A five-stop guided tour of Great Britain
By Kathryn Beeson
16 July 2019
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With its undulating landscapes, picturesque villages and rare wildlife, the Isle of Mull is a popular destination for any visitor to Scotland. Standing in the Inner Hebrides just off the mainland's west coast, the island is one of Britain's largest and most famous.
One of the Isle of Mull's most popular attractions is undoubtedly Duart Castle, the ancestral home of the Maclean Clan. The castle originally dates back to the 13th century, and was the principal base for the Isle of Mull's seaborn power for hundreds of years. Duart was allowed to fall into disrepair amid ownership struggles between the Macleans and the Dukes of nearby Argyll, but thankfully these issues were resolved in the late 19th century and the castle has since been beautifully preserved.
Occupying a superb position overlooking Loch Don, the castle and its beauty have not gone unnoticed by film makers. Duart has featured in a number of film and television productions, perhaps the most famous of these being the Sean Connery film 'Entrapment'. Today the castle is open to the public, with exhibitions in its stately rooms and even its dungeons, as well as an opportunity to admire the views from the top of the keep.
Majestic lochs and glens lie in wait as we cross Edinburgh and the Highlands, making visits to historic castles and the Isle of Mull. We travel through the West Highlands and Cairngorms on a fabulous holiday which climaxes with a 'Scottish Evening' on Edinburgh's stately Royal Mile.… see more
9 days from £1,295 ppView tour details >
This fantastic five-night cruise through the heart of the Highlands begins with a night in Edinburgh before we board our ship for a journey through the rugged coastline of Scotland's west coast to the unspoilt beauty of the Isle of Mull, up Neptune's Staircase, along the Caledonian Canal and across Loch Ness.… see more
7 days from £1,595 ppView tour details >
Discover the incredibly picturesque Western Highlands and the rugged, breathtaking coastal islands which lie off Scotland's western coast. This tour takes us on some of the world's most scenic railway journeys as part of a truly memorable exploration of the Highlands.… see more
8 days from £1,245 ppView tour details >
After travelling on the incredibly scenic Kyle Line Railway, we explore the rugged Scottish Highlands on a voyage that takes us up Neptune's Staircase, along the Caledonian Canal and passes the glorious islands and idyllic scenery of the Inner Hebrides.… see more
9 days from £2,395 ppView tour details >