ISLE OF SKYE AND FAIRY POOLS TOUR DEPARTING FROM INVERNESS
On the shores of Loch Ness you will be told stories of “Nessie”, of the Great Glen boundary fault, and of the mighty Urquhart Castle.
The Five Sisters of Kintail and Glen Shiel
The Five Sisters of Kintail are hills: Sgurr nan Spainteach, Sgurr na Ciste Duibhe, Sgurr na Carnach, Sgurr Fhuaran, Sgurr nan Saighead.
Landscapes are unforgettable and the history of this place is unique. Here is where the Battle of Glen Shiel took place in 1719, between the Jacobite, supported by 300 Spanish troops; and a government army loyal to King George I. Despite their superior numbers, the Jacobite lost. Among various others, Rob Roy, fought amongst the Jacobite.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle is said to be the most photographed castle in Scotland, and once you have seen it for yourself, sitting majestically in the middle of 3 different Lochs: Duich, Alsh and Long, you will
understand why! The stronghold of the clan MacRae has been used as filming location in James Bond’s “The world is not enough”, and in countless other movies.
The Pools are located in one of the most dramatic landscapes on Skye. Here you have about 1.5 hours to leisurely walk to the Pools, in the shadow of the Cuillin Mountains.
Time for a short break at Talisker Distillery. This is the oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye, producing an alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt. We shall go through the Visitor Centre (not on the tour) and if available sample one of the fine whiskys produced here.
The village of Portree is situated on the east side of Skye overlooking a sheltered bay, and it is the main town of the island. Portree was first established as a fishing village at the beginning of the 19th century by Lord MacDonald. The name of the town of Portree commemorates the visit of King James the V in 1540. Records have it that it was originally called Portray and was believed to have been inhabited as far back as the Mesolithic period. Its name really comes from the Gaelic for Port on the Slope.
Drop off in Inverness at 8.30pm.
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What is included
Minibus travel: 9, 16 or 29-seat vehicles, depending on the group size
Tour guide services of a knowledgeable guide
Meeting Point Information
Bus Stance next to St Andrew's Cathedral, Ardross St (corner of Kenneth St), Inverness, IV3 5NS