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Applecross, Loch Carron & Wild Highlands Tour from Inverness

1. Applecross, Loch Carron & Wild Highlands Tour from Inverness

Depart Inverness early in the morning and begin your tour crossing the beautifully scenic Black Isle and stopping in the village of Lochcarron. Enjoy the views across Loch Carron and perhaps pick up a bite to eat, before you continue on to Achintraid. The small village enjoys views over Loch Kishorn and a breathtaking mountain range on the opposite shore. Continue your journey, climbing upwards through dramatic landscape over the Bealach na Ba (Gaelic for Pass of the Cattle). Pause for photos at the summit of the third highest road in Britain at over 2000 feet, so be ready for those breathtaking views across Raasay and the Isle of Skye. Begin your descent to Applecross village, located on a beautiful bay and full of natural wildlife, perfect for nature lovers. Look out for otters, red kites, deer and perhaps pine martens. Stop here and enjoy plenty of time to explore the village. Begin your return journey to Inverness, driving along the banks of Loch Torridon, through the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. This nature reserve is one of the oldest in Britain and is home to plenty of wildlife; you may even spot a golden eagle. Travel on through Shieldaig and Kinlochewe and homeward bound to Inverness.

Inverness: Day Tour to Glenelg, Plockton, and Applecross

2. Inverness: Day Tour to Glenelg, Plockton, and Applecross

Partake in a search for the Loch Ness Monster, known affectionately as "Nessie". You will stop for a short walk down to the shores of Loch Ness, where you can take some photos of the fantastic scenery and maybe even catch the monster out for an early morning swim. Next, you will venture onto the magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the shore of Loch Ness. Traveling on, you will heard to Cluanie Dam, where in 1957 the glen of Cluanie was flooded as part of the North Scotland Hydro-Electric Board's Glenmoriston project, to generate hydro electricity onto the dramatic Glen Shiel. Following this, you will visit the pictish brochs at Glenelg, along with the Bernera Barracks Fort. You will then venture forth to Eilean Donan Castle, which is recognized as one of the most iconic Scottish images all over the world. The picturesque village of Plockton will be your next stop, which sits on a sheltered bay with stunning views overlooking Loch Carron. Often referred to as the “Jewel of the Highlands”, it offers everything breathtaking scenery and landscapes, secluded bays, coral beaches, islands, panoramic views, and the possibility of seeing an array of marine life at close quarters. Your tour will then encounter Lochcarron, pretty village of white-washed cottages, before advancing towards Applecross. Next on your tour, you will head onward to Torridon, which boasts a dramatic and desolate setting beneath the mountains, on the shore of Upper Loch Torridon in Wester Ross. You will finally pass through the picturesque village of Garve, which is situated along the Black Water River and lies five miles northwest of Contin.

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What people are saying about Applecross

We had a wonderful day on the tour. Chris our driver/guide was top class, very knowledgeable and informative. He went out of his way to ensure our day was one we will never forget. The scenery was breathtaking and were you to ask me if you should go on this tour my answer would be “don’t miss it, you’ll have a day you’ll never forget”.

Great tour through very scenic region, view from the pass is incredible. Guide was great, good selection of stops and wonderful experience. Day well spent with good stop for lunch.

Fun day. Alison was a great guide and made us all feel like family.

Love the small bus rather than a big coach. More intimate stops. Beautiful scenery. Places we stopped for coffee and lunch were exceptional. Would highly recommend this company.

Absolutely fantastic tour. Thoroughly recommended. Thanks to Billy for everything he did to help us appreciate the wonderful area to the west of Inverness.

Beautiful views lovely lunch and very informative tour guide