Circular Tour of Scotland
Highlights include Stirling Castle, Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Glen Coe, Fort William, Isle of Skye, Loch Ness, Inverness, Cairngorm National Park.

Day 1: Pick up at Edinburgh. We head north to visit the mighty Stirling Castle and see the amazing William Wallace Monument. We would then head north through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park into the West Highlands through the desolate Rannoch Moor and by Glen Etive to admire the simply stunning Glen Coe. Continuing north over Loch Linnhe at Ballachulish we arrive at Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis (Britain's highest mountain), which would be a good place to stop for the night and has a variety of different accommodation to choose from. A slight detour up Glen Nevis to see the settings for Mel Gibson's Braveheart which was filmed in the area (as well as Liam Neeson's "Rob Roy"). Inverlochy Castle is interesting ruin to explore in the area.

Day 2: We take the the stunning Glenfinnan road to see the amazing Glenfinnan monument and viaduct (which was used in the Harry Potter films).This road continues along the same route as the West Highland Railway line, arriving in the small port of Mallaig. We then take the spectacular ferry journey through the Sound of Sleat and arrive on the Isle of Skye at Armadale. We explore the Isle of Skye and see the wild mountains that dominate the island before heading to the colourful and picturesque capital of Skye, Portree, and seeing the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock (a spectacular rock formation). Night in Portree.

Day 3: More time to see the stunning Isle of Skye and it's rugged scenery. Talisker is the islands famous single malt whisky and you can tour the distillery and try a wee dram. Dunvegan Castle on the north of the island is the oldest inhabited castle in Britain and well worth a visit.  Or perhaps head down the breath-taking road to Elgol. We would then head off the island via the SKye Bridge and through the highlands before reaching Loch Ness for a chance to perhaps view it's famous monster! (Castle Urquhart is a popular viewing point). Head to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness for a tour around, with the castle having the best views of this small city before spending a night in the town.

Day 4: Leave Inverness and head west to visit Culloden Moor, Britain's last battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlie finally lost the Jacobite cause in the battle of 1746. Nearby are the mystical Clava Cairns, which date back to 2000BC. Then travel south through the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park to Dunkeld for a wander around this picturesque conservation village with a medieval cathedral and Georgian Bridge on the River Tay. Britain's tallest tree is nearby in a gorge which is delightful walk. Continuing south we could perhaps stop at Loch Leven and take the small boat journey to the island prison in the middle of the loch who's last inmate was Mary Queen of Scots. Then back to Edinburgh or wherever you are based.

The view from the Clachaig Inn
Sunset over skye
Eilean Donan Castle
Buachaille Etive Mhor
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