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Scotland's North West Passage, Skye & Orkney Scotland's North West Passage, Skye & Orkney

Scotland's North West Passage, Skye & Orkney

A wonderful Scottish Touring Holiday taking us on part of the spectacular Route 500, onto the Isle of Skye and over to Orkney too

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Join us for a trip of a lifetime as we head to discover Route 500 - Scotland’s Route 66 – a jaw dropping journey skirting the very top of the UK’s North West coastline passing deserted beaches and ancient castles. 430 miles of some of the most unspoilt and picturesque scenery in Europe, with its diverse array of wildlife and a culture which has little changed in generations. We’ll stay on the magical Isle of Skye, the delightful harbour town of Ullapool and if all of that is not enough for you ……. We top it off with a wonderful guided day tour of the Orkneys and a visit to fairytale Dunrobin Castle.



What’s Included

  • 6 Nights, Dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Explore the North West Highlands

  • Excursion & Guided Tour of Orkney

  • Visits to Fort William, Inverness, Ullapool, John O’ Groats

  • Explore Route 500

  • Lunch at the Smoo Cave Hotel

  • Entrance to Dunrobin Castle

  • Spectacular Scenery

Day One

Our Scottish adventure begins as we head North of the border enjoying an overnight stop in the Glasgow area.


Day Two

We journey into the West Highlands today, following the shores of Loch Lomond, "The Queen of Lochs", then through "The Weeping Glen" of Glencoe and into Fort William, where we spend our lunch break. Our journey then continues along the Great Glen with loch & mountain scenery all the way. We stop for photos at Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most photographed castles, before reaching Skye via the spectacular Road Bridge. We spend the evening at the Kings Arms Hotel.


Day Three

This morning we tour Skye, stopping in Portree, the island's colourful capital, before turning northwards into the vast region of Wester Ross. Along the shores of Loch Maree, regarded as one of Scotland's bonniest lochs. Time free to take in the Highland air in Gairloch with its pretty harbour. From here our drive snakes its way along the coastline, dotted with islands, inlets, beaches and cliff s before descending into the picture perfect harbour town of Ullapool where we rest at The Royal Hotel for the evening.


Day Four

It's all about Route 500 todays as our journey makes up a large part of the North Coast 500, and will leave a lasting memory too. Mile upon mile of crumbling cliffs, sheer rocky headlands, picturesque lochs, sheltered bays & deserted perfect white beaches to rival those abroad. It is here you will feel Scotland in an entirely different way - its' not all about tartan and bagpipes! Lunch is included at Smoo Cave Hotel in Durness and this evening we check into the Castletown Hotel for 2 nights

B, L, EM

Day Five

To John O' Groats this morning to board the 40 minute crossing across the Pentland Firth, to the Orkneys, on arrival, a private coach and experienced driver/guide awaits to commence a magical day on the Orkneys crossing the Churchill Barriers, Ring of Brodgar, The Italian Chapel, Kirkwall with its 12th century cathedral. We then return to the mainland and back to hotel in time for dinner


Day Six

What goes up must come down, there's nowhere else Northern to go on the British Mainland so our journey South begins, the coastal road between Wick and Inverness passes many interesting places -historical Helmsdale, white sands at Brora & fairytale Dunrobin Castle, where we'll enjoy a visit. The historic home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland with the earliest part of the building dating from around 1275. We will also have some free time in the Highland capital Inverness, before continuing through the Spey Valley then over the Drumochter Pass and into Perthshire for our final night's stay.


Day Seven

From Perthshire we travel back to the North West area


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, EM=Evening Meal

Kings Arms Hotel, Skye * * *

Dating back to the 1600s, the Kings Arms is one of the oldest on the island. While it has a range of modern comforts, it still retains many traditional features, such as big, open fires, and spectacular views across the Kyle of Lochalsh, the Skye Bridge and to the mainland. Many of the rooms offer stunning views and all offer hairdryer, TV & tea/coffee making facilities. No Lift rooms on ground or 1st floor.


