Portree, Dunvegan Castle, Talisker Distillery Rail Road
Starting from the railway station at Strathcarron the road hugs the shore of Loch Carron. At Kyle of Lochcalsh we cross over to Skye via the Skye Bridge (opened in 1995 replacing the ferry that ran from 1600).
We then travel to the town of Portree (an Anglicised version of the Gaelic "Port-an-Righ" meaning "King's Port" and relates to a visit by King James V in 1540).
After stopping in Portree we continue to Trotternish passing the Old Man of Storr, a 165 foot rock pinnacle, and the 200 foot Kilt Rock waterfall.
We continue up the coast to Staffin, then take the little mountain road via the Quiraing to Uig. We then head to Dunvegan Castle - the seat of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod for over eight centuries.
After leaving Dunvegan we will travel on to the Talisker Distillery on the shores of Loch Harport (if time permits).
We then return to the mainland via the Skye Bridge in order for you to catch the return train from Strathcarron Station.
Tour takes 7 hours and can be amended to suit your requirements.
You take the train departing from Inverness to Strathcarron 09. 00am I shall meet you as you alight at Strathcarron were we begin the tour
We cross over the Skye bridge and up the east coast to Portree then on to Kiltrock and Mealt Falls then over the mountains to Dunvegan Castle drive down the west coast of Skye to visit Talisker for a tasting before returning to Kyle of Lochalsh were you will catch the train back to Inverness
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet at Strathcarron Rail station I shall be waiting with a name board at end of platform
End location: I will return you to Strathcarron Rail station in time for you to catch the return train back to Inverness
Duration: 7 hours
The vehicle used will be a Highland Council licensed 2018 Ford Transit air conditioned minibus with leather seating for eight passengers, sunroof complete with microphone linked to speaker system
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 Pounds Sterling - Admission fees to Dunvegan Castle and Talisker Distillery return rail fare from Inverness to Strathcarron, drinks and refreshments
I do not accompany you inside castles distillery etc but will give you an insight as to what to look out for and give directions to entry points