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How to use this folder This folder is full of information on the best places to visit in this area. At the front you will find a map of the area and listings of local attractions, followed by leaflets arranged by category on all the things to see and do in this region For information on attractions further afield, have a look at the national map and ‘Things to See and Do in the Rest of Scotland’ listing at the centre of this folder. This is followed by leaflets on other attractions, many of which may be within easy reach of where you are staying.

Ce dossier contient une multitude d’informations sur les meilleurs endroits à visiter. Merci de laisser ces documents à la disposition de nos futurs visiteurs. Nous vous souhaitons un excellent séjour et espérons vous revoir bientôt ici en Ecosse. www.bienvenueenecosse.com In dieser Mappe finden Sie viele Informationen über die wichtigsten Ausflugsziele und Aktivitäten. Im Interesse anderer Gäste möchten wir Sie bitten, die Mappe nicht aus dem Zimmer zu entfernen. Wir wünschen Ihnen einen angenehmen Aufenthalt in Schottland und hoffen, daß Sie uns bald wieder besuchen werden. www.willkommeninschottland.com Questo raccoglitore e’ pieno di informazioni sui posti migliori da visitare. Siete pregati di lasciare qui il volantino per ospiti futuri. Grazie. Vi auguriamo una splendida permanenza, e ritornare ancora in Scozia.

Front cover photographs - Bidean Nam Bian, Glencoe; Mountain Biking at Nevis Range; Glenfinnan Monument; Ice Climbing at the Ice Factor.


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Things to See and Do in Fort William and Lochaber

Leaflets for many of the attractions in Fort William and Lochaber can be found directly after this page. Locations are shown on the map opposite. (NTS) National Trust for Scotland; (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland Ballachulish

1 The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum 6 Crafts & Things, Glencoe l l World famous self-service restaurant, licensed 70 seater Coffee Shop with delicious food, with good home-made food. Specialist shops for outdoor clothing, whisky, food & gifts. Petrol station. See leaflet for more details. Tel: 01838 400271. FK20 8RY

12 Ben Nevis Highland Centre l Fort William. Sitting at the end of the original

and home baking. Craft Shop, Clothes Shop and Gallery. “Outstanding” – Eat Scotland. Recommended in “Scotland the Best”. T: 01855 811325. www.craftsandthings.co.uk

West Highland Way. Great choice of outdoor clothing, knitwear and gifts. Coffee shop and extensive whisky shop with free daily tastings. Open every day. Tel: 01397 704244. PH33 6PF

13 The Jacobite Steam Train l Fort William to Mallaig (return). Voted “The

world’s greatest railway journey” for four years in succession by Wanderlust Magazine. Runs: Monday to Friday (weekends in high season) May - October. Departing 10.15 and 14.30.

2 Cruachan Visitor Centre l Discover the secrets of the hollow mountain

and the world’s first reversible pumped storage station. Guided tours, Exhibition, Gift Shop, Cafe, and Childrens’ Play Area. PA33 1AN Tel: 01866 822618. www.visitcruachan.co.uk

14 Nevis Range Mountain Gondola l All seasons attraction, scenic ride to 650m

7 Glencoe Activities l Segway glides, with Glencoe Activities. Enjoy

over 20 fun family activities, set around Glencoe’s spectacular loch. From fast boat rides to golf, to canyoning! Tel: 01855 413205. www.GlencoeActivities.com

3 Glencoe Mountain Resort 8 Segway with Glencoe Activities l l Mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, sledging, Experience the wonder of “gliding” on a summer tubing, chairlift rides, walking, climbing, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife, microlodge accommodation & great home cooked food. T: 01855 851226. www.glencoemountain.co.uk

Segway! Guided tours on the stunning Dragon’s Tooth Estate, plus 20 other fun, family activities around the loch at Glencoe. 01855 413205 Book online www.GlencoeActivities.com

beside Ben Nevis. Mountain walks, restaurant & bar, excellent mountain biking & winter ski area, ropes courses, tubing slide. Open daily 9/10am - 5/6pm (closed mid Nov-mid Dec). 01397 705825. PH33 6SQ nevisrange.co.uk

15 Spean Bridge Mill l Weaving demonstrations. Knitwear, outdoor

clothing, food & gifts. Whisky shop with free tastings. Clan Tartan shop. Coffee Shop. Open every day. Tel: 01397 712260. PH34 4EP

16 Quad Bike Tours l Quad biking, target sports and 4x4 experiences set in 50,000 acres of private Highland Estate. Mountain tracks, forest, waterfalls, & castles. Tel: 01528 544358. www.quadbiketours.co.uk

4 Glencoe and Dalness (NTS) l Spectacular mountain scenery and some of

the finest walking and climbing country in the Highlands. Visitor Centre open all year. Tel: 01855 811307. www.nts.org.uk PH49 4HX

9 The Corran l A new exciting dining option in Lochaber

offering breathtaking views over Loch Linnhe and the Corran Ferry to Ardgour. All day food, great coffee & homebaking and friendly service. T: 01855 821 383. www.thecorran.net Corran Ferry, Onich, PH33 6SE

5 Ice Factor l 10 Forests of Lochaber (FCS) Ice, Rock, Air, Pure Adventure at the National l Explore some of Highland Scotland’s most Ice Climbing Centre. Climb the world’s biggest indoor ice wall & some of the UK’s top rock walls. Rock & ice climbing lessons available daily. No experience required. Cafe, bar & shop. Tel: 01855 831100. www.ice-factor.co.uk

dramatic scenery. Visit the Great Glen for world class biking & walking trails or have a flutter at Allt Mhuic Butterfly Reserve. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

11 Ben Nevis Visitor Centre l The Ben Nevis Visitor Centre provides

information on walking and the local area and stocks maps and souvenirs. http://hlh.scot/hlhnevis

For prices, opening times and special offers download the

17 Active Highs l Active Highs are a fun & friendly multi activity

and adventure centre that offer white water rafting, canyoning, canoe & kayak trips, gorge walking and more. Web: www.activehighs.co.uk E: info@activehighs.co.uk T: 01809 501459 or 07867 895354.

18 Clyde Cruises l Short sailings on the world famous Caledonian

Canal. Sail through working locks and gates and keep your eyes peeled for deer, otters and eagles! Top Lock of Neptune’s Staircaise, Banavie PH33 7LY. T: 01475 722 204. www.clydecruises.com E: info@clydecruises.com

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19 Snowgoose Mountain Centre l Adventure breaks, courses & guiding. Try

23 Arisaig Marine - MV Sheerwater 29 AquaXplore & Island Cruiser l l Island & Wildlife Cruises from the picturesque Exhilarating wildlife and sightseeing adventures

20 Treasures Of The Earth l PH33 7JL. One family’s amazing collection of

24 Traigh Golf Course l Play golf on the most westerly course on

kayaking & canoeing on lochs, river & sea, dinghy sailing, high mountain walking, summer & winter climbing. Paddlesports gear hire. PH33 7JH Tel: 01397 772467. www.highlandactivitybreaks.co.uk

beautiful crystals, rare gemstones and ancient fossils collected from around the world. A real eye-opener! Tel: 01397 772283. www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.co.uk

village of Arisaig. Explore the islands of Eigg, Muck & Rum. Regular close sightings of Minke Whales, Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Seals and much more... Tel: 01687 450224. PH39 4NH www.arisaig.co.uk

to the remote Small Isles. Regular sightings: whales, dolphins, sharks, puffins, eagles, seals. Fantastic value from £25. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

30 Duncan House Fine Jewellery l Gallery and workshop

the British mainland – “probably the most beautifully sited nine-hole course in the world...” PH39 4NT Tel: 01687 450337. www.traighgolf.co.uk

25 Ragamuffin: On the pier@Armadale l Wonderful knitwear • beautiful clothes • gorgeous gifts. Summer 9am - 6pm 7 days. Winter Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm (Sundays closed January & February). Tel: 01471 844217.

Viaduct. Monument to the final Jacobite Rising. An exhibition in the Visitor Centre tells the story of the ’45 and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Cafe and picnic area. Open Apr - Oct. Tel: 01397 722250. www.nts.org.uk PH37 4LT

32 Isle of Skye Ferry l A great day out! Take the original ferry

Armadale Castle and Museum of the Isles. Gift Shops and Restaurant. Open 7 days April October 9:30-5:30 (last entry 5pm). IV45 8RS. Tel: 01471 844305. www.clandonald.com

crossing to the Isle of Skye for your chance to see eagles, otters, seals and dolphins. No need to book. Open Easter to mid October.

33 Seaprobe Atlantis l Voted ‘Best Wildlife Experience in UK’, Daily

Telegraph. All the Scenery & Wildlife, above & below the waves. Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Otters, Seabirds, WWII Shipwreck, Fish, Jellyfish & more. Kyle of Lochalsh, IV40 8AE T: 01471 822 716. www.seaprobeatlantis.com

22 The Prince’s House Hotel l The Prince’s House Hotel, casual dining in

the Stage House Bistro or fine dining in our restaurant. Seasonal, fresh, local produce always on the menu. Glenfinnan PH37 4LT. Tel: 01397 722246. www.glenfinnan.co.uk

31 Cafesia l Freshly made Scottish-Italian cuisine including

wood fired pizza, speciality wines and cocktails and our own artisan drum fired coffees, roasted in-house. Tel 01471 822616. Ford Road, Broadford, IV49 9AB. Facebook: Cafesiaskye www.cafesia.co.uk

26 Clan Donald Skye l Visit our 40 acre Woodland Garden, ruins of 21 Glenfinnan Monument (NTS) l At head of Loch Shiel, with views of Glenfinnan

Outstanding jewellery and knives by Garth Duncan artist and master goldsmith. Original designs handmade by Garth here in his shop on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Tel: 01471 866 366. www.duncan-house.com

27 Duisdale House Hotel & Restaurant l 2 AA Rosette Restaurant perfect for evening dining - light snacks, lunches and traditional afternoon teas - modern Scottish cuisine. Private luxury yacht offering daily sailing April to September. www.duisdale.com Tel: 01471 833202.

28 Bella Jane Boat Trips l Experience the Unforgettable. Loch Coruisk,

34 Cruise Loch Ness l Explore the world famous Loch Ness. Daily

the seals, the dramatic Cuillins with Skye’s premier classic boat trip. Trips from £16(1.5hr), £22(3hr). Choice of time ashore. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

departures from Fort Augustus with a variety of tours from 1 hour cruises to 90 min exhilarating fast RIB trips, we have something for every age and budget. Sat Nav: PH32 4BD Tel: 01320 366277. www.cruiselochness.com

35 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant l Good highland Food, served by our friendly

Jacobite Steam Train

For prices, opening times and special offers download the

staff in our Restaurant and An Award-winning Whisky Selection, Locally Brewed Beers and Scottish Craft Gins and Spirits in our Café Bar. Dinner Bookings Essential. Tel. 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

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Family Fun There is no shortage of family fun in this region that prides itself as being the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’. You’ll find plenty of options to go kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, canyoning and even ice-climbing, with all operators catering for families. Nevis Range has some world-class mountain bike trails, plus all abilities tracks through the forest and a spectacular high wire adventure course.

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To the west, along the coast from Arisaig you’ll discover some of the most entrancing beaches in the British Isles, one with the whitest of sands. If the water here is too cold for swimming, try the Lochaber Leisure Pool in Fort William. For a unique experience, with strong Harry Potter connections, take the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort William to Mallaig or visit Treasures of the Earth, a glittering array of gemstones, giant crystals and fossils. If you want something more active, try a round at one of the family friendly golf courses or catch a fish at a trout fishery.

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VISIT THE MULTI-AWARD WINNING NATIONAL CENTRE FOR ICE CLIMBING IN KINLOCHLEVEN


adventures with Ice Factor! • Experience Ice Climbing - Taster session for ages 12+

• Learn Ice Climbing - Instructed courses daily

• Learn how to use crampons & ice axes, knot skills, belay skills & coaching on Grade Ill/IV Ice

vertigo of our challenging aerial adventure course! A gut swooping adrenaline rush as you are winched 50 ft in the air then swung out

nearly 100 ft - absolutely utterly awesome.

Suitable for ages 8+. Minimum height 120cm.

amazing views of the Mamore • Gourmet coffee & a fantastic cake selection • Snacks, lunches & family friendly menus

Climb where some of the worlds top climbers practise! • Experience Rock Climbing - Taster sessions daily for ages 8+ (free soft play for younger guests) • Learn Rock Climbing & Abseiling

• Learn how to tie climbers knots, belay skills and coaching on walls featuring slabs, corners, lay-back cracks, overhangs and multi-pitch training stances - perfect for young climbers or beginners

• Free soft play area for younger visitors

• Browse our outdoor shop - great range of camping and climbing equipment, crafts, gifts, books and postcards

Enjoy a night of entertainment in Chillers Bar & Grill. • Regular live music

• Wood burning stove From our base in Kinlochleven, we are at

the epi-centre of British Mountaineering, with an enormous variety of world class

climbing in the immediate area. All

specialist equipment is available to hire (boots, crampons and

• Local Real Ales

• Fresh Cooked Scottish Food • Hill Walkers Welcome


Nevis Range Fort William

OPEN daily 10am-5pm, Jul & Aug 9.30am-6pm Nevis Range is closed for annual maintenance mid Nov- mid Dec and entry is by event ticket only on 3 – 4 June 2017. All operations weather dependant.

Situated in the midst of some of the world’s most beautiful and ancient landscapes, just a stone’s throw from Ben Nevis. Event Summer Ceilidh Nights Enjoy your meal amidst breathtaking highland scenery whilst watching amazing summer sunsets, then dance all night to live Scottish music. Book in advance as spaces limited.

ZoomTrax A 40m slide on large inflatable rings located just outside the gondola top station and, best of all, it's FREE. Young children must be supervised. Open in summer months.

Mountain Biking Biking for all abilities on the Witch’s Trails all year round including green and blue cross country trails. From May – Sep riders can take vehicle uplift for lower trails or the gondola to access the World Cup downhill and Red Giant XC. Bike School offers guiding and coaching, call to book. Bike Hire on site during summer.

Gift Shop

The Mountain Gondola

Spectators are welcome at the Mountain Bike World Cup 3 – 4 June 2017, when access to the Nevis Range site is by event ticket only. Our website lists other events throughout the year.

The UK’s only mountain gondola transports visitors effortlessly from 100m to 650m on the beautiful slopes of Aonach Mor, the eighth highest mountain in Britain. The journey takes 12-15 minutes each way and each gondola holds up to 6 people.

Mountain Walks

High Wire Adventure

Over 25 miles of forest trails at Nevis Range to explore with the stunning backdrop of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

Great fun for everyone from children to adventurous adults on our series of high ropes courses built on poles and in the forest. Book in advance online or by phone. Open in summer months.

Mountain Discovery Centre Visit the Centre during the summer months to find out more about the wildlife, mountain habitat and landscape that surrounds us.

Children’s Parties

Two footpaths to panoramic view points, accessed from the top of the gondola.

Forest Walks

Dining at Nevis Range A warm and friendly welcome awaits you in the Snowgoose restaurant & bar at 650m, and the Pinemarten cafe bar at the base. Delicious home cooking and fresh baking made from locally sourced produce, and local whiskies and beers in the bars.

Children’s Play Area Weddings

How to get here: Nevis Range is 7 miles north of Fort William on the A82 to Inverness. A bus service runs from Fort William to Nevis Range or you can walk or cycle along the purpose built pathway. Fort William is 2.5 hours north of Glasgow and 1.5 hours south of Inverness on the A82. For those travelling from the east, there are several routes from the A9. Train and coach services operate from Edinburgh & Glasgow, and a train service & sleeper from London to Fort William.

Nevis Range, Fort William, Scotland, PH33 6SQ 01397 705825 • nevisrange.co.uk • mobile site info@nevisrange.co.uk


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SLEDGE, SKI & SNOWBOARD

Visit Scotland’s rea highest snowsports a • Friendly Snowsports School • Snowsports Equipment Hire ts • Gondola accessed snowspor aurant and bar • Beginners area near to rest • Terrain park features ck Corries • Backcountry skiing in the Ba

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For skiers & snowboarders at all levels from beginner to expert. Group or private lessons with qualified instructors every morning & afternoon. Beginner packages offer a great value introduction to snowsports. Back Corrie and other advanced workshops. Advanced booking advised or ask onsite for last minute availability.

We’re closer than you think Nevis Range is 7 miles north of Fort William on the A82 to Inverness. A bus service runs from Fort William to Nevis Range or you can walk or cycle along the purpose built pathway. Fort William is 2.5 hours north of Glasgow and 1.5 hours south of Inverness on the A82. For those travelling from the east, there are several routes from the A9. Train and coach services operate from Edinburgh & Glasgow, and a train service & sleeper from London to Fort William.

Nevis Range, Fort William, Scotland, PH33 6SQ 01397 705825 • nevisrange.co.uk • mobile site info@nevisrange.co.uk


www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

Fort William

Award winning attraction

Gemstones | Crystals | Fossils | Gift Shop | jewellery | Online Store

Featuring one of Europe’s finest private collections of priceless gemstones, crystals

Fort William

Gemstones | Crystals | Fossils | Gift Shop | jewellery | Online Store

WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND November - February 10am - 4pm March - May, June, September & October 10am - 5pm July & August 9.30am - 6pm *January times may vary, please call to check before you visit.