Caledonian Hotel, Ullapool * * *

Built in the early 1900’s the 83-bedroom Caledonian Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the area and boasts a quiet, friendly and welcoming atmosphere and pleasant gardens, with a lovely view overlooking Ullapool’s working harbour. Bedrooms are bright and airy and offer TV, hairdryer & tea/coffee making facilities. No lift


Castletown Hotel, Castletown * *

Enjoy old fashioned Highland Hospitality at the Castletown Hotel – formerly the St. Clair arms, in 2007 Brothers, Andrew & Sandy bought and transformed the hotel into the delightful lodging it now is. Situated on the Main Street in the traditional fishing village of Castletown, Sandy is in charge in the kitchen specialising in traditional Scottish and British cuisine, and committed to using locally sourced produce wherever possible, there is a strong emphasis on creating quality home-cooked food fresh from the natural larder that is the Scottish Highlands. Bedrooms are en-suite with TV & Tea Coffee Making facilities


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Name Address
Accrington,BB5 6PR Corner of Stanley Street/Abbey Street
StanleyHouse Solicitors BB56PR
Ainsdale Miller & Carter,Liverpool Rd, PR8 3BJ
Liverpool Road, Ainsdale
Aintree Black Bull Htl, Longmoor Lne, L9 0EA
Allerton Bus Stops by TSB and Tesco Express
Allerton Road, Allerton
Altrincham Stop D layby, outside St Johns
Barrington Rd, Altrincham
Ashton Bus Stop Opposite The Job Centre
Gerrard Street, Ashton In Makerfield
Ashton Under Lyne Bus Station Stand D, Near Tram Stop
Ashton Under Lyne
Atherton Punch Bowl, Market St,M46 0DF
Market Street, Atherton
Bamber Bridge Morrisons Supermarket, Station Road
Bamber Bridge - PR5 6LA
Bebington Train Station, CH63
Billinge, Rainford Road Rainford Road, Billinge. WN5 7PF
Bus Stop opposite Galloways
Birkdale RBS Bank,Liverpool Rd, PR8 4AT
Liverpool Road, Birkdale
Birkenhead Pump House, Shore Rd,CH41 6DN
Shore Road, Birkenhead
Blackbrook Blackbrook Rd Shops,WA11 9QA
Blackbrook, St Helens
Blackburn Coach Bays, Penny Street
Blackburn Outside Temporary Bus Station
Bolton Bolton Interchange, Stand G
Great Moor Street, Bolton
Bootle The Big Merton Pub, Merton Road
Bootle L20 3BG
Bromborough Royal Oak/Cromwell Pub,CH62 7ES,Bromb Village Rd
Bromborough Village Road, Bromborough
Bryn Post Office, Wigan Rd,WN4 0BS
Wigan Road, Bryn
Burscough War Memorial, Opp Stanley Institute
Bury Stand N, Interchange Bus Station,BL90AY
Cheadle Village,SK8 1BY Post Office, Wilmslow Rd near Massie St SK8 1BY
Chester Railway Station, Chester CH1 3NS
Childwall The Rocket Pub
End of M62, Liverpool
Chorley Opposite Train Station PR7 1BS
Shepherds Way, Chorley
Coppull The Spar, Spendmore Lane PR7 4NZ
Crosby St. Lukes Church, L23 5SE
Liverpool Road, Crosby
Culcheth Travelworld WA3 4EJ
Jackson Ave, Culcheth
Denton Opposite Halifax M34 3JU
Manchester Road, Denton
Eccles Bus Stop Opposite Library M30 0EP
Church Street, Eccles
Ellesmere Port Library, Civic Way CH65 0BG
Ellesmere Port
Failsworth Pole Travel M35 0AA
Oldham Road, Failsworth
Farnworth United Reform Church BL4 9HU
Albert Road, Farnworth
Fingerpost. WA91AG Coral Betting Shop WA9 1Ag
Higher Parr Street, Fingerpost
Fir Grove Fir Grove Hotel WA4 2LD
Grappenhall, Warrington
Formby Cross Green, Liverpool Road L37 4BH
Frodsham The Bears Paw, WA6 7AF
Main Street, Frodsham
Golborne The Police Station WA3 3BU
High Street, Golborne
Great Sankey Chapel House Pub WA5 1RU
Great Sankey
Haydock Izzys Barbers, WA11 0HU
Clipsley Lane, Haydock
