Orkney Islands Explorer

5 days

This private & small group tour is available on any 5 days shown in green on our Tours availability calendar (subject to suitable available accommodation of your choice) & available vehicle ferry space

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Tour summary & highlights
Tour itinerary

Orkney Islands Explorer

5 days tour 

for your private, flexible tailor-made small group sample itinerary 5D#5


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.

 


Price for a 5 day tour

5 day tour prices – Unicorn Tours

(Peak season, based on a group of 8, price per person starts from £180 / standard season, based on a group of 8, price per person starts from £150)

plus

ferries (Northlink or Pentland & Orkney Isles internal ferries), accommodation (option of low budget to 5*), food, entrance fees & your personal expenses


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

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Orkney Explorer – 5 days 

Orkney is peace, serenity and tranquility and a lot bigger than you think – if you want to get away from the Top-10 on the Orkney mainland visited by the daytrippers from the Scottish mainland and cruise ship day excursion visitors you need more time.

Our 5 day Orkney Explore tour is designed to give you that extra time to fully appreciate the Orkney Isles..

The 5 day tour of the Orkney Islands is based on our 3 day Orkney tour but offers more time on the Orkney mainland & the connected islands along the Churchill barrier/Scapa Flow plus day visits of some more of the other bigger Orkney islands, such as the magic gem of Hoy, Westray, Sanday, Roussay and other islands.


Guide to Orkney video

Orkney – Visit Scotland

Orkney.com facebook


Our 5 day Orkney Explorer tour also allows for time to “off the tour – also see our discounts for 1/2 day or so – free time/doing your own thing”

This could include time on

Loganair – Orkney inter-islander 8 seater flights

from Kirkwall/Orkney airport to:

remote (you can already see Fair Isle/Shetland in the distance) for a walk along the seawall with the ancient seaweed eating Soay sheep breed

or while we visit the island of Westray

as an excursion from the Orkney mainland, you may opt to take the shortest scheduled flight in the world from Westray to the island of Papa Westray (2 minutes, during strong winds, the record for the duration of the flight was 53 seconds).

 


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

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Isle of Hoy, Orkney & Rackwick bay – Unicorn Tours – 09 June 2022

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


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.

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.

 

 

Cost per person for a  private small group tour3 full days LOW MID PEAK-SEASON
£240 p. day x 3 = £720

– less 10% (3 day tour no Skye/no Loch Ness) – £72 = £648

 

£300 p. day x 3 = £900

– less 10% (3 day tour no Skye/no Loch Ness) – £90 = £810

 

£360 p. day x 3 = £1080

– less 10% (3 day tour no Skye/no Loch Ness) – £108 = £972

 

3 day tour with mini-bus & driver/guide £648 £810 £972
8 passengers £81 £101 £121
7 passengers £92 £115 £138
6 passengers £108 £135 £162
5 passengers £129 £162 £194
4 passengers £162 £202 £243
3 passengers £216 £270 £324
2 passengers £324 £405 £486
1 passenger £648 £810 £972

 

 

SEASONS: LOW =  November to 15 March MID = 16 March to 30 April + October PEAK = May to September
Tour (=driver/guide+vehicle) Cost per day 10 hours (or longer – no extra)
Tour price per person/passenger numbers  for your private small group tour: Low- Mid- Peak-season
8 tour passengers £30 (£20*) £37 £45
7 tour passengers £34 (£22*) £42 £51
6 tour passengers £40 (£26*) £50 £60
5 tour passengers £48 (£32*) £60 £72
4 tour passengers £60 (£40*) £75 £90
3 tour passengers £80 (£53*) £100 £120
2 tour passengers £120 (£80*) £150 £180
1 tour passengers £240 (£160*) £300 £360
Low season full day private small group tour = £240 per day Mid season full day private small group tour = £300 per day Peak season full day private small group tour = £360 per day
The price of a short day tour depends on how short/long many hours and during which season you wish to run the tour for.
*=Short (2/3) day 7 hour low season or winter short daylight hours tour = £160 per day
Included: Fully guided tour Driver/guide & vehicle Scheduled ferries to any Scottish islands included on 2 days & longer tours (Outer Hebrides minimum of 3 days & Shetland minimum of 4 days tour)
Excluded: Entrance fees Castles, museums, attractions, food/drinks & overnight accommodation – we recommend/assist – but you choose your price category, i.e. hostel, B&B or hotel
  DISCOUNTS    
Discount # 1

