Scotland: A Perfect 5-Day Itinerary

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Scotland is magical and majestic.  With its Harry Potter cities and Highland landscapes.  History, Art, Music – and let’s not forget the Whiskey tastings… Scotland has it all.

Below is a fabulous ‘suggested’ Itinerary we love… it can be shortened, lengthened or traveled from the bottom up…  It’s a great conversation starter –and we’d love to have that conversation with you.

You’ve left the mainland of Scotland and now arrived on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Skye. The Sleat Peninsula is known as the “garden of Skye’. You will travel on single track roads that are almost deserted through charming villages, such as Tarskavaig. Stunning views of the Cuillin mountain range greet you at almost every turn. Next, we head onto the village of Torrin before heading to your hotel for the evening.
Arguably the most iconic image on Skye. This imposing rock looks out over Loch Storr with stunning views to the island of Raasay and Applecross. You can hike the path here. Please note it takes around 2 hours and good walking footwear is essential
Next you head to the Lealt Falls. Take a short walk out to see the peat-soaked waters then explore the paths by the coast. See the old Salmon Bothys which used to house the fishermen of Skye. Stunning views back to the mainland make this a must-see part of the Trotternish Peninsula
The next stop is the 200-foot waterfall at Kilt Rock. It takes its name from the pleat like formations on the basalt rock face. Hold on tight to your camera as you look out from the viewpoint for some great photographs.
Simply stunning scenery. You can walk 200 yards to see some of the finest scenery in Scotland or take a hike on the trail. Everywhere you look the views are breathtaking. Created by landslips this area of Skye is very difficult to beat in terms of beauty.
See how the people of Skye lived in the 19th century. Walk through the village and feel the atmosphere. Enjoy views of the Outer Hebrides and then you head to Kilmuir Cemetary. Here you will hear the story of Flora MacDonald who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie flee from Skye after the failed Jacobite uprising.
You will think someone has shrunk Scotland. This land looks man made however it is completely natural. Explore the conical hills and walk amongst the sheep grazing here. If you are feeling adventurous then a climb up Castle Ewan gives you great views over the Glen (Scots word for valley)
Finish your day with a hike to the Fairy Pools. Situated near Glenbrittle these crystal-clear pools are a highlight of the tour. With the Black Cuillin in the background the scenery is simply stunning. The hike takes around 60 minutes.
One of the most photographed castles in Scotland. Sitting on a site where Three Scottish Lochs merge. The site is named after the 6th century Saint Donan who brought Christianity to this area. Records suggest a castle here dating back to the 13th century. Its last battle was in the 18th century when it was reduced to a ruin. Abandoned for nearly 200 years the castle was painstakingly rebuilt in the 1930s and is a magical stop on your journey.
Described as the Jewel of the Highlands and as you approach the village centre you will understand why. Once known as the Village of the Poor this charming village will delight. Stroll along the street and enjoy its sub tropical feeling. For the British TV fans this is where Hamish MacBeth was filmed.
As we leave the Highlands you will stop for a walk in the Hermitage. Protected by the National Trust for Scotland this wooded walk is spectacular. Walk by the River Braan and through the towering Douglas Fir Trees. Enter Ossian’s Hall and enjoy the roar of the Black Linn Falls.
 Your final stop is at the ancient village of Queensferry just outside Edinburgh. This was the first place bombed in mainland Britain during World War 2 and is famous for its 3 bridges spanning the Firth of Forth. These bridges were built in three different centuries with the Forth Bridge holding World Heritage Status

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