcoast - from the Mull of Galloway to the Skye Bridge/Kyle of Lochalsh___________________________________________

Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan - Acharacle & Kentra

Ardnamurchan - Ardgour

Ardnamurchan - Ardgour - Corran Ferry (to mainland Lochaber - Glencoe & Fort William)

Ardnamurchan - Castle Tioram

Ardnamurchan - Fascadale

Ardnamurchan - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan distillery & visitor centre

Ardnamurchan - Lighthouse

Ardnamurchan - Morvern

Ardnamurchan - Sanna Bay Beach

Ardnamurchan - Strontian (Sunart)

Ardnamurchan - Sunart

Ardnamurchan - West Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan, incl. Ardgour, Morvern & Sunart

Argyll

Argyll - Ardfern

Argyll - Ardouaine Subtropical Garden & Coastal View

Argyll - Argyll forest park

Argyll - Bridge over the Atlantic to the Isle of Seil (& onward to the Isles of Easdale & Luing)

Argyll - Castle Stalker

Argyll - Connel Bridge & Falls of Lora

Argyll - Cowal

Argyll - Cowal - Ardentinny Beach

Argyll - Cowal - Benmore Gardens

Argyll - Cowal - Blairmore pier

Argyll - Cowal - Castle Lachlan/Inver

Argyll - Cowal - Dunoon

Argyll - Cowal - Holy Loch

Argyll - Cowal - Kilmodan Stones

Argyll - Cowal - Kyle of Bute views

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Eck

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Fyne

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Striven

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Carrick Castle

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Lochgoilhead

Argyll - Cowal - Otter ferry

Argyll - Cowal - Puck's Glen

Argyll - Cowal - Toward Point Lighthouse

Argyll - Cowal - Views over to the Isle of Arran

Argyll - Cowall - Tighnabruaich

Argyll - Craobh Haven

Argyll - Crinan Canal

Argyll - Dunadd ( historic Dalriada)

Argyll - Inveraray & Castle

Argyll - Kilberry peninsula

Argyll - Kilmartin Glen & Standing Stone Circle

Argyll - Kilmory peninsula

Argyll - Knapdale/Tayvallich

Argyll - Loch Awe & Kilchurn castle (on route to the Westcoast)

Argyll - Loch Etive

Argyll - Oban

Argyll - Oban - Ganavan Beach

Argyll - Oban - Views from McCaig's Tower

Argyll - Tralee beach

Ayr

Ayrshire - Ayr

Ayrshire - Culzean Castle & Country Park

Ayrshire - Dunure

Ayrshire - Girvan beach & harbour (with views of Aisla Craig)

Ayrshire - Largs & Vikingar

Ayrshire - Maidens

Ayrshire - Prestwick Beach

Ayrshire - Robert Burns Birthplace museum

Ayrshire - Varyag Russian cruiser monument

Clyde Coast & Sealochs

Clyde Coast - Dumbarton/Rock & Castle

Clyde Coast - Gare Loch

Clyde Coast - Inverclyde

Clyde Coast - Inverkip & Cloch Point Lighthouse

Clyde Coast - Kilcreggan

Clyde Coast - Loch Long

Galloway (Galloway extends to the West & Southwest coast & into the Southern Upland region)

Galloway - West & SW coast - Rhins & Mull of Galloway

Galloway - Westcoast - Portpatrick

Kintyre

Kintyre - Campbeltown

Kintyre - Carradale & Harbour

Kintyre - Machrihanish/Westport Beach

Kintyre - Mull of Kintyre & Southend

Kintyre - Saddle & Abbey

Kintyre - Skipness & Castle

Kintyre - Tarbert

Kintyre - Tarbert castle

Kintyre - West Loch Tarbert

Loch Duich (sealoch/fjord) & Eilean Donan Castle

Lochaber

Lochaber - Ballachulish Bridge

Lochaber - Corran ferry

Lochaber - Fort William

Lochaber - Knoydart (peninsula, ferry via Mallaig)

Lochaber - Loch Leven & Kinlochleven

Lochaber - Nevis Range (Aonach Mhor) mountain gondola

Lochaber - North Ballachulish

Lochaber - Road to the Isles

Lochaber - Road to the Isles - the golden sands of Morar, Loch Morar, Arisaig & Mallaig

Lochaber (Westcoast region)

Lochalsh (West & NW coast region)

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Eilean Donan Castle & Dornie

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Glenelg & Loch Hourn

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Kintail

Moidart

Highlands (S, E, W & central)

Aberdeenshire - Crathes Castle

Aberdeenshire - Glen Tanar

Angus - Glens (Clova, Doll & Prosen)

Cairngorms - Aviemore

Cairngorms - Cairngorm Mountain (ski) resort

Cairngorms - Carrbridge

Cairngorms - Dalwhinnie distillery

Cairngorms - East - Glenshee

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Ballater

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Balmoral

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Banchory & the Falls of Feugh

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Braemar

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Muir of Dinnet national nature reserve

Cairngorms - East/Angus - Glenprosen

Cairngorms - Kincraig/wildlife park, Loch Insh & Leault working sheep dog farm

Cairngorms - Kingussie

Cairngorms - Loch Morlich

Cairngorms - Lochan Uaine & Ryovan pass (walk)

Cairngorms - N - Tomintoul

Cairngorms - Newtonmore

Cairngorms - North - The Lecht, Corgaff & Cock Bridge

Cairngorms - Reindeer

Cairngorms - Rothiemurchus estate (near Aviemore)

Cairngorms - Strathspey steam train

Cairngorms National Park

Glen Affric

Glen Affric - Corrimony Chambered Cairn

Glen Affric - Plodda Falls

Glen Affric - Walks

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Bridge of Oich

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Commando Memorial with views of the Ben Nevis massif

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Corpach Lighthouse/Shipwreck & Ben Nevis View

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Great Glen Way

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Inverlochy Castle

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Loch Oich

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Neptune's Staircase

Inverness -shire

Inverness area - Cawdor Castle & Gardens

Inverness area - Nairn & Beaches

Inverness City - see "Cities" section

Inverness-shire - Clava Cairns

Inverness-shire - Culloden

Inverness-shire - Fort George

Lairg

Loch Lomond (& Trossachs) Nationalpark

Loch Lomond - Balloch

Loch Lomond - Balmaha

Loch Lomond - Ben Lomond (walk)

Loch Lomond - Conic Hill

Loch Lomond - Falls of Falloch

Loch Lomond - Inveruglas to Loch Sloy walk

Loch Lomond - Luss

Loch Lomond - Millarochy Beach

Loch Lomond - Rowardennan (eastside)

Loch Lomond - Tarbet

Loch Lomond - West Highland Way (eastside of loch)

Loch Ness - eastside - incl. the Falls of Foyers

Loch Ness - southside - incl. Fort Augustus & Caledonian Canal Centre

Loch Ness - westside - incl. Urquhart castle, Drumnadrochit & Invermoriston

Lochaber - Geopark

Lochaber - Glen Nevis (walk)

Lochaber - Glencoe (Pass of Glencoe)