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

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Corpach, by Fort William PH33 7JL | Call. 01397 772283

Corpach, by Fort William PH33 7JL | Call. 01397 772283

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

and fossils, housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns and mining scenes.


www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

A Unique Collection IN A DYNAMIC SETTING

See towering crystal geodes, ancient fossils over 1/2 Billion years old, Rubies,

Learn about the largest Gold Nugget ever discovered and the history of the

Diamonds and Emeralds, and follow the tunnel to the Mysterious Ultraviolet Cave

Scottish Gold Rush. Explore our stunning collection of Fossils which even

where crystals magically change colour and glow in the dark.

includes some Dinosaur poo! Enter the cave which makes crystals magically

All housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns & mining scenes.

Fort William

change colour and glow in the Ultraviolet light.

You can touch the towering amethyst geodes, some of which are over 7 feet tall and were formed more than 200 million years ago deep within the Earth.

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

Our shop carries a wide range of gifts, jewellery, fossils, crystals, toys and more.

Fort William

A Unique Collection IN A DYNAMIC SETTING


www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

A Unique Collection IN A DYNAMIC SETTING

See towering crystal geodes, ancient fossils over 1/2 Billion years old, Rubies,

Learn about the largest Gold Nugget ever discovered and the history of the

Diamonds and Emeralds, and follow the tunnel to the Mysterious Ultraviolet Cave

Scottish Gold Rush. Explore our stunning collection of Fossils which even

where crystals magically change colour and glow in the dark.

includes some Dinosaur poo! Enter the cave which makes crystals magically

All housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns & mining scenes.

Fort William

change colour and glow in the Ultraviolet light.

You can touch the towering amethyst geodes, some of which are over 7 feet tall and were formed more than 200 million years ago deep within the Earth.

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

Our shop carries a wide range of gifts, jewellery, fossils, crystals, toys and more.

Fort William

A Unique Collection IN A DYNAMIC SETTING


www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

Fort William

Award winning attraction

Gemstones | Crystals | Fossils | Gift Shop | jewellery | Online Store

Featuring one of Europe’s finest private collections of priceless gemstones, crystals

Fort William

Gemstones | Crystals | Fossils | Gift Shop | jewellery | Online Store

WE ARE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND November - February 10am - 4pm March - May, June, September & October 10am - 5pm July & August 9.30am - 6pm *January times may vary, please call to check before you visit.

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

Corpach, by Fort William PH33 7JL | Call. 01397 772283

Corpach, by Fort William PH33 7JL | Call. 01397 772283

www.treasuresoftheearth.co.uk

and fossils, housed in an atmospheric simulation of caves, caverns and mining scenes.


Whisky Distilleries


Whisky Distilleries Whisky lover or total newbie - everyone should visit a whisky distillery at least once for a genuine centuries old experience. Argyll and Lochaber has plenty of famous Malt Whisky distilleries ready to welcome you and share their secrets. Distilleries Islay and its seven long established distilleries and distinctive peated whiskies is a magnet for malt whisky connoisseurs. Easier to reach is the Oban Distillery. Established in 1794, it is right in the middle of town. Even older is the Tobermory Distillery, on the Isle of Mull, established in 1778. Further north, just outside Fort William is the long established Ben Nevis Distillery with its single malt ‘The Dew of Ben Nevis’. Wort, Washbacks and Stills Malt whisky distilleries offer a variety of behind-thescenes tours. They will let you experience the processes that have to be gone through before a grain of barley is converted into a drop of malt whisky.

Distillery Shops Most distilleries have excellent shops where you can buy a range of their single malts of varying ages, many of them unobtainable elsewhere. Some distilleries even bottle rare single cask whiskies.

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Great Golf With high mountains in all directions this is not the place you might expect to find good golf courses. Yet just below Ben Nevis is Fort William Golf Club, an 18 hole heathland course, with many challenging holes and spectacular views of the Ben. Just to the east is the testing nine hole Spean Bridge course. A short distance to the south of Fort William, on the shores of Loch Linnhe, is the immaculate nine hole Dragon’s Tooth course. For the ultimate golfing experience you need to head west to Arisaig and the Traigh Golf Course – the most westerly golf course on the UK mainland. Overlooking gleaming white beaches, with wonderful views out to the islands of Eigg, Rum and Skye, this charming course has justifiably been described as ‘Probably the most beautifully sited nine hole course in the world’. All courses welcome visitors with many offering online booking. Some will require a handicap certificate. Others

are more family-friendly, where beginners are welcome and you can just turn up, pay and play.

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Traigh Golf Course

• Set among some of the most beautiful scenery in the West Highlands • Clubs are available to hire

• Golf balls, tees, gloves and hot food are on sale at the Clubhouse Directions to Traigh (pronounced “try”): take the A830 to Arisaig, then follow the coastal road (B8008) 1.8 miles north. Park across the road from the white clubhouse.

Clubhouse opening times: 10 am to 6 pm. Day, 3-day and 5day tickets are available. To be sure of a particular tee-off time, call or email the clubhouse. Otherwise advanced booking is only required on Sunday afternoons or for parties of over 10.

Traigh Golf Course, Arisaig, Inverness-shire, PH39 4NT. Tel: 01687 450 337 info@traighgolf.co.uk www.traighgolf.co.uk


Golf & beach for all the family • Stunning white sandy beaches beside the course • Safe paddling and swimming in shallow bays • The coastal walk to the North passes seven other large white sandy beaches • Camusdarach, the famous “Local Hero” beach, is 1.5 miles north by car or on foot • Ice creams, drinks, snacks and toilets at the clubhouse

The history of golf at Traigh Golf has been played at Traigh since about 1900, but it was originally a private course, only for the use of the owners and their friends! The old layout was very cramped – in fact several fairways crossed over each other. Golfers had to share the ground with dairy cows up until the 1990s, and the cows were kept off the greens with fencing wire. This all changed in 1993 when the owner and golf enthusiast, Jack Shaw Stewart, invited the well-known Scottish golf architect, John Salvesen, to redesign the course. John had been Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Course of St. Andrews, and Chairman of the Championship Committee (responsible for The Open). He designed and improved

courses all over Britain and abroad, but he was especially proud of his work on the spectacular nine-hole course at Traigh. John used the natural contours of the hills that rise up from the beach (originally sand dunes) to create "a fair challenge to all levels of golfer – but a course that is great fun to play on, so that one wants to play it again". During the rebuilding of the course invaluable help and advice was provided by Jimmy MacDonald M.B.E, who was Head Greenkeeper at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Jimmy was a native of Arisaig, and knew the ground well.

Hamish and Jock were having a cup of coffee in the Traigh clubhouse. I’m no’ playing another round with Jimmy McKay”, says Jock, “he’s a cheat. This morning he lost his ball, and he found it just two feet from the green!” “Well, that’s possible,” says Hamish. “No’ when I had his ball in my pocket.”


Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology 2017 Delve into the past and discover Scotland’s stories... From World Heritage Sites to ancient monuments, listed buildings to historic battlefields, cultural traditions to our myths, stories, and legends, this year shines a spotlight on Scotland’s greatest assets and icons, as well as our hidden gems.

Discover a range of exciting events and activities during 2017 celebrating our traditional music, our storytelling, our worldrenowned historic collections and our heritage heroes.

If you’re looking for the true spirit of Scotland start your search at a VisitScotland iCentre in Fort William and Lochaber. Many are open all year round and can give you advice on where to go, what to see and do and even book accommodation and tickets for all kinds of events, activities and transport. Opening times can be checked at visitscotland.com/icentre FORT WILLIAM

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STRONTIAN (Strontian PH36 4HZ) OBAN (North Pier, Oban PA34 5QD)

CRAIGNURE (The Pier, Craignure PA65 6AY) FORT AUGUSTUS (The Car Park PH32 4DD) Open all year Seasonal

iKnow Scotland is a network of accredited VisitScotland partners, with excellent local expertise. Wherever you see the iKnow logo you can trust that you’ll receive excellent advice on how to get the most from your visit, with travel advice and insider tips about the must-see attractions in Fort William and Lochaber.

Quality Assurance Tourism businesses are inspected by the national tourist board, VisitScotland, and are graded on the quality of service and standard of facilities provided.


Eating & Drinking Fish and seafood from boats at Mallaig, beef and lamb from nearby farms, vegetables from local growers; just some of the delicious fare to be sampled in the area. Casual, superior dining that offers value is the name of the game. Dining options include hotels with traditionally styled restaurants, such as the Alexandra Hotel which has long been providing good old fashioned Scottish hospitality, while the former 1600s coaching inn, Prince’s House Hotel, offers the best of bar, bistro and restaurant cuisine.

Whether centrally located in Fort William or in a scenic rural setting, hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes extend a warm welcome. If touring, you are likely to come across some very individual establishments on your travels; try the Green Welly Stop in Tyndrum or Cafesia on the Isle of Skye.

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THE RESTAURANT The Art of Refreshment

The restaurant occupies one of the original parts of this charming old coaching inn with dark wood panelling and original paintings by Scottish and French artists. We offer a five course set menu here which makes extensive use of locally sourced seasonal produce. Our wine list features a wide range of new and old world vintages, with a house selection of around thirty wines under thirty pounds and an old world influenced fine wine section.

The restaurant menu is written daily with consideration for the produce available on the day, the number of guests booked and any dietary requirements. Our passion for fresh local produce coupled with a sensitive culinary style combine to create mouth-watering food that retains its natural flavours and textures. In recognition of the standard of food served here, the restaurant has held two AA Rosettes for many years and has won several awards including the prestigious Flavour of Scotland Thistle award. A recent example menu can be found on our website www.glenfinnan.co.uk. A reservation is essential for the restaurant, call us on 01397 722246 to book your table.

THE Prince’s House HOTEL, RESTAURANT & BAR

Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire PH37 4LT

Tel: 01397 722246

princeshouse@glenfinnan.co.uk www.glenfinnan.co.uk


The stage house BISTRO BAR

GLORIOUS FOOD FROM THE UNFORGETTABLE WEST HIGHLANDS The Stage House Bistro bar, a spacious room with a vaulted pine clad ceiling that overlooks the burn running adjacent to the hotel. Light and airy, it is the ideal place to go for informal dining or just to relax and enjoy a drink. The bar offers a selection of premium draught beers, bottled Scottish ales and an excellent range of single malt whiskies, spirits and soft drinks. It also features a traditional espresso machine for quality coffees, select teas and hot chocolate.

We are fortunate to be situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty with such a rich, natural larder in the sea, hills and lochs of the West Highlands. The Stage House Bistro blackboard menu makes the best use of the high quality seasonal produce available to us. Simply grilled meats and fish, vegetarian and lighter bistro style dishes feature here. We make all of our own soups, casseroles, terrines, hot-smoked salmon and duck. We home cure herring, bake our own bread daily and make all of our own ice creams and desserts.

We do not take table reservations for the Stage House Bistro. If there are four or more people in your party please call us on 01397 722246 in advance to confirm that we have space for you.

THE Prince’s House HOTEL, RESTAURANT & BAR

Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire PH37 4LT

Tel: 01397 722246

princeshouse@glenfinnan.co.uk www.glenfinnan.co.uk


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LOCHABER’S NEWEST HOTSPOT - THE CORRAN The Corran, overlooking Corran Ferry will be opening early spring 2017 and will offer locals & visitors alike a great new dining option with accommodation. With the modern feel of a New York loft blending with the rustic charm of a seaside Inn, The Corran will be a great space to unwind with friends over dinner & drinks, or a fantastic coffee spot whilst you’re waiting on the Ferry. We’ll be serving food & drink until late every day. The Corran will also have 5 funky urban bedrooms to choose from.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Corran in 2017! The Corran | Corran, Nr Fort William, PH33 6SE

www.thecorran.net

info@thecorran.net 01855 821 383


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Activities & Adventures There is a lot going on in Fort William & Lochaber to please outdoor enthusiasts. Choose from activities that are mountain, land or water based. Scale the heights, get on your bike or paddle a canoe! Cherry pick whatever floats your boat at Snowgoose Mountain Centre. In this environment you can take part in adventures that appeal to novices and serious practitioners alike. The more experienced will be attracted to options such as 5-day expeditions and outdoor skills training. For summer and winter fun, head for Glencoe Mountain Resort. This all-season centre has a diverse offering. Naturally the terrain is superb for all types of snowsports and mountaineering but biking, with trails to suit the casual or earnest cyclist, feature prominently. Walking too is a popular pursuit for those taking to the slopes outside of the winter months. With operations in Fort William and Aviemore, Quad Bike Tours is ideally placed to deliver fantastic off road quad biking and 4x4 drives across the Highlands. Covering acres of astonishing landscape, clients are guaranteed a memorable driving experience.

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Another leading outdoor activity provider, located on Loch Oich and The Caledonian Canal, is water specialists, Active Highs. Professional instructors will put you through your paces or patiently guide you on all grades of water activities for first timers, families and hardened adventurers. Experience the rapids, white water rafting or funyakking; try canyoning with the added buzz of abseiling and jumping off rocks or scramble around waterfalls in a gorge walking adventure. Canoe and kayak trips have a timeless appeal as does a gentler way to enjoy the river, on a rafting safari. If pony trekking is your thing, then the Highland Trekking and Trail Riding at Tomich is right up your street. Trek through peaceful, undisturbed countryside, spotting wildlife as you go – very memorable and just perfect for blowing away those cobwebs. Children will love being able to feed the onsite hens, ducks, rabbits and guinea pigs that are part of the extended animal family.

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Just 1 1/2 hours north of Glasgow, we are situated on the A82 north of Tyndrum and south of Glencoe village. SatNav - PH49 4HZ / Nearest railway station - Bridge of Orchy Buses - Citylink operates from Glasgow/Edinburgh to Glencoe village.

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Wildlife Watching Glen Nevis

Isle of Eigg

Ben Nevis, beside Fort William, tends to grab popular attention as the highest mountain in Britain and Ireland. But it’s worth aiming lower to appreciate the scene and the wildlife in Glen Nevis, to the south-west of the Big Ben. Go to the visitor centre (Ionad Nibheis: facilities) then take a gentle hike beside the River Nevis from the edge of town. Or if you’re game for a round-trip of several hours, go on to the upper glen. Here, the fine An Steall waterfall cascades into the river gorge beside old Scots pines, birch, rowan and holly trees.

In summer, watch for minke whales, common dolphins and porpoises surfacing on the sea crossing to Eigg. Before that, you could see common seals in the inshore waters of the Sound of Arisaig or guillemots and other seabirds feeding off Sleat in Skye. Ashore, visit Eigg’s excellent café and shop, then watch for grey heron and wading birds at the edge of nearby Kildonan Bay. In summer, the one road that runs up much of this community-owned island can be lined with butterfly orchids in the croft meadows at Cleadale. Famous sands at Laig Bay (a good otter spot) ‘sing’ through the squeaks of their grains.

Ancient oakwoods The native western oakwoods around Loch Sunart are some of the finest in the Highlands. One of the most accessible is at Ariundle, 2 miles north of Strontian, off the minor road to Polloch. Begin from the Airigh Fhionndail car park beyond a convenient tea room to enjoy many shades of green. Look for redstarts and chequered skipper butterflies in summer. This old wood was once used to supply charcoal for the Bonawe Furnace, close to Oban.

Isle of Rum Rum has an amazing cluster of mountains in its southern half, said by some to have given J.R.R. Tolkien inspiration for the peaks of Mordor. Make short walks through coastal woodland from the pier area and hamlet, or take the cross-island track from Kinloch to see red deer and the Rum breed of pony. A highlight not to be missed is a night hike to hear Manx shearwaters coming in to their burrows high in the mountains. Isle of Canna

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Glencoe 01855 811307

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Dramatic landscape Historical site Wildlife Walks for all abilities Visitor centre

We are off the A82, 17 miles south of Fort William

The National Trust for Scotland is a Scottish charity, SC007410.

Canna is the westernmost of the Small Isles, but the longer boat journey can be a bonus if you see a school of common dolphins or a swirl of gulls over a fish shoal where a minke whale is feeding. Ashore, Canna has a good variety of breeding seabirds, including shags, cormorants, guillemots, razorbills, puffins and kittiwakes on the western cliffs (a mile or two from the pier). It’s also a great place to keep an eye on the sky for the massive silhouette of a sea eagle.

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Best Boat Trips There is no shortage of choice here with seal watching trips down Loch Linnhe and eagle spotting cruises down remote Loch Shiel. From Arisaig there are daily sailings to the islands of Eigg, Muck and Rum, allowing you a few hours ashore. Excellent wildlife focussed trips depart from Ardnamurchan for Mull and even the Treshnish Isles.

Cruise on Caledonian Canal The Arisaig and Ardnamurchan trips offer you a good chance of seeing minke whales, common dolphins, porpoises, grey seals, common seals and basking sharks as well as sea eagles, golden eagles and a host of seabirds. Manx shearwaters are guaranteed off Rum where some 60,000 pairs, one fifth of the world population, nest in burrows high on the mountain slopes.

Wildlife Boat Trips, Loch Shiel

Best whale watching months are between mid June and mid September. Don’t expect to see puffins after the beginning of August, they will have long since left their burrows!

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Tuesday to Saturday 3 hr round trip from Banavie Includes 1 lock, 2 swing bridges and 1 aqueduct; Cycle & Sail option with drop off or pickup at Gairlochy Depart Banavie

13:30

One way sailing also available on all dates above from Banavie to Gairlochy.

For more information, or to book online, visit

www.clydecruises.com 01475 722 204

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Island & Wildlife Cruises From Arisaig Cruise to the Islands of Eigg, Muck or Rum from Arisaig with time ashore to explore. Trips depart daily at 11:00 and offer a full day out. We have regular close sightings of Whales, Dolphins, Seals, Sharks. Puffins and much more...