(applies all year round)

Based on

(1 hour

 

Half day tour

1/3 day tour

standard

represents

 

= 5 hours

= 3.5 hours

10 hours = 1 day rates

10%)

 

= 50% off

= 2/3 off

Discount # 2

(applies all year round)

2 day tour

3 day tour

4 day tours

5 day tours

6 day tours

7 days & longer tours

save 5%

save 10%

save 15%

save 20%

save 25%

save 30%

Discount 2

does neither apply

if Loch Ness

nor if Skye is included

(other than a brief pass through photo-stop)

  Discounts 3,  4  & 5

only apply

from October to April: (i.e. don’t apply May to September)
Discount # 3 Early booking/

paying discount

1 month =

2 months & earlier =

10 % off

20% off

Discount # 4 3 people or more booking/paying together

at the same time,

 students

or

the tour is designated as a multi-day walking tour

20 % off
Multiple discounts are not available for discounts # 2, 3 & 4 but ok  incl. discount #1 & 5

 

Discount # 5 = just charging for the driving time:

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An additional discount may be requested on our 4 days & longer tours (throughout the whole year, incl. peak-season),

if for example for half a day (i.e. half a day without a mini-bus/driver/guide),

if everyone in your private small group prefers join an activity, a sport, a local event or just to relax, chill out, do their own thing, take & soak in the magic & special atmosphere of the place, go for a walk alone, visit a local attraction, castle, museum or just catch a passenger only ferry to a very small island or something similar along those lines.

Visits, A to B journeys & walks

Concerning same day VISITS (i.e. no scenic touring & multi-stopping involved), A to B journeys & day WALKS (from October to April)

Example only for a same day VISIT, A to B journey or day WALK:

 

  • Pick you up from A (i.e. where you live or stay)

 

  • Drive for 2.5 hours (in this example) from A to B

 

  • At B you have free time or a VISIT (a town, castle, whisky distillery, museum, attraction, event or similar at your own expense) or go for a WALK

 

  • After a few hours at the end of your VISIT Unicorn Tours picks you up again from B or meets you at the other end of your WALK ( & often I meet you half way into the walk, as I am parked at the far side of the trail, where your walking path ends. On a circular walk I might join you – please note there is no extras payable for those semi-guided same day walks.)

 

  • From B we drive back for 2.5 hours (in this example) to A and drop you off there or anywhere else you choose/pre-arranged

 

We only charge for the driving time in this example = 2.5 hours from A to B + 2.5 hours from B back to A = 5 hours

5 hours in this example = half of the 10 hour standard daily rate

 

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Please note that there is a different rate for fully guided CITY (walking) tours, for example a whole day fully guided tour of Edinburgh, subject to duration, season, itinerary & group size.

 

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Tour price (for private & small group of up to 8)
Extra costs & ferry info (if applicable)
Tour pick up/start, drop off/end & joining options near to & along our tour route

*** for those in your private group, who can’t make it for the full 5 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 tour would start from/end at the Scottish mainland:

Pick up / drop off points for private small group 5 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
  • throughout Scotland

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  • from places listed along or nearby the route and the stops of this particular 5 Days Tour
Tour options

There are lots of tour options on the Orkney Isles


  • lots of sights, walks and places to explore on the Orkney mainland and via the Churchill barrier connected islands
  • many Orkney Islands to explore
  • Hoy
  • Westray (see below)

One option is also to visit the Isle of Hoy, Rackwick Bay and take the coastal clifftop walk to the Old Man of Hoy, the UK’s highest seastack, 137 m high

The Isle of Hoy…the high point of Orkney

From the summit of Ward Hill on Hoy – the highest point in the county at 1570 feet – every island in Orkney can be seen with the exception of Rysa Little – which, ironically, is the nearest.

