Discover the beautiful Scottish Isles
Leave Edinburgh/Glasgow and travel via Loch Lomond and take the road west over the Rest and be Thankful mountain pass. Proceeding to Loch Fyne we come to the town of Inverary. This once important main town of Argyllshire has its main attraction of Inverary Castle. Home to the Duke of Argyll it is open to the public and has a great collection of early French furniture, paintings, armoury and memorabilia of the Clan Campbell.
Leaving Inverary we head north to Loch Awe, passing the much photographed Kilchurn Castle, once a stronghold of Black Duncan. After a visit to St Conan's Church we will continue west and into the town of Oban. In the evening we will visit the Skipinnish Ceilidh House, where you can experience a Scottish evening with song and dance, and the Highland Bagpipe.
Take the ferry to the Island of Mull. Weather permitting we will go west and make a visit to Iona with the Abbey: a symbol of Scotland's early links with St Columba and the Celtic Church. A fascinating trip can be made to the Island of Staffa and Fingal's Cave, where Felix Mendelsohn got his inspiration for his Hebridean Overture. We stay in Tobermory.
A pleasant day is spent visiting much of this fascinating island. See the carved stones at Kilninian and the round tower of Dervaig. Perhaps visit Tobermory Distillery before we call at the Castle of Duart, home to the Chief of Clan MacLean. We stay for a second night on the Island.
Cross the Sound of Mull from Tobermory to Kilchoan and take the remote journey back to Glencoe where the deeds of 1692 will forever be remembered. Head south now over the Rannoch Moor and down to Edinburgh/Glasgow.
Prices do not include entrance fees. Castles and most attractions are around £10.00 per person. Many museums and galleries in Scotland are free of charge.
Accommodation and restaurant recommendations can be organised on request.
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