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Cruise to the islands of Eigg, Muck & Rum from Arisaig,

Eigg

www.isleofeigg.net

Muck

www.isleofmuck.com

Rum www.isleofrum.com

The island of Eigg measures aprox 5 miles long by 3 miles wide. The most noticeable feature on the island is the “Sgurr”, a distinctively shaped ridge of columnar pitchstone which reaches a height of 1290' above sea level. There are many stunning walks on the island including the route to climb the Sgurr which takes about 2 hours. We land at the pier at Galmisdale where close by you will find the community building “An Laimhrig” which houses the islands shop/post office, Craft Shop & Galmisdale Bay Tea Room, which affords stunning views across the water to the Isle of Muck. There are caves & beaches just a short walk from here or you could hire a bike, walk or take the mini bus across to the other side of the island (aprox 4 ½ miles) The Isle of Muck lies south west of Eigg and measures aprox 2 miles long by a mile wide. From the jetty at Port Mor where we land a road runs across the island to Gallanach, this is an easy walk with stunning views over the water to the islands of Eigg & Muck. The walk takes about 25 minutes and you will be rewarded by the sight of some of the islands beautiful beaches. From here you can climbBen Airean, when conditions are right you can see tha islands of Skye, Coll, Tiree,Barra, Eriskay, Vatersay & South Uist. There is a Puffin colony on Horse island just off Muck & Puffins are regularly seen in the waters around the island. The local Tea Room offers locally sourced homemade food including freshly caught shellfish from around the island. . The Isle of Rum is the largest of the “Small Isles” and measures 8 miles wide by just over 8 ½ miles long, it is very mountainous, with Askival, the highest point on the island reaching 2,659' above sea level. In fact three of the islands peaks exceed 2,500'. On arriving at Rum we land at the head of Loch Scresort and you will get your first glance of the imposing Kinloch Castle, the castle is about a 20 minute walk from the pier. The island is now mainly used for botanical research and Deer studies, Rum is also host to a huge colony of Manx Shearwaters, aprox. 120,000! If you wish to explore some of the island instead of doing the Castle tour there are various nature trails that you can follow, including the Otter Hide trail.

The Boatyard Tea Room & Gift Shop

Tickets for the M.V. Sheerwater can be purchased from the Harbour Office, where you can also find our Tea Room & Gift Shop. We stock a wide range of Nautical Gifts, Jewellery, Crafts, Soaps, Cards,Walking Guides, Maps, Books & Fishing Tackle. Enjoy our Fair trade Organic Coffee’s, Speciality Teas, Hot Chocolate, Real Fruit Smoothies & Ice Cream Milkshakes. Sample some of our delicious home baking, our scones baked fresh every morning or enjoy a light lunch while enjoying the stunning views across the water to the island of Eigg.

For further information or to make a booking contact Arisaig Marine Ltd: Tel: 01687 450224 9am - 5pm.Monday to Saturday (May to September) e-mail: info@arisaig.co.uk www.arisaig.co.uk Arisaig Marine Ltd, The Harbour, Arisaig, Inverness shire, PH39 4NH


Trip Times:

9.15am

10.45am

12.15pm

2.00pm

3.30pm

5.00pm

Times subject to tides. Earlier and later times by arrangement. Pickups at Coruisk Landing steps throughout the day.

Trip

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Standard Return

Our most popular trip, visit the seals and then spend an unhurried 1½ hrs ashore to explore the loch

Extended Return

For those wishing to walk all round Loch Coruisk or just spend more time ashore

Duration

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3, 4½or 6½ hrs

Mini Return

Ideal if you have less time, don't want to walk, or have young children

1½ hrs

None

One Way In or Out

For walkers/climbers and those wishing to walk in or out. Available on all sailings

45 mins

NIA

Running 7 days a week April to October. Also trips from November to March. We offer a convenient and flexible service - just choose a trip time to suit you. Adult fares from just £15

Early Bird trips - for trips running on AquaXplore from 8.00am onwards, please call us

Join us on one of our Exhilarating wildlife and sightseeing tours: A 1 ½ hour adventure to the Isle of Soay, the Cuillin Mountains and the Seal colony - Stunning scenery and wildlife. Half day adventures (4hr approx) around the Isles of Canna, Eigg, or Rum. Your best chance of seeing the Puffins, marine wildlife and get to spend some time ashore. Our most popular trips! Island explorer trip to the Isle of Rum - explore ashore on this beautiful island and see the nature reserve and the amazing Kinloch Castle. (half or whole day) • All day explorer trip to Loch Coruisk and the Isles of Canna, Rum and Soay. Our ultimate trip with the best scenery and wildlife you can get! • Early Bird trips to Loch Coruisk and the Cuillins - for climbers and walkers or if you just want an early start. From 9.00am or earlier. • Tailored trips -1 hour specials, 2½ hour cruises etc. Just call and ask! If you want to see wildlife just talk to us and remember our No Hype Guarantee: If after taking a trip with us you have not seen what we promised we will refund you in full.

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Regular sightings of Whales, Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Eagles, Puffins and much.more...


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Rest a while at the Ferry Shop

...Teas, Coffees and Souvenirs

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Shiel Shop Petrol

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Fort William 1.5 hrs.

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Kintail Lodge Hotel Food

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The award winning Seaprobe Atlantis is Scotland’s Unique Semi-Submersible Glass Bottom Boat. Its innovative design provides a safe and exceptionally stable platform from which to enjoy the Spectacular Scenery of Skye & Lochalsh, with superb close-up views of the local Seals & other wildlife above the waves, whilst below the waves, its huge underwater viewing gallery, easily-accessed by all, offers full head height, comfortable seating, and all-round underwater vision. Drift through beautiful kelp forests, amidst a sea of summer jellyfish, and marvel at the rich diversity of wildlife in this Marine Special Area of Conservation. Owner & Skipper, Nigel Smith, grew up on the small island of Pabay, just off the coast of Skye, where the Seals, Otters & Seabirds were the only neighbours and has been observing, recording and actively campaigning to protect local wildlife since establishing Seaprobe Atlantis in 1998. Sharing his unrivalled knowledge, insight and experience, he knows where to find, and how best to approach, wildlife to ensure all trips offer as many sightings as possible.

Seals Every Trip!

Regular trips run daily from March-November. Fun for all ages & agilities, Atlantis's exceptional stability means no motion sickness. Its sheltered design & location also ensures that the weather usually has no effect on cruises. Carrying up to 55 passengers in comfort, it also offers on-board refreshments & toilets.

Daily Otter Sightings

Price Indicator 2017: 1 hr trips - Adult £12.99, Child £6.99. Longer trips & group rates available.

All Photographs taken by Nigel Smith, Seaprobe Atlantis

the Seals on Seal Island, a protected bird colony, the Otters that make up one of the UK’s healthiest local populations & occasional Dolphins & Whales.

Kelp Forests equal in beauty & diversity to any coral reef, with fish,starfish, crabs, jellyfish, urchins, anemones and more.

the 500ft World War II Shipwreck, HMS Port Napier and...

all the spectacular views above the waves, too. Not just all-round underwater vision, but the ultimate allround experience.

As seen on

BBC1, BBC2, ITV & CH4

Voted Best Wildlife Experience in the UK - Daily Telegraph

All pictures taken by Nigel Smith, Seaprobe Atlantis

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For further information or to book your place on board call in to our

Freephone 0800 980 4846/0776 543 5424

Book Online at www.seaprobeatlantis.com. E: seaprobe@msn.com Si’l vous plaît, visitez www.seaprobeatlantis.com pour plus d’information sur tous nos voyages.

Por favor,visite www.seaprobeatlantis.com para obtener informatión sobre todos nuestros viajes.

Besuchen sie bitte www.seaprobeatlantis.com für informationen zu allen unseren Reisen.

KYLE OF LOCHALSH IV40 8AE

All the Scenery and Wildlife, above and below the waves. See Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Seabirds, Otters, WWII Shipwreck, Beautiful Kelp Forests,Fish, Jellyfish, occasional Dolphins & Whales WINNER 2016

WINNER 2016

Call 0800 980 4846 or 07765 435 424 Email: seaprobe@msn.com Web: www.seaprobeatlantis.com


The award winning Seaprobe Atlantis is Scotland’s Unique Semi-Submersible Glass Bottom Boat. Its innovative design provides a safe and exceptionally stable platform from which to enjoy the Spectacular Scenery of Skye & Lochalsh, with superb close-up views of the local Seals & other wildlife above the waves, whilst below the waves, its huge underwater viewing gallery, easily-accessed by all, offers full head height, comfortable seating, and all-round underwater vision. Drift through beautiful kelp forests, amidst a sea of summer jellyfish, and marvel at the rich diversity of wildlife in this Marine Special Area of Conservation. Owner & Skipper, Nigel Smith, grew up on the small island of Pabay, just off the coast of Skye, where the Seals, Otters & Seabirds were the only neighbours and has been observing, recording and actively campaigning to protect local wildlife since establishing Seaprobe Atlantis in 1998. Sharing his unrivalled knowledge, insight and experience, he knows where to find, and how best to approach, wildlife to ensure all trips offer as many sightings as possible.

Seals Every Trip!

Regular trips run daily from March-November. Fun for all ages & agilities, Atlantis's exceptional stability means no motion sickness. Its sheltered design & location also ensures that the weather usually has no effect on cruises. Carrying up to 55 passengers in comfort, it also offers on-board refreshments & toilets.

Daily Otter Sightings

Price Indicator 2017: 1 hr trips - Adult £12.99, Child £6.99. Longer trips & group rates available.

All Photographs taken by Nigel Smith, Seaprobe Atlantis

the Seals on Seal Island, a protected bird colony, the Otters that make up one of the UK’s healthiest local populations & occasional Dolphins & Whales.

Kelp Forests equal in beauty & diversity to any coral reef, with fish,starfish, crabs, jellyfish, urchins, anemones and more.

the 500ft World War II Shipwreck, HMS Port Napier and...

all the spectacular views above the waves, too. Not just all-round underwater vision, but the ultimate allround experience.

As seen on

BBC1, BBC2, ITV & CH4

Voted Best Wildlife Experience in the UK - Daily Telegraph

All pictures taken by Nigel Smith, Seaprobe Atlantis

Internal Internal view view of our unique, of our unique, easily-accessed easily-accessed underwater underwater viewing viewing gallery gallery

Kyle

Only From

For further information or to book your place on board call in to our

Freephone 0800 980 4846/0776 543 5424

Book Online at www.seaprobeatlantis.com. E: seaprobe@msn.com Si’l vous plaît, visitez www.seaprobeatlantis.com pour plus d’information sur tous nos voyages.

Por favor,visite www.seaprobeatlantis.com para obtener informatión sobre todos nuestros viajes.

Besuchen sie bitte www.seaprobeatlantis.com für informationen zu allen unseren Reisen.

KYLE OF LOCHALSH IV40 8AE

All the Scenery and Wildlife, above and below the waves. See Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Seabirds, Otters, WWII Shipwreck, Beautiful Kelp Forests,Fish, Jellyfish, occasional Dolphins & Whales WINNER 2016

WINNER 2016

Call 0800 980 4846 or 07765 435 424 Email: seaprobe@msn.com Web: www.seaprobeatlantis.com


Sight seeing. Sit back, relax and take it all in. Enjoy the beauty of Loch Ness in all its wonder.

FROM

£8.50 SCENIC CRUISES A relaxing trip for the whole family. All you have to do is enjoy it - it’s impossible not to. Departing from Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness, you’ll soon be treated to the breath-taking vista of Loch Ness in all its natural wonder. Our custom built vessels are the perfect way to experience the sights, wildlife and history of the famous loch. For those curious about what’s beneath the deep waters of Loch Ness, our top of the range Sonar equipment beams live images. The best tour guides on the loch will explain it all, in detail - the only way they know how. As long as the kids pay attention!

www.cruiselochness.com +44 (0)1320 366277 info@cruiselochness.com The Caledonian Canal, Fort Augustus, Scotland, PH32 4BD

DAILY CRUISES Relax on one of our amazing daily cruises on the beautiful Loch Ness. So good, you’ll want to book one of our evening cruises after the experience. 1 hour tour

Spring/Summer Departing daily, every hour from 10:00 until 16:00 3rd April 2017 to 31st October 2017

Extended timetable Additional cruise departing daily at 17:00 1st July until 31st August 1 hour tour

Autumn/Winter Departing daily at 13:00 and 14:00 1st Nov 2016 to 31st Mar 2017

Adult £14.50 • Child £8.50 • Family 2/2 £42 • Concession £13.50

EVENING CRUISES There’s so much to say about this spectacular cruise. Imagine a beautiful sun set over a uniquely picturesque location. Actually, that’s all we really need to say about that. 1 hour tour

Departing daily at 20:00 1st May to 31st August

Adult £14.50 • Child £8.50 • Family 2/2 £42 • Concession £13.50


Thrill seeking. Calling all thrill seekers. The ultimate (and some say only) way to experience Loch Ness.

FROM

£10 FAST RIB TRIPS An adrenaline inducing high speed pleasure ride like no other. Launching from Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness.

URQUHART CASTLE TRIP

HALF DAY THRILL RIDE

FINDING NESSIE

MONSTER BLAST

A thrill ride across the loch, all the way to the magnificent Urquhart Castle and back.

An inspiring mix of full on thrill ride and history at the magnificent Urquhart Castle.

Kids (and grown up kids) will whoop as they zip across the water in search of Nessie.

Spend the most exhilarating 30 minutes of your life on a thrill ride across the loch.

90 minutes

3 hours

Depating daily at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 3rd April to 31st October

Tuesday & Wednesday at 10:00 1st July to 31st August

Adult £30 • Child £18 Family 2/2 £90

Adult £50 • Child £30 Family 2/2 £145

Extended timetable Additional tours departing daily at 16:00 and 18:00 1st July to 31st August and bank holiday weekends

Child age up to and including 12 years old. Family price for 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years.

1 hour

Departing daily at 16:00 3rd April to 31st October Adult £24 • Child £15 Family 2/2 £75

Extended timetable Additional tours departing daily at 12:00 1st July to 31st August and bank holiday weekends

+44 (0)1320 366277

30 minutes

Departing daily at 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30 1st July to 31st August Adult £15 • Child £10 Family 2/2 £45

Extended timetable Additional tours departing throughout the day. Please call for info. Bank Holiday weekends.

www.cruiselochness.com


Speciality Shops

Crafts & Things Glencoe

60 Seater Coffee Shop • Fabulous Shopping • Open every day “Outstanding” Eat Scotland • Recommended in “Scotland the Best”

www.craftsandthings.co.uk  01855 811 325


Speciality Shops

IONADďšşTADHAIL BHEINN NIBHEIS BEN NEVIS CENTRE

The Ben Nevis Visitor Centre is situated 1.5 miles along the Glen Nevis road from the Nevis bridge mini-roundabout. The shop is stocked with essentials, such as maps, snacks, souvenirs and local information on walking and the area in general.

The grounds around the centre have parking for approximately 80 cars and there are lots of places to picnic beside the river. The Visitor Centre bridge allows access to the track for your ascent to the summit of Ben Nevis or alternatively for an enjoyable walk along the riverside.

Opening times may vary so please check the website www.bennevis.org

www.highlifehighland.com Tel: 01397 705922

Ben Nevis Visitor Centre, Glen Nevis, Fort William PH33 6ST High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity no. SC042593.


Superb Scottish Shopping

Ben Nevis

Highland Centre

at the foot of Britain’s Highest Mountain Scottish Foods Full Highland Dress Restaurant Crafts Gifts & Souvernirs Outdoor Clothing Clan Tartan Whisky Shop - Free Daily Tastings Original West Highland Way Certificate Quality Knitwear Scottish Foods

It’s what Scotland’s famous for

 


Sample the true spirit of Scotland

Whisky Shop - Offering a large selection of single malts and blended whiskies from the most popular to the rare classic Sample a Wee Dram before you buy

Take your tartan home with you, we have over 500 tartans available from small mementos to full highland dress available to buy or hire from Hector Russell Kiltmaker - Scotland’s Tartan.

Fabulous selection of Scottish food, gifts & souvenirs.

Tea for Two Choice of sandwiches, two cupcakes, two freshly baked scones and a pot of tea or coffee for two

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From fleeces & waterproofs to cashmere, arans, knitwear, Harris Tweed and High Street fashions, we have it all!

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West Highland Restaurant - From steaming mugs of Nescafé Milano coffee to full traditional Scottish meals & snacks, we cater for all tastes.

There’s activities, attractions and it’s a great place to shop.

Ben Nevis Highland Centre Belford Road, Fort William, PH33 6PF Tel: 01397 704244 Open 7 Days a week Free Parking Tax Free Shopping Ben Nevis Highland Centre is a trading name of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Limited, a company registered in Scotland. No: SCo24081. Registered office: Waverley Mills, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, DG13 0EB. The Original end of The West Highland.

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Spean Bridge Mill


Whisky

Single malts and blended whiskies from the most popular to the rare classic are available.

Traditional Weaving The looms at Spean Bridge are back up and running again and are back to full production. Come and visit our resident weaver Mary Carol Souness on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

Sample a ‘wee dram’ of Scotland’s favourite tipple - before you buy!

Scottish Gifts & Souvenirs

The first project undertaken on the weaving looms was to make a series of new tweeds, which are on sale solely at Spean Bridge Mill. Mary Carol looks forward to meeting you in our weaving exhibition and would like to invite as many questions as possible as you watch the traditional art performed before you. Mary Carol's new woven Tweeds are available to buy subject to availability.

