Scottish Islands and Highlands

Description

Where: Scotland

How Long: 10 Days

Enjoy a Wonderful 10 Day, 9 Night Tour including
the Outer Hebrides, the Orkneys & the Shetlands

Tour Operator: Scenic Car Tours
Available: 6th July - 15th July 2018

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The Outer Hebrides are a 130-mile long island chain on the northwestern fringe of the UK. The main islands are Lewis and Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra, but there are also scores of smaller islands. Magnificent beaches with perfect white sand, stretch for mile upon mile on their western coastlines. The islands also offer a unique culture, being the stronghold of the Gaelic language, and superb wildlife.

The Islands of Orkney are a group of about 70 islands and skerries situated 10km (6.2 miles) from the north-east tip of the Scotland. The largest island, known as ‘the mainland’, is home to most of the total 20,000 population but the north islands of Shapinsay, Gairsay, Stronsay, Wyre, Rousay, Egilsay, Eday, Sanday, Westray, Papa Westray and North Ronaldsay and the south islands of Graemsay, Hoy, South Walls, Burray, Flotta and South Ronaldsay are also populated.

The Shetland Islands – You’ll be enchanted by the rugged beauty of the landscape. Its dramatically changing colours and textures will take your breath away. Shetland’s nearest neighbour is Orkney, 50 miles to the south-west, Norway is just over 200 miles to the east and the Faroe Islands lie about the same distance away to the north-west. Shetland’s natural sights are world-class, bird watching is outstanding and you may also see seals, otters, porpoises and even whales. Shetland has some unique species, like the Shetland wren and the wonderful miniature Shetland ponies