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Holidays in the West Highlands, Scotland

The ancient Caldeonian pinewood forest spreads for over thousands of miles across the Highlands, paths twisting and probably a grand mother's cabin at the end of an almost forgotten track. Away from these natural deciduous woodlands lies Ben Nevis, rising tall as the UK's tallest mountain and a challenge and a rewards to any mountaineer: the views of the Mull, Skye, Glencoe and the Cairngorms are spectacular. Then among the brisk waves lies the isle of Skye, meeting the sea with white beaches and back shores. On these isles lies Dunvegan Castle, the seat of the Clan Macleod, a place of myth and bloodshed long past. Rich in food as it is in heritage and dynamic landscapes, dotted throughout the region are local restaurants serving exquisite specialities: perfect to round off an active day. Below you can find our recommendations for accommodation and holidays:

Mountain Biking Scottish Coast to Coast

Scottish Mountain Biking: Coast to Coast

This guided Scottish coast to coast mountain biking holiday features a week of superb riding covering 375km, an awesome 7000m of ascent and descent, and is the ultimate coast to coast highland mountain bike ride in the UK.
£1,395

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Western Highlands & Isle of Skye - Guided Walking Holiday

Walking the rugged mountains surrounded by wild seas, white beaches and green islands, this tour is for those with a taste for wilderness and adventure and an appetite for Scotland's cultural delights. Personal, small, guided groups of fewer than 8.
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£995

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Aerial view of the properties

Bluebell Croft, West Highlands, Scotland

Luxurious hot-tub with stunning mountain views in this 5 Star, superbly equipped, self-catering properties in the Highlands of Scotland. Category 1 disabled access downstairs, many walks & activities from the door and shop nearby.
3 double, 3 either twin or Super KS, 1 room has bunk beds

Whole House £1,500- £2,700. Honeysuckle House £1,200-£1,650. Rose Cottage £600-£800

Great Glen Holidays, Chalet

Great Glen Holidays, Highlands, Scotland

Situated on Torlundy Farm in the footthills of Ben Nevis these 8 timber chalets and 2 lodges have spectacular mountain views from a quiet wooded site. An ideal base for a family activity holiday with walks, mountain biking, fly fishing & riding.
8, 2 bedroom chalets; 2 lodges sleeping 6-8

£320 - £1500 per week (Chalets, Lodges)

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Camping on the Summer Isles, Scotland

Sea Kayaking: The Summer Isles, Scotland

This wonderful sea kayaking holiday explores the Summer Isles, a little known archipelago of wild coastlines, natural rock arches and white-sand beaches - camp in beautiful, remote spots with spectacular views of the surrounding islands and coastline

£775 per person

6 days 5 nights
Various departures available from May to August
Sailing off the coast

Sailing and Walking: Knoydart, Skye & Small Isles, Scotland

Sailing on a traditional yacht, explore the islands and lochs which make the coastline of the west of Scotland so famous. From the remote peninsula of Knoydart to the Isles of Skye and Rum, hike to hidden vantage points and enjoy superb walks.

£1395 per person

7 days 6 nights
Various departures available from May to August
Sea Kayaking - Sound of Arisaig

Sea Kayaking: The Sound of Arisaig, Scotland

Our exploration of the Sound of Arisaig is the perfect trip to sample the amazing beauty of the West Coast and Inner Hebrides. Journeying by sea kayak we discover this remarkable coastal landscape with its plethora of marine wildlife and birds.

£775 per person

6 days 5 nights
Various departures available from May to August
Sea kayaks on the coast of the West Highlands

The Scottish Sea Kayak Trail South: The Whisky Coast

Explore the best of Scotland's west coast and inshore islands on this accommodation-based sea kayaking holiday. Visit Loch Linnhe, Sound of Mull, Loch Sunart and Sound of Arisaig, enjoying a hot shower and comfortable bed at the end of each day!

£1,175 per person

6 days, 5 nights
Various departures available from June to September
Loch Lomond

The West Highland Way, Scotland

The West Highland Way is an incredibly diverse trail which explores some of the best scenery Scotland has to offer. Our guided trek give you the luxury of enjoying the walk without having to worry about all the details, or finding your way!

From £899

9 days in total, 7 days trekking
Various departures from April to October and by arrangement.
Hiking along paths in the West Highlands

Wilderness Walking - The West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is the classic long distance trek covering over 95 miles (150km). Enjoy a guided journey on the banks of Loch Lomond, across Rannoch Moor, over the high pass of the Devil's Staircase before finishing in Fort William.

£1,375

8 days, 7 nights
Various departures available from June to September
Mountain Biking Scottish Coast to Coast

Scottish Mountain Biking: Coast to Coast

This guided Scottish coast to coast mountain biking holiday features a week of superb riding covering 375km, an awesome 7000m of ascent and descent, and is the ultimate coast to coast highland mountain bike ride in the UK.

£1,395

7 days, 6 nights
Various departures from April to August
Beautiful vistas as you walk

Discovery Journeys: Arisaig and Small Isles, Scotland

Included in the Sunday Times 100 Holidays of 2016, journey to the beautiful West Coast of Scotland on this self-driving itinerary and discover the majesty of the Small Isles and the Sound of Arisaig.

£1,315

7 days 6 nights
Year around departures
West Highland Way, Scotland

West Highland Way Walking Holiday, Scotland

Towering Mountains, tranquil lochs and an ever-changing landscape make this 95 mile, 7 day journey through the West Highlands of Scotland a real treat. Wander through Trossachs National Park and enjoy a pint at world famous Drovers Inn.

From £445 per person (based on 2 people sharing)

4 to 10 days and nights
March - October
Western Highlands & Isle of Skye - Guided Walking Holiday

Western Highlands & Isle of Skye - Guided Walking Holiday

Hiking in rugged mountains surrounded by wild sea, white beaches and green islands, this trip is for those with a taste for wilderness, good food and an appetite for Scotland's cultural delights. Spectacular walking at an intermediate level.

£1195 based on two people sharing

7 Days
18 May 2018, 23 July 2018, 31 August 2018
View of Edinburgh's old city from Carlton Hill

Train holiday to Edinburgh and Highlands & Islands

Enjoy the best views in Scotland from the comfort of a train. We cross the western Highlands, visit the wonderful Hebridean isles of Skye and Mull through mystical lochs and glens then meander through the Cairngorms back to the Scottish capital.

From £1185

9 Days.
Various departures from: April to October
Wild Knoydart (guided walking in Scotland)

Wild Knoydart (guided walking in Scotland)

Visit Britain's most remote peninsular, a spectacular place with views across to the Isle of Skye and amazing fresh seafood, delivered straight from the sea to the pub. All this wrapped up in our unique home-stay style formula based in a grand lodge.

£863 - fully inclusive

6 days, 7 nights
May or September