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The Historic Highlands of Scotland

The Historic Highlands of Scotland

It’s not a mystery that Scotland features some of the most stunning sceneries that can be found throughout the UK. Relax and unwind as we enjoy a ferry towards The Isle of Mull, excursions to Duart Castle, free time in Oban and Fort William and much more…

 

The Historic Highlands of Scotland

 

Day 1 

Preston is a historic city well-known for its markets,

fine art exhibitions and laid back atmosphere.

It is here where we will find the Marriott Preston ****

a converted Victorian manor house which boasts 11 acres of grounds.

Guests can enjoy fine dining in the restaurant and casual lounge bar, a swimming pool,

steam room and sauna. The hotel has a lift.

 

Day 2 

Awake to continue travels towards the town of Oban, Scotland,

which features such sites as McCaig’s Tower and the ancient ruins of Dunollie Castle.

The Columba Hotel *** is our next stop, nestled gracefully on the North Pier

which overlooks the relaxed Oban Bay.

This hotel will be our home for the next four nights.

The hotel has a lift.

 

 

Day 3 

The day is yours for the taking, even the most seasoned tourists know

that the best part of any holiday is waking up at your own pace,

which is exactly what you can do as we enjoy a day at leisure in the town of Oban.

For those feeling more adventurous, there’s plenty to do in the local area,

perhaps you may take a leisurely walk towards St. Columba’s Cathedral,

this Roman Catholic Cathedral was built in 1959

and boasts brilliant views across Oban Bay.

Venturing a little further from the Cathedral, you will find the infamous Dog Stone.

Legend has spoke of this stone as where Celtic warrior Fionn MacCumhail

would chain his massive dog, Bran.

The locals say you can still hear the dogs faint howls.

 

 

Day 4 

Feeling refreshed, today we will enjoy a ferry to the Isle of Mull,

well-known for its expansive wildlife encounters, keep your eyes peeled for Eagles,

Seals, Red Deer and even Whales.

Visit Duart Castle, dating back to the 14th Century

this castle is the seat of the ancient Clan MacLean.

There will be plenty of time to enjoy both the interior

and exterior of this impressive landmark,

all before returning to Oban to relax at our hotel.

 

 

Day 5 

The town of Fort William awaits as we travel north towards the Scottish Highlands,

arriving at the Nevis Range Mountain Gondola,

where we can enjoy a scenic ride up the UK’s only Mountain Gondola.

Once you’ve reached the top of the mountain there will be fantastic

photo opportunities of the rugged Scottish Highlands.

 

 

Next, we will indulge in a 2 course lunch at the Aonach Mor restaurant.

After lunch we will return to Fort William where there will be time

to explore this bustling town which enjoys views across Loch Linnhe.

 

 

Day 6 

Depart Oban where we will head back to our overnight hotel at

Marriott Preston **** with the memories of Scotland still fresh in our minds.

 

Day 7 

Continue our travels towards the South West and surrounding areas.

What’s included in this Diamond Tour…

 

• Day at leisure in Oban.

• Return ferry to the Isle of Mull, with an excursion to Duart Castle.

• Trip on the Nevis Range Mountain Gondola.

• 2 course lunch at the Aonach Mor Restaurant.

• Visit to Fort William.

• Excursions as detailed.

• 6 nights hotel stay on half board.

• Door-to-door travel.

 

 

 

The Columba Hotel

Oban ***

Overlooking Oban Bay, this seafront hotel features many amenities that guests

have come to expect from hotels including tea and coffee making facilities,

free Wi-Fi and flat screen TVs.

Guests can enjoy dining in their sea view Victorian restaurant

which serves traditional Scottish cuisine.

The hotel has a lift.

 

 

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