MacLeod’s majestic north tour from Inverness
Going North with MacLeod’s Highland Tours, North of Inverness boasts dramatic scenery, stunning castles and famous distilleries. Whatever your requirements are I can tailor your tour to your needs. I visit the Spectacular Dunrobin Castle home of the Sutherlands. Dunrobin Castle is without doubt the jewel in the crown of northern Scotland. Meander through stunning scenery to the Falls of Shin to watch the salmon leap on their spawning migration. Enjoy the country villages of Lairg, Dornoch, Tain and Invergordon along the way.
Departing from Inverness at Approximately 8.30. We will take in the sights of Inverness by vehicle and then head northwards by The Old North Road through the picturesque Village of Beauly and into the Black Isle. Taking the high ground will let you see elevated views of the mountain ranges and firth. Crossing the Cromerty Bridge keep an eye out for the resident seals.
Taking the turn off from the main A9 we find ourselves driving the old drovers trail over to the Million Dollar View on the Struie Road. A View that has changed very little in the last thousand years.
Catch your breath while we meander further North through the villages of Ardgay and Bonar bridge keep your eye’s peeled for the Castle in the distance. Next stop the Falls Of Shin.The migrating salmon can be found here leaping the rapids returning to their spawning grounds.
Our next stop will be Lairg a sleepy little Highland village. Once a busy farmers village with the majority of livestock being sheep. Making our way to the Jewel in the North Dunrobin Castle. This stunning home to the Sutherlands is not to be missed, don’t forget the garden museum a hidden gem.
After a great visit to Dunrobin Castle we take in the beauty of Loch Fleet and its nature reserve. Again keep your eye’s peeled for seals,birds,and castles. Arriving At Dornoch, spend some time in the Cathedral or check out the Old Jail and Whisky Shop. With the fifth best links golf course in the world a must for all golfers.
There are two fantastic and old Distilleries to choose from The Balblair or Glen Morrangie the choice is yours.Or If you are a Whisky lover why not arrange to tour both.
After you have quenched your thirst we make our way back to Inverness stopping off at North Kessock to try and spot some dolphins at play and view Inverness from The Black Isle. This Tour is a full day out with a lot to see in the North. The cost of this Tour is £280 for 1-4 people and £320 for 5-8 people. This price does not include any entrance fees to any attractions. This tour can be done in reverse as it is my aim to get you to the castle for the Falconry Displays at 11.30 or 14.00. Depending on which way round you choose the tour. Tours are usually 8-9 hours in length.
Book your tour here to enjoy this majestic north tour from Inverness