Sea Lochs and Small Isles
7 nights including 2 Gala Dinners
Along much of Scotland’s western seaboard, long arms of sea reach far inland. This dramatic scenery has resulted in spectacular sea lochs reminiscent of Norwegian fjords. To the south of Skye, the Small Isles offer a wonderful variety of scenery and wildlife, all waiting to be explored from the comfort of Hebridean Princess.
Plotting a north easterly course from Oban, we marvel at the spectacular scenery of Loch Linnhe as Aonach Mòr comes into view. Taking the mountain gondola, we travel 650 metres up the north face of the 8th highest mountain in Britain.
Kingairloch is a 14,000-acre Highland estate, located in an unspoilt area of beauty and where we explore on foot, before arriving at Salen to appreciate the contemporary art displayed at the award-winning Resipole Studio.
The privately-owned Isle of Carna is a historic 600-acre gem, home to a mosaic of wildlife species.
At the most westerly point on the UK mainland, the Ardnamurchan peninsula affords a panoramic vista from the top of the lighthouse, ahead of our landing on the Small Isle of Muck, rimmed by silver shell-sand beaches.
Northwards to Skye where the Clan Donald Centre awaits in the grounds of the ruined castle at Armadale, and onwards to the most remote pub in Britain, The Old Forge Inn at Inverie.
Cameras at the ready for our visit to the iconic Eilean Donan Castle, and at picturesque Plockton we take a stroll around the sheltered bay, whilst our final day permits us to uncover the secrets of Rum and Eigg.