A holiday to Scotland is an outdoor adventure. One of the highlights within this beautiful country is to be able stand in awe of the stunning and spectacular scenery from the soaring mountains within the Highlands.
To travel to Inverness is the phenomenal experience of railing on the Caledonian Sleeper Train.
There’s something magical about closing your eyes in one location and waking up somewhere new, ready to start an adventure with a feeling of ‘what if’…As a gateway to the Highlands, Inverness has matured to become one of the UK’s most spectacular cities.
The Caledonian Sleeper offers a timeless experience as you travel between Scotland and London. This truly is a window into some of the most spellbinding views the UK has to offer, allowing you to unwind from the stress of everyday life as you watch the moonlit world drift by. A Club Room which is included in this offer embodies the new Caledonian Sleeper, with an en-suite with shower and handcrafted mattresses to ensure a great night’s sleep.
Inverness is a cosmopolitan city where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. As well as being historical, Inverness has a great geographical position with the position of the Highlands. Inverness inevitably brings you to the infamous Loch Ness as well as offer a wealth of cultural and shopping attractions. Picking up your car then takes you on a breath-taking drive to the Isle of Skye.
ISLE OF SKYE
The Isle of Skye is the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. The island’s peninsulas radiate from a mountainous centre dominated by the Cuillin, the rocky slopes of which provide some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in the country. The island’s largest settlement is Portree, which is also its capital, known for its picturesque harbour. There are links to various nearby islands by ferry and, since 1995, to the mainland by a road bridge. The abundant wildlife includes the golden eagle, red deer and Atlantic salmon. Avian life includes the corncrake, red-throated diver, Atlantic puffin, goldeneye and golden eagle. The local flora is dominated by heather moor. Heather moor containing ling, bell heather, cross-leaved heath, bog myrtle and fescues are abundantly everywhere.
Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Water-sports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye as expected is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.
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