Lochaber - Rannoch Moor

Lochaber - Road to the Isles - Glenfinnan

Lochaber (Highland region)

Monadhliath mountains

Moray

Moray - Brodie Castle

Moray - Elgin - the Biblical garden

Moray - Elgin cathedral

Moray - Elgin, Cathedral, the Biblical Garden & Johnston of Elgin tours

Moray - Forres & the Sueno Stone

Moray - Keith

Moray - Speyside Whisky Trail

Moray Coast - Burghead

Moray Coast - Cullen

Moray Coast - Findhorn Bay & Beach

Moray Coast - Lossiemouth Beaches

Perth City - see "Cities" section

Perthshire

Perthshire - Aberfeldy & the Birks of Aberfeldy

Perthshire - Ben Lawers road - linking Glen Lyon with Loch Tay

Perthshire - Blair Atholl, Castle & Gardens & Distillery

Perthshire - Blairgowrie, Alyth, River & Cateran Trail Walks

Perthshire - Comrie, Deil's Cauldron & Melville Monument

Perthshire - Crieff & the Glenturret Distillery

Perthshire - Dunkeld/Cathedral, Birnam & River Tay Walks

Perthshire - Falls & House of Bruar

Perthshire - Glen Lyon

Perthshire - Grandtully, River Tay Rapids & the Chocolatier

Perthshire - Kenmore (Loch Tay)

Perthshire - Loch Earn & St. Filans

Perthshire - Loch Tay & Kenmore

Perthshire - Loch Tummel & Loch Rannoch

Perthshire - Pitlochry

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Blackspout waterfall, Moulin & Erdradour distillery walk

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Dam, Loch Faskally, Port na Craig & the Festival Theatre

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - Queen's View

Perthshire - Queens View

Perthshire - River Garry

Perthshire - River Tummel

Perthshire - The Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - the Fortingall Yew

Perthshire - the Hermitage (forest waterfall walk)

Trossachs (& Loch Lomond) Nationalpark

Trossachs - Aberfoyle

Trossachs - Balquhidder, Rob Roy's Grave & Loch Voil

Trossachs - Ben A'an walk

Trossachs - Ben Ledi

Trossachs - Callander

Trossachs - Duke's Pass/Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Trossachs - Killin & the Falls of Dochart

Trossachs - Loch Earn & Glenogle

Trossachs - Loch Katrine

Trossachs - Loch Lubnaig & Strathyre

Islands - Hebrides - Inner & Southern Isles

Hebrides - Canna & Sanday (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Coll (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Colonsay & Oransay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eigg ( Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Gigha (Kintyre)

Hebrides - Handa Island (Sutherland Far Northwest Coast)

Hebrides - Iona (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Hebrides - Iona - Abbey

Hebrides - Iona - Beaches

Hebrides - Islay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Islay - Ardtalla & the Kildalton Cross

Hebrides - Islay - Bowmore

Hebrides - Islay - Finlaggan & the Lord of the Isles

Hebrides - Islay - Kintra, Machrie Beach at Laggan Bay

Hebrides - Islay - Port Charlotte, Portnahaven, Port Wemyss & the Rhinns of Islay

Hebrides - Islay - Port Ellen, Harbour, Beaches & Distilleries

Hebrides - Islay - RSBP Islay & Gruinard bay

Hebrides - Islay - Sanaigmore Bay & Beach Walk

Hebrides - Islay - The Oa Cliffs & the American Monument

Hebrides - Islay - Whisky distilleries

Hebrides - Isle of Skye - Sleat peninsula - Armadale gardens, Clan MacDonald Castle & the museum of the Isles

Hebrides - Jura (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Jura - Craighouse

Hebrides - Jura - Inverlussa

Hebrides - Jura - Lussa estate - northern Jura

Hebrides - Jura - Paps of Jura & Coastal Views

Hebrides - Kerrara (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lismore (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Luing (Inner Hebrides by ferry from the Isle of Seil - which has "the Bridge over the Atlantic" to the Argyll coast south of Oban)

Hebrides - Muck (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Mull (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Mull - Duart Castle

Hebrides - Mull - Lochbuie (incl. the standing stone circle)

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Fionnphort & Beaches

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Uisken beach

Hebrides - Mull - Tobermory/Distillery, Harbour & Walks to Lighthouse & Aros

Hebrides - Raasay (via Skye)

Hebrides - Rum (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Seil, Luing & Easdale (Inner Hebrides via "the Bridge over the Atlantic")

Hebrides - Skye

Hebrides - Skye - Bridge & Kyleakin

Hebrides - Skye - Broadford

Hebrides - Skye - Cuillins - Sligachan

Hebrides - Skye - Cuillins, Glenbrittle, Fairy Pools & Walks

Hebrides - Skye - Elgol, Loch Coruisk & the Strathaird peninsula (western Skye)

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Dunvegan & Castle

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Neist point lighthouse

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Waternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Portree

Hebrides - Skye - South - Sleat peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Duntulm castle

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Fairy Glen

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Kilt Rock

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Museum of Island Life & Flora MacDonald's grave

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Old Man of Storr

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Quiraing

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - West - Talisker/Carbost & Minginish

Hebrides - Small Isles (Rum, Eigg, Canna & Muck)

Hebrides - Staffa & Fingal's Cave (Inner Hebrides via Mull or Iona)

Hebrides - Summer Isles/Tanera Mor - (Loch Broom from Ullapool)

Hebrides - Tiree (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Treshnish Isles/Lunga (Inner Hebrides via Mull or Iona)

Hebrides - Ulva & Gometra (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Islands - Hebrides - Outer Isles

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Castlebay & Kisimul Castle

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Mingulay

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Vatersay/Bhatersaigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh - Airport & Beaches

Hebrides - Benbecula (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Berneray & its beaches (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eriskay (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Great Bernera (Outer Hebrides via Lewis)

Hebrides - Harris (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Harris - Eastcoast - Golden route

Hebrides - Harris - Eastcoast - Golden route - Rodel & St. Clement's Church

Hebrides - Harris - Huishinish

Hebrides - Harris - North Harris & Loch Seaforth/Siophort

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Luskentyre

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Scarista beach

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Seilebost

Hebrides - Lewis (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lewis - Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Callanish Standing Stones Circles

Hebrides - Lewis - Dun Carloway Broch (Dun Charlabhaigh)

Hebrides - Lewis - Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Giordail beach

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - northeastern beaches (north of Stornoway & south of Tolstadh)

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta / Tolstadh Beach

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta head (circular cliff-top walk)

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta to Port Ness coastal walk

Hebrides - Lewis - North Lewis - Port Ness

Hebrides - Lewis - NW Lewis - Dalmore beach

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Eisgein/Loch Sealg

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Orasaigh

Hebrides - Lewis - Stornoway, Harbour & Lews Castle

Hebrides - Lewis - Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Valtos Peninsula

Hebrides - Lewis - West - Mealasta walk with views of Scarp & Eilean Mealasta

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Aird Uig/Gallan Head

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Cliffs & seastacks

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Mangurstadh (coastal walk)

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Uig Beach & the Western Cliffs

Hebrides - Mingulay (Outer Hebrides via Barra)