Hoy means ‘High Island’ from the Old Norse ‘HAEY’. It is the second largest island in Orkney at 57 square miles. The north and west are hilly and more ‘Highland’ in character, the south and east low-lying and fertile, more typical of Orkney in general.

Hoy is steeped in history with sites which date from prehistoric times, through the Viking period and into the 20th century. Here you’ll find the only rock-cut chambered tomb in Britain and discover Hoy’s key role in British maritime history. The richness of heritage is equalled by a treasure trove of natural history, for example you’ll find plant communities normally associated with mountain areas. An ornithologist’s paradise, a number of northern species can be seen in a natural setting which has few equals in Britain.

Hills and stunning sea cliffs offer excellent hillwalking, the west coast in particular is one of spectacular natural beauty. The dramatic summits of Ward Hill and the Cuilags stand in splendid contrast to the rest of Orkney and can be seen from almost anywhere on Orkney Mainland.

Geology

Much of Hoy is composed of Upper rather than Middle Old Red Sandstones which have been weathered into a complex of steep and craggy hills. The resulting landscape is unique within Orkney.

The upland mass of Hoy generated its own glaciers during the last Ice Age. Evidence of this can be seen in the small corries and wide glaciated valleys of northwest Hoy.

Plants and mammals

Hoy’s upland character, its northern latitude and great exposure has resulted in a plant community which is normally associated with mountain areas. At heights of less than 1500 feet you’ll find several arctic-alpine species such as the Least Willow and Yellow Mountain Saxifrage.

General lack of grazing has encouraged native tree growth and in Rackwick Valley, at Berriedale, you’ll find the most northerly natural woodland in Britain, Orkney’s only native woodland. Look out for the numerous and conspicuous mountain hares in the hills. Otters are common along the Scapa Flow coastline and have been found in the Rackwick Burn.

Birdlife

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds own 9700 acres of moorland and sea cliffs which make up their North Hoy bird reserve. The Fulmar is the commonest seabird with many Guillemots and Kittiwakes and smaller numbers of Razorbills, Shags, Puffins and Herring Gulls. You’ll find the second largest British colony of Great Skuas or ‘bonxies’. The smaller and more dashing Arctic Skua also nests here. At the Burn of Forse in the south there’s probably the largest colony of Great Blackbacked gulls in the world. The heather moorland which dominates Hoy supports a variety of birds including Red Grouse. Several duck species are found and birds of prey include Peregrine, Merlin, Kestrel.


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


Videos of the rough crossing past Hoy & the Old Man of Hoy from Stromness/Orkney to Scrabster/Northcoast – Unicorn Tours


Stormy sailing past Hoy & the Old Man of Hoy from Stromness/Orkney to Scrabster/Northcoast – Unicorn Tours


Hoy views from the Stromness to Scrabster ferry

The Cliffs of Hoy & the Old Man of Hoy



Westray – Queen o’ the isles

Westray is sprinkled with wonderfully atmospheric locations for you to explore. Spectacular sea cliffs, sandy beaches, rocky shores and undulating hills offer spirit-swelling locations for photographers, artists and lovers of empty places.

A voyage out along the old Viking sea route to Westray is an essential element in any Orkney adventure.

Here the unique flavour of Orkney’s island fringe can be experienced to the full. The exquisite workmanship and artistic talent of the ancient peoples we have encountered on other islands is illustrated by the Westray Stone, a rock carving found in a tomb at Pierowall, the island’s largest settlement, in 1981. The spiral and lozenge design is the finest of its kind in Scotland and is permanently on display in the Westray Heritage Centre. Of the earliest Christian settlers the best evidence is again found in the lonely rock-stack or island hermitages such as at the Castle o’ Burrian (also a marvellous place to see Puffins) and on the Holm of Aikerness.

The Orkneyinga Sagas, the tales of the Viking occupation of Orkney paint a vivid picture of Westray during the early 12th century and Westray families operating from power bases at Rapness, Pierowall and Tuqouy played important roles in the political life of the isles.