Tea for Two Choice of sandwiches, two cupcakes, two freshly baked scones and a pot of tea or coffee for two

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see ... taste ... experience Scotland

Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire, PH34 4EP Tel: 01397 712260 Fax: 01397 712524

• Tax Free Shopping • Free Parking • Gift Shop & Tourist Information Centre on site • Open 7 days a week • Except Christmas Day

Spean Bridge Mill is a trading name of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Limited, a company registered in Scotland, no SC024081, registered office Waverley Mills, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, DG13 OEB

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How to find us


Workshop of

Master Goldsmith, Design Jeweller and Knife Maker

DUNCAN HOUSE FINE JEWELLERY Strathaird Strathai thairrd Steading, stood just above the home of the Ancient MacKinnon Chiefs hiefs in Kilmarie and overlooking Loch Slapin. a 11 miles down the single track road on the Wee are wa ay to the breathtaking village of Elgol, through way the magic shire shi of Torrin. Onn the way, one will usually pass professional and amateur photographers snapping pictures of Blaven or spotting the odd Sea Eagle circling. Along pi

of the Cullins and the islands of Soay, Canna, Rum, Muck, and Eigg. It is the gateway to walks and boat trips to Loch Coruisk and Camasunary beach. Undiscovered and wildly breathtaking is this part of the grand Isle of Skye and much poorer is the person who never experiences it.

Duncan House, Strathaird Steading, Strathaird, Isle of Skye Sk e IV49 9AX Phone: 01471 866 366 w: www.duncan-house.com e: enquiry@duncan-house.com


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Garth started making jewellery in 1972.

Although he is best known for his Ancient Celtic knotwork and

Pictish style, he has also designed and makes many modern pieces.

Many of his customers have commissioned some very elaborate items and he welcomes new and

challenging commissions. In world wide knife collectors’ circles, Garth is known for the traditional Scottish knives he makes. These Dirks

gemstone and fancy setting techniques. He alloys his own

and Sgian Dudh are collected by a select few who share

gold and silver, works in platinum and a non allergenic white gold alloy that is so white it needs no electro-plating. He executes all his own work here at the Steading.

The heavily carved knives require a keen understanding of the many materials and techniques required

It has taken many years to learn and perfect the many methods and disciplines required to take traditional Scottish craft to visit Duncan House.

Alongside Garth and his son Chapman’s work is some of the better work of other artists, who are friends, living and working on Skye.

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Great Walks & Beaches A wide range of options here, with the welltrodden trail up Britain’s highest mountain, a track to a secret corrie where stolen cattle were once hidden and a coastal path past gleaming white beaches.

Walks

An ascent of Ben Nevis 1,346 metres (4,414 ft) involves a strenuous 9 hour day with the need to be well equipped for all conditions. It can be climbed much quicker, the 1984 record for the Ben Nevis race still stands at men 1hr 25 mins, women 1hr 43 mins!

Download Scotland’s top FREE holiday app for full details of all the best walks in Fort William and Lochaber

welcometoscotland.com/app Lower down, at the head of Glen Nevis, there is a delightful walk up through mixed woodland past the Steall Falls. More of an adventure is the trek up into hidden Coire Gabhail in the heart of Glencoe. The Macdonalds are supposed to have kept their stolen cattle here, though it is hard to see how they got there. For easier walking try the trails around Ardnamurchan Point 16:23 N237_Nevisport Landmark ad PORTRAIT.pdf 2 30/09/2016 and stunning Sanna Bay.

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Amazing Outdoors Situated at the southern end of the Great Glen, Fort William is ideal as a base for discovering the West Highlands, lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis…

Forests are great places to visit all year round. Whether it’s for a leisurely stroll or adrenalin fuelled mountain biking, Scotland’s National Forest Estate has something for everyone.

Thanks to Scotland’s progressive access rights to most land and inland water, you are welcome to enjoy a whole host of activities – from wildlife watching to walking, camping, mountain biking, horse riding and paragliding to kayaking and swimming – as long as you follow some basic advice in the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Forestry Commission Scotland manages six Forest Parks, forest walks, bike trails, visitor centres and heritage sites across Scotland offering a fantastic day out on your doorstep.

Remember too that Scotland’s access legislation is different to the rest of the UK. Find out more at outdooraccess-scotland.com, especially if you’re camping or have a dog with you.

Outdoors Download Scotland’s top FREE holiday app for full details of all the best outdoor activities in Fort William and Lochaber

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Find a forest to explore today…

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Walks & Trails

Durness

Shin Falls Wild waterfalls & leaping salmon

for everyone where you see this sign

Thurso John O’ Groats

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Glen Affric Stunning lochs, mountains & trees

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Clatteringshaws Dumfries Kirroughtree

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Historic Attractions The Old Fort Fort William owes its name to the large fort constructed here in 1690. With accommodation for 600 soldiers it was the westernmost of a chain of three forts built to help pacify the Highlands. It was demolished to make way for the West Highland Railway in 1894. While it’s no great attraction, at the east end of town you can still see a small section of the fort’s outer wall, proof, if you need it, that there was once a massive fort that gave the town its name!

chy Inverlo Castle Outstanding Castles Some seriously old castles here. Inverlochy just off the A82 to the east of Fort William is a remarkably well preserved 13th century castle, virtually unaltered since it was built. Originally it would have been defended on three sides by a moat and by the river on the other side. Another ancient 13th century castle, recently converted to an exclusive hotel, is the clifftop Mingary Castle on the south side of the Ardnmurchan peninsula. The other outstanding 13th century castle is Tioram perched on its tidal island in Loch Moidart. It is in a state of limbo at present with its owner having been refused planning permission to convert into a house and a local trust wishing to restore it and open it to the public, but being unable to buy it!

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Historic Attractions Neptune’s Staircase An amazing feat of engineering, Neptune’s Staircase, just to the east of Fort William, is the longest staircase lock in Britain. Here ships are lifted up 20 metres through 8 locks in only 90 minutes. Completed in 1822 the Caledonian Canal connects the west coast of Scotland with the east and allows ships to by-pass the dangerous waters of the Pentland Firth. A great place to stop and enjoy superb views of Ben Nevis.

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the Highland way of life. The story of this final Jacobite rebellion is told in the nearby visitor centre. Glenfinnan Viaduct

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If you are remotely interested in Harry Potter films or the pioneering use of concrete, this beautiful curved railway viaduct is a ‘must visit’! Built in 1901 by ‘Concrete Bob’ MacAlpine it is an outstanding feat of concrete engineering and the first and longest mass concrete viaduct in Britain. It was also once crossed by the Hogwarts Express! Between April and October there are some great photo opportunities here when the Jacobite Steam Train passes over the viaduct.

This significant monument, erected in 1815, marks the spot where the 25 year old Prince Charles Edward Stuart arrived from France in 1745, with just a handful of followers, to stake the claim of his father to the throne of Great Britain and Ireland. Amazingly he raised a significant army of clansmen and within 4 months he was at Derby within a few days march of London. From there he retreated north, only for his Jacobite army to be crushed by government troops at the Battle of Culloden in April 1746.This result was to totally change

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Just above Strontian you can find the workings of old lead mines. The mines’ main claim to fame was the discovery here in 1790 of a new element – strontium – named after the village. French prisoners of war worked here, at about that time, extracting lead to be used on the continent against their fellow countrymen!

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Balmacara Estate Meet our Highland cows

Brodie Castle Culloden Battlefield

Balmacara Estate Pabbay Mingulay Berneray

Haddo House

Kintail Mar Lodge Estate

Fort William

Moirlanich Longhouse

Burg

Iona

Dundee

Perth

Arduaine Garden

Dollar Glen Menstrie Castle

Ben Lomond Hill House

Goat Fell

Hill of Tarvit Mansion Falkland Palace

Barry Mill

St Andrews Kellie Castle

Alloa Tower

Stirling

Culross

Bannockburn The Pineapple

Edinburgh

Preston Mill

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Culzean Castle & Country Park

Robert Burns’s Birthplace

Grey Mare’s Tail

Souter Johnnie's Cottage

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Branklyn Garden

Oban

Geilston Garden

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Craigower Linn of Tummel The Dunkeld Hermitage

Ben Lawers

Crarae Garden

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Castle Fraser Craigievar Castle Crathes Castle Drum Castle

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Inverewe Mind your fingers! Visit the Savage Garden

Pitmedden Garden

West Affric

Canna

Staffa

Leith Hall

Falls of Glomach

Glenfinnan Monument

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Fyvie Castle

Inverness

Threave Rockcliffe Broughton House

Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace

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Things to See and Do in the Rest of Scotland Each of the attractions listed below has a grid reference which relates to the map opposite (e.g. R20). The attractions are

ordered clockwise within each area. Leaflets for many of the attractions follow. (NTS) National Trust for Scotland (FCS) Forestry Commission Scotland

Inverness, Northern Highlands, Orkney and Shetland H11 Torridon (NTS) n Superb mountain scenery. Countryside Centre open April to Sept. Tel: 01445 791221. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2EZ

H12 Lochcarron Weavers Shop n Traditional Scottish Clothing, Knitwear, Accessories, Tartans, Tweeds and made to measure kilts. April - End October Mon - Sat 9am-5pm. Winter - Mon - Fri 10am-4pm, Sat by appointment. Tel: 01520 722212. lochcarronweavers@lochcarron.com IV54 8YH

Q5 Pentland Ferries n Travel to the Orkney Islands with your car on our purpose built catamaran leaving Caithness from as little as £54. Tel: 01856 831 226. www.pentlandferries.co.uk KW1 4YB

Q5 The Castle & Gardens of Mey n The Queen Mother’s home in Caithness. Castle

and gardens open. Also animal centre, gift shop, tearoom and viewing tower. Tel: 01847 851473. www.castleofmey.org.uk KW14 8XH

H10 Inverewe (NTS) n A riot of colour, an explosion of scent, a whirlwind

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N11 Hugh Miller’s Birthplace Cottage n & Museum (NTS)

Birthplace, in 1802, of Hugh Miller, stonemason, eminent geologist, editor and writer. Discover giant fossils and hunt for mystery objects. Open April to Sept. Tel: 01381 600245. www.nts.org.uk IV11 8XA

beautiful glen in Scotland’. It contains one of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland as well as lochs, moorland and mountains. A special place to spend a day exploring. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

R5 n M12 Orkney Islands - Day Tours n

shop with home-made food and stunning views, gift shop and landscape photography studios. Easter to end Oct - closed Mondays. IV22 2JL Tel: 01445 731618. www.perfume-studio.com

to Ullapool to stop for a walk and a picnic. There are lots of waymarked walks with seating at viewpoints overlooking the falls, and a bridge crossing the gorge near the falls. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

K13 Glen Affric (FCS) n Glen Affric has been described as ‘the most

of wildlife. Discover plants from every corner of the Earth. Explore Inverewe House, now open to visitors. Visitor Centre and restaurant open April Oct. Tel: 01445 781229. www.nts.org.uk IV22 2LG

H9 The Perfume Studio n The Highland’s only working perfumery, coffee

L11 Rogie Falls (FCS) n Rogie Falls is a beautiful spot off the main road

Fascinating day tours of the Orkney Islands leave John O’Groats and Inverness every summer morning. See Skara Brae, Scapa Flow, the Standing Stones and much more! Tel: 01955 611353. Book online at www.jogferry.co.uk

K14 Cruise Loch Ness n Explore the world famous Loch Ness. Daily

departures from Fort Augustus with a variety of tours from 1 hour cruises to 90 min exhilarating fast RIB trips, we have something for every age and budget. Sat Nav: PH32 4BD Tel: 01320 366277. www.cruiselochness.com

Q7 Lhaiday Caithness Croft, Dunbeath n N9 Dunrobin Castle and Gardens n Wonderful displays of paintings, tapestries,

furniture, silver and ceremonial robes. Magnificent formal gardens. Pictish Stones, Gift Shop, Tea Room, Falconry displays (ring for details). Tel: 01408 633177. Email: info@dunrobincastle.co.uk www.dunrobincastle.co.uk

Q3 Skara Brae Prehistoric Village n Step back 5000 years and explore one of Europe’s best-preserved historic settlements. See stone furniture, jewellery, tools and unexplained ritual objects left behind by Neolithic villagers. www.historicenvironment.scot/skara-brae T: 01856 841 815.

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L13 Castle Cruises Loch Ness n Cruise with us and enjoy exhilarating fresh Loch

Ness air, Facts, Legends, along with magnificent views of the Loch, Castle Urqhuart and the Great Glen. Contact The Loch Ness Gifts Shop, Drumnadrochit. 01456 450695. Sat. Nav. IV63 6TX www.lochnesscruises.com

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L13 Fiddler’s Highland Restaurant n Good highland Food, served by our friendly staff

in our Restaurant and an Award-winning Whisky Selection, Locally Brewed Beers and Scottish Craft Gins and Spirits in our Café Bar. Dinner Bookings Essential. Tel. 01456 450678. www.fiddledrum.co.uk IV63 6TX

L13 Urquhart Castle n Explore the dramatic ruins of this great fortress.

Enjoy the panoramic views across the brooding Loch Ness, see fascinating artefacts and discover the turbulent history of this iconic stronghold. www.historicenvironment.scot/urquhart-castle T: 01456 450 551.

M12 Inverness Victorian Market n The historic Victorian Market is one of the

highlights of any visit to Inverness. With 40 unique shops you’ll experience shopping as it should be. IV1 1PT

M12 Culloden (NTS) n Experience the Battle of Culloden at this

interactive Visitor Centre. Tour the battlefield. Shop and restaurant. Open Feb to Dec. Tel: 01463 796090. www.nts.org.uk IV2 5EU

L13 The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition M12 Dolphin Spirit Inverness n n Experience the World Famous Exhibition, a 5 Star Experience the wildlife of the beautiful Moray Firth, (VisitScotland) Attraction. Browse the Whisky, Nessie, Cashmere and Kiltmaker Shops. Ancestral Names. Loch Cruises, Cobbs Cafe and Restaurant. Tel: 01456 450 573. www.lochness.com IV63 6XP

home to bottlenose dolphins, aboard the spacious Dolphin Spirit Boat. Tel: 0754 480 0620 www.dolphinspirit.co.uk IV1 1FF

N11 Cawdor Castle & Gardens n Highland home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over

600 years. Fine paintings, tapestries and furniture. Courtyard café, shops, nature trails, events. Open daily 1st May-1st Oct 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). IV12 5RD Tel: 01667 404401. www.cawdorcastle.com

P11 Culbin (FCS) n Climb Hill 99, Culbin’s highest sand dune at N11 Fort George (HS) M12 n Q21 n M21 Highland Experience Tours n n March into Britain’s mightiest fortress for an With our friendly guides and luxury vehicles, we’re

unforgettable experience. Explore this enormous military base & gain an insight into life as a Redcoat or join one of our Dolphin Watches. www.historicenvironment.scot/fort-george T: 01667 460 232.

the best way to experience Scotland. Join our one-day or multi-day tours and get in touch with the real Scotland-it’s landscape, history and people. www.highlandexperience.com Inverness IV1 1HG Tel: 01463 719222. Edinburgh EH1 1RE Tel: 0131 226 1414. Glasgow G1 1QX Tel: 0141 221 3737.

99 feet. Here, a state-of-the-art viewpoint will take you high into the treetop canopy. This trail has been designed as accessible for walkers of all ages and for wheelchair users. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

N13 Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre n Open 7 days with a range of tours and malt whiskies. www.tomatin.com/about T: 01463 248144, IV13 7YT E-mail:visitors@tomatin.com

Cairngorms, Aberdeen and Tayside P11 Logie Steading n Contemporary Art, Secondhand Books, Crafts,

Jewellery, Antique Furniture, Gifts, Vintage Accessories, Farm & Garden Shop, Whisky & Wine, Heritage Centre and Olive Tree Café. Logie House Gardens and River Findhorn walks. Tel 01309 611378. www.logie.co.uk

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No visit to Scotland is complete without a visit to a working Scotch Malt Whisky Distillery. How better to capture the true spirit of the nation? To book a tour visit: www.discovering-distilleries.com

P11 Brodie Castle (NTS) n Ancient seat of the Brodies. Fine furniture,

porcelain and collection of paintings. Estate includes gardens, a nature trail and a children’s adventure playground. Open April - Oct. Tel: 01309 641371. www.nts.org.uk IV36 2TE

Visitor Centre

Experience the world of luxury. Take a mill tour, enjoy our beautiful shops and browse our latest collections before sampling delicious local food in the coffee shop. Open all year. Tel: 01343 554099. IV30 4AF. Tel: 01334 472216, KY16 9JG. Tel: 01450 360549, TD9 8AA. www.johnstonscashmere.com

R11 WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre n See the Moray Firth Bottlenose dolphins wild and

free. Visit our Centre in Spey Bay, interactive exhibition, icehouse tours, binocular hire plus café, shop. Call 01343 820339 for details. IV32 7PJ. www.whales.org/scottishdolphincentre

n A wonderful day out for all the family. Enjoy P11 Brodie Countryfare

top Womenswear, Menswear, Gifts & Interiors, Scottish Gifts, Toys, Foodhall & Deli and impressive Family Restaurant. Open Mon - Sun 9.30am - 5.30pm (5pm winter). IV36 2TD Tel: 01309 641555. www.brodiecountryfare.com

Q11 n R19 n R24 Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere n

Q11 The Glen Moray Distillery n A warm welcome awaits at this friendly and

informal distillery in Elgin. Tours, visitor centre and coffee shop, see our leaflet or visit www.glenmoray.com Tel: 01343 550900.