Hebrides - Monach Isles (Outer Hebrides via North Uist)

Hebrides - North Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - North Uist - Baile Mor

Hebrides - North Uist - Baile Sear (via bridge from North Uist)

Hebrides - Scalpay (Outer Hebrides via Harris)

Hebrides - South Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - South Uist - Kildonan South Uist museum

Hebrides - South Uist - Loch Sgioport

Hebrides - St. Kilda (Outer Hebrides via North Uist & Harris)

Hebrides - The Uists (from Berneray to Eriskay)

Islands – Shetland Isles

- Scottish Islands

Shetland

Shetland - Bressay

Shetland - Central Mainland

Shetland - Central mainland - Burra & Trondra

Shetland - Central mainland - Isle of Noss (via Bressay)

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick - Clickimin Broch

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick - Harbour, Port Charlotte, the Knap & Shetland museum

Shetland - Central mainland - Scalloway

Shetland - Central mainland - Wester Quarff

Shetland - Fair Isle

Shetland - Foula

Shetland - Lerwick - Town hall

Shetland - Mainland

Shetland - Mainland - Lunnasting & Nesting

Shetland - Nesting

Shetland - North Isles - Fetlar

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Haroldswick, Unst heritage centre & boat haven

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Hermaness Seabirdcliffs National Nature Reserve

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Muckle Flugga

Shetland - North Isles - Unst (via Yell)

Shetland - North Isles - Yell

Shetland - North mainland - Isle of Muckle Roe

Shetland - North mainland/Northmavine

Shetland - Northmavine - Eshaness

Shetland - Northmavine - Ronas Voe

Shetland - Noss

Shetland - Out Skerries

Shetland - South Mainland

Shetland - South mainland - Croft museum

Shetland - South mainland - Hoswick - Shetland visitor centre

Shetland - South mainland - Isle of Mousa, Broch & the Storm Petrels

Shetland - South Mainland - Jarlshof

Shetland - South Mainland - Spiggie Beach, Loch & Cliffs

Shetland - South Mainland - St. Ninians Isle & tombola beach

Shetland - South Mainland - Sumburgh Head

Shetland - West Mainland

Shetland - West mainland - Isle of Papa Stour

Shetland - West Mainland - Walls

Shetland - West Mainland - Westerwick

Shetland - Whalsay

Shetland Isles

Lowlands

Aberdeen: for Aberdeen go to "Cities" - Aberdeen

Angus - Glamis castle

Angus - Meigle & the Pictish Stones

Canal walks - Forth - Clyde - Union canal

Clackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire - Alloa/Tower & Harbour

Clackmannanshire - Alva/Glen & waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell to Glenquey walk

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell visit

Clackmannanshire - Clackmannan/Tower Views & the Stone of Mannan

Clackmannanshire - Dollar/Glen, Castle Campbell & Waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Gartmorn Dam

Clackmannanshire - Japanese/Cowden Garden

Clackmannanshire - Lynn Mill waterfall

Clackmannanshire - Ochils (walks)

Clackmannanshire - River Forth (walks)

Clackmannanshire - RSBP Black Devon Wetlands

Clackmannanshire - Rumbling Bridge

Clackmannanshire - Sauchie Tower

Clackmannanshire - Tillicoultry / Mill Glen & waterfalls walk

Distilleries - Glengoyne

Dunblane see "Cities" section

Dundee: for Dundee go to "Cities" - Dundee

Edinburgh: for Edinburgh go to "Cities" - Edinburgh

Falkirk

Falkirk - Antonine Wall

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Motor museum

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Museum of the Scottish railways

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil railway

Falkirk - Falkirk Wheel & Forth-Clyde-Union Canal & Tunnels

Falkirk - Kelpies

Falkirk - Kinneil - Kinneil House, Church, Museum, the Antonine Wall & James Watt

Falkirk - the pineapple

Fife - Benarty (viewpoint hill walk)

Fife - Culross, palace, gardens & abbey

Fife - Devilla Forest

Fife - Dunfermline, Abbey, Pittencrieff Park & walks

Fife - Falkland & Falkland Palace (& historic "Outlander" setting)

Fife - Knockhill views (& car racing circuit)

Fife - Loch Ore

Fife - Loch Ore Meadows

Fife - Lomond Hills

Fife - Scotland's secret WWII bunker

Glasgow: for Glasgow go to "Cities" - Glasgow

Kinross-shire - Loch Leven walk, Island & Castle

Lanark - New Lanark Mill & Falls of Clyde

Lanarkshire - Hillend reservoir (walk)

Mid-Lothian - Rosslyn Chapel (& the Da Vinci Code)

Ochils - Menstrie Glen

Perth - The Perth museum & the Stone of Destiny

Perth: for Perth go to "Cities" - Perth

Perthshire - Drummond Castle & Gardens (the "Versailles of Outlander")

Perthshire - Dunning, St. Serf's church & the Dupplin Pictish cross

Perthshire - Gleneagles - golf resort & hotel

Stirling - Church of Holy Rude

Stirling - Cowane's hospital

Stirling - Smith art gallery & museum

Stirling - Stirling.co.uk

Stirling - the Bastion

Stirling - What's on

Stirling (Castle, Wallace monument & B'burn heritage centre) - see "Cities" section

Stirling: for Stirling go to "Cities" - Stirling

Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire - Campsies

Stirlingshire - Doune Castle

Stirlingshire - Finnich Glen & Devil's Pulpit

Stirlingshire - Ochils - Dumyat (viewpoint hillwalk)

West Lothian

West Lothian - Beecraig's Country Park

West Lothian - Bo'ness & Scottish Railway Museum

West Lothian - Cairnpapple Hill

West Lothian - Hopetoun House & Gardens

West Lothian - Linlithgow, Palace & loch

West Lothian - Midhope Castle (Lallybroch/Outlander)

West Lothian - Muiravonside country park

Northern Highlands & coast - North Coast* - 500

*Northcoast* - 500 covers:

    • Northwest Coast: North of Kyle of Lochalsh (Skye Bridge) up to Ullapool
    • Far Northwest Coast: North of Ullapool up to Cape Wrath (Northwest Cape)
    • The actual Northcoast (Cape Wrath/NW Cape to Duncansby Head/Northeast Cape)
  • Northeast Coast: Duncansby Head (NE Cape) south to Kessock Bridge/Inverness

Far NW - Sutherland - Altnaharra

Far NW - Sutherland - Broch Dun Dornaigil

Far NW - Sutherland - Loch Assynt & Ardvreck Castle

Far NW - Wester Ross - Corrieshalloch Gorge & Measach falls

FAR NW & COAST __________________________

Far NW & coast - Sutherland (i.e. the Far Northwest Coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North coast + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the Northern Highland region)

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Achmelvich Beach

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Kylesku, Kylesku bridge, Kylestrome & Unapool

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Lochinver

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Sandwood Bay

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Stoer lighthouse

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Achiltibuie & Coigach coast

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Broom (Loch Broom south of Ullapool = NW coast & north of Ullapool = Far NW coast)