Plant & animal life

The western cliffs and hills behind support a rich variety of northern maritime vegetation. The spray-sweep has created unusual clifftop salt marshes and behind this the maritime heath. Vikings are thought to have brought angelica to the island and it can still be found growing around Pierowall Bay. Seals, of course, are plentiful around Westray but whales, dolphins and porpoises are occasionally seen. Other attractions are the otter families and tell-tale tracks through rough vegetation will indicate the presence of the indigenous Westray vole.

Birdlife

Noup Head cliffs are first port of call for birdwatchers. Huge numbers of nesting seabirds can be seen between April and July. It is also possible to see Peregrine Falcons on the island’s cliffs and Ravens successfully breed each year, raising their young in nests often built from barbed wire. The rare corncrake with their characteristic call has been heard on summer evenings. Among the smaller birds the Wheatear can be seen skipping along the drystane dykes. Puffins are a great attraction at the Castle of Burrian and at Noup Head. Gannet numbers have increased dramatically in recent years at Noup.

Industry

Westray is one of the most productive farming areas in Orkney with beef cattle a main contributor to the island’s economy. Sea-faring is also deep rooted, a trait inherited from the Norse ancestors and the island has developed a modern fishing industry which includes white fish trawling and creel fishing for crab and lobster. Velvet crabs provide a significant contribution to the local economy and are exported to Europe. The modern factory at Gill pier exports processed crabs throughout Britain and Europe, and visitors are welcome to look around the facility. W. F. M. Brown is a family-run bakery at Gill Pier, which supplies daily bread and other baked products to local and mainland Orkney shops and also exports their shortbread, biscuits and cakes to shops further afield.

Westray’s tourist industry plays a vital part in the local economy, providing facilites for camping and caravans, two hostels, two hotels, several B&Bs and self-catering cottages.

The Craft and Heritage Trail tempts visitors to explore the island and see the varied shops, galleries, jewellery makers, knitters and straw-backed chair making, returning to Pierowall village to the newly enlarged Heritage Centre next to the Pierowall Hotel.

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


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

 

 

5D#5 – Orkney Islands Explorer – 5 day tour

Orkney Islands Explorer

5 days tour 

for your private, flexible tailor-made small group sample itinerary 5D#5


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.

 


Price for a 5 day tour

5 day tour prices – Unicorn Tours

(Peak season, based on a group of 8, price per person starts from £180 / standard season, based on a group of 8, price per person starts from £150)

plus

ferries (Northlink or Pentland & Orkney Isles internal ferries), accommodation (option of low budget to 5*), food, entrance fees & your personal expenses


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

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Orkney Explorer – 5 days 

Orkney is peace, serenity and tranquility and a lot bigger than you think – if you want to get away from the Top-10 on the Orkney mainland visited by the daytrippers from the Scottish mainland and cruise ship day excursion visitors you need more time.

Our 5 day Orkney Explore tour is designed to give you that extra time to fully appreciate the Orkney Isles..

The 5 day tour of the Orkney Islands is based on our 3 day Orkney tour but offers more time on the Orkney mainland & the connected islands along the Churchill barrier/Scapa Flow plus day visits of some more of the other bigger Orkney islands, such as the magic gem of Hoy, Westray, Sanday, Roussay and other islands.


Guide to Orkney video

Orkney – Visit Scotland

Orkney.com facebook


Our 5 day Orkney Explorer tour also allows for time to “off the tour – also see our discounts for 1/2 day or so – free time/doing your own thing”

This could include time on

Loganair – Orkney inter-islander 8 seater flights

from Kirkwall/Orkney airport to:

remote (you can already see Fair Isle/Shetland in the distance) for a walk along the seawall with the ancient seaweed eating Soay sheep breed

or while we visit the island of Westray

as an excursion from the Orkney mainland, you may opt to take the shortest scheduled flight in the world from Westray to the island of Papa Westray (2 minutes, during strong winds, the record for the duration of the flight was 53 seconds).