R11 Baxters Highland Village n Visit our speciality foodhall stocked with Baxters

Q12 Glen Grant Distillery & Gardens n The only Malt Distillery named after its founding owners. Discover the story behind “Single Malt Whisky as it Should Be”. Take a leisurely stroll in our beautifully restored Victorian Garden. Tel: 01340 832118/123. www.glengrant.com AB38 7BS

products, and also our gift, whisky and cook-shops, plus museum. Enjoy our famous pancakes in the restaurant. Tel 01343 820666. www.baxters.com

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Q13 The Glenlivet T13 Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate n n Enjoy a visit to this world famous distillery located in Speyside, offering a selection of bespoke tours and tastings - Coffee Shop, Gift Shop and Exhibition. Open from 13 March to 10th November. T: 01340 821 720. www.theglenlivet.com

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One of the most spectacular of the Castles of Mar. Fine furniture, paintings and great hall. Walled garden. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01330 833463. www.nts.org.uk AB51 7LD

N14 Aviemore Quad Bike Treks n Quad treks on off-road tracks and trails @

Rothiemurchus, Aviemore. Stunning views of mountain and moorland scenery. Families, groups and individuals welcome. PH22 1QH. Tel: 01479 812345. www.quadtreksaviemore.com

T14 Drum Castle, Garden & Estate (NTS) n Discover the unique castle, beautiful Garden of Historic Roses and children’s adventure playground. Currently hosting art from Aberdeen Art Gallery. Open all year (garden April - Oct). Tel: 01330 700334. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5EY

P14 Glenmore Forest Park (FCS) n Situated in the Cairngorms National Park, the

Q12 Aberlour n Offering bespoke exclusive whisky tours & tutored

impressive pinewoods and the spectacular Loch Morlich make this a must visit destination. The visitor centre and cafe are a great place to relax and take in the stunning surroundings. www.forestry.gov.uk/glenmoreforestpark

tastings for the whisky connoisseur - check our website www.aberlour.com for full details of all our tours and opening times T: 01340 881 249.

T14 Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate n (NTS)

Impressive 16th century castle with magnificent interiors and painted ceilings. Colourful gardens and estate to explore, cafe and shop. Open all year. Tel: 01330 844525. www.nts.org.uk AB31 5QJ

M14 Harris Tweed Shop n T15 Stonehaven Heated Open Air Pool n Iconic Harris tweeds, Designer, Classic and Splashy, healthy FUN for kids and adults, whatever

Q14 Balmoral Estate n Scottish home to the Royal Family. Castle Ballroom with photographic exhibition, gardens, grounds and displays. Audio tour in five languages. Balmoral Collection gift shop & large coffee shop. Tel: 013397 42534. www.balmoralcastle.com

William Adam. Terrace garden and large country park to explore. Shop and tearoom. Open April to Oct. House: guided tours only (pre-booking necessary). Tel: 01651 851440. www.nts.org.uk AB41 7EQ

T13 Bennachie Visitor Centre (FCS) n Discover the history and legends of Bennachie. Learn about the colonists of the 1800’s and see the Maiden Stone, a 10-ft high Pictish gravestone. Closed Mondays. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

T13 Pitmedden Garden (NTS) n Spectacular garden with thousands of colourful annual bedding plants that make up an elaborate summer spectacle. Museum of Farming Life great for kids. Open May to Sept. Tel: 01651 842352. www.nts.org.uk AB41 7PD

Traditional clothing along with stunning accessories for Ladies and Gents. Come and visit. Main Street, Newtonmore, PH20 1DD www.harristweedshop.com Tel: 01540 670188.

M14 Highland Folk Museum in n Newtonmore

Step back into highland history at our award winning 80 acre site complete with 1700’s Township,1930’s sweetie shop (with all your favourites), working croft and much much more. Open Easter to end October. Tel: 01540 673551. PH20 1AY

L15 Quad Bike Tours n Quad biking, target sports and 4x4 experiences set in 50,000 acres of private Highland Estate. Mountain tracks, forest, waterfalls, & castles. Tel: 01528 544358. www.quadbiketours.co.uk

S13 Leith Hall, Garden & Estate (NTS) n Typical Scottish laird’s residence brimming with family treasures. Military Museum and Fine Collection. Garden with many flowering trees, shrubs, roses and fruit, open all year daily. Hall open Apr to Oct, by guided tours only. Tel: 01464 831216. www.nts.org.uk AB54 4NQ

Wildlife Passenger Boat (12 seater), Watersports, River Trips, Ski Slope, Archery, Fishing, Bikes. Hire/instruction. 3 Play Areas for Children, Lochside trail. Restaurant, bar, gift shop. Wheelchair access. Tel: 01540 651272. www.lochinsh.com PH21 1NU

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park covers 200 acres and is home to over 200 amazing animals from polar bears to Amur tigers, snow leopards and red pandas. Open year-round. highlandwildlifepark.org.uk T: 01540 651 270

the weather! Swim in clean seawater heated to 29˚C. Sheltered sun terraces, on-site café, kiddies’ paddling pool. Open 27 May - 3 Sept 2017. www.stonehavenopenairpool.co.uk or tel 01569 762134 (in season). AB39 2RD

T12 Haddo House (NTS) n 6 miles west of Ellon. Designed in 1732 by

Boathouse Restaurant

N14 RZSS Highland Wildlife Park n Set in the majestic Cairngorms National Park,

T12 Fyvie Castle (NTS) n Superb castle with 5 towers, dating from 13th

century. Fine collection of portraits including works by Batoni, Raeburn, Romney and Gainsborough. Beautiful grounds, a 1903 racquet court, bowling alley. Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01651 891266. www.nts.org.uk AB53 8JS

N14 Loch Insh Outdoor Centre & n

N16 The House of Bruar n Situated on the A9 eleven miles North of Pitlochry P15 Mar Lodge Estate (NTS) n Large estate in the heart of the Cairngorms

it comprises Country Clothing Halls, Cashmere Hall, Country Living Department, Fishing Tackle Shop, Foodhall, Restaurant and Gallery. Tel: 01796 483236. Open 7 days. PH18 5TW

National Park. Look out for Red Deer, Golden Eagles and other spectacular wildlife. Estate open all year, daily. Tel: 01339 720163. www.nts.org.uk AB35 5YJ

N13 Landmark Forest Adventure Park n Tropical Butterfly House, Rollercoaster,

Watercoaster, Wonder Wood, Adventure Play, ‘Lost Labyrinth’, ‘parachute jump’, 3 aerial rope courses, ‘Bamboozeleum’, climbing wall, Tree Top Trail, shop, restaurant and loads more! Tel: 0800 731 3446. www.landmarkpark.co.uk

T14 Forests of Aberdeenshire (FCS) n Explore Aberdeenshire’s unique landscape,

fascinating forts, follies, ancient standing stones and incredible wildlife. Walk to the top of Scolty Hill and discover the General Burnett Monument or visit Cambus O’ May for fantastic views of Deeside. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

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N16 Linn of Tummel (NTS) n Peaceful woodland walk. Home to a rich variety of wildlife. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01796 473233. www.nts.org.uk PH16 5NP

N16 Killiecrankie (NTS) n Beautiful wooded gorge near site of Battle of

Killiecrankie, 1689. Visitor centre open April to Nov. Tel: 01796 473233. www.nts.org.uk PH16 5LG

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N16 Queen’s View Visitor Centre (FCS) n The new visitor centre has been designed to

complement the famous view - a sweeping vista which takes in Loch Tummel. There’s also a welcoming cafe and splendid gift shop. www.forestry.gov.uk/tayforestpark

M17 Ben Lawers National Nature n Reserve (NTS)

Walking routes for both the experienced and for families. Site open all year, daily. Tel: 01567 820988. www.nts.org.uk FK21 8TY

N17 Highland Safaris n Winner of the ‘Best Visitor Experience’ in

Scotland. Red Deer & Barn Owl Encounter, 4 x 4 Safaris, Café and Shop, Gold Panning Centre, Walking and Biking trails. Open all year. Tel. 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net PH15 2JQ

N17 Red Deer Centre n From the shelter of the Red Deer Barn, stroke, feed and photograph these magnificent animals with our Safari Ranger. Meet our Barn Owl in a hands-on demonstration. Open all year. Tel. 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net PH15 2JQ

N17 Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery n Discover Dewar’s authentic Scotch experience

- tour the distillery and warehouse, explore the heritage exhibition and sample a wee dram. Shop and cafe on site. Open all year. Tel: 01887 822010. PH15 2EB

N17 The Scottish Crannog Centre n Experience the Iron Age and celebrate our 20th Anniversary! Exhibits, guided tours, ‘hands-on’ ancient skills, giftshop, picnic area. Guide dogs only. 2017: open daily 1 April - 31 Oct. Tel 01887 830583. www.crannog.co.uk Kenmore, PH15 2HY.

N17 Loch Tay Safaris n Explore the Water-Discover the story. Welcome

aboard our comfortable cabin Rib and embark on a journey through the history, nature, folklore and mystical charm of Loch Tay. www.lochtaysafaris.net Tel: 01887 820071.

P17 Tay Forest Park (FCS) n You’ll discover legends about demons and dragons, saints and queens. You’ll follow woodland walks that give you spectacular views of the mountains and lochs that make this part of Scotland so memorable. www.forestry.gov.uk/tayforestpark

N18 Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre n Set in 100 acres of beautiful Perthshire,

Auchingarrich offers a varied selection of animals, a hatchery, indoor and outdoor play areas, soft play barn, family fishery and Torlum Coffee Shop. A great day out for all the family.

N18 Crieff Visitor Centre n

Home of Caithness Glass

Watch glassmakers at work, then have a go at creating your own paperweight or glass painting (Mon-Fri). Also Restaurant, Gift Shop & Garden Centre. www.crieff.co.uk PH7 4HQ Tel: 01764 654014. Open 7 days. Free parking.

P18 Branklyn Garden (NTS) n Small but magnificent garden with an impressive

collection of rare and unusual plants. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01738 625535. www.nts.org.uk PH2 7BB

Q18 Cairn O’Mohr Winery n Free tastings of our delicious award-winning fruit

wines and cider, fermented from local fruits, leaves and flowers. Seasonal tours and cafe. Open daily. Tel: 01821 642 781. www.cairnomohr.co.uk PH2 7SP

R17 J. M. Barrie’s Birthplace Kirriemuir n (NTS)

House contains a museum of J. M. Barrie’s furniture and personal items, and houses a Peter Pan display. Open April to September. Tel: 01575 572646. www.nts.org.uk DD8 4BX

S16 House of Dun & Montrose Basin n Nature Reserve (NTS)

Impressive Georgian House, overlooking Montrose Basin, set in formal gardens. Explore courtyard buildings, woodland walks and a recreated Victorian Walled Garden. House open April to November, by guided tours only. Tel: 01674 810264. www.nts.org.uk DD10 9LQ

S18 Barry Mill (NTS) n Last water-powered meal mill to work in Angus,

once producing oatmeal and animal feed. Regular milling demonstrations. Open April to September. Tel: 01241 856761. www.nts.org.uk DD7 7RJ

R18 Leisure & Culture Dundee n Award-winning museums, art galleries, a wildlife

centre, leisure & sports centres, golf courses and much more - just some of our amazing attractions in Dundee! www.leisureandculturedundee.com

R18 n M21 ScotKart Indoor Karting and n N17 Visit Aberfeldy n Visit Aberfeldy, an area rich in history, outdoor activities, family fun and incredible beauty set in Highland Perthshire, the heart of Scotland. www.visitaberfeldy.co.uk

P17 The Hermitage (NTS) n Woodland walk to Ossian’s Hall overlooking the dramatic Black Linn Falls. Near Dunkeld. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01350 728641. www.nts.org.uk PH8 0HX

Combat City

Just off the A90 Kingsway ring road, Dundee, guaranteed racing whatever the weather on 40MPH Karts, PLUS Scotland’s largest indoor laser tag arena for all the family. Tel: 01382 597557. DD2 4SH www.scotkart.co.uk

West Highlands and Islands E12 Dunvegan Castle & Gardens n Dunvegan Castle has been the home of the chiefs of clan MacLeod for 800 years. Open 1 April 15 October, 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm). Open by Appointment 16 October - 31 March. Tel: 01470 521206. www.dunvegancastle.com

E11 Skyeskyns 5 star Exhibition Tannery n and Showroom

Visit Scotland’s only exhibition tannery. Discover leather-making skills. See unparalleled range of natural and specialist lambskin fleeces, sheepskin and woollen clothing and accessories. Open all year, daily 10-6 (5:30 winter). Tel: 01470 592 237. www.skyeskyns.co.uk

F12 Stardust Boat Trips n Spectacular scenery & wildlife, witness the White

Tailed Sea Eagle in flight, dolphins, seals, whales and & many other sea birds. Tours from PORTREE harbour (IV51 9DD) from £18. Booking advisable. www.skyeboat-trips.co.uk T: 077 98 74 38 58 / 077 95 38 55 81.

G13 Seaprobe Atlantis n Voted ‘Best Wildlife Experience in UK’, Daily

Telegraph. All the Scenery & Wildlife, above & below the waves. Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Otters, Seabirds, WWII Shipwreck, Fish, Jellyfish & more. Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8AE. T: 01471 822 716. www.seaprobeatlantis.com

H12 Attadale Gardens n 20 acres of outstanding water gardens with Monet bridges, old rhododendrons, unusual trees, fern collection, conservatory, kitchen garden and sculpture with views of Skye. Tel: 01520 722603. www.attadalegardens.com IV54 8YX

H13 Kintail & Morvich (NTS) n E11 Visit Waternish See the Five Sisters of Kintail and the Falls of n Visit Waternish, for great food and drink, a variety Glomach. Estate open all year, daily. Countryside of fine arts and crafts, breathtaking natural beauty and scenery, wonderful wildlife and a warm welcome. www.visit-waternish.co.uk

Centre April to September. Tel: 01599 511231. www.nts.org.uk IV40 8HQ

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G13 Kylerhea, Isle of Skye (FCS) J16 Snowgoose Mountain Centre K19 Argyll Holidays n n n A well established family business offering The Kylerhea otter hide is in a spectacular location Adventure breaks, courses & guiding. Try kayaking with fantastic views across to Glenelg and the Kintail mountains. Observe wild otters and other animals in their natural environment. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

G13 Isle of Skye Ferry n A great day out! Take the original ferry crossing to the Isle of Skye for your chance to see eagles, otters, seals and dolphins. No need to book. Open Easter to mid October.

G14 Duisdale House Hotel & Restaurant n 2 AA Rosette Restaurant perfect for evening dining

& canoeing on lochs, river & sea, dinghy sailing, high mountain walking, summer & winter climbing. Paddlesports gear hire. Tel: 01397 772467. PH33 7JH www.highlandactivitybreaks.co.uk

J16 Ice Factor n Ice, Rock, Air, Pure Adventure at the National

Ice Climbing Centre. Climb the world’s biggest indoor ice wall & some of the UK’s top rock walls. Rock & ice climbing lessons available daily. No experience required. Cafe, bar & shop. Tel: 01855 831100. www.ice-factor.co.uk

everything from archery to aerobics. Both our Hunters Quay and Drimsynie parks have excellent leisure facilities with something for the whole family. info@argyllholidays T: 0345 459 6412. www.argyllholidays.com Lochgoilhead PA24 8AD.

J19 Inveraray Castle and Garden n Headquarters of Clan Campbell since early 15th

century, rebuilt in 18th century. Fine furniture and paintings. Gift shop. Tearoom. Open 1st April 31st October. Tel: 01499 302203. www.inveraray-castle.com PA32 8XE

- light snacks, lunches and traditional afternoon teas - modern Scottish cuisine. Private luxury yacht offering daily sailing April to September. www.duisdale.com Tel: 01471 833202.

F13 Duncan House Fine Jewellery Gallery n and Workshop

Outstanding jewellery and knives by Garth Duncan artist and master goldsmith. Original designs handmade by Garth here in his shop on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Tel: 01471 866 366. www.duncan-house.com

F13 AquaXplore & Island Cruiser n Exhilarating wildlife and sightseeing adventures to the remote Small Isles. Regular sightings: whales, dolphins, sharks, puffins, eagles, seals. Fantastic value from £25. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

F13 Bella Jane Boat Trips n Experience the Unforgettable. Loch Coruisk, the

seals, the dramatic Cuillins with Skye’s premier classic boat trip. Trips from £16(1.5hr), £22(3hr). Choice of time ashore. Open 7 days. Booking Essential. Tel: 01471 866244. IV49 9BJ

G14 Clan Donald Skye n Visit our 40 acre Woodland Garden, ruins of

Armadale Castle and Museum of the Isles. Gift Shops and Restaurant. Open 7 days April October 9:30-5:30 (last entry 5pm). IV45 8RS. Tel: 01471 844305. www.clandonald.com

G14 Ragamuffin: On the pier@Armadale n Wonderful knitwear • beautiful clothes • gorgeous

gifts. Summer 9am - 6pm 7 days. Winter Monday Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm - 5pm (Sundays closed January & February). Tel: 01471 844217.

J16 Treasures Of The Earth n PH33 7JL. One family’s amazing collection of

beautiful crystals, rare gemstones and ancient fossils collected from around the world. A real eye-opener! Tel: 01397 772283. www.TreasuresOfTheEarth.co.uk

J16 n N20 Experience Segway! n Join The Scottish Segway Centre for “the glide of

K17 Glencoe Mountain Resort n Mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, sledging,

summer tubing, chairlift rides, walking, climbing, stunning scenery, amazing wildlife, microlodge accommodation & great home cooked food. T: 01855 851226. www.glencoemountain.co.uk

n Spectacular mountain scenery and some of K17 Glencoe and Dalness (NTS)

the finest walking and climbing country in the Highlands. Visitor Centre and cafe. Open all year. Tel: 01855 811307. www.nts.org.uk PH49 4HX

J16 n G14 The Jacobite Steam Train n Fort William to Mallaig (return). Voted “The

world’s greatest railway journey” for four years in succession by Wanderlust Magazine. Runs: Monday to Friday (weekends in high season) May October. Departing 10.15 and 14.30.