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Ullapool

NE - Easter Ross - "1 million dollar" View

NE - Easter Ross - Beauly & priory

NE - Easter Ross - Rogie falls

NE - Easter Ross - Silverbridge - Blackwater falls

NE - Easter Ross - Strathpeffer, incl. Castle Leod of the MacKenzies

NE - Sutherland - Carbisdale castle

NE - Sutherland - Dunrobin castle

NE - Sutherland - Lairg

NE & COAST ___________________

NE & coast - Easter Ross (Easter Ross consists of 2 regions: NE coast & NE Highlands)

NE & coast - Sutherland (i.e. the NE coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the N. Highland region)

NE coast - Caithness - Duncansby Cliffs (most northeasterly point of the Scottish mainland)

NE coast - Caithness - Wick

NE coast - Caithness - Wick - Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

NE coast - Easter Ross - Alness & Invergordon

NE coast - Easter Ross - Black Isle - Chanonry Point (resident dolphin colony)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Black Isle (peninsula)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Dingwall

NE coast - Easter Ross - Kessock Bridge over Beauly & Moray Firth - (linking Inverness with the Black Isle peninsula)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Tarbart Ness, Portmahomack & the Pictish Trail

NE coast - Sutherland - Cairn Liath broch

NE coast - Sutherland - Dornoch, Beach, Golf Course & Historic Town & Cathedral

NE coast - Sutherland - Dunrobin Castle & Gardens

NE coast - Sutherland - Golspie

NE coast - Sutherland - Loch Fleet

North & NE coast - Caithness (area covers both: Northeast coast & Northcoast)

NORTH COAST__________________

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

Northcoast - Caithness - John O'Groats (northcoast, near the northeast cape of Duncansby Head & Cliffs)

Northcoast - Caithness - Thurso & Thurso Bay

Northcoast - Sutherland (i.e. the North Coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the N. Highland region)

Northcoast - Sutherland (Northcoast section of the Sutherland coast)

Northcoast - Sutherland - Balnakeil Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Bettyhill & Torrisdale Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Durness & beaches

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave Coastal Walk

Northcoast - Sutherland - Strathy Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Tongue

NORTHCOAST - Sutherland - Torrisdale beach

Northeast coast - Sutherland (Northeast coast section of the Sutherland coast)

NORTHWEST COAST __________________________________

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Maree

NW - Sutherland - Knockan Crag

NW - Wester Ross - Badachro & the Redpoint peninsula

NW - Wester Ross - Bealach na Ba pass

NW - Wester Ross - Beinn Eighe national nature reserve

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Kernsary

NW & coast - Wester Ross

NW coast - Lochalsh - Lochcarron

NW coast - Lochalsh - Plockton

NW coast - Lochalsh - Skye bridge

NW Coast - Northwest Highlands Geopark

NW coast - Wester Ross - Applecross

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Ardessie Falls

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch & surrounding peninsulas

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch beach & bay

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gruinard Bay

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

NW coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

NW coast - Wester Ross - Little Loch Broom (sealoch)

NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Carron

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Mellon Udrigle

NW coast - Wester Ross - Shieldaig

NW coast - Wester Ross - Torridon

Cities

Cities

Aberdeen

Aberdeen - Harbour

Aberdeen - Old Aberdeen, Kings College, St. Machar, Duthie Park, Bridge of Balgownie & Bridge of Don beach

Aberdeen Esplanade, Footdee & Harbour

Dundee

Dundee - Discovery Point

Dundee - Frigate Unicorn

Dundee - Law (viewpoint)

Dundee - V&A Design Museum

Dundee - Verdant Works (Jute)

Edinburgh

Edinburgh - 3 bridges/South Queensferry to Crammond tidal island coastal/beach walk

Edinburgh - Arthur's Seat & Holyrood Palace & Park

Edinburgh - Calton Hill

Edinburgh - Castle

Edinburgh - Colinton Tunnel Murals

Edinburgh - Dean Village & Leith River walk (from Leith to Balerno in the Pentland Hills)

Edinburgh - Grassmarket, Greyfriar's & Heriot School

Edinburgh - Holyrood Palace, Abbey & Holyrood Park

Edinburgh - Johnnie Walker Experience

Edinburgh - Leith

Edinburgh - Leith - the Royal Yacht Britannia

Edinburgh - Musselburgh

Edinburgh - National Museum

Edinburgh - New Town

Edinburgh - Princess Street & Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Botanic Gardens

Edinburgh - Royal Mile

Edinburgh - Scotch whisky experience

Edinburgh - South Queensferry

Edinburgh - South Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Edinburgh - St. Giles cathedral & the Thistle chapel

Edinburgh - Tartan weaving mill

Glasgow

Glasgow - C - George Square & Buchanan Street

Glasgow - C - Merchant City

Glasgow - E - Barras

Glasgow - E - Glasgow Green

Glasgow - E - St. Mungo's cathedral, the Necropolis & Tennents' Brewery

Glasgow - Football Stadiums - Ibrox/Rangers, Celtic & Hampden Park (with the national football museum)

Glasgow - River Clyde, Transport Museum, the Tall Ship & the Govan Viking Hogback Stones

Glasgow - W - Botanic Gardens

Glasgow - Westend - Glasgow University & Ashton Lane

Glasgow - Westend - Kelvingrove Park, Museum & Art Gallery & Kelvin River Walk

Inverness

Inverness - Caledonian canal end (Beauly Firth)

Inverness - Carnac point (where the River Ness meets the sea) coastal - Kessock bridge view, old ferry, end of the Caledonian Canal & River Ness circular sunset - walk

Inverness - River Ness & River islands

Inverness - South Kessog (Beauly Firth) - Old ferry terminal

Perth

Perth - Kinnoul Hill

Perth - River Tay circular via River Island & North Inch walk

Perth - Scone Palace

Stirling

Stirling - Bannockburn Heritage Centre

Stirling - Cambuskenneth Abbey & Riverside/Old Harbour walk

Stirling - Castle, incl. the Royal Palace, the Great Hall & the Argyll & Sutherland Highland musuem

Stirling - National Wallace Monument

Stirling - Stirling Castle Back Walk/Gowan Hill with views of the Ochils & the Wallace Monument

Stirlingshire - Dunblane (smallest Scottish city)

Coast – East Coast

East Coast

- Eastcoast - from Berwickshire to Aberdeenshire & Moray as far as Inverness/Kessock bridge (start of Northcoast500) ___________________________________________

Aberdeen - see "Cities" section

Aberdeenshire - East & Northeast Coast

Aberdeenshire - E - Balmedie beach country park

Aberdeenshire - E - Bullers of Buchan

Aberdeenshire - E - Cruden Bay

Aberdeenshire - E - Dunnottar Castle

Aberdeenshire - E - Fraserburgh & lighthouse museum

Aberdeenshire - E - Newburgh beach & seals

Aberdeenshire - E - Peterhead & harbour

Aberdeenshire - E - Stonehaven

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Crovie

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Pennan

Aberdeenshire - N/E - Troup Head cliffs & RSBP nature reserve

Angus

Angus - Angus coastal path

Angus - Arbroath

Angus - Ferryden, Scurdie Ness & Montrose

Angus - House of Dun & the Angus Folk museum & walled gardens

Angus - Lunan Bay Beach

Berwickshire

Berwickshire - Berwick-upon-Tweed (England)

