The Scottish Highlands

Scotland's Islands


Scotland’s islands really do let you get away from it all.

The gentler pace of life is infectious.

Their natural beauty takes your breath away. Local prehistoric treasures and native wildlife are fascinating and rewarding. A world away from daily hustle and bustle.

Things to see...

Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed

Islanders on Harris hand-weave tweed cloth in their homes in the Outer Hebrides. The fine wool they use is also dyed and spun locally. The Harris Tweed quality, name and products are protected in law. See the island’s main industry at work for yourself.

Skara Brae

Islands Skara Brae
Dating from 3180BC, Skara Brae is a Neolithic stone-built settlement on the largest of the Orkney Islands. Its UNESCO World Heritage Site status recognises Skara Brae’s status as the most complete Neolithic village in Europe.

Ferries

islands ferries
Scotland’s network of island ferries is as much part of your vacation as scenery and castles. Try island hopping by ferry to Orkney and around the west coast. Enjoy your time at sea in the on-board restaurants and bars or on deck spotting local marine life.

Tours that visit Islands

Get a taste of island life on a one-day tour to Skye from Inverness. If you’ve got more time we also feature multi-day tours from 2 to 13 days that visit Orkney and the Hebridean Islands.


2 Day Tour A Look at Skye
A Look at Skye
from Edinburgh

This 2 day tour is ideal if time is short and you want to get a real taste of the Highlands and the beautiful Isle of Skye!

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3 Day Tour Skye and the Scottish Highlands
Skye and the Scottish Highlands
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

Experience more of what the Scottish Highlands has to offer on this tour to the beautiful Isle of Skye.

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3 Day Tour Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train
Isle of Skye and the Jacobite Steam Train
from Edinburgh

This magical tour combines a magical visit to the Isle of Skye with a trip on the World famous Jacobite Steam Train – the real Hogwarts’s Express!

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5 Day Tour Road to the Isles
Road to the Isles
from Edinburgh and Glasgow

The natural beauty of the Isle of Skye, a trip on the real Hogwarts Express and the spectacular scenery of the Highlands make this a very special tour.

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1 Day Tour Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye
Eilean Donan Castle and Isle of Skye
from Inverness

The Isle of Skye is famed the world over for its dramatic mountain scenery and picturesque seascapes. Come with us and explore the Magical Isle.

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3 Day Tour Orkney Discovery
Orkney Discovery
from Inverness

Explore the best of the Orkney Islands on this short tour. It is the perfect accompaniment to your stay in the Highland Capital.

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3 Day Tour Hebridean Discovery Small Group Tour
Hebridean Discovery Small Group Tour
from Inverness

Travel to the Outer Hebrides to explore the distinctive heritage and scenic beauty of Harris and Lewis.

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4 Day Tour Edinburgh, Skye and the Highlands
Edinburgh, Skye and the Highlands
from London

Travel directly from London to visit Edinburgh, Scotland’s historic Capital City then tour through the Highlands to see Glen Coe, Loch Ness and the amazing Isle of Skye.

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