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Make it to the most northerly point on the British mainland. This fascinating tour will also introduce you to the stunning cliffs of the northern coast, the wild magnificence of Caithness and an abundance of wildlife.
And the Cromarty Firth
‘The end of the road’
Amazing wildlife and stunning cliffs
A historic estuary town
Wonderful scenery and fascinating history
Take this tour so that you can say that you've 'made it' to the most northerly point on the British mainland. This fascinating tour will also introduce you to the stunning cliffs of the northern coast, the wild magnificence of Caithness and an abundance of wildlife.
Your journey north begins by leaving Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, behind and heading across the beautiful Black Isle. The Black Isle, which is neither black or an island, is a stunning and well-known peninsula located within the Highlands of Scotland, slightly north of Inverness. Contrary to its name, the Black Isle is in fact not an island, but a landform surrounded mainly by water, whilst still a part of the mainland. To the south you’ll find the Beauly Firth, the east you’ll find the Moray Firth and to the North, our direction of travel today, you’ll find the Cromarty Firth. As we drive through this beautiful landscape you'll learn about the history of the region, including the story of First Duke of Sutherland, whose agents were involved in the most notorious of the Highland clearances in the 19th Century.
From here, we'll then travel through the brooding and magnificent landscape of Caithness. This is a beautiful place full of amazing scenery and some of Scotland's most fascinating and rare wildlife. Being just a stone's throw from Orkney, on a clear day you may even catch a glimpse of the islands in the distance. As well as stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife, Caithness is also rich in prehistoric remains from Neolithic times, from cairns and standings stones to hill forts and brochs. Caithness is home to more brochs than any other county in Scotland. For lunch, you'll enjoy a coastal stop at one of the region's picturesque harbours. As you eat, there will be a chance to learn a bit about the region's traditional herring fishing industry from your driver-guide.
After lunch we’ll continue our journey to reach the star of this tour, John O'Groats. From the abundance of wildlife to the stunningly beautiful scenery, John O’Groats will take your breath away at every turn. Here you'll be able to take an "I've been there" photograph. From here. Tale a stroll along the cliff-top path at Duncansby Head and enjoy the dramatic view of sea stacks and the sea itself. Duncansby is rich in birdlife including guillemot, kittiwakes and, its most famous residents, puffins (until late July). Duncansby is also home to a lighthouse built in 1924, with its automation taking place in 1997. Enjoy the coastal air before we begin our journey home.
Leaving Duncansby behind, we'll begin our journey southwards back to Inverness. We'll travel through more breathtaking scenery and pass through the historic estuary town of Wick, a former Viking settlement. It is believed that the town name Wick was derived from the word 'Vik' meaning 'bay' in Old Norse, relating back to the town's origin. In the 19th-century, this quaint little town once held claim to fame for being the busiest herring port in Europe. From here, we'll make our coastal journey back via Dunrobin Castle, the most northerly of Scotlands great houses and the largest in the Northern highlands sitting with 189 rooms. From here, it's a short distance before we finally arrive back into Inverness.
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Malcolm was really warm and welcoming. Lots of good mysic, fun facts, interesting history details and, most importantly, he took us for a really nice walk! The views were breathtaking! Except for the awesome John O'Groats views, we got to see the seals, lots of local birds, ponies and, also, a castle, a broch and the endless beach. We got really lucky with the weather, so the sun came out for most of the day, although rain was forcasted. :)
This was my second time for this tour, first one several years ago. Never forgot it and had always wanted to repeat. Malcolm is the best of the best and always does that little bit of extra to make his tours memorable. Stopping at Dunrobin Castle fulfilled a long held hope to one day get there and he surprised us with a quick stop. I am happy. Will be back again next year with my daughter and already looking at what we can take with you then.
Malcolm is such a great guide!
Tray tables and/or nets for things would have been a welcome addition. We wanted to go to the Orkney’s but were too late. John O’Groats is nothing to see. I would have preferred to forfeit some time at our other stops for more time to walk around at Eilean Donan castle grounds. The gardens were spectacular. All in all, we would recommend Highland Experience.
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Cross the Moray Firth to reach the scenic Black Isle then travel to the beautiful estuary of the Cromarty Firth.