J15 Nevis Range Mountain Gondola n All seasons attraction, scenic ride to 650m beside

Ben Nevis. Mountain walks, restaurant & bar, excellent mountain biking & winter ski area, ropes courses, tubing slide. Open daily 9/10am - 5/6pm (closed mid Nov-mid Dec). 01397 705825. PH33 6SQ nevisrange.co.uk

J19 Argyll Forest Park (FCS) n This magnificent stretch of mountains, lochs

and glens was the first designated Forest Park in the UK. Enjoy the numerous waymarked trails for a walk or leisurely cycle. www.forestry.gov.uk/argyllforestpark

K18 The Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum n World famous self-service restaurant, licensed

with good home-made food. Specialist shops for outdoor clothing, whisky, food & gifts. Petrol station. See leaflet for more details. Tel: 01838 400271. FK20 8RY

Viaduct. Monument to the final Jacobite Rising. An exhibition in the Visitor Centre tells the story of the ’45 and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Cafe and picnic area. Open Apr - Oct. Tel: 01397 722250. www.nts.org.uk PH37 4LT

scenery. Visit the Great Glen for world class biking & walking trails or have a flutter at Allt Mhuic Butterfly Reserve. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

meet the Warders, get locked up, join the Prisoners, try out the cells and sample the punishments. Open all year. (01499) 302381. www.inverarayjail.co.uk PA32 8TX

your life!” Amazing, fun tours at the awesome Falkirk Wheel and in beautiful Glencoe. T: 01855 413205. Information & book online www.ScottishSegway.com

H15 Glenfinnan Monument (NTS) n At head of Loch Shiel, with views of Glenfinnan

J15 Forests of Lochaber (FCS) n Explore some of Highland Scotland’s most dramatic

J19 Inveraray Jail n Face the Judge in the magnificent Courtrooom,

E18 Iona Abbey n Founded by St Columba in 563, the early

monastery was a powerhouse of Christian learning. Today this ancient holy place remains a vibrant centre of Christianity set against a stunning island location. www.historicenvironment.scot/iona-abbey T: 01681 700 512.

H17 The Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary, Oban n A great family day out in the stunning surroundings of Loch Creran! We’re home to a spectacular aquarium as well as Scotland’s leading seal hospital. www.visitsealife.co.uk/oban or call 01631 720386.

G19 Seafari Adventures (Oban) n Exceptional Marine Wildlife Tours to the Gulf of Corryvreckan. Porpoise, dolphins, eagles, whales and seals. Also Whale Watching, Iona, Staffa and Puffin Colony. Whirlpool Specials for the adventurous. www.seafari.co.uk/oban Tel: 01852 300003 - PA34 4RF

G19 Arduaine Garden (NTS) n Coastal garden with a collection of plants

and flowers from around the world. Coastal viewpoint and flower garden. Open April - Sept. Tel: 01852 200366. www.nts.org.uk PA34 4XQ

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J20 Benmore Botanic Garden n Magnificent mountainside 120 acre Garden with

dramatic scenery. Steeped in history, it is home to a world-famous plant collection and unique Victorian fernery. Café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 1 Mar - 31 Oct. Tel: 01369 706261. www.rbge.org.uk/benmore

H21 Portavadie, Loch Fyne n Sitting on the shores of Loch Fyne, Portavadie is

a hidden gem set amid stunning scenery. As well as a world-class marina, it offers accommodation, restaurants, new Spa & Leisure Experience, shopping, bike hire and more. T: 01700 811075. www.portavadie.com

G24 Glen Scotia Distillery n Single Malt Distillery offering tours and tastings at

11am and 3pm. For any enquiries or bookings for special tours or events please contact the distillery direct. 12 High Street, Campbeltown PA28 6DS. T: +44 (0) 1586 552 288. E: glenscotiashop@lochlomondgroup.com

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South East Scotland Q24 Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve n (NTS)

A paradise for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts and walkers. Enjoy dramatic views of the 60m waterfall - the 5th highest in the UK. Open all year. Tel: 07713 786230. www.nts.org.uk DG10 9LH

Q23 Dawyck Botanic Garden n Dawyck is a five star Garden with one of

Scotland’s finest tree collections, renowned for its woodland walks and seasonal displays. 65 acres. Visitor centre, exhibitions, café, shop. Free parking. Open daily 1 Feb to 30 Nov. Tel: 01721 760254. www.rbge.org.uk/dawyck

Q21 Maid of the Forth Boat Trips/ n Inchcolm Ferry

Cruise ‘n Relax boat trips on the Forth or Cruise ‘n Explore Inchcolm Island. Seals and Puffins, Evening Jazz/BBQ Cruises, Open Easter-October. Infoline 0131 331 5000. Book online at www.maidoftheforth.co.uk

P20 Deep Sea World n Scotland’s national aquarium features the UK’s

longest underwater tunnel, 12ft sand tiger sharks, seals and over 2,000 incredible creatures. Tel: 01383 411880. www.deepseaworld.com

Q21 n M21 Robert Graham Whisky & Cigars n Robert Graham est. 1874 is a national premium whisky and cigars merchant and multi awardwinning independent whisky bottler. Edinburgh 0131 556 2791, Glasgow 0141 248 7283, shop online www.robertgraham1874.com

Q23 Tweed Valley Forest Park (FCS) n Glentress Peel is the stunning gateway building for the Forest Park. Facilities include a cafe, bike hire & shop, wildlife viewing, walking & biking trails. www.forestry.gov.uk/glentress and www.forestry.gov.uk/7stanes

P20 Royal Burgh of Culross (NTS) n Picturesque royal burgh on north shore of the

Forth providing a striking introduction to 16th & 17th century Scottish domestic life. Featured in “Outlander”. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01383 880359. www.nts.org.uk KY12 8JH

Q21 The Scotch Whisky Experience n 5 Star. Marvel at The World’s Largest Collection

of Scotch Whisky. Whisky Tour, Bar, Tastings & Shop. Over 450 Whiskies. Whisky and food at Amber restaurant. Tel: 0131 220 0441. EH1 2NE

Q21 The Royal Yacht Britannia n Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction (VisitScotland).

Enjoy an audio tour, in 30 languages, of five decks of The Queen’s former floating palace. Free parking. Buses every 10 minutes from city centre. Tel: 0131 555 5566. www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk EH6 6JJ

Q19 Falkland Palace & Garden (NTS) n 16th century royal palace set in a medieval village.

Former country residence and hunting lodge of the Stuart kings and queens including Mary, Queen of Scots. Includes the oldest royal tennis court in Britain. Open March to Oct. Tel: 01337 857397. www.nts.org.uk KY15 7BU

Q21 Camera Obscura & World of n Illusions

Come and play in our unique, historic tower, packed with hands-on exhibits, amazing optical illusions and mind-boggling special effects. Fun for all ages. Tel: 0131 226 3709. www.camera-obscura.co.uk

Q21 Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh n A world-leading Garden, home to one of the

largest plant collections and 10 magnificent Glasshouses. Visitor centre, restaurant, shop, events, exhibitions, guided walks. Free Garden entry. Open daily at 10am (excl 1 Jan & 25 Dec). T: 0131 248 2909. www.rbge.org.uk

R19 Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar n Deer, birds of prey and wolves combine with a

treetop walkway and adventure playground for a great family day out! Great shopping and coffee shop. Open every day. Tel: 01337 810391. KY15 4NQ

R19 St Andrews Castle n Residence to Scotland’s most powerful

churchmen, the castle played a key role in the battle for hearts & minds during the Reformation. Brave the underground mine & discover some remarkable secrets. www.historicenvironment.scot/st-andrews-castle T: 01334 477 196.

Q21 Edinburgh Castle n Don’t miss Scotland’s No 1 visitor attraction. See

the Scottish Crown Jewels, Mons Meg, the One O’clock gun and much more. Book online for fast track entry at www.edinburghcastle.gov.uk T: 0131 225 9846.

R19 The British Golf Museum n The British Golf Museum has re-opened. 5 star P21 Linlithgow Palace n Step inside this former royal residence and

birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots where the water fountain once flowed with wine! Enjoy the serenity of the beautiful Linlithgow Peel. www.historicenvironment.scot/linlithgow-palace T: 01506 842 896.

museum with stunning new galleries, shop selling official Open merchandise and 80 seat Café at the Museum. Tel: 01334 460046. KY16 9AB www.britishgolfmuseum.co.uk

R19 Fife… Discover the perfect escape n Famously the Home of Golf, Fife’s coastline is

laced with beaches and picturesque villages. Vivid reminders of Fife’s historic importance are evident in our castles, palaces and abbeys and you’ll enjoy sampling the fabulous natural larder. www.welcometofife.com

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R18 Tentsmuir (FCS) n Whether on bicycle or foot, there are many

different routes for you to explore at Tentsmuir. Follow the seashell path along the dunes for sea, sand and seals, or explore deeper into the forest where roe deer and red squirrels live. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

R19 Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock n Hickory Golf (NTS)

Edwardian mansionhouse filled with antiques and fine paintings. Play Edwardian style hickory golf and explore the impressive garden with colourful borders and sunken rose garden. Garden open all year. House Apr to Oct. Tel: 01334 653127. www.nts.org.uk KY15 5PB

S19 Kellie Castle & Garden (NTS) n Fine 14th century castle with magnificent plaster ceilings and painted panelling. Arts and Crafts Garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01333 720271. www.nts.org.uk KY10 2RF

S20 Scottish Seabird Centre n Control the cameras to see amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. Discovery Centre, Seabird Café, gift shop and seasonal boat trips. Open all year. Tel: 01620 890202. www.seabird.org

S21 Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot (NTS) n Oldest mechanically working water driven mill in Scotland. Explorer packs available for families. Open May to Sept. Guided tours only. Tel: 01620 860426. www.nts.org.uk EH40 3DS

S23 Abbotsford House, Gardens & n Visitors Centre

Visit Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott and Scotland’s most fascinating and beautiful destination. Visitor Centre open all year round; Apr-Oct 10-5; Nov-Mar 10-4. House and Gardens; open Mar 10-4 Apr-Oct 10-5; TD6 9BQ Tel: 01896 752043. www.scottsabbotsford.com

R23 7stanes Mountain Bike Centres (FCS) n World-class mountain biking centres that span the

south of Scotland. Award-winning trails, including the internationally renowned Glentress, offer some of the best mountain biking in the country suitable for beginners, families and experts. www.forestry.gov.uk/7stanes

U21 St Abbs Head National Nature n Reserve (NTS)

Spectacular clifftop scenery with a wealth of wildlife. Nature Centre open April to Oct. Tel: 01890 771443. www.nts.org.uk TD14 5QF

South West Scotland Q26 Gretna Gateway Outlet Village n One minute from the M6/M74/A75, Gretna

Gateway – quality brands, outlet prices all year round, 50 stores, 5 cafes and ample free parking. Tel: 01461 339028. www.gretnagateway.com DG16 5GG

Q26 Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace (NTS) n Thomas Carlyle, influential writer and historian,

was born here in 1795, and the house is furnished in contemporary style. Open June to Sept. Tel: 01576 300666. www.nts.org.uk DG11 3DG

N27 Rockcliffe (NTS) n Pretty stretch of coastline, which is home to a

variety of birds, flowers and butterflies. Open all year. Tel: 01556 503702 for details or visit www.nts.org.uk DG7 1RX

N27 Threave Garden & Estate (NTS) n Magnificent 64-acre garden, with colourful displays

all year round. Also explore Threave House and the wider countryside estate. House open Apr to Oct, by guided tours only. Shop, restaurant, visitor centre open all year round. Tel: 01556 502575. www.nts.org.uk DG7 1RX

M27 Broughton House and Garden n (NTS)

J28 Logan Botanic Garden n Five star Logan is Scotland’s most exotic Garden,

warmed by the Gulf Stream. Spectacular collection of southern hemisphere plants. Conservatory, visitor centre, café, shop, plant sales. Free parking. Open daily 15 Mar to 31 Oct. Tel: 01776 860231. www.rbge.org.uk/logan

L26 Galloway Forest Park (FCS) n UK’s first ‘Dark Sky Park’ with 300 square miles

of mixed landscape to explore! Visitor centres at Clatteringshaws, Glentrool and Kirroughtree with stunning views, waymarked trails and fantastic cafes offering local produce. www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark and www.forestry.gov.uk/7stanes

K24 Souter Johnnie’s Cottage (NTS) n Home of John Davidson, village souter (cobbler) in Kirkoswald, the original Souter Johnnie in Robert Burns’ Tam O’Shanter. Open June to Sept. Tel: 01655 760603. www.nts.org.uk KA19 8HY

K24 Culzean Castle & Country Park (NTS) n With fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, enjoy a perfect day out for all the family. Explore the brand new play area, Adventure Cove. Open all year (Castle: April to Oct). Tel: 01655 884455. www.nts.org.uk KA19 8LE

This was the home and studio of artist EA Hornel and contains many of his works. From the studio, gaze out to the enchanting Japanese inspired garden. Open April to Oct. Tel: 01557 330437. www.nts.org.uk DG6 4JX

L27 Creetown Gem Rock Museum n A beautiful and inspiring collection of gemstones, crystals, minerals and fossils this extensive collection has many world class exhibits. Quality gift shop, working silversmith/lapidary and tea room serving home baking. DG8 7HJ Tel: 01671 820357. www.gemrock.net

of animals, play on jumping pillows and bumper boats, explore Camelot Castle, Buccaneer Bay, the Farmers Yard and our giant indoor soft play. www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk KA7 4LD

M24 Cumnock Factory Outlet n Ayrshire’s best shopping experience featuring

clothing, homeware, cookware and gifts from over 50 quality brands. Car & Coach parking is available. Open 7 days. www.cumnockfactoryoutlet.co.uk Tel: 01290 421 121. KA18 3AL.

J23 Brodick Castle & Country Park (NTS) n Spend a day exploring the garden and large country park. Superb silver, porcelain and paintings. Floral and woodland gardens. Castle closed for 2017; Country park open all year. Tel: 01770 302202. www.nts.org.uk KA27 8HY

J23 Woods of Arran (FCS) n Giants’ graves, waterfalls, red squirrels and

much more await you in the woods of Arran. Waymarked walks provide the perfect background to enjoy the scenery, wildlife and history of ‘Scotland in miniature’. www.forestry.gov.uk/ scotland

L20 Antartex Shopping Village n High street fashions, golf, Cashmere and knitwear,

homewares, food & gifts, whisky shop with free tastings! Restaurant serving full meals or snacks Free Parking, Open every day. Tel: 01389 752 393. G83 0TP

L20 Sweeney’s Cruises, Loch Lomond n 4-Star Loch Cruises operating from Balloch village

L27 Laggan Outdoor Activity Centre n offer adventure and recreational activities for all the family in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway. Open all year, booking essential. Cafe on site. Tel: 01557 840217. DG7 2ES www.lagganoutdoor.co.uk

K24 Heads of Ayr Farm Park (Scotland) Ltd n Fun and adventure for all the family. Meet lots

K24 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum n (NTS)

Interactive Museum holding the most important Burns collection in the world. Site includes cafe, shop, Burns Cottage, Burns Monument and Garden. Alloway, Auld Kirk, Brig o’Doon, all nearby. Site open all year. Tel: 01292 443700. www.nts.org.uk KA7 4PQ

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and Loch Lomond Shores complex. Open all year offering 50min, 1&2 hour cruises, waterbus services and private charters. Tel: 01389 752376. www.sweeneyscruises.com info@sweeneyscruises.com G83 8SW

K19 Cruise Loch Lomond n Scenery, Wildlife, Live Commentary, Outdoor

Adventure & Bike Hire ~ join one of our award winning cruises. Departures from Tarbet, Luss, Inversnaid and Rowardennan. Tel: 01301 702356. www.cruiselochlomond.co.uk

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L20 Glengoyne Distillery n Glengoyne is open all year for distillery tours,

tastings, in-depth masterclasses, blending sessions and superb whisky shop. Glengoyne is situated on the A81 close to Glasgow, Stirling and Loch Lomond. Tel: 01360 550254. www.glengoyne.com

L20 Queen Elizabeth Forest Park (FCS) n Find inspiration and exhilaration amongst bristling wooded hills and sparkling lochs. The best place to start your forest adventure is from the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre in Aberfoyle with stunning panoramic views from the cafe. www.forestry.gov.uk/qefp

L19 Ben Lomond (NTS) n Exhilarating walks and spectacular views across Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. Open: all year, daily. Tel: 01360 870224. www.nts.org.uk G63 0AR

L21 Snow Factor n Scotland’s only year round winter resort has a

N20 Stirling Castle n Step back in time to Renaissance Scotland and

meet the characters of the Royal Stewart Court. Enjoy the magnificent artistry and stunning surroundings of this iconic castle. www.stirlingcastle.gov.uk T: 01786 450000.

dedicated instruction slope, main ski slope, ice climbing wall, Bavarian Restaurant, Sledging & our new Baltic Ice Bar, and all only 10 minutes from Glasgow city centre (follow signs for the airport). T: 0871 222 5672. snowfactor.com

L19 The Scottish Wool Centre n Daily demonstrations and shows including dog

and duck on from April to October. Clothing for all the family, food hall and gifts. Whisky shop and Restaurant. Tel: 01877 382 850. FK8 3UQ

N20 Battle of Bannockburn (NTS) n The Visitor Centre harnesses 3D technology

L20 Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium n Take a fascinating journey from the shores of Loch Lomond to the ocean depths through 7 themed zones. Over 1500 creatures including Scotland’s only cow nose rays! www.visitsealife.co.uk/ Loch-Lomond or call 01389 721 500.

