Day Tour of the West of Skye


From Inverness we follow Loch Ness past Urquhart Castle and Eileen Donan Castle
with short photo stops at each then cross the Skye Bridge
to Slagachan Bridge for lunch at the Hotel with amazing views of the Cuillins.
We then head north to the Talisker Distillery for a Tour and Tasting.
We then continue on to Dunvegan Castle to visit the Castle and Gardens.
After the visit we continue to Portree capital of Skye for a photo stop,
then cross the Skye Bridge to Plockton with its micro climate, along Loch Carron
and through Forests and Glens to Beauly and back to Inverness.


Urquart Castle

Eileen Donan Castle

Skye Bridge
From Inverness we follow Loch Ness past Urquhart and Eilean Donan Castles,
with photo stops, accross the Skye Bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh to Slagachan Bridge for lunch at the Hotel with its amazing views of the Cuillins .

Loch Ainort and Scalpay

The Cuillins from Slagachan Bridge

The Cuillins from Talisker

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We head north to the Talisker Distillery (the only distillery on Skye) for a Tour and Tasting.
We then continue to Dunvegan Castle to visit the Castleand Gardens.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Gardens

The Cuillins from Portree

After visiting the castle and gardens, we follow the west coast south and then east
and back accross the bridge to Plockton with its micro-climate.

Plockton

Loch Carron

Beauly Priory

From Plockton we take the the road up Glen Carron beside Loch Carron,
through Ledgowan Forest to Beauly and back to Inverness

Suggested Route

Distance - 263.9 miles, 11 hr 10 min total driving time


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09.00 Dep. from Inverness - Arr. at Urquart Castle 9.35, (Photo Stop 15mins)
09.50 Dep. from Urquhart - Arr. at Eileen Donan Castle 11.05, (Photo Stop 15mins)
11.20 Dep. from Eileen Donan - Arr. at Sligachan Bridge 12.10,(Lunch & Photo Stop 1 hr 20 mins)
13.30 Dep. from Sligachan Bridge Hotel - Arr. atTalisker Distillery 13.45 (Photo Stop & Visit 1 hr) 14.45 Dep. from Talisker - Arr. at Dunvegan Castle 15.25,(Photo Stop & Visit 1 hr)
16.25 Dep. from Dunvegan - Arr. at Portree 16.00 , (Photo Stop 15 mins)
16.15 Dep. from Portree - Arr. at Plockton 16.30 , (photo stop)
16.45 Dep. from Plockton - Arr. at Beauly 18.25 , (photo stop)
18.45 Dep. from Beauly - Arr. at Inverness 19.10

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