 


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

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Isle of Hoy, Orkney & Rackwick bay – Unicorn Tours – 09 June 2022

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


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.

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.

 

 

Cost per person for a  private small group tour3 full days LOW MID PEAK-SEASON
£240 p. day x 3 = £720

– less 10% (3 day tour no Skye/no Loch Ness) – £72 = £648

 

£300 p. day x 3 = £900

– less 10% (3 day tour no Skye/no Loch Ness) – £90 = £810

 

£360 p. day x 3 = £1080

– less 10% (3 day tour no Skye/no Loch Ness) – £108 = £972

 

3 day tour with mini-bus & driver/guide £648 £810 £972
8 passengers £81 £101 £121
7 passengers £92 £115 £138
6 passengers £108 £135 £162
5 passengers £129 £162 £194
4 passengers £162 £202 £243
3 passengers £216 £270 £324
2 passengers £324 £405 £486
1 passenger £648 £810 £972

 

 

SEASONS: LOW =  November to 15 March MID = 16 March to 30 April + October PEAK = May to September
Tour (=driver/guide+vehicle) Cost per day 10 hours (or longer – no extra)
Tour price per person/passenger numbers  for your private small group tour: Low- Mid- Peak-season
8 tour passengers £30 (£20*) £37 £45
7 tour passengers £34 (£22*) £42 £51
6 tour passengers £40 (£26*) £50 £60
5 tour passengers £48 (£32*) £60 £72
4 tour passengers £60 (£40*) £75 £90
3 tour passengers £80 (£53*) £100 £120
2 tour passengers £120 (£80*) £150 £180
1 tour passengers £240 (£160*) £300 £360
Low season full day private small group tour = £240 per day Mid season full day private small group tour = £300 per day Peak season full day private small group tour = £360 per day
The price of a short day tour depends on how short/long many hours and during which season you wish to run the tour for.
*=Short (2/3) day 7 hour low season or winter short daylight hours tour = £160 per day
Included: Fully guided tour Driver/guide & vehicle Scheduled ferries to any Scottish islands included on 2 days & longer tours (Outer Hebrides minimum of 3 days & Shetland minimum of 4 days tour)
Excluded: Entrance fees Castles, museums, attractions, food/drinks & overnight accommodation – we recommend/assist – but you choose your price category, i.e. hostel, B&B or hotel
  DISCOUNTS    
Discount # 1

(applies all year round)

Based on

(1 hour

 

Half day tour

1/3 day tour

standard

represents

 

= 5 hours

= 3.5 hours

10 hours = 1 day rates

10%)

 

= 50% off

= 2/3 off

Discount # 2

(applies all year round)

2 day tour

3 day tour

4 day tours

5 day tours

6 day tours

7 days & longer tours

save 5%

save 10%

save 15%

save 20%

save 25%

save 30%

Discount 2

does neither apply

if Loch Ness

nor if Skye is included

(other than a brief pass through photo-stop)

  Discounts 3,  4  & 5

only apply

from October to April: (i.e. don’t apply May to September)
Discount # 3 Early booking/

paying discount

1 month =

2 months & earlier =

10 % off

20% off

Discount # 4 3 people or more booking/paying together

at the same time,

 students

or

the tour is designated as a multi-day walking tour

20 % off
Multiple discounts are not available for discounts # 2, 3 & 4 but ok  incl. discount #1 & 5

 

Discount # 5 = just charging for the driving time:

+

An additional discount may be requested on our 4 days & longer tours (throughout the whole year, incl. peak-season),

if for example for half a day (i.e. half a day without a mini-bus/driver/guide),

if everyone in your private small group prefers join an activity, a sport, a local event or just to relax, chill out, do their own thing, take & soak in the magic & special atmosphere of the place, go for a walk alone, visit a local attraction, castle, museum or just catch a passenger only ferry to a very small island or something similar along those lines.

