Caitlin Hoffmann

Scottish highlands

Caitlin Hoffmann
Scottish highlands

Fall in love with Scotland getting lost on windy back rounds and exploring the land of lochs. Here are our favorite areas to be sure to hit on your roadtrip.

Inverness

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Walk along River Ness and enjoy shopping and a late lunch in the charming Old Town.

Scenic drive along North Coast 500, which encompasses over 500 miles of breathtaking coast scenery in the North Highlands.

Castle hop along the famous Loch Ness and visit Dunrobin Castle and the Urquhart Castle

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Culloden House - Minutes outside of Inverness on hallowed historic grounds. Perfect homebase to explore this area

Torridon

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Drive the winding drive to Applecross, which is one of the highest drives in Britain to enjoy incredible views across the bay to Raasay and Skye.

Get sport - Spend the morning fly fishing or shooting clay pigeon, spend the afternoon sea kayaking or hike the many trails with scenic views of the lochans, cliffs, gorges and green wooden slopes. 

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The Torridon Hotel - Situated on a scenic minor road overlooking the northern shore of Upper Loch Torridon.

Skye

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Stick to Southern Skye to avoid the crowds. This area is the largest of the Inner Hebrides that has some of Britain's most varied and dramatic scenery. 

Visit Eilean Donan Castle, which is strategically located on its own little island, overlooking the Isle of Skye. 

Visit the charming towns of Elgol and Portee.

port appil

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En route explore the Glencoe valley, which is considered one of the most dramatic landscapes in the entire world. Glencoe was the site of a tragic event between the Campbell and MacDonald clans.

Visit the peaceful waterfront town of Oban. From Oban, board the ferry and embark on one of the most picturesque short ferry trips to the Inner Hebridean Island of Mull. 

After the 45-minute ferry trip you will arrive in Craignure, Isle of Mull. Once on Mull travel to the colorful harbor town of Tobermory, the 18th century fishing port and capital of the island with its array of quaint shops and restaurants.

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Airds Hotel - Stunningly located on the shores of Loch Linnhe. Regular wine dinners, hosted by an expert from Corney and Barrow, make for amusing and instructive evenings

In the Know

Spring and Fall are the best times to visit. Weather can take it’s wild turns, but this is part of the charm of Scotland and it is the best way to avoid the crowds

Would recommend a week+ for this trip

Scotland is perfect to combine with London - a few days in the city followed by a lovely week in the countryside.

Prepare to drive on the left side of the road. If not comfortable with this or want to purely take in the scenery, it is always an option to hire a driver


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