Berwickshire - Coastal path

Berwickshire - Coldingham

Berwickshire - Cove

Berwickshire - Eyemouth

Berwickshire - Pease Bay

Berwickshire - St. Abbs, Harbour & St. Abbs Head Cliffs National Nature Reserve

Dundee - see "Cities" section

East Lothian

East Lothian - Coastal Path

East Lothian - Dirleton Castle

East Lothian - Dunbar

East Lothian - Gullane Beach

East Lothian - North Berwick - the Scottish Seabird Centre & Berwick Law

East Lothian - Preston Mill (on route to the coast)

East Lothian - Scottish Flag Centre (Athelstaneford)

East Lothian - Tantallon Castle

East Lothian - Taprain Law

East Lothian - Yellowcraig's Beach

Fife

Fife - Aberdour Beach & Castle

Fife - Anstruther, Harbour & Scottish Fishing Museum

Fife - Burntisland

Fife - Crail & harbour

Fife - Crombie Point (Firth of Forth)

Fife - Culross, Abbey, Palace & Historic "Outlander setting"

Fife - Culross, Dunimarle castle, St. Serf's chapel & the West Kirk

Fife - Dalgety Bay

Fife - Dysart harbour

Fife - East Neuk Fishing Villages, Fife Ness, Beaches & Coastal Path

Fife - Elie, Earlsferry & Beaches

Fife - Falkland

Fife - Fife Coastal Path

Fife - Kinghorn

Fife - Kingsbarns - beach & distillery

Fife - Limekilns & Charlestown (& views of the Forth Bridges)

Fife - North Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

Fife - Ravenscraig castle

Fife - Scenic River Tay Drive

Fife - St. Andrews - San Salvator's college & chapel

Fife - St. Andrews, University, Golf & Beaches

Fife - Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve & Beach

Fife - Wemyss caves, West & East Wemyss & castles

Fife/Dundee - Tay Bridge

Moray - Lossiemouth

Northumbria (England)

Northumbria - Bamburgh Castle

Northumbria - Lindisfarne & Holy Isle (tidal)

West Lothian - Blackness Castle

Coast – West Coast

West Coast

- Westcoast - from the Mull of Galloway to the Skye Bridge/Kyle of Lochalsh___________________________________________

Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan - Acharacle & Kentra

Ardnamurchan - Ardgour

Ardnamurchan - Ardgour - Corran Ferry (to mainland Lochaber - Glencoe & Fort William)

Ardnamurchan - Castle Tioram

Ardnamurchan - Fascadale

Ardnamurchan - Glenborrodale, Ardnamurchan distillery & visitor centre

Ardnamurchan - Lighthouse

Ardnamurchan - Morvern

Ardnamurchan - Sanna Bay Beach

Ardnamurchan - Strontian (Sunart)

Ardnamurchan - Sunart

Ardnamurchan - West Ardnamurchan

Ardnamurchan, incl. Ardgour, Morvern & Sunart

Argyll

Argyll - Ardfern

Argyll - Ardouaine Subtropical Garden & Coastal View

Argyll - Argyll forest park

Argyll - Bridge over the Atlantic to the Isle of Seil (& onward to the Isles of Easdale & Luing)

Argyll - Castle Stalker

Argyll - Connel Bridge & Falls of Lora

Argyll - Cowal

Argyll - Cowal - Ardentinny Beach

Argyll - Cowal - Benmore Gardens

Argyll - Cowal - Blairmore pier

Argyll - Cowal - Castle Lachlan/Inver

Argyll - Cowal - Dunoon

Argyll - Cowal - Holy Loch

Argyll - Cowal - Kilmodan Stones

Argyll - Cowal - Kyle of Bute views

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Eck

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Fyne

Argyll - Cowal - Loch Striven

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Carrick Castle

Argyll - Cowal - Lochgoil - Lochgoilhead

Argyll - Cowal - Otter ferry

Argyll - Cowal - Puck's Glen

Argyll - Cowal - Toward Point Lighthouse

Argyll - Cowal - Views over to the Isle of Arran

Argyll - Cowall - Tighnabruaich

Argyll - Craobh Haven

Argyll - Crinan Canal

Argyll - Dunadd ( historic Dalriada)

Argyll - Inveraray & Castle

Argyll - Kilberry peninsula

Argyll - Kilmartin Glen & Standing Stone Circle

Argyll - Kilmory peninsula

Argyll - Knapdale/Tayvallich

Argyll - Loch Awe & Kilchurn castle (on route to the Westcoast)

Argyll - Loch Etive

Argyll - Oban

Argyll - Oban - Ganavan Beach

Argyll - Oban - Views from McCaig's Tower

Argyll - Tralee beach

Ayr

Ayrshire - Ayr

Ayrshire - Culzean Castle & Country Park

Ayrshire - Dunure

Ayrshire - Girvan beach & harbour (with views of Aisla Craig)

Ayrshire - Largs & Vikingar

Ayrshire - Maidens

Ayrshire - Prestwick Beach

Ayrshire - Robert Burns Birthplace museum

Ayrshire - Varyag Russian cruiser monument

Clyde Coast & Sealochs

Clyde Coast - Dumbarton/Rock & Castle

Clyde Coast - Gare Loch

Clyde Coast - Inverclyde

Clyde Coast - Inverkip & Cloch Point Lighthouse

Clyde Coast - Kilcreggan

Clyde Coast - Loch Long

Galloway (Galloway extends to the West & Southwest coast & into the Southern Upland region)

Galloway - West & SW coast - Rhins & Mull of Galloway

Galloway - Westcoast - Portpatrick

Kintyre

Kintyre - Campbeltown

Kintyre - Carradale & Harbour

Kintyre - Machrihanish/Westport Beach

Kintyre - Mull of Kintyre & Southend

Kintyre - Saddle & Abbey

Kintyre - Skipness & Castle

Kintyre - Tarbert

Kintyre - Tarbert castle

Kintyre - West Loch Tarbert

Loch Duich (sealoch/fjord) & Eilean Donan Castle

Lochaber

Lochaber - Ballachulish Bridge

Lochaber - Corran ferry

Lochaber - Fort William

Lochaber - Knoydart (peninsula, ferry via Mallaig)

Lochaber - Loch Leven & Kinlochleven

Lochaber - Nevis Range (Aonach Mhor) mountain gondola

Lochaber - North Ballachulish

Lochaber - Road to the Isles

Lochaber - Road to the Isles - the golden sands of Morar, Loch Morar, Arisaig & Mallaig

Lochaber (Westcoast region)

Lochalsh (West & NW coast region)

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Eilean Donan Castle & Dornie

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Glenelg & Loch Hourn

Lochalsh - Westcoast - Kintail

Moidart

Highlands (S, E, W & central)

Highlands

Aberdeenshire - Crathes Castle

Aberdeenshire - Glen Tanar

Angus - Glens (Clova, Doll & Prosen)