Visits, A to B journeys & walks

Concerning same day VISITS (i.e. no scenic touring & multi-stopping involved), A to B journeys & day WALKS (from October to April)

Example only for a same day VISIT, A to B journey or day WALK:

 

  • Pick you up from A (i.e. where you live or stay)

 

  • Drive for 2.5 hours (in this example) from A to B

 

  • At B you have free time or a VISIT (a town, castle, whisky distillery, museum, attraction, event or similar at your own expense) or go for a WALK

 

  • After a few hours at the end of your VISIT Unicorn Tours picks you up again from B or meets you at the other end of your WALK ( & often I meet you half way into the walk, as I am parked at the far side of the trail, where your walking path ends. On a circular walk I might join you – please note there is no extras payable for those semi-guided same day walks.)

 

  • From B we drive back for 2.5 hours (in this example) to A and drop you off there or anywhere else you choose/pre-arranged

 

We only charge for the driving time in this example = 2.5 hours from A to B + 2.5 hours from B back to A = 5 hours

5 hours in this example = half of the 10 hour standard daily rate

 

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Please note that there is a different rate for fully guided CITY (walking) tours, for example a whole day fully guided tour of Edinburgh, subject to duration, season, itinerary & group size.

 

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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 - Crail & harbour

Fife - Crombie Point (Firth of Forth)

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

Fife - Dalgety Bay

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

Fife - Elie, Earlsferry & Beaches

Fife - Falkland

Fife - Fife Coastal Path

Fife - Kingsbarns - beach & distillery

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

Fife - North Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

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/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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Loch Lomond (& Trossachs) Nationalpark

Loch Lomond - Balloch

Loch Lomond - Balmaha

Loch Lomond - Ben Lomond (walk)

Loch Lomond - Conic Hill

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Mainland

Shetland - Mainland - Lunnasting & 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 (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 - 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 & 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 - 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 - Falkirk Wheel & Forth-Clyde-Union Canal & Tunnels

Falkirk - Kelpies

Falkirk - the pineapple

Fife - Benarty (viewpoint hill walk)

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: for Perth go to "Cities" - Perth

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

Perthshire - Gleneagles - golf resort & hotel

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 - 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

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

NORTHWEST COAST __________________________________

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Maree

NW - Sutherland - Knockan Crag

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 - Badachro & the Redpoint peninsula

NW coast - Lochalsh - Lochcarron

NW coast - Lochalsh - Plockton

NW coast - Lochalsh - Skye bridge

NW Coast - Mellon Udrigle

NW coast - Wester Ross - Applecross

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 - Little Loch Broom (sealoch)

NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Carron

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 - Crail & harbour

Fife - Crombie Point (Firth of Forth)

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

Fife - Dalgety Bay

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

Fife - Elie, Earlsferry & Beaches

Fife - Falkland

Fife - Fife Coastal Path

Fife - Kingsbarns - beach & distillery

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

Fife - North Queensferry & the 3 Forth Bridges

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/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 - 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

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 - 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 - 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 - 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

Loch Lomond (& Trossachs) Nationalpark

Loch Lomond - Balloch

Loch Lomond - Balmaha

Loch Lomond - Ben Lomond (walk)

Loch Lomond - Conic Hill

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Mainland

Shetland - Mainland - Lunnasting & 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 (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 - 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 & 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 - 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 - Falkirk Wheel & Forth-Clyde-Union Canal & Tunnels

Falkirk - Kelpies

Falkirk - the pineapple

Fife - Benarty (viewpoint hill walk)

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: for Perth go to "Cities" - Perth

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

Perthshire - Gleneagles - golf resort & hotel

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 - 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

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

NORTHWEST COAST __________________________________

NW - Wester Ross - Loch Maree

NW - Sutherland - Knockan Crag

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 - Badachro & the Redpoint peninsula

NW coast - Lochalsh - Lochcarron

NW coast - Lochalsh - Plockton

NW coast - Lochalsh - Skye bridge

NW Coast - Mellon Udrigle

NW coast - Wester Ross - Applecross

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 - Little Loch Broom (sealoch)

NW coast - Wester Ross - Loch Carron

NW coast - Wester Ross - Shieldaig

NW coast - Wester Ross - Torridon