Explore & Experience

Castles, Lochs and Battlefields


Best known as the “Capital of the Highlands”, Inverness is surrounded by countless historical treasures that place it at the heart of Scottish history, as well as stunning landscapes.

Your days journey will take you the full length of Loch Ness, a beautiful loch shrouded in mystery, with tales of a large monster living deep beneath the dark expanses.

Cruise the mysterious waters of Loch Ness and hop ashore for a visit to explore historic Urquhart Castle and its turbulent past. Then, visit the final resting place of Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army, a desolate stretch of moorland at Culloden where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite Uprising was finally crushed; and explore the impressive fortifications of Fort George, one of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe.

Highlights include:

  • Loch Ness Boat Tour
  • Visit to Urquhart Castle
  • Visit to Culloden Battlefield
  • Visit to Fort George

Discover Scotland’s Most Famous Island – The Isle of Skye

Explore the magnificent Isle of Skye and visit some of the stunning sites that justify Skye's status as one of the most beautiful places in the World.

Your route today will take you past the famous Glenfinnan Viaduct, across to the Isle of Skye on a  scenic ferry ride, and through some of Scotland’s most impressive landscaped.

Visit the Trotternish Peninsula, home to Skye's most striking scenery in the north of the island, every corner reveals a new wonder. Notable features to discover and explore include the Lealt Waterfall and Kilt Rock, the Old Man of Storr, and the Fairy Glen. Then you’ll have the chance to visit Dunvegan Castle.

Highlights include:

  • Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Scenic Ferry to the Isle of Skye
  • Dunvegan Castle

Sporting Pursuits

Sporting Pursuits

Enjoy the historic practice of sporting pursuits on nearby estates with a huge variety of hunting, from Red deer, Sika deer, Grouse, Pheasant and Partridge.  Excursions can be tailored to your personal requirements.  Relish the ever-changing and unpredictable Scottish terrain and weather and learn about the behaviours of our local birds and herds.  Success can never be guaranteed but you will be expected to bring home dinner.

Scotland Shooting Seasons

Pheasant 1st October - 1st February
Partridge 1st September - 1st February
Grouse 12th August - 10th December
Ptarmigan 12th August - 10th December
Blackgame 20th August - 10th December
Common Snipe 12th August - 31st January
Woodcock 1st September - 31st January
Duck & Goose (Inland) 1st September - 31st January
Duck & Goose (Foreshore) 1st September - 20th February
Coot/Moorhen/Golden Plover 1st September- 31st January
Hare No close season


Red stags 1st July -20th October
Red Hinds 21st October - 15th February
Sika Stag 1st July - 20th October
Sika Hinds 21st October - 15th February
Fallow Bucks 1st August - 30th April
Fallow Does 21st October - 15th February
Roe Bucks 1st April - 20th October
Roe Does 21st October - 31st March

Winter Whisky Tasting by the Fire

Whisky by the Fire

The three key ingredients of a Scottish experience, Castles, Lochs and Whisky.  Learn and savour some of the finest malts from all over Scotland.  Our Sommelier will guide you through regions, flavours and different styles of whisky.  From the highest distiller to the smallest distiller he has the flavours of them all,  he even has his own Inverlochy Castle Malt distilled right on the door step.  Enjoy your dram and the crackling log fire, and relax like royalty.

Classic Malts of Scotland

  • Oban 14 Year Old West Highland Region
    OBAN. (Sweet) A 14 year old combining the sophistication of the Highlands with a touch of the peaty style of the Islands. It is rich and full-bodied with a mellow fruity finish.
  • Glenkinchie Lowlands Region
    GLENKINCHIE. (Ladies whisky) Glenkinchie is a soft, sweetly aromatic malt from the 'Garden of Scotland'. Is has a fresh, grassy sweetness balanced with a warming, dryish finish.
  • Cragganmore 12 Year Old Speyside Region
    CRAGGANMORE. (Medium) A 12 year old elegant, sophisticated Speyside with the most complex aroma of any malt. Astonishingly fragrant with sweetish notes and a smoky maltiness on the finish.
  • Talisker 10 Year Old Islands Region
    TALISKER. A bit smoked. A 10 year old and the only malt produced on Skye. Its seaweedy, smoky nose and sweet maltiness is perfectly complimented by its spicy, long finish.
  • Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old Highland Region
    DALWHINNIE. A 15 year old gentle, delicate malt from the wild and windswept Highlands. It is subtle, smooth delicately smoky malt with a heathery honey finish.
  • Lagavulin 16 Year Old Islay Region
    LAGAVULIN. (This is Smoked.) A 16 year old distinctive and powerful Islay malt. It is deeply smoky and peaty with a velvety, complex finish.