Cairngorms - Aviemore

Cairngorms - Cairngorm Mountain (ski) resort

Cairngorms - Carrbridge

Cairngorms - Dalwhinnie distillery

Cairngorms - East - Glenshee

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Ballater

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Balmoral

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Banchory & the Falls of Feugh

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Braemar

Cairngorms - East - Royal Deeside - Muir of Dinnet national nature reserve

Cairngorms - East/Angus - Glenprosen

Cairngorms - Kincraig/wildlife park, Loch Insh & Leault working sheep dog farm

Cairngorms - Kingussie

Cairngorms - Loch Morlich

Cairngorms - Lochan Uaine & Ryovan pass (walk)

Cairngorms - N - Tomintoul

Cairngorms - Newtonmore

Cairngorms - North - The Lecht, Corgaff & Cock Bridge

Cairngorms - Reindeer

Cairngorms - Rothiemurchus estate (near Aviemore)

Cairngorms - Strathspey steam train

Cairngorms National Park

Glen Affric

Glen Affric - Corrimony Chambered Cairn

Glen Affric - Plodda Falls

Glen Affric - Walks

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Bridge of Oich

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Commando Memorial with views of the Ben Nevis massif

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Corpach Lighthouse/Shipwreck & Ben Nevis View

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Great Glen Way

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Inverlochy Castle

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Loch Oich

Great Glen/Caledonian Canal - Neptune's Staircase

Inverness -shire

Inverness area - Cawdor Castle & Gardens

Inverness area - Nairn & Beaches

Inverness City - see "Cities" section

Inverness-shire - Clava Cairns

Inverness-shire - Culloden

Inverness-shire - Fort George

Lairg

Loch Lomond (& Trossachs) Nationalpark

Loch Lomond - Balloch

Loch Lomond - Balmaha

Loch Lomond - Ben Lomond (walk)

Loch Lomond - Conic Hill

Loch Lomond - Falls of Falloch

Loch Lomond - Inveruglas to Loch Sloy walk

Loch Lomond - Luss

Loch Lomond - Millarochy Beach

Loch Lomond - Rowardennan (eastside)

Loch Lomond - Tarbet

Loch Lomond - West Highland Way (eastside of loch)

Loch Ness - eastside - incl. the Falls of Foyers

Loch Ness - southside - incl. Fort Augustus & Caledonian Canal Centre

Loch Ness - westside - incl. Urquhart castle, Drumnadrochit & Invermoriston

Lochaber - Geopark

Lochaber - Glen Nevis (walk)

Lochaber - Glencoe (Pass of Glencoe)

Lochaber - Rannoch Moor

Lochaber - Road to the Isles - Glenfinnan

Lochaber (Highland region)

Monadhliath mountains

Moray

Moray - Brodie Castle

Moray - Elgin - the Biblical garden

Moray - Elgin cathedral

Moray - Elgin, Cathedral, the Biblical Garden & Johnston of Elgin tours

Moray - Forres & the Sueno Stone

Moray - Keith

Moray - Speyside Whisky Trail

Moray Coast - Burghead

Moray Coast - Cullen

Moray Coast - Findhorn Bay & Beach

Moray Coast - Lossiemouth Beaches

Perth City - see "Cities" section

Perthshire

Perthshire - Aberfeldy & the Birks of Aberfeldy

Perthshire - Ben Lawers road - linking Glen Lyon with Loch Tay

Perthshire - Blair Atholl, Castle & Gardens & Distillery

Perthshire - Blairgowrie, Alyth, River & Cateran Trail Walks

Perthshire - Comrie, Deil's Cauldron & Melville Monument

Perthshire - Crieff & the Glenturret Distillery

Perthshire - Dunkeld/Cathedral, Birnam & River Tay Walks

Perthshire - Falls & House of Bruar

Perthshire - Glen Lyon

Perthshire - Grandtully, River Tay Rapids & the Chocolatier

Perthshire - Kenmore (Loch Tay)

Perthshire - Loch Earn & St. Filans

Perthshire - Loch Tay & Kenmore

Perthshire - Loch Tummel & Loch Rannoch

Perthshire - Pitlochry

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Blackspout waterfall, Moulin & Erdradour distillery walk

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Dam, Loch Faskally, Port na Craig & the Festival Theatre

Perthshire - Pitlochry - Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - Queen's View

Perthshire - Queens View

Perthshire - River Garry

Perthshire - River Tummel

Perthshire - The Enchanted Forest (autumn only)

Perthshire - the Fortingall Yew

Perthshire - the Hermitage (forest waterfall walk)

Trossachs (& Loch Lomond) Nationalpark

Trossachs - Aberfoyle

Trossachs - Balquhidder, Rob Roy's Grave & Loch Voil

Trossachs - Ben A'an walk

Trossachs - Ben Ledi

Trossachs - Callander

Trossachs - Duke's Pass/Queen Elizabeth Forest Park

Trossachs - Killin & the Falls of Dochart

Trossachs - Loch Earn & Glenogle

Trossachs - Loch Katrine

Trossachs - Loch Lubnaig & Strathyre

Islands - Hebrides - Inner & Southern Isles

Hebrides – Inner & Southern Isles

Hebrides - Canna & Sanday (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Coll (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Colonsay & Oransay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eigg ( Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Gigha (Kintyre)

Hebrides - Handa Island (Sutherland Far Northwest Coast)

Hebrides - Iona (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Hebrides - Iona - Abbey

Hebrides - Iona - Beaches

Hebrides - Islay (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Islay - Ardtalla & the Kildalton Cross

Hebrides - Islay - Bowmore

Hebrides - Islay - Finlaggan & the Lord of the Isles

Hebrides - Islay - Kintra, Machrie Beach at Laggan Bay

Hebrides - Islay - Port Charlotte, Portnahaven, Port Wemyss & the Rhinns of Islay

Hebrides - Islay - Port Ellen, Harbour, Beaches & Distilleries

Hebrides - Islay - RSBP Islay & Gruinard bay

Hebrides - Islay - Sanaigmore Bay & Beach Walk

Hebrides - Islay - The Oa Cliffs & the American Monument

Hebrides - Islay - Whisky distilleries

Hebrides - Isle of Skye - Sleat peninsula - Armadale gardens, Clan MacDonald Castle & the museum of the Isles

Hebrides - Jura (Southern Hebrides)

Hebrides - Jura - Craighouse

Hebrides - Jura - Inverlussa

Hebrides - Jura - Lussa estate - northern Jura

Hebrides - Jura - Paps of Jura & Coastal Views

Hebrides - Kerrara (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lismore (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Luing (Inner Hebrides by ferry from the Isle of Seil - which has "the Bridge over the Atlantic" to the Argyll coast south of Oban)

Hebrides - Muck (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Mull (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Mull - Duart Castle

Hebrides - Mull - Lochbuie (incl. the standing stone circle)

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Fionnphort & Beaches

Hebrides - Mull - Ross of Mull - Uisken beach

Hebrides - Mull - Tobermory/Distillery, Harbour & Walks to Lighthouse & Aros

Hebrides - Raasay (via Skye)

Hebrides - Rum (Small Isles from Mallaig)

