A country steeped in myth and legend with historic battlefields, ancient monuments and magical mountains; it’s easy to see why Visit Scotland has named 2017 the Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology. In celebration, HF Holidays has created a list of outstanding escapes that shine a spotlight on Scotland’s hidden gems and fascinating past.
The best of Scotland with HF Holidays
Highland Railway Tour – Journey into the Highlands’ past with HF Holidays as you steam through iconic landscapes. Ride along historic railways including the Strathspey Railway from Aviemore to Broomhill, the longest heritage line in Scotland and the West Highland Railway which offers stunning mountain views, or why not hop onto the steam-hauled Jacobite service to Mallaig. Depart on 23 September for 7-nights from £1,095 (full board) and stay in HF Holidays’ own country house, Alltshellach, located on the dramatic shores of Loch Leven.
Harris & Lewis – Discover stunning white beaches, turquoise waters and remote wild rugged mountains as you hop, skip and jump between the islands of Harris and Lewis. Among the plethora of highlights are the majestic Callanish Stones, the awesome cliffs of the Butt of Lewis, and the restored blackhