Tours from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye
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Tours from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye
There is just so much to love about the capital city of Scotland , Edinburgh. Possibly one of the most beautiful cities to visit throughout Europe. With a stunning castle sitting perfectly atop a volcanic plug in the centre of the city, there are so many attractions in this marvellous city to keep you enthralled and wish spend at least a few days exploring before taking a tour from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye.
Here at Heartland Travel the Scotland tour we are often asked for is tours from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye. Most visitors to Scotland have this island at the top of their list of places to see. Also high up that list is our capital city Edinburgh. That is why it makes perfect sense to incorporate both when planning your trip.
The journey from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye is one of Scotland’s greatest road trips. You will see the ever-changing landscapes from green rolling hills to spectacular towering mountain tops, and from Castles to Neolithic forts.
We at Heartland Travel can help you experience the best this trip has to offer. You can chose one of our scheduled 3 or 4 day tours to the Isle of Skye or if you want the tip to be tailored exclusively for you and yours, you can pick one of our private tours.
The choice of accommodation in the city is vast. Choices range from fantastic high end, superior hotels and spas, luxury apartment style city lets, budget hotels and hostels. Most of the accommodation is city centre based, yet there are others closer to the airport and motorways. You may find that the draw of being in the hub is the city centre equips you with more sight seeing, dining and entertainment options. Wherever you choose to be based, we can collect you from your doorstep to start one of our tours from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye.
Alongside Edinburgh Castle, there are so many places you could explore during your stay. We would highly recommend taking a with us, either on foot or on our comfortable mini coach if you prefer. We can factor in your sightseeing choices before setting off our one of our tours from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye.
The journey from Edinburgh to Skye is a story book unfolding. Within a short distance we will be passing the Kelpies and then reaching Stirling Castle. The historical past will become more relevant as we hear facts about the Scottish Wars of independence, The Stuart Dynasty, Mary Queen of Scots and as we venture toward the home of Braveheart. During our tours from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye, we will learn more about our royal dynasty and battles as we delve deeper into the regions where many key historical events took place.
Soon after Stirling Castle we will be close to one of the key locations used I the filming of the Outlander series. Dounce Castle is one the key locations used in this series – but also the filming of a Monty Python’s Holy Grail. We’ll stop in front of Doune Castle and be able to take some pictures before recommencing our Tour from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye.
Now that we have entered the Loch Lomond and Trossachs national park, you may notice the landscape of Scotland changing quite markedly. The roads will be more winding and we will be passing more hills, glens and Lochside’s. We will soon be accustomed to this type of route as we journey further on our tour from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye.
The adventure has well and truly commenced as we hear further north and cross over the Highland boundary line soon after the pretty town of Callander. This is a good place to set down for a leg stretch and reach facilities on our tour from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye.
Some of the main highlights we are going to encounter on our tour from the Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye include the following: Glencoe, Glenfinnan viaduct (Harry Potter bridge), Portree, Fairy Pools, Cuillin mountains, Kilt Rock, the Quarraing, Loch Ness and Inverness.
By spending much time in Edinburgh, the Highlands and Isle of Skye, you will have the chance to see much of the iconic landmarks in Scotland which make it such a remarkable destination to experience.