Hebrides - Seil, Luing & Easdale (Inner Hebrides via "the Bridge over the Atlantic")

Hebrides - Skye

Hebrides - Skye - Bridge & Kyleakin

Hebrides - Skye - Broadford

Hebrides - Skye - Cuillins - Sligachan

Hebrides - Skye - Cuillins, Glenbrittle, Fairy Pools & Walks

Hebrides - Skye - Elgol, Loch Coruisk & the Strathaird peninsula (western Skye)

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Dunvegan & Castle

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Neist point lighthouse

Hebrides - Skye - NW - Waternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Portree

Hebrides - Skye - South - Sleat peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Duntulm castle

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Fairy Glen

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Kilt Rock

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Museum of Island Life & Flora MacDonald's grave

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Old Man of Storr

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish - Quiraing

Hebrides - Skye - Trotternish peninsula

Hebrides - Skye - West - Talisker/Carbost & Minginish

Hebrides - Small Isles (Rum, Eigg, Canna & Muck)

Hebrides - Staffa & Fingal's Cave (Inner Hebrides via Mull or Iona)

Hebrides - Summer Isles/Tanera Mor - (Loch Broom from Ullapool)

Hebrides - Tiree (Inner Hebrides)

Hebrides - Treshnish Isles/Lunga (Inner Hebrides via Mull or Iona)

Hebrides - Ulva & Gometra (Inner Hebrides via Mull)

Islands - Hebrides - Outer Isles

Hebrides – Outer Isles

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Castlebay & Kisimul Castle

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Mingulay

Hebrides - Barra/Barraigh - Isle of Vatersay/Bhatersaigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh

Hebrides - Barra/Bharraigh - Airport & Beaches

Hebrides - Benbecula (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Berneray & its beaches (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Eriskay (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Great Bernera (Outer Hebrides via Lewis)

Hebrides - Harris (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Harris - Eastcoast - Golden route

Hebrides - Harris - Eastcoast - Golden route - Rodel & St. Clement's Church

Hebrides - Harris - Huishinish

Hebrides - Harris - North Harris & Loch Seaforth/Siophort

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Luskentyre

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Scarista beach

Hebrides - Harris - Westcoast beaches - Seilebost

Hebrides - Lewis (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - Lewis - Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Callanish Standing Stones Circles

Hebrides - Lewis - Dun Carloway Broch (Dun Charlabhaigh)

Hebrides - Lewis - Gearrannan Blackhouse Village

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Giordail beach

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - northeastern beaches (north of Stornoway & south of Tolstadh)

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta / Tolstadh Beach

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta head (circular cliff-top walk)

Hebrides - Lewis - NE - Tolsta to Port Ness coastal walk

Hebrides - Lewis - North Lewis - Port Ness

Hebrides - Lewis - NW Lewis - Dalmore beach

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Eisgein/Loch Sealg

Hebrides - Lewis - South Lewis - Orasaigh

Hebrides - Lewis - Stornoway, Harbour & Lews Castle

Hebrides - Lewis - Tiumpan Head Lighthouse

Hebrides - Lewis - Valtos Peninsula

Hebrides - Lewis - West - Mealasta walk with views of Scarp & Eilean Mealasta

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Aird Uig/Gallan Head

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Cliffs & seastacks

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Mangurstadh (coastal walk)

Hebrides - Lewis - West Lewis - Uig Beach & the Western Cliffs

Hebrides - Mingulay (Outer Hebrides via Barra)

Hebrides - Monach Isles (Outer Hebrides via North Uist)

Hebrides - North Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - North Uist - Baile Mor

Hebrides - North Uist - Baile Sear (via bridge from North Uist)

Hebrides - Scalpay (Outer Hebrides via Harris)

Hebrides - South Uist (Outer Hebrides)

Hebrides - South Uist - Kildonan South Uist museum

Hebrides - South Uist - Loch Sgioport

Hebrides - St. Kilda (Outer Hebrides via North Uist & Harris)

Hebrides - The Uists (from Berneray to Eriskay)

Islands – Shetland Isles

Shetland Isles

- Scottish Islands

Shetland

Shetland - Bressay

Shetland - Central Mainland

Shetland - Central mainland - Burra & Trondra

Shetland - Central mainland - Isle of Noss (via Bressay)

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick - Clickimin Broch

Shetland - Central mainland - Lerwick - Harbour, Port Charlotte, the Knap & Shetland museum

Shetland - Central mainland - Scalloway

Shetland - Central mainland - Wester Quarff

Shetland - Fair Isle

Shetland - Foula

Shetland - Lerwick - Town hall

Shetland - Mainland

Shetland - Mainland - Lunnasting & Nesting

Shetland - Nesting

Shetland - North Isles - Fetlar

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Haroldswick, Unst heritage centre & boat haven

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Hermaness Seabirdcliffs National Nature Reserve

Shetland - North Isles - Unst - Muckle Flugga

Shetland - North Isles - Unst (via Yell)

Shetland - North Isles - Yell

Shetland - North mainland - Isle of Muckle Roe

Shetland - North mainland/Northmavine

Shetland - Northmavine - Eshaness

Shetland - Northmavine - Ronas Voe

Shetland - Noss

Shetland - Out Skerries

Shetland - South Mainland

Shetland - South mainland - Croft museum

Shetland - South mainland - Hoswick - Shetland visitor centre

Shetland - South mainland - Isle of Mousa, Broch & the Storm Petrels

Shetland - South Mainland - Jarlshof

Shetland - South Mainland - Spiggie Beach, Loch & Cliffs

Shetland - South Mainland - St. Ninians Isle & tombola beach

Shetland - South Mainland - Sumburgh Head

Shetland - West Mainland

Shetland - West mainland - Isle of Papa Stour

Shetland - West Mainland - Walls

Shetland - West Mainland - Westerwick

Shetland - Whalsay

Shetland Isles

Lowlands

Lowlands

Aberdeen: for Aberdeen go to "Cities" - Aberdeen

Angus - Glamis castle

Angus - Meigle & the Pictish Stones

Canal walks - Forth - Clyde - Union canal

Clackmannanshire

Clackmannanshire - Alloa/Tower & Harbour

Clackmannanshire - Alva/Glen & waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell to Glenquey walk

Clackmannanshire - Castle Campbell visit

Clackmannanshire - Clackmannan/Tower Views & the Stone of Mannan

Clackmannanshire - Dollar/Glen, Castle Campbell & Waterfalls

Clackmannanshire - Gartmorn Dam

Clackmannanshire - Japanese/Cowden Garden

Clackmannanshire - Lynn Mill waterfall

Clackmannanshire - Ochils (walks)

Clackmannanshire - River Forth (walks)

