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John O’Groats, Dunrobin Castle & The Far North

Created with Sketch. Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, UK
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Duration

Day Tour (dep. Inverness)

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Experience

Adventure Calls, Culture Vultures, First Timers

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Languages

English

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Check In Time

8:00am

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Departure Time

8:15am

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Return Time (approx)

7:30pm

Overview

Departing from Inverness, join the John O’Groats, Dunrobin Castle & The Far North tour for a day filled with history, seaside villages and magnificent coastal scenery.

The 1-day John O’Groats, Dunrobin Castle & The Far North tour is the perfect way to visit the most northerly point on British mainland. See Loch Fleet, explore Dunrobin Castle and enjoy stunning scenery on this wonderful tour from Inverness: capital of the Highlands.

Upon check-in, your friendly driver-guide welcomes you, as you board the luxury, air-conditioned coach. The tour travels north of Inverness, up through to Loch Fleet where you might be able to spot some seals and a range of birds. Make sure you have your camera ready! The John O’Groats tour continues on to the village of Golspie. The village, situated on the North Sea coast, is an attractive seaside resort with long sandy beaches. Enjoy some leisurely time before the journey continues to Dunrobin Castle.

Dunrobin Castle is the family seat of clan Sutherland. It resembles a French chateau with its towering spins and it overlooks the Moray Firth. Explore the beautiful stately home, gardens and museum, while enjoying some refreshments in the tearoom.

Before reaching the far north, the John O’Groats, Dunrobin Castle & The Far North tour continues further into the North Highlands through Helmsdale to the Highland town of Wick for a lunchstop. Wick, a former Viking settlement, is the principal town in the far north of mainland Scotland. Spend time exploring the town, enjoying views across Wick Bay, whilst you enjoy your lunch.

After your visit to Wick, the tour travels to John O’Groats. This is the most northerly point on British mainland. Here you have time to take a stroll along the cliff path, take your iconic photo at the signpost, enjoy dramatic coastal views and perhaps see some local wildlife. John O’Groats is one of the best places in the UK to see Atlantic puffins; the only puffin native to the Atlantic ocean. You might also see grey seals or perhaps even an orca!

Before returning to Inverness, the John O’Groats, Dunrobin Castle & The Far North tour takes you to Dunbeath Harbour for photo’s. After, to Bora that is famous for its golf courses and magnificent coastal scenery.

Back in Inverness, your day has been filled with unique experiences and lasting memories of the North Highlands of Scotland.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the changing views at the tidel basin of Loch Fleet
  • Visit John O'Groats; the most northerly point on British mainland
  • Spend time exploring the Highland town of Wick, a former Viking settlement
  • Admire the stately home of the clan Sutherland; Dunrobin Castle
  • Spot wildlife such as Atlantic puffins, grey seals or maybe even an orca
  • Enjoy magnificent coastal scenery

Itinerary

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Loch Fleet

Your first stop is at Loch Fleet, a tidal basin with sand dunes, coastal heath and pine woods. Make sure you have your camera ready, as you may spot some seals and a range of birds.

Golspie

The next stop is in Golspie. This village, situated on the North Sea coast, is nestled next to Ben Bhraggie and is an attractive seaside resort. Here you can enjoy some refreshments before the journey continues.

Dunrobin Castle

This stately home is the family seat of clan Sutherland. Dunrobin Castle resembles a French chateau and overlooks the Moray Forth.
There is plenty of time to explore the castle, gardens and museum or have some refreshments in the tearoom.

Wick

The journey takes you further into the North Highlands through Helmsdale to the Highland town of Wick for a lunchstop.
This former Viking settlement is the principal town in the far north mainland.
Explore the town and enjoy the views across Wick Bay, whilst enjoying your lunch.

John O'Groats

Your next stop is the most northerly point on British mainland. This is one of the best places in the UK to see Atlantic puffins.
Enjoy a stroll along the cliff path, take your iconic photo at the signpost and enjoy the dramatic coastal views. And who knows, you might also see some grey seals or even an orca!

Dunbeath Harbour and Bora

Before returning to Inverness, your tour will stop in Dunbeath Harbour for photo's. After, to Bora that is famous for its golf courses and beautiful coastal scenery.

This tour, departing from Inverness, is a spectacular day out in the North Highlands!

Included

  • Knowledgeable driver-guide
  • Digital translations of the tour
  • Luxury modern air-conditioned coach

Excluded

  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food & drinks

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, UK

FAQs

Where is the departure point?
Your one day tour from Inverness departs at 08.15 hrs from Inverness Bus Station (Stance 6).

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.
Are the optional extras included?
No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Inverness includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on a luxury modern air-conditioned coach.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour.

Rates for your optional extras are as follows:

Dunrobin Castle, Gardens & Museum: £12.50 adults, £10.50 concessions, £7.50 children
Do I need to pre-book the optional extras?
It is not required to pre-book tickets to Dunrobin Castle. This can be arranged on the spot.
Is the tour in English?
Yes, the tour is in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

Digital translations are available for this tour in the following languages:

French|German|Spanish|Portuguese|Italian|Russian|Chinese (Mandarin)
What should I bring with me?
We recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Hot food is not allowed on the bus, therefore you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop. This would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!
Can children travel on this tour?
Children over 4 years old on welcome on the tour. Children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.
Unfortunately, children under the age of 4 are not allowed on this tour.
Is the coach wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately the coach is not wheelchair accessible at present. Guests are free to store a foldable wheelchair in the hold of the coach, however when accessing the coach there are 2 to 3 steps.
Are seats reserved?
Please note that seats are not reserved. We do recommend reaching the departure point as early as possible to get your choice of seats on the coach.

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