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Guided Day Tour Torridon, Applecross and Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness

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    • Adults (16+)
    • Children (5-15)
  • Children from age 0 to 4 are not allowed.
    • Take this guided tour of Torridon which has been a strong contender for the most picturesque village in Scotland
    • Travel through the winding mountain trails of Applecross
    • Behold the majestic Eilean Donan Castle that once warded off Viking invasions!
    • Admire the largest lake in Scotland that holds more freshwater than England and Wales combined!
    • Travel in a comfortable and top-of-the-range Mercedes mini coach
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday


    11 hours

    Start Time


    Meeting Point

    Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret St, Inverness, IV1 1LT

    Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Discover a whole new side of Scotland on this day tour from Inverness as you board the comfortable and classy Mercedes mini coach. Enjoy the best of the country as you traverse from winding mountain trails, to open shimmering lochs and picture perfect villages that line the shore complemented by the fun and informative commentary of your expert driver.

    Take a stroll around Torridon, which has been leading the list of one of the most picturesque villages of Scotland. Zip around hairpin bends and stunning winding trails with scenic views on tail as you drive through Applecross. Behold the majestic Eilean Donan Castle that sits on the junction of three beautiful lochs and was once the stronghold of Scots dating back to the 13th century.


    Start the tour bright and early from Inverness bus station where you board the comfortable Mercedes mini coach.

    Head westward as your experienced driver takes you towards Kinlochewe and the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Beinn Eighe Ridge's majestic presence is impressive as it opens up to the world renowned Loch Maree that houses the infamous Golden Eagle. Druids from thousands of years ago believed in the curing powers of Loch Maree for lunacy and ailments.

    As you head further down through Torridon and move towards Shieldaig, witness some of Europe’s most dramatic mountain scenery, ancient geology and scenic wilderness. This Torridan village by the coast is well known by countless visitors around the world ranging from climbers, photographers, wildlife enthusiasts and hikers.

    Travel on up the famous Bealach Na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) and you'll find Applecross nestled between the mainland mountain masses and the Island of Skye. Stop here for lunch and enjoy incredible views of Skye and the Hebrides.

    Driving ahead, make your way towards the iconic Eilean Donan Castle. This picturesque castle is set on the intersection of three lovely lochs and is rich in history. Enjoy the stunning sights and capture some fantastic photos for posterity!

    After a stopover at the castle, you begin the drive along the shores of Loch Ness, and return to Inverness in the early evening where the tour comes to a close.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • Transport in a 16-seat Mercedes minicoach
    • Driver-guide
    • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    This activity is adults (and older children) only. Little ones under the age of 5 years will have to sit this one out, we’re afraid. Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Travel light: You are only allowed to carry 14 kgs of luggage on this tour. A carry-on bag plus a small bag is preferable as advised by the local authorities.

    The Eilean Donan Castle will be closed from 31 Dec 2018 to 2 Feb 2019, and also on 5 Feb 2019, 16 Feb 2019 and 23 Feb 2019. You will only be able to take pictures from the outside on these days.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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