Attractions Loch Lomond England
Loch Lomond Seaplanes is growing its businesses with a brand new sightseeing solution regarding the Isle of Skye. Fly between 500ft and 5, 000ft on an amphibious Cessna 208 for bird’s eye views over hills, lochs and rocky coasts with views of outlying islands and Outer Hebrides.
Take a seaplane journey within the water to Skye. Picture: Loch Lomond Seaplanes
Flight plans for 55-minute trips from Broadford include take-offs and landings on liquid, land, and shores. Providers from April-October, from £139 (30; lochlomondseaplanes.com).
A highland rebellion
2015 scars the 200th anniversary of this raising of a monument at Glenfinnan, where Jacobite clansmen rallied on reason behind Bonnie Prince Charlie. a visitor center in an amazing environment during the head of Loch Shiel celebrates the anniversary with new displays and an audio programme towards ill-fated rebellion.
Travel indeed there from Fort William on Jacobite vapor train, in Harry Potter style coaches, on the way into fishing town of Mallaig (0844 493 2221; nts.org.uk/Property/Glenfinnan-Monument; westcoastrailways.co.uk).
2015 marks the 200th anniversary associated with the raising of a memorial at Glenfinnian. Picture: NTS
Spend money on a dram
Initial whisky distillery regarding Isle of Harris starts in springtime by East Loch Tarbert. Casks of just one malt called The Hearach, the Gaelic for an inhabitant of the island, will undoubtedly be available for those that desire to be one of the primary to taste this new dram.
Whisky casks at the Abhainn Dearg Distillery in Uig. Picture: Abhainn Dearg Distillery
The very first malt to be produced (legitimately) in external Hebrides since 1829 is ready for sampling at Abhainn Dearg Distillery in Uig in the adjacent Isle of Lewis (0131 220 0220; harrisdistillery.com) or (29; abhainndearg.co.uk).
A royal cruising knowledge
During July and August the Royal Racing Yacht Bloodhound, formerly had by H.M. The Queen and Prince Philip, will be offered for personal time cruising around the west shore from Oban marina. Around eight visitors will enjoy cruising in regal style regarding restored 63-foot boat through the noise of Mull, into Loch Linnhe by the isles of Seil, Luing and Scarba. Buffet lunch and afternoon beverage within the cost of £175 per individual (0131 555 5566; royalyachtbritannia.co.uk/events).
Argyll Seafood Trail
Scotland’s growing culinary reputation is being celebrated in 2015 as the 12 months of drink and food. an emphasize could be the Seafood Trail, meandering round the coasts and sea lochs of mid-Argyll to waterside restaurants providing fresh catches landed by regional anglers. The Loch Fyne Oyster club additionally the Pierhouse Hotel in Port Appin are among establishments offering a cornucopia of oysters, langoustines, lobsters and fresh salmon. A number of the restaurants also offer accommodation (26l; theseafoodtrail.com).
Loch Fyne Oyster Bar in Port Appin is one of the participants when you look at the Argyll Seafood Trail. Picture: Argyll Seafood Trail
Dance toward songs
The Isle of Bute into the Firth of Clyde is staging a fresh summertime music festival featuring several of Scotland’s most well known contemporary folk, stone, heart and fusion line-ups. Peatbog Faeries, Skerryvore and Treacherous Orchestra are among rings billed for Butefest 2015, alongside neighborhood meals and art beer producers and a household enjoyable tent. It can take destination over the weekend of July 17-19, with regular everyday ferries from Wemyss Bay near Glasgow (51; butefest.co.uk).
Salon for sailors and explorers
Scotland’s newest marina at Portavadie on Loch Fyne is including a spa and leisure center with private pools to its vacation accommodation come early july. Not just for sailors, its dog-friendly self-catering cottages and contemporary apartments are good base for examining the Cowal peninsula on which is known as 'Argyll’s Secret Coast’. The cross country Cowal Method footpath begins right here, and rounds and skippered boat charters can be obtained. Seafood from loch and venison through the mountains function in the restaurants
The Isle of Eriska resort and salon, on a private island (reached by a bridge) during the lips of Loch Creran near Oban recently already been awarded its very first Michelin Star. A 40-page wine listing accompanies refined food within refurbished 19th-century grand residence in Scots baronial style. Another new starred entry inside 2015 Michelin Guide is the Three Chimneys restaurant, which has five-star accommodation by Loch Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye 58; threechimneys.co.uk).
A cosy island refuge
Ongoing refurbishment of a resort that unsealed its doors in 1849 features made the accolade of Scottish Small Country resort of the Year 2014 when it comes to Glenisle Hotel and Bistro on Isle of Arran. Overlooking Lamlash Bay and Holy Isle, it's an appropriate and stylish base for discovering an island with a varied landscape also known as Scotland in tiny. Double rooms with full Scottish breakfast from £115 every night (59; glenislehotel.com)