K20 Loch Lomond Leisure n Boat Tours, Boat Hire, Watersports & Outdoor

Activities. Learn to Waterski, Wakeboard, Kayak, Paddleboard, Bike, Hike, Fish, Sail, plus much more. Located at Luss and Rowardennan. T: 0333 577 0715. www.lochlomond-scotland.com

L19 The Steamship Sir Walter Scott at n Loch Katrine

- a special experience for everyone. Cruises on the classic steamship ‘Sir Walter Scott’ and on ‘Lady of the Lake’. Cycle Hire, Restaurant and Gift Shop. Sailings Year Round. Tel: 01877 376315/6. www.lochkatrine.com

M19 Doune Castle n Set amid lovely countryside, the castle has played

many roles from royal residence to Jacobite prison and more recently film location for Monty Python, Game of Thrones and Outlander. www.historicenvironment.scot/doune-castle T: 01786 841 742.

M19 Blair Drummond Safari Park n Drive through Animal Reserves, Chimp Island,

Sea Lion Shows, Bird of Prey, Adventure Playground, Restaurant & much more. FK9 4UR T: 01786 841456. www.blairdrummond.com

to let you experience the famous battle in 1314 like never before. Open all year. Book online in advance at www.battleofbannockburn.com Tel: 01786 812664. FK7 0LJ

N20 Alloa Tower (NTS) n Beautifully restored and furnished Tower House.

Open Apr to Oct. Tel: 01259 211701 for details or visit www.nts.org.uk FK10 1PL

M21 Cuningar Loop (FCS) n Visit this exciting new woodland park in Glasgow. Land the size of 15 football pitches has been transformed into a greenspace with Scotland’s first outdoor bouldering park, a bike skills area, riverside walk, adventure play area and catering outlet. www.forestry.gov.uk/scotland

Girvan Beach, looking towards Arran

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Loch Ness

Centre & Exhibition

VISITOR ATTRACTION

Since 1980

N R PE E A O L Y ND L U A RO © SPP

“A portal to the unique natural phenomenon that is Loch Ness” Scottish Natural Heritage

Tel: 01456 450573 www.lochness.com


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VISITOR ATTRACTION

The Exhibition A truly fascinating experience revealing the legends, historical and natural wonders of the worlds most famous loch

The Whisky Shop Sample one of our local Malts or try our alcohol free Liqueurs

VISITOR ATTRACTION

Cruises on the Loch

Kiltmakers Try on

Why not take a scenic cruise on Loch Ness, running hourly from the Centre with breathtaking views of Urquhart Castle

a traditional Scottish kilt and perhaps find your Family Tartan. Large selection of mens, ladies and childrenswear available. ®

Ancestral Names Who were

The Nessie Shop

your ancestors and have you seen your family crest!

Officially branded ‘Nessie’ merchandise uniquely available here.

Coffee Shop

Gifts from Scotland Menswear,

• Fresh Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate . . . • Home baking and cakes • Home made Soup, Sandwiches and much more

Ladieswear, Tartan Shop, Cashmere & Woollens, Outdoor Wear, Whisky, Shortbread, ... and much more

01456 450573 www.lochness.com DIRECTIONS From Inverness, follow the Loch Ness Trail south along the A82 to Drumnadrochit. From Drumnadrochit, follow A82 signs for Inverness, TURN RIGHT over the bridge and look for this Building.


Cawdor Castle & Gardens The most romantic castle in the Highlands Home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over 600 years

• Superb tapestries and fine pictures, furniture, books and porcelain • Delightful gardens with splendid trees and contemporary sculptures • Gift and Highland shops and specialist cashmere and woollens shop • Medieval tower and drawbridge • Nature trails in Cawdor Big Wood • 9 hole golf course and putting green • Licensed Cafe and Coffee House

OPEN EVERY DAY 1 MAY - 1st SUNDAY IN OCTOBER 10am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm) For information: T: 01667 404401 E: info@cawdorcastle.com W: www.cawdorcastle.com


Welcome to

Cawdor Castle & Gardens The most romantic castle in the Highlands Home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over 600 years The Castle A fairy-tale castle which you can touch and see and sense for yourself, Cawdor is a splendid house and home of the Dowager Countess Cawdor. With its low doorways, turnpike stairs, massive walls warmed by rare tapestries and its original kitchens, Cawdor is a place where you can slip right into Scottish history.

The Gardens Cawdor’s three outstanding gardens are not to be missed. They include herbaceous borders, roses, rhododendrons, the rare blue poppy, spring bulbs, contemporary sculptures and a wild garden. In Cawdor Big Wood are splendid trees and nature trails. On certain days walk to nearby Auchindoune House to explore the Tibetan, formal and vegetable gardens as well as an orchard and arboretum.

Auchindoune Gardens Open Tuesday and Thursday, May, June and July 10am - 4pm

How to get to Cawdor Castle, Nairn IV12 5RD Scotland T: 01667 404401 E: info@cawdorcastle.com www.cawdorcastle.com

Opening Times of Castle & Gardens Open 7 days a week 1 May - 1st Sunday in October 10am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm) Wheelchair access limited

Facilities at Cawdor Licensed Courtyard Café · Coffee House · Wool Shop Gift Shop · Highland Shop · Flower Garden · Wild Garden Walled Garden · Nature Trails · 9 Hole Golf Course Putting Green · Picnic Area · Car & Coach Parks · Out of season and evenings private tours can be arranged by appointment. Guided tours of the castle and gardens for groups are also available for an additional charge (must book) Brochures in seven languages

Situated between Inverness and Nairn on the B9090 off the A96


DISTILLERY AND

VISITOR CENTRE

VISITOR CENTRE OPENING TIMES High Season (April–October) 9.30am–5.30pm, Monday–Sunday Low Season (November–March) 10am–4pm, Monday–Saturday 12pm - 4pm, Sunday

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Please enjoy responsibly


TOURS The Legacy Tour

Taste of Tomatin Tour

Single Cask Experience

Explore our distillery and learn how we produce our award winning whiskies. You will learn about the unique legacy of Tomatin which, having started in 1897, is the driving force for the company today. Finish up with three of our Tomatin Single Malts, each revealing why we are the ‘softer side of the Highlands’.

An enhanced Tomatin experience with a distillery tour followed by a tutored nosing and tasting of six different whiskies from our Tomatin core range.

Understand the importance of cask selection with an in-depth distillery and warehouse tour concluding with a tutored nosing and tasting of five different distillery exclusive single cask expressions. Please enquire at the Visitor Centre to find out which casks are on offer.

Over 18s only: £20 Allow about 2 hours

Over 18s only: £35 Allow about 2.5 hours

Over 18s £8, under 18s £4 Allow about 1 hour 15 mins

Booking in advance is highly recommended to guarantee your place on a tour

BOTTLE YOUR OWN

BRAND STORE

DISTILLERY FILM

Fill your own bottle of one of our cask strength distillery exclusive whiskies and take it home as an extra special memento of your Tomatin experience.

Enjoy a spot of retail therapy in our gift shop which offers a wide range of whiskies and exclusive Tomatin merchandise.

Available to enjoy in our Visitor Centre at all times and in several languages.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WHERE WE ARE

Looking for something different? We are happy to provide bespoke tours subject to availability, contact us to discuss.

The Tomatin Distillery lies just 16 miles south of Inverness and 15 miles north of Aviemore on the A9. Easily reached by car or taxi, check our website for public transport advice.

Disabled access is available to most parts of the distillery, let us know of any specific requirements when booking. Guide and assistance dogs are permitted, however, as much as we would like to, we cannot accommodate other pets. Our production schedule varies throughout the year, please contact us for advice on production times and access. In winter months, access to the distillery may be restricted due to the weather - please check our website or contact us before travelling.

Tomatin Distillery Inverness-shire, Scotland IV13 7YT +44(0)1463 248 144 visitors@tomatin.com Tomatin.com

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Landmark

The Butterfly House

Forest Activity Area Floating Tap

Treetop Trail

Tilted Room

Timber Extraction Exhibit

Growing Shrinking Room

and Adventure for everyone!

Wee Monkey Trail

Forest Safari Kids Zone First Aid Station

Wildlife Feeding Area

Scottish Thistle Award WINNER

Teeny Farm Ride Remote Controlled Trucks Haggis Farm Shooting Gallery

Illusion Chair

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Car Park 2

Mini Diggers Reception

Car Park

Emergency Assembly Point

Eat out? Eat in? We have two great catering outlets on site that offer a wide range of family friendly food. Choose from snack sized meals or homemade specials: there is something for everyone. We use local produce and suppliers whenever we can. Please check our website for our seasonal menus.

Shop

Whether you are here on holiday, or day tripping from home, this treasure trove of gifts, souvenirs, food and books is always worth a visit. Something for all ages Open all year (except Christmas Day & 1st Jan)

Xplore Store

Pinewood Grill

Home made soups and specials- our local butchers Scottish beef burgers and minute steak rolls- fries, salads, baked potatoes, sandwiches and lots and lots of Ice Cream…… Open late March to late October - see website for dates (may close at quieter times or in poor weather) Picnics – please note that there is a seating area for own picnics behind the Pinewood Grill, all other tables are reserved for the use of pinewood grill or restaurant customers.

OPEN all year (except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

Opening times vary - generally 10/11am until 5/6pm or 7pm in peak periods. Please check the website www.landmarkpark.co.uk or on site noticeboard for full details - or telephone 01479 841613. Last admission to attractions 1hr before closing. Please allow 3-5 hours for your visit. Main attractions closed early Nov to late Mar. Most other attractions, shop and restaurant open all winter subject to weather please call in advance.

★ Please note that between late March and late October access to all areas

of Landmark is covered by the admission ticket – there are no free admission areas. Ticket covers all attractions, all day*.

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(*except mini diggers & remote controlled trucks £1 charge).

Family rates available. Great Value MULTI VISIT TICKETS available. Under 4’s and over 80’s FREE. Please ask about birthday parties. A9 road still not shown on location map. Linking Perth to Aviemore to close to Carrbridge to Inverness. See current one.

(Please note that for operational reasons manned attractions open later in the morning than the rest of the Park and some attractions close earlier than the park to allow time to clear. To avoid disappointment check local notices and try to visit the popular attractions early in your day).

Free infoline 0800-731-3446

Aviemore

Family Adventures

Inverness

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Aviemore

Fort William

Aberdeen

A9

March to late October.

Home made fish and chips, a burger roll or a salad? You choose. Cook’s specials and lots more over lunchtime and of course a great selection of delicious home baking all day. Open all year* (*except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

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If it’s not fun, it’s not in... fun, educational, active and simply mind boggling goodies for boys and girls of all ages. Open late

Foresters Restaurant

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• Please be aware that on rare occasions attractions may close due to conditions outwith our control • Unless most attractions close for a significant part of the day there will be no refunds • Groups are very welcome - booking recommended, please phone ahead to allow best possible service • In winter the Park may close due to bad weather. Please phone ahead before setting out on 01479 841613 • Disabled Access: All areas except the Ropes Courses, Skydive, Fire Tower, Watercoaster and Ant City are accessible for wheelchairs • Closed 25th December and 1st January • Well behaved dogs are welcome - usual conditions apply. Please phone to check important details in advance of visit as we cannot be held responsible for the effect of subsequent changes or error corrections

BOOK Your day, week, or season tickets great new attraction...the butterfly house online

Runaway Timber Train • Wildwatercoaster bamboozeleum • The Lost Labyrinth • Skydive Wonderwood • climbing Wall • Treetop Trail ropeworx • Check out the website for the full story…

www.landmarkpark.co.uk

online tickets (March to Oct)


new...Opened July 2016 Don’t miss

wildwatercoaster*

the butterfly House

One of our biggest and most exciting attractions – a firm family favourite. The Falcon, The Wildcat and The Otter try them all if you dare! - you may get wet! Awesome & Fun - Erin Stevens, Australia

Don’t miss this amazing addition to our attractions. Take some time to relax and take in the beauty of the hundreds of brightly coloured butterflies of all sizes as they fly around the amazing purpose-built hothouse. These are some of the most stunning butterflies from all over the world – see them hatch out in the special climate-controlled cabinet, see them glide through the foliage and watch as they feed on fruit and flower nectar. Enjoy too the amazing display of tropical flowers and plants. Listen to the water cascade into the fish pool, relax and remember to take some of the best photos ever!

Under 1.2m must be accompanied by a person of 1.2m or taller. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. See website for conditions.

wonderwood

Where seeing is not believing ! In a corner of this ancient forest nothing is as it seems. A spinning Vortex Tunnel, a Wonky Room where you walk at mad angles and a Bizarre Room where you grow and shrink…There’s loads of wonderful oddness. Kids and us loved it! - Sarah Mollins, Crieff

red squirrel trail and forest Tower bamboozeleum Enter a magical world packed with mystifying and dazzling exhibits New exhibits added regularly. All amazing! Graeme Wilkins, Lochgilphead

Take in the beauty and tranquillity of the 10,000 year old forest. You might see a rare Red Squirrel. See for miles from top of the Forest Tower. Free telescope.

Two floors of climby, jumpy, slidey fun for younger guests (and supervising adults) Shooting Gallery�, Mini Diggers�, Remote Controlled Trucks� (�£1 coin charge)

Test your monkey genes on Landmark’s High-wire challenge course. (1.5m min height)

ropeworx*

lost labyrinth

Treetop Trail

Are you brave enough to follow the footsteps of the Lost Explorer… to the safety of The Explorers Amazing Tree Mansion? Amazing! Marshall Family, Eyemouth

A unique experience of the ancient forest.

skydive* A 10 metre climbing wall with eight routes to beat. 17st/110kg max weight, 22”/56cm min waist)

tarzan trail* A ropes course set just a bit closer to the ground. (1.1m min height)

Buy tickets online◊ and fast track ∆ into the park

*These attractions close for the winter late October to late March.

Don’t miss our Family Rollercoaster.... sit tight and enjoy the ride as it twists and turns through the trees Brill for kids Nicola Roberts / Invergordon (1.1m min height with adult over 18. Otherwise 1.4m)

adventureland antcity/kids zone

runaway timber train*

Beyond white knuckle – the ultimate achievement. (1.5m min height 17st/110kg max weight)

wee monkey trail*

pinnacle* forest safari Mini 4 x 4 jeeps on a self-drive ‘Forest tour’

- do it at www.landmarkpark.co.uk

Wee Monkey Trail – A new ropes course for teeny tots – if they can walk they can go on the Wee Monkey Trail!

online tickets

◊ ∆

Online tickets available March to October Fast Track between 10-1pm daily


new...Opened July 2016 Don’t miss

wildwatercoaster*

the butterfly House

One of our biggest and most exciting attractions – a firm family favourite. The Falcon, The Wildcat and The Otter try them all if you dare! - you may get wet! Awesome & Fun - Erin Stevens, Australia

Don’t miss this amazing addition to our attractions. Take some time to relax and take in the beauty of the hundreds of brightly coloured butterflies of all sizes as they fly around the amazing purpose-built hothouse. These are some of the most stunning butterflies from all over the world – see them hatch out in the special climate-controlled cabinet, see them glide through the foliage and watch as they feed on fruit and flower nectar. Enjoy too the amazing display of tropical flowers and plants. Listen to the water cascade into the fish pool, relax and remember to take some of the best photos ever!

Under 1.2m must be accompanied by a person of 1.2m or taller. Toddlers must be accompanied by an adult. See website for conditions.

wonderwood

Where seeing is not believing ! In a corner of this ancient forest nothing is as it seems. A spinning Vortex Tunnel, a Wonky Room where you walk at mad angles and a Bizarre Room where you grow and shrink…There’s loads of wonderful oddness. Kids and us loved it! - Sarah Mollins, Crieff

red squirrel trail and forest Tower bamboozeleum Enter a magical world packed with mystifying and dazzling exhibits New exhibits added regularly. All amazing! Graeme Wilkins, Lochgilphead

Take in the beauty and tranquillity of the 10,000 year old forest. You might see a rare Red Squirrel. See for miles from top of the Forest Tower. Free telescope.

Two floors of climby, jumpy, slidey fun for younger guests (and supervising adults) Shooting Gallery�, Mini Diggers�, Remote Controlled Trucks� (�£1 coin charge)

Test your monkey genes on Landmark’s High-wire challenge course. (1.5m min height)

ropeworx*

lost labyrinth

Treetop Trail

Are you brave enough to follow the footsteps of the Lost Explorer… to the safety of The Explorers Amazing Tree Mansion? Amazing! Marshall Family, Eyemouth

A unique experience of the ancient forest.

skydive* A 10 metre climbing wall with eight routes to beat. 17st/110kg max weight, 22”/56cm min waist)

tarzan trail* A ropes course set just a bit closer to the ground. (1.1m min height)

Buy tickets online◊ and fast track ∆ into the park

*These attractions close for the winter late October to late March.