Heswall Thomas Cook CH60 0AL
Telegraph Road, Heswall
Hindley The War Memorial at St. Peters Church WN2 3BG
Hoylake Ship Inn, Market Street
Hoylake, CH47 3BB
Hunts Cross Hunts Cross Hotel L25 0NN
Hunts Cross
Huyton, L36 6GA Bus Stop @ Huyton Train Station / Walk In Centre
Derby Road, Huyton L36 6GA(Poplar Bank)
Hyde Taxi Rank Before Bus Station
Clarendon Street, Hyde
Irlam/Higher Irlam Nisa Store, M44 6EB
Liverpool Road, Higher Irlam
Johns Ave Opposite The Library WA11 0LY
Johns Ave / Church Road, Haydock
Kirkby Layby at Kirkby Civic Offices
Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby
Leigh Headway, Charity Shop. WN7 4NP
Bradshawgate, Leigh
Leyland Bus Stop At The Old Police Station PR25 3NN
Golden Hill, Leyland
Litherland Bus Stop Outside Library L21
Bridge Road, Litherland
Little Hulton Bus Lay-by, Manchester Road
Just Before Lights at Clegg Lane, Little Hulton
Liverpool ** World Museum, William Brown Street **
Liverpool (Lime Street Not In Use)
Lowton St Lukes Church WA3 2ED
Church Lane, Lowton
Lymm Poplar 2000 Services
Coach Park, Lymm
Maghull Central Square L31 0AE
Manchester Outside Main Bus Entrance
Chorlton Street Bus Station, Manchester
Neston Ladies Walk Bus Stop
Opposite Aldi, Neston
Newton Pied Bull WA12 9SH
High Street, Newton Le Willows
Norris Green ASDA, Utting Avenue Broadway
Norris Green
Old Swan Black Horse Hotel, Prescot Road L13 5XD
Old Swan, Liverpool
Oldham Stand C Cheapside Bus Station
Ormskirk Bus Stop Park Road, by 22 Snooker Club
Ormskirk L39 4RU
Orrell The Mount / Priory Wood WN5 8HQ
Orrell Road, Orrell
Pemberton White Swan, White Street WN5 8AU
Platt Bridge Iceland, Warrington Rd, Platt Bridge, WN2
Prescot, High Street High Street Bus Stop Opposite Registry Office
Preston, Ringway Holiday Inn, Ringway, PR1 3AU
Prestwich Metro Railway Station Forecourt
Rainford Bus Stop Outside Newsagents WA11 8HE
Church Road, Rainford
Rainhill Chats Chatsworth Road Shops L35 8LE
Chatsworth Road, Rainhill
Rainhill Vic Cookhouse (The Vic) L35 0LR
Warrington Road, Rainhill
Runcorn Old Town Bus Station
Sale Bus Stop Outside Marks & Spencer M33 7AD
Washway Road, Sale
Salford Bus Lay-by, Hankinson Way
Shevington Post Office WN6 8HA
Skelmersdale War Memorial, Sandy Lane WN8 8LA
Southport Tourist Information Centre PR8 1DL
Eastbank Street, Southport
St.Helens Entrance to Hardshaw Centre, WA10 1EB/1DS
Bickerstaffe Street, St Helens
Standish ALDI Supermarket WN6 0HS
Preston Road, Standish (Was Co-op / Somerfield)
Stockport The Pineapple Inn SK4 1AQ
Heaton Lane, Stockport
Swinton Opposite Town Hall M27 4EQ
Chorley Road, Swinton
Thatto Heath Springfield Hotel, Thatto Heath Rd WA10 3QU
Thatto Heath, St Helens
Tyldesley Town Hall M29 8EH
Elliott Street, Tyldesley
Urmston Tesco Lostock Road M41 0SU
Davy Hulme Circle, Urmston
Walkden Bus Stop top of memorial Rd M28 3AQ
Memorial Road, Walkden
Wallasey The Boot Inn/Turnberry's CH44 2AA
Wallasey Road, Wallasey
Walton Outside Barnes Travel L4 3QH
County Road, Walton
Warrington Classic Home Improvements, Warrington WA4 1AB
Knutsford Road (Old Golden Lion Pub)
Wavertree Picton Clock L15 6DL
West Houghton LIDL STORE, Opp Cricketers Way
West Houghton
West Kirby Train Station, Grange Rd CH48 4EA
West Kirby
Widnes, Queens Court Victoria Road, New Development
Old Queens Hall, Widnes. WA87RA
Wigan Mesnes Park Terr. Bus Stop Near Drumcroon Gallery
Wigan WN1 1RU
Winwick Bus Stop Opp WA2 8RN Winwick Quay Pub
Wythenshawe Outside Gala Bingo, Rowlands Way

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