Clackmannanshire - RSBP Black Devon Wetlands

Clackmannanshire - Rumbling Bridge

Clackmannanshire - Sauchie Tower

Clackmannanshire - Tillicoultry / Mill Glen & waterfalls walk

Distilleries - Glengoyne

Dunblane see "Cities" section

Dundee: for Dundee go to "Cities" - Dundee

Edinburgh: for Edinburgh go to "Cities" - Edinburgh

Falkirk

Falkirk - Antonine Wall

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Motor museum

Falkirk - Bo'ness - Museum of the Scottish railways

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil

Falkirk - Bo'ness & Kinneil railway

Falkirk - Falkirk Wheel & Forth-Clyde-Union Canal & Tunnels

Falkirk - Kelpies

Falkirk - Kinneil - Kinneil House, Church, Museum, the Antonine Wall & James Watt

Falkirk - the pineapple

Fife - Benarty (viewpoint hill walk)

Fife - Culross, palace, gardens & abbey

Fife - Devilla Forest

Fife - Dunfermline, Abbey, Pittencrieff Park & walks

Fife - Falkland & Falkland Palace (& historic "Outlander" setting)

Fife - Knockhill views (& car racing circuit)

Fife - Loch Ore

Fife - Loch Ore Meadows

Fife - Lomond Hills

Fife - Scotland's secret WWII bunker

Glasgow: for Glasgow go to "Cities" - Glasgow

Kinross-shire - Loch Leven walk, Island & Castle

Lanark - New Lanark Mill & Falls of Clyde

Lanarkshire - Hillend reservoir (walk)

Mid-Lothian - Rosslyn Chapel (& the Da Vinci Code)

Ochils - Menstrie Glen

Perth - The Perth museum & the Stone of Destiny

Perth: for Perth go to "Cities" - Perth

Perthshire - Drummond Castle & Gardens (the "Versailles of Outlander")

Perthshire - Dunning, St. Serf's church & the Dupplin Pictish cross

Perthshire - Gleneagles - golf resort & hotel

Stirling - Church of Holy Rude

Stirling - Cowane's hospital

Stirling - Smith art gallery & museum

Stirling - Stirling.co.uk

Stirling - the Bastion

Stirling - What's on

Stirling (Castle, Wallace monument & B'burn heritage centre) - see "Cities" section

Stirling: for Stirling go to "Cities" - Stirling

Stirlingshire

Stirlingshire - Campsies

Stirlingshire - Doune Castle

Stirlingshire - Finnich Glen & Devil's Pulpit

Stirlingshire - Ochils - Dumyat (viewpoint hillwalk)

West Lothian

West Lothian - Beecraig's Country Park

West Lothian - Bo'ness & Scottish Railway Museum

West Lothian - Cairnpapple Hill

West Lothian - Hopetoun House & Gardens

West Lothian - Linlithgow, Palace & loch

West Lothian - Midhope Castle (Lallybroch/Outlander)

West Lothian - Muiravonside country park

Northern Highlands & coast - North Coast* - 500

Includes

  • Northwest Coast north of Kyle of Lochalsh ( Skye Bridge)
  • Far Northwest Coast north of Ullapool
  • Northeast Coast north of Inverness
  • & off course the actual Northcoast itself

Far NW - Sutherland - Altnaharra

Far NW - Sutherland - Broch Dun Dornaigil

Far NW - Sutherland - Loch Assynt & Ardvreck Castle

Far NW - Wester Ross - Corrieshalloch Gorge & Measach falls

FAR NW & COAST __________________________

Far NW & coast - Sutherland (i.e. the Far Northwest Coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North coast + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the Northern Highland region)

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Achmelvich Beach

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Kylesku, Kylesku bridge, Kylestrome & Unapool

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Lochinver

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Sandwood Bay

Far NW coast - Sutherland - Stoer lighthouse

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Achiltibuie & Coigach coast

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Broom (Loch Broom south of Ullapool = NW coast & north of Ullapool = Far NW coast)

Far NW coast - Wester Ross - Ullapool

NE - Easter Ross - "1 million dollar" View

NE - Easter Ross - Beauly & priory

NE - Easter Ross - Rogie falls

NE - Easter Ross - Silverbridge - Blackwater falls

NE - Easter Ross - Strathpeffer, incl. Castle Leod of the MacKenzies

NE - Sutherland - Carbisdale castle

NE - Sutherland - Dunrobin castle

NE - Sutherland - Lairg

NE & COAST ___________________

NE & coast - Easter Ross (Easter Ross consists of 2 regions: NE coast & NE Highlands)

NE & coast - Sutherland (i.e. the NE coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the N. Highland region)

NE coast - Caithness - Duncansby Cliffs (most northeasterly point of the Scottish mainland)

NE coast - Caithness - Wick

NE coast - Caithness - Wick - Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

NE coast - Easter Ross - Alness & Invergordon

NE coast - Easter Ross - Black Isle - Chanonry Point (resident dolphin colony)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Black Isle (peninsula)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Dingwall

NE coast - Easter Ross - Kessock Bridge over Beauly & Moray Firth - (linking Inverness with the Black Isle peninsula)

NE coast - Easter Ross - Tarbart Ness, Portmahomack & the Pictish Trail

NE coast - Sutherland - Cairn Liath broch

NE coast - Sutherland - Dornoch, Beach, Golf Course & Historic Town & Cathedral

NE coast - Sutherland - Dunrobin Castle & Gardens

NE coast - Sutherland - Golspie

NE coast - Sutherland - Loch Fleet

North & NE coast - Caithness (area covers both: Northeast coast & Northcoast)

NORTH COAST__________________

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

Northcoast - Caithness - Dunnet Bay Beach

Northcoast - Caithness - John O'Groats (northcoast, near the northeast cape of Duncansby Head & Cliffs)

Northcoast - Caithness - Thurso & Thurso Bay

Northcoast - Sutherland (i.e. the North Coast section of the Sutherland coast / Sutherland includes much of the Far NW + North + NE coast - plus away from the coastal roads the inland area is part of the N. Highland region)

Northcoast - Sutherland (Northcoast section of the Sutherland coast)

Northcoast - Sutherland - Balnakeil Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Bettyhill & Torrisdale Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Durness & beaches

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave

Northcoast - Sutherland - Smoo Cave Coastal Walk

Northcoast - Sutherland - Strathy Beach

Northcoast - Sutherland - Tongue

NORTHCOAST - Sutherland - Torrisdale beach

Northeast coast - Sutherland (Northeast coast section of the Sutherland coast)

NORTHWEST COAST __________________________________

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Maree

NW - Sutherland - Knockan Crag

NW - Wester Ross - Badachro & the Redpoint peninsula

NW - Wester Ross - Bealach na Ba pass

NW - Wester Ross - Beinn Eighe national nature reserve

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Kernsary

NW & coast - Wester Ross

NW coast - Lochalsh - Lochcarron

NW coast - Lochalsh - Plockton

NW coast - Lochalsh - Skye bridge

NW Coast - Northwest Highlands Geopark

NW coast - Wester Ross - Applecross

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Ardessie Falls

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch & surrounding peninsulas

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gairloch beach & bay

NW coast - Wester Ross - Gruinard Bay

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

NW coast - Wester Ross - Inverewe subtropical gardens

NW coast - Wester Ross - Little Loch Broom (sealoch)

NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Carron

NW Coast - Wester Ross - Mellon Udrigle

NW coast - Wester Ross - Shieldaig

NW coast - Wester Ross - Torridon