Don’t miss our Family Rollercoaster.... sit tight and enjoy the ride as it twists and turns through the trees Brill for kids Nicola Roberts / Invergordon (1.1m min height with adult over 18. Otherwise 1.4m)

adventureland antcity/kids zone

runaway timber train*

Beyond white knuckle – the ultimate achievement. (1.5m min height 17st/110kg max weight)

wee monkey trail*

pinnacle* forest safari Mini 4 x 4 jeeps on a self-drive ‘Forest tour’

- do it at www.landmarkpark.co.uk

Wee Monkey Trail – A new ropes course for teeny tots – if they can walk they can go on the Wee Monkey Trail!

online tickets

◊ ∆

Online tickets available March to October Fast Track between 10-1pm daily


Landmark

The Butterfly House

Forest Activity Area Floating Tap

Treetop Trail

Tilted Room

Timber Extraction Exhibit

Growing Shrinking Room

and Adventure for everyone!

Wee Monkey Trail

Forest Safari Kids Zone First Aid Station

Wildlife Feeding Area

Scottish Thistle Award WINNER

Teeny Farm Ride Remote Controlled Trucks Haggis Farm Shooting Gallery

Illusion Chair

family ct

day OUT

ForestA whole Adventure Park day’s Fun, Discovery

Vortex Tunnel

e perfe th

Cone Kiln

Car Park 2

Mini Diggers Reception

Car Park

Emergency Assembly Point

Eat out? Eat in? We have two great catering outlets on site that offer a wide range of family friendly food. Choose from snack sized meals or homemade specials: there is something for everyone. We use local produce and suppliers whenever we can. Please check our website for our seasonal menus.

Shop

Whether you are here on holiday, or day tripping from home, this treasure trove of gifts, souvenirs, food and books is always worth a visit. Something for all ages Open all year (except Christmas Day & 1st Jan)

Xplore Store

Pinewood Grill

Home made soups and specials- our local butchers Scottish beef burgers and minute steak rolls- fries, salads, baked potatoes, sandwiches and lots and lots of Ice Cream…… Open late March to late October - see website for dates (may close at quieter times or in poor weather) Picnics – please note that there is a seating area for own picnics behind the Pinewood Grill, all other tables are reserved for the use of pinewood grill or restaurant customers.

OPEN all year (except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

Opening times vary - generally 10/11am until 5/6pm or 7pm in peak periods. Please check the website www.landmarkpark.co.uk or on site noticeboard for full details - or telephone 01479 841613. Last admission to attractions 1hr before closing. Please allow 3-5 hours for your visit. Main attractions closed early Nov to late Mar. Most other attractions, shop and restaurant open all winter subject to weather please call in advance.

★ Please note that between late March and late October access to all areas

of Landmark is covered by the admission ticket – there are no free admission areas. Ticket covers all attractions, all day*.

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(*except mini diggers & remote controlled trucks £1 charge).

Family rates available. Great Value MULTI VISIT TICKETS available. Under 4’s and over 80’s FREE. Please ask about birthday parties. A9 road still not shown on location map. Linking Perth to Aviemore to close to Carrbridge to Inverness. See current one.

(Please note that for operational reasons manned attractions open later in the morning than the rest of the Park and some attractions close earlier than the park to allow time to clear. To avoid disappointment check local notices and try to visit the popular attractions early in your day).

Free infoline 0800-731-3446

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Home made fish and chips, a burger roll or a salad? You choose. Cook’s specials and lots more over lunchtime and of course a great selection of delicious home baking all day. Open all year* (*except Christmas Day and 1st Jan)

A9

If it’s not fun, it’s not in... fun, educational, active and simply mind boggling goodies for boys and girls of all ages. Open late

Foresters Restaurant

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• Please be aware that on rare occasions attractions may close due to conditions outwith our control • Unless most attractions close for a significant part of the day there will be no refunds • Groups are very welcome - booking recommended, please phone ahead to allow best possible service • In winter the Park may close due to bad weather. Please phone ahead before setting out on 01479 841613 • Disabled Access: All areas except the Ropes Courses, Skydive, Fire Tower, Watercoaster and Ant City are accessible for wheelchairs • Closed 25th December and 1st January • Well behaved dogs are welcome - usual conditions apply. Please phone to check important details in advance of visit as we cannot be held responsible for the effect of subsequent changes or error corrections

BOOK Your day, week, or season tickets great new attraction...the butterfly house online

Runaway Timber Train • Wildwatercoaster bamboozeleum • The Lost Labyrinth • Skydive Wonderwood • climbing Wall • Treetop Trail ropeworx • Check out the website for the full story…

www.landmarkpark.co.uk

online tickets (March to Oct)


ONLY SEVEN MILES FROM AVIEMORE

YOUR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE... VISIT RZSS HIGHLAND WILDLIFE PARK TODAY RZSS Highland Wildlife Park is owned by the conservation charity the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, which also owns RZSS Edinburgh Zoo. Scottish charity no. SC004064


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Set in the Cairngorms National Park, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park covers an impressive 200 acres of spectacular Highland countryside

See over 200 animals, from Scotland’s only polar bears to Amur tigers, snow leopards and red pandas

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a wildlife photographer? Our VIP Photography Days give you the chance to hone your photography skills and get closer to our animals in the company of our experienced guide and keepers. For more information and to book call 01540 651 976 or email wildlife@rzss.org.uk

OPENING TIMES We are open every day of the year, except Christmas Day. Last entry one hour before closing. Main reserve shuts half an hour before closing.

HOW TO FIND US... Only 7 miles from Aviemore and 40 mins from Inverness

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* Park open weather permitting. We may have to close in heavy snow or ice. Please telephone us on 01540 651 270 before starting your journey to avoid disappointment.

Aberdeen

Aviemore RZSS Highland Wildlife Park Perth Edinburgh

TRAVELLING NORTH On the A9 (to Inverness), turn left for Kingussie and follow the B9152 TRAVELLING SOUTH On the A9 (Perth), take the turning for Aviemore to Kincraig and follow the B9152

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Kincraig, Kingussie, Inverness-shire PH21 1NL

highlandwildlifepark.org.uk @HighlandWPark

01540 651 270


CLAN EXHIBITION • BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE RELICS • HOLIDAY COTTAGES EVENTS & WEDDINGS • SEAL TRIPS • LOCH CRUISES & FISHING TRIPS • ST KILDA SHOP • MACLEOD TABLES CAFE • GLENBRITTLE CAMPSITE & CAFE

LOCH DUNVEGAN SEAL TRIPS Voted “1 of the Best UK Days Out” by The Sunday Times Travel Magazine OPEN: 1 APRIL - 15 OCTOBER 10AM - 5.30PM (LAST ENTRY 5PM) 16 OCTOBER - 31 MARCH OPEN BY APPOINTMENT DUNVEGAN CASTLE ISLE OF SKYE IV55 8WF T: 01470 521206 E: INFO@DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM WWW.DUNVEGANCASTLE.COM Welcome ads 2016 Ad.indd 1

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Created for comfort, crafted for quality

Visit our working tannery in Waternish, Skye and take a free guided tour to experience time-honoured methods of leather making. Also shop from our exclusive range of luxurious sheepskins, hides, designer clothing, cashmere, woollens and leather goods. OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND: Spring/Summer - 9am to 6pm Autumn/Winter - 9.30am to 5.30pm

01470 592 237

For your sat nav IV55 8GD | skyeskyns.co.uk


true style is timeless •

A Highland Welcome!

Our location

Skyeskyns, manufacturers and suppliers of finest quality sheepskins, is a family business established on the Isle of Skye in 1983. In its dramatic Highland setting, visitors to Scotland’s only traditional exhibition tannery can see how leather is made and browse perhaps the widest range anywhere of luxurious natural sheepskins and exciting lines of clothing and accessories in wool, leather and sheepskin.

Skyeskyns is situated on the Isle of Skye off the West Coast of Scotland, on the beautiful Waternish peninsula. How to find Skyeskyns: from Portree, take the main A850 Dunvegan Road. From Dunvegan, take the main A850 Portree Road. At the sign Skyeskyns Tannery and Exhibition cross the Fairy bridge and follow the road for 3 miles to the T-junction. Turn right and we’re 100 metres on the right. Staffin Uig

Dunvegan Portree

Kyleakin Broadford

skyeskyns.co.uk

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BED & BREAKFAST SELF CATERING VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

ENJOY OVER 200 YEARS OF HISTORY & HOSPITALITY IN SPECTACULAR SURROUNDINGS

CASK ALES . CRAFT GINS . 135 MALTS . BEAN 2 CUP COFFEE LOCALLY CAUGHT SEAFOOD . HIGHLAND VENISON . FISH & CHIPS CREAM TEAS . HOME BAKING . B&B ROOMS . SELF-CATERING open all year, but check for

SELF CATERING

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winter Times and service

THE OLDEST INN ON SKYE 01470 592362 www.stein-inn.co.uk

Discover more great places to visit in Waternish overleaf... and don’t forget to visit our website at:

www.visit-waternish.co.uk

ARTS & CRAFTS DRINKING & EATING OUT BOAT TRIPS DARK SKIES

Visit Waternish - the Isle of Skye’s most vibrant, creative and welcoming peninsula


Ian Williams’ work is described as “inspired, fresh, never seen before”. His sketches are simple lines evoking memories of the moment - come and enjoy his “visual poetry” and a cup of tea!

OPEN 10-6 7 DAYS A WEEK (Easter to the end of October) Carnach, Waternish, Isle of Skye IV55 8GL

NEXT TO ‘SKYESKYNS’ TANNERY, LOCH BAY WATERNISH, ISLE OF SKYE IV55 8GD

01470 592297

t: 01470 592732 e: braefasach@waternish.net w: www.ian-williams-skye.co.uk CAFÉ DOGGIE FRIENDLY

MOORINGS

OPEN: Easter to October: 11am - 5pm daily. November to Easter: By appointment only.

EATING

Glorious range of natural dyed yarns and hand knitted garments

DRINKING

www.theskyeshilasdairshop.co.uk

Brae Fasach-Café/Gallery

ARTS & CRAFTS SUNSETS AURORAS DARK SKIES

LANDSCAPES WILDLIFE WILD FLOWERS SEA VIEWS BIRDLIFE LIGHTHOUSE

BED & BREAKFAST SELF CATERING THINGS TO DO VISITOR ATTRACTIONS

Original Arts and Local Handmade Craftwork Easter to October open every day 11am - 5pm November - March 1pm - 4pm 01470 592218

cathy@dandelion-designs.co.uk www.dandelion-designs.co.uk

BOAT TRIPS DOLPHINS WHALES EAGLES WALKING

Visit Waternish the Isle of Skye’s most vibrant, creative and welcoming peninsula

www.visit-waternish.co.uk

Take home a beautiful reminder of Waternish Designed by Liz Myhill our Tea towel is available throughout Waternish


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Our popular wildlife trips depart from Easdale, a beautiful conservation village only 16 miles south of Oban, near the best hotspots for wildlife and the infamous Corryvreckan Whirlpool. Porpoise, Dolphins, Whales, Eagles, Seals, Otter, Seabirds, Deer.

Take a relaxed day trip to Iona and Staffa. Visit the famous Abbey, follow the footsteps of Columba, see Fingal’s cave and the Puffins

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Boats are available for private charter. Let us help you design a special day. Popular examples include a day tour to Colonsay or The Garvellachs

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01852 300003

www.seafari.co.uk

EASDALE HARBOUR, OBAN

Take the A816 South from Oban or North from Lochgilphead. Follow the brown signs to Easdale (B844) over the famous ‘Atlantic Bridge’ on to the Isle of Seil. Postcode PA34 4TB


WILDLIFE, WHIRLPOOLS and WHALES Your Adventure starts at Easdale Harbour

Seafari Adventures Oban offer you an exciting range of carefully chosen trips which combine high adventure in magnificent scenery and the thrill of unique sightings of Scotland’s Wildlife. Safety First - we provide all safety kit! Just arrive with your camera and warm clothing, fleeces are ideal. Our boat’s crew includes a knowledgable naturalist to provide an expert commentary.

“We did the Corryvreckan Wildlife trip, we saw Seals, two Eagles and a Minke Whale, then we saw the whirlpool - awesome!” Suzy Saunders, Kincardine

Choosing your Seafari Adventure Corryvreckan Wildlife Trip (Open RIB)

Our most popular tour. A 2hr spectacular eco-tour culminating in a visit to the “Corry” This tidal phenomenon in the Gulf of Corryvreckan creates the world’s third largest whirlpool. During the trip you may see Seals, Porpoise, Otter, Dolphin, the occasional Minke Whale, Seabirds and Birds of Prey including Eagles. Ashore you may spot Red and Fallow Deer as well as Wild Goats. Whirlpool Special (Open RIB) Timed to coincide with the best of the tides you can see the ‘Corry’ the world’s third largest whirlpool at its most awesome. In bad weather its roar can be heard 6 miles away at Crinan. A great trip for the more adventurous - hang on tight! Whalewatching and Wildlife Trip (Cabin RIB) Regular sightings of Minke Whales, our skippers are out on the water every day and know where the whales are feeding in our food rich waters.

Day Trips

Iona, Staffa and Puffins (Cabin RIB) Visit the famous Abbey, then see Fingals Cave on Staffa Private Charter (Cabin RIB) Enjoy a private picnic on a beautiful deserted beach Visit Colonsay, an idyllic destination or the Garvellachs, a UNESCO geological site with historic ruins. Inter Island Taxi - Contact us for more details Gift Vouchers available

Accompagnez-nous pour nos passionnantes excursions d’animaux sauvages. Baleines, Dauphins, Marsouins, Aigles, Cerfs. Visitez le troisième tourbillon du monde. Venez regarder les baleines ou réservez une excursion à Iona pour visiter l’abbaye célèbre. Vengan con nosotros en nuestras emocionantes excursiones para ver la fauna escocesa. Ballenas, Delfines, Marsopas, Nutrias, Águilas, Ciervos. Visiten el tercer torbellino del mundo. Vengan a ver las ballenas o reserven una excursión a Iona para ver la célebre abadía. Machen Sie mit uns eine Rundfahrt um die wilde schottische Natur ken nenzulernen. Wale, Delfine, Robben, Otter, Adler, Hirsche. Besuchen Sie mit uns den dritten Strudel der Welt. Sehen Sie Wale oder reservieren Sie einen Ausflug nach Iona, um die Abtei zu besichtigen.

Venite con Noi per il turismo fantastico-in cerca di fauna selvatica Balena, Delfino, Focena, Foca, Lontra, Aquila, Cervo. Visiate il terzo piu grande voirtice del mondo osservate balene oppure visita Iona in nave per vedere la famosa Cattedrale

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Booking essential Online or by Phone

01852 300003

www.seafari.co.uk

Ticket Office - The Village Shop, Easdale

Please note our trips are unsuitable during pregnancy or for anyone with back ailments. No two voyages are the same, we cannot guarantee sightings of any particular species

Seafari Associate Companies are at South Queensferry 0131 331 5000, North Berwick (Seabird Centre) 01620 890202


THE HOME OF COUNTRY CLOTHING SCOTLAND’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INDEPENDENT STORE

We are proud to be one of the leading designers of country clothing in Great Britain, with our Cashmere and Knitwear Hall (the largest in the UK) providing a stunning selection of luxury natural fibre designs in a comprehensive range of colours. We also offer a superb collection of prestigious brands. Our Ladies Country Clothing Halls showcase Gant, Gerry Weber, Gardeur, Masai and Barbour, while our Shoe and Handbag Department includes Dubarry, Brics, Gianni Conti and Gabor.

Innovative ideas for home and garden reside in the Country Living Department. Our Present Shop is the perfect place to find that exclusive gift, and the experienced staff would be delighted to help with your wedding list. Throughout the Food Hall, Delicatessen and Restaurant you will find the finest produce from Scotland’s natural larder. Special mention must be made of our prize-winning Butchery, awarded Best Sausage in the UK by the prestigious London Q Guild of Butchers. They offer a choice selection of local beef, Scottish lamb and home-cooked hams.

Our 20,000 sq ft Menswear Hall houses a wide range of tweeds, knitwear, shirts, shoes and accessories, which, alongside our Technical Department, provide the ultimate choice of country clothing.

No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to The House of Bruar. We are conveniently situated just off the A9, ten miles north of Pitlochry.

The Fishing Tackle Shop is a haven for the keen fisherman, while just next door you can browse contemporary rural art from some of Britain’s leading artists in our Gallery.

To request our latest mail order catalogue, please ring 01796 483 236 or visit our website.

The House of Bruar by Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW Telephone: 01796 483 236 Email: office@houseofbruar.com

www.houseofbruar.com


Seals Every Trip!

As seen on

BBC1, BBC2, ITV & CH4

Daily Otter Sightings

Voted Voted Best Best Wildlife Wildlife Experience Experience in in the the UK UK Daily Telegraph

All photographs, Nigel Smith, Seaprobe Atlantis.

Internal Internal view view of of our our unique, unique, easily-accessed easily-accessed underwater underwater viewing viewing gallery gallery

Only From

KYLE OF LOCHALSH IV40 8AE

All the Scenery and Wildlife, above and below the waves. See Spectacular Scenery, Seals, Seabirds, Otters, WWII Shipwreck, Beautiful Kelp Forests,Fish, Jellyfish, occasional Dolphins & Whales

Call 0800 980 4846 or 07765 435 424 2015 WINNER

Email: seaprobe@msn.com Web: www.seaprobeatlantis.com

Welcome to Fort William and Lochaber 2017-18  

This folder is full of information on the best places to visit in this area. At the front you will find a map of the area and listings of lo...

Welcome to Fort William and Lochaber 2017-18  

This folder is full of information on the best places to visit in this area. At the front you will find a map of the area and listings of lo...