From the border with England to the North Coast of mainland Scotland, the variety of scenery is truly amazing. The large rolling fields of the East Coast to the rugged hills and mountains on the West it’s up to you, the visitors where to go and what they want to see.
You could be interested in some of the History of Scotland or the Castles on offer. You could be wanting to see the wildlife or sample the excellent food Scotland can serve up. The choice is yours. Simply contact Scottish Car Tours with your choices or requirements and we will be happy to accommodate you.
You may be visiting the area to totally relax and want to travel in Style and Comfort and take in the beauty Scotland has to offer, no problem, Scottish Car Tours can take you there.
Whatever your transport needs are, we can accommodate and fulfil them.
The following are some examples of the tours I offer when you are based in the South end of Skye or in the Lochalsh Area. I am more than happy to alter any of the tours or indeed make a completely new unique journey for you.
Gairloch & Ullapool
Isle of Skye
The Applecross tour will not be one you will forget. The Bealach na Bà offers spectacular views of the mainland and the Isle of Skye. On a clear day you can see the Outer Hebrides. The road is not for the faint hearted and is an experience in it's own right. The village of Applecross itself is very picturesque. We can stop here for lunch in the Applecross Inn, where Judith Fish, the proprietor, serves local seafood and fresh local produce in the friendly welcoming atmosphere. After lunch, we head North on the coast road which provides the visitors with spectacular scenery of the Ross-shire countryside. We come back on to the ‘Main Road’ just South of the village of Shieldaig, where we turn left and continue up Glen Torridon towards Kinlochewe. This area will take your breath away with The Torridon Hills towering above the valley floor and the road.
In Kinlochewe we turn right towards Achnasheen where the road climes up Glen Docharty where we will stop at the viewpoint to see the Famous Loch Marie. (Location of numerous Hollywood Blockbuster movies). We then continue to Achnasheen where we start to run alongside the Kyle Railway Line. We follow the general direction of the line all the way back to Stromeferry and then again when we turn towards Plockton.
We can spend some time in Plockton where you can wander along the narrow streets and visit the local shops and bars made famous by the 1990s TV Serious ‘Hamish MacBeth'. We then return to your accommodation where the tour concludes.
The trip from Skye to Glenelg is via the Skye Ferry across Kylerhea. This has the possibility of being a highlight of your holiday. The regular sighting of the Eagle in Kylerhea is always on the cards, so be ready with your camera. On the Glenelg side of the crossing, you can visit the Redcoats Bernera Barracks only a mile from the ferry. We will then travel the 3 miles to The Glenelg Brochs.
From here we return to the village of Glenelg before travelling up the Glen onto Mam Ratigan and to Shiel Bridge. We turn Left towards Skye where we will take a little known back road with amazing views. You can then visit the most picturesque Castle in Scotland, and my Clan stronghold, Eilean Donan Castle. We will then return to your accommodation where the tour concludes.
Gairloch & Ullapool
Your tour starts at your accommodation and we will head to the North along Loch Carron. At Strathcarron we head west along the north side of Loch Carron, we travel through Kishorn and continue to Glen Torridon towards Kinlochewe. This area will take your breath away with The Torridon Hills towering above the valley floor and the road. Glen Torridon ends in the village of Kinlochewe, where we turn left towards Gairloch. En route we travel alongside Loch Marie with its great views of Slioch and the Lochs many islands. We then stop in Gairloch for a cup of Tea or Coffee before continuing North to Ullapool in time for Lunch. After lunch we travel East on the main road towards Inverness. Just before Garve we will again turn West and head back towards Kyle of Lochalsh. to Achnasheen where we start to run alongside the Kyle Railway Line. We follow the general direction of the railway line all the way back to Stromeferry and then return to your accommodation where the tour concludes.
Isle of Skye
The Isle of Skye offers many choices. From the South to the North and the West to the East, Skye has an enormous variety of places for you to visit. The Clan Donald Centre in Armadale has beautiful gardens and is steeped in History. The scenery in the Sleat area is fantastic with great views of the mainland to the South, including Loch Hourn and Loch Nevis. A trip round the loop road through Tarskavaig and Ord provides you with great scenery and the oportunity to see some great wildlife.
A trip to Elgol allows you to take a Boat Trip with one of the Boat Operators who sail to Loch Coruisk located under the Cuilins. The main road through Skye also offers some great views, but why not turn off onto some of the side roads for a trip with a difference.
Tallisker Distillery could be on your list of places to visit, and why not? You can even have a taste of the product without the worry about who was going to drive.
How about a trip to Dunvegan Castle and it's lovely gardens?
Hollywood Blockbusted Film locations, Dinosaur footprints, lovely places to eat, the list of places to see on Skye goes on and on, so its up to you. Just give me a call or drop me an email and I can give some suggestions based on your choices.
You cant visit Scotland without seeing or visiting some of our Castles. From Dunvegan Castle to Loch Ness, there are too many to mention, but rest assured, you will not be Check out http://www.havetravelfun.com/scotland/scotland-castlelist.htm to see which ones you want to visit. (The list is extensive, but the research will be well worth your time.
Loch Ness contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. Its 22 miles length offer you the chance to see it's resident monster and it's lovely scenery. With Fort Augustus at the South West End of the Loch and Inverness at the North East, a trip to the Highlands would not be complete without a visit.