SPEYSIDE & THE BLACK ISLE

 

7 days   £590
Sun 18th – Sat 24th July 2021
Single Room Supplement £90


Speyside is known as the 'Garden of the North' and the Moray Coastline is sometimes referred to as the 'Scottish Riviera'.  The Northern Highlands also provides the finest scenery, complimented by wonders of engineering such as the the Caledonian Canal and the Kessock Bridge. Our base, Grantown-on-Spey, is on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park, a centre for the linen trade dating to the 18th century. Half board accomodation is at the Craiglynne Hotel. It is situated in its own gardens providing pleasant views in all directions. All rooms are en-suite and feature tea/coffee making facilities, televisions and telephones. There is free Wifi in the public areas.

 

 

Provisional Itinerary: 

Day 1: Early morning departure from the West Midlands. With breaks in Cheshire, at Gretna Green and near Perth, we arrive at Grantown-on-Spey around 6pm.

Day 2: A leisurely excursion. We head northeast towards the Spa town of Strathpeffer and Ullapool. We then return directly to the hotel.

Day 3: Full day excursion. A circular tour via Spean Bridge to Fort Augustus where there will be an opportunity to enjoy a boat cruise on Loch Ness. We then continue to along the western banks of Loch Ness on our journey back to the hotel.

Day 4: A leisurely excursion to the Black Isle. Returning mid-afternoon.

Day 5: At leisure in Grantown-on-Spey, or take a bus to one of the nearby distilleries or, further afield, to Inverness.

Day 6: Late morning departure. Initially we follow the Spey before turning north towards the cathedral city of Elgin. We then continue to the coastal town of Lossiemouth before returning to the hotel

Day 7: Return to the Midlands.