Highlands & Islands of Scotland

Scotland’s Highlands and Islands are Britain at its most wildly spectacular, and unbeatable if you love adventure. The mainland’s heather-clad peaks, glistening lochs and moody glens are a visual feast, often set off by a remote castle keeping vigil over the landscape, while Scotland’s magical islands from the Hebrides to Orkney offer prehistoric monuments, seabird cliffs and coral beaches galore.

Highlands Islands of Scotland

The Highlands of Scotland are one of Europe’s last wilderness regions, and no trip to Britain is complete without taking in its epic vistas and experiencing for yourself the play of light upon its mountains, glens and lochs. From the Cairngorms to the towering crags of Wester Ross, the Highlands are an outdoor adventure playground, with endless opportunities to walk its ridges, fish its rivers or view its magnificent wildlife.

Scotland’s West Coast is particularly special, and its sharply indented coastline warmed by the Gulf Stream hides more than a few surprises from palm trees to orcas, and there’s no shortage of mind-blowing places to stay and historic castles to visit. Travel up the Great Glen past Ben Nevis and Loch Ness, keeping an eye out for monsters as you go, and you’ll reach Inverness, springboard for adventures into the Cairngorms and the fisheries and whisky distilleries of the Spey Valley.

Those with a yearning for wild remote places and authentic traditional communities should make a beeline for Scotland’s islands. Here you can really get away from it all and discover staggering mountain grandeur, dazzling white beaches, vast whirlpools and intact 5,000-year-old prehistoric villages in Skye, Harris and the Orkney Isles. To reach Britain’s Ultima Thule of St. Kilda, join one of our luxury expedition cruises and be lost for words as you contemplate dizzying sea stacks and thousand upon thousand of gannets dive-bombing the ocean around you.

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Gleneagles

Gleneagles

Perthshire, Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

Think Gleneagles and golf instantly comes to mind, but a stay at Gleneagles is about far more than that. It is a luxury bolthole surrounded by an adventure playground: rolling glens and the fresh Scottish air just waiting to be explored and breathed in.

Golf Adventure Couples
The Fife Arms

The Fife Arms

Braemar, Scottish Highlands

Located in the scenic village of Braemar, The Fife Arms is a landmark hotel that has undergone a transformation from traditional Victorian coaching house to luxury hotel, nestled within the majestic Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands.

Isle of Eriska Hotel

Isle of Eriska Hotel

Oban, West coast Scotland, United Kingdom

The Isle of Eriska Hotel is located on a private island at the mouth of Loch Linnhe in Western Scotland. Evoking an air of exclusivity, the hotel is surrounded by stunning nature and wildlife, with a vast array of outdoor pursuits and activities on offer.

Adventure Couples Culture
Killiehuntly

Killiehuntly

Cairngorms, Highlands & Islands of Scotland, United Kingdom

Located within the Cairngorms National Park and just a couple of hours from Edinburgh, Killiehuntly is a 17th century farmhouse which sleeps up to eight guests. Perfect for families, the farmhouse is a home away from home with easy access to the outdoors.

Off the beaten track Adventure Fishing Wildlife
The Torridon

The Torridon

West coast Scotland, United Kingdom

The Torridon is a luxury Scottish country house hotel located in one of the most spectacular corners of Scotland. Offering fantastic food and an array of activities to you get out and about, the Torridon is the quintessential Scottish Highland retreat.

Adventure Couples Off the beaten track Fishing
Kinloch House Hotel

Kinloch House Hotel

Perthshire, Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom

A beautiful 19th-century country house, Kinloch House Hotel is a perfect home away from home in the Perthshire countryside. Surrounded by palaces, castles and golf courses, Kinloch House has plenty to offer, both within its walls and further afield.

Couples Culture
Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom

Kinloch Lodge is a warm and welcoming spot on the water's edge on the Isle of Skye. Completely off-the-beaten-track, in this cosy retreat you'll find comfortable guest rooms and roaring fires, as well as delicious meals in the Michelin-starred restaurant.

Couples Off the beaten track
Airds Hotel & Restaurant

Airds Hotel & Restaurant

West coast Scotland, Highlands & Islands of Scotland, United Kingdom

Set among some of Scotland’s most stunning scenery, The Airds near Oban is a small Relais & Chateaux hotel with plenty of charm. Exquisite food, gorgeous rooms and truly personalized service make The Airds an amazing Scottish coastal hideaway.

Adventure Couples Cruise Culture
8 Hotels
9 nights
Ultimate Scotland

Ultimate Scotland

Edinburgh, Braemar, Loch Torridon

From days out exploring glens, castles and lake monsters to evenings cosying up with a malt whisky by the fire, Scotland offers so much to enjoy. Staying at some of Scotland’s finest hotels, from a luxury castle in the Highlands to a central hotel in the midst of lively Edinburgh, you’ll discover just what a special part of Britain Scotland is....

Couples Culture Adventure Golf

$16,400pp

7 nights
Family Fun in Scotland

Family Fun in Scotland

Edinburgh, Isle of Eriska & Gleneagles

Scotland's vast open landscapes and open stretches of waters offer the perfect canvas for a fun-filled family adventure, where you can enjoy the great outdoors together with a range of fun activities, as well as delving into Scotland's peppered history. Along the way we've included a plethora of exciting experiences for you to enjoy together as a...

Adventure Couples

$11,000pp

10 nights
Highlights of Scotland and Ireland

Highlights of Scotland and Ireland

Edinburgh, West coast of Scotland, Dublin & Co. Galway

This multi-country itinerary is a perfect way to explore both Dublin and Edinburgh, as well as the glorious countryside of Scotland and Ireland. With your private guide, experience the local ways of life and admire the breathtaking scenery.

Adventure Culture Couples Off the beaten track

$11,600pp

10 nights
England & Scotland with Kids

England & Scotland with Kids

Gleneagles Scotland, London, The Cotswolds

Combine a stay at Scotland's world-famous Gleneagles hotel with a stop to discover London's must-see landmarks and a chance to explore the English countryside in the Cotswolds for a family-friendly introduction to England and Scotland.

Adventure

$9,900pp

7 nights
Scotland in Ultimate Luxury

Scotland in Ultimate Luxury

Edinburgh, Belmond Royal Scotsman, Gleneagles

This memorable once-in-a-lifetime adventure is the ultimate was to explore the Scottish Highlands in luxury style. The Belmond Royal Scotsman offers simply outstanding personal service, fine dining, sumptuous comfort and the companionable atmosphere of a country house hotel as you glide past glens, castles and heather-clad mountains in the...

Couples Rail Adventure Culture

$11,600pp

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