Go off the beaten track and explore some little-known, but fascinating, places within easy reach of Inverness and Invergordon. In a small group of no more than eight, visit Loch Fleet Nature Reserve, and Dornoch and its impressive cathedral. Complete your experience with a stop at Glenmorangie Distillery for an optional dram of whisky.
Explore places missed by most visitors to Scotland Get insight into the culture and history of the region from your guide, Johnny. This is a very small-group tour for a more personal experience No-fuss round-trip transport (No more than 8 People)
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Stop At: Struie Hill Viewpoint, B9176, Alness IV17 0XR, UK
The Struie viewpoint - known to the locals as Millionaires View - over the Dornoch Firth will take your breath away. It is said that Andrew Carnegie who was a Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist would bring his (Rich/famous) guests to this viewpoint which led to it being know to the locals as 'Millionaire's View'
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Falls of Shin, Achany Glen, Lairg IV27 4EE Scotland
The Falls of Shin visitor attraction is famous for being one of the best places in Scotland to view salmon leaping upstream. With a restaurant and gift shop, forest trails, mini golf, and children’s playpark. Free admission and parking. Follow the winding road up through Achany Glen, alongside the meandering River Shin to an opening in the pine forest where the majestic Atlantic salmon leap up the thundering falls in a valiant attempt to get back up stream. Every year throughout the summer, the fish return from the open ocean, swimming up the Dornoch Firth and the Kyle of Sutherland to try to reach further up the River Shin to where they were spawned. However, before they reach their destination they must pass the powerful torrent of water at the Falls. Standing on the viewing platform you can watch the salmon as they try to leap clear of the water. Some manage to pass on their first attempt while others have to jump again and again. From the platform there are also fine views both up and down the River Shin, a popular fishing destination in the North of Scotland. (The best time to spot the salmon is between May – September.)
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, Golspie IV25 3JD Scotland
Whether you have a passion for plants, a fascination for birds or fancy doing some seal and otter spotting, Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve provides a place to experience nature's delights in a magnificent setting. Linger on the edge of the tidal basin at low tide to watch the intense feeding activity of hungry wading birds. Walk out onto the sand dunes and you can enjoy the carpet of wild flowers that nestles on the dunes against a grey lichen backdrop. Or wander in the woodland and smell the fresh scent of pine needles, whilst searching out rare pinewood plants. The most northerly estuary on Scotland's east coast, Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve is a large tidal basin surrounded by dunes, saltmarsh and pine woods. Whatever the season, this wide range of habitats supports a huge variety of wildlife- making it a great place to visit at any time of the year. Fast-flowing currents empty the tidal basin on every tide, leaving sands exposed. Here, you can spot seals and their pups hauled out on the banks and waders feeding in the shallow waters.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Grannie's Heilan' Hame Holiday Park, Station Rd, Sutherland, Dornoch IV25 3QD, UK
With direct access to the beach, Grannie’s Heilan’ Hame Holiday Park is set by the famous white sands of Embo beach and is located in a superb spot for exploring The Highlands. Enjoy stunning views of Dornorch Firth, while looking out to catch a glimpse of the famous bottlenose dolphins. The Park offers so many activities to keep both you, and, the kids entertained. Whether you want to enjoy a splash in the heated indoor pool, relax and unwind in the sauna, a round of crazy golf or enjoying the evening entertainment, there is something for everyone.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Dornoch Cathedral, High Street, Dornoch IV25 3SH Scotland
Sitting on the edge of the Dornoch Firth, the small historic town of Dornoch boasts a tranquil location, stunning scenery and sunny climate. This thriving community sits on the east coast of the north Highlands that runs from the Moray Firth up to Sutherland. It is blessed with a particularly sunny climate thanks to its sheltered position, and has miles of golden sand beaches. The beach stretches from Dornoch Point heading past Embo beach to the mouth of Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve. Adjacent to the beach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest that features nesting birds, flora and fauna. And for those keen golfers, tee-off on the Royal Dornoch championship course, ranked 13th in the world.! The coast is also a favourite with wildlife such as seals and a sizeable population of both breeding and wintering birds.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Glenmorangie Distillery, on the A9 Ross-shire, IV19 1PZ Scotland
By the tranquil shores of the Dornoch Firth, amidst the golden barley fields that border the Royal Burgh of Tain, lies the Glenmorangie Distillery where, accompanied by our expert guides, you will journey through all stages of our award-winning whisky creation, from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation.. Here you will find a warm Highland welcome from our select craftsmen, the Men of Tain. With skills passed down the generations, they have dedicated themselves to creating our exceptional single malt whisky for the last 175 years. Our tours offer an unparalleled insight into the Glenmorangie Distillery. Accompanied by our expert guides, you will journey through all stages of our award-winning whisky creation, from mashing and fermenting to distilling and maturation. Within our majestic Still House (we call it our Highland Cathedral) you will find the tallest stills in Scotland. Their long copper necks ensure that only the very finest vapours to rise to the top, to form a wonderfully pure and fragrant spirit. As you visit our traditional earth-floored warehouses, you will learn how we have led the industry over the years, by using only the finest casks in the most innovative ways, to mature the very best whisky.
Duration: 1 hour
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- The Bus has been fitted professionally with a perspect screen between driver and passengers to comply with covid rules and regulations.
- Bottled water
- Wifi On-board
- Air Conditioned Vehicle
- Local Guide
- Attraction entry tickets
- Entry/Admission - Glenmorangie Distillery
St Andrew's Cathedral, Ardross St, Inverness IV3 5NN, UK
Traveler pickup is offered
Happy to collect visitors from Hotels, guest houses and B&B's. Also from Invergordon Port.
- Inverness Airport, Inverness Scotland
- Cromarty Firth Port Authority, Invergordon, UK, Port Office, Shore Rd, Invergordon IV18 0HD, UK
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 2/11/2020 - 5/28/2023
|Monday - Saturday:||08:00 AM - 06:00 PM|
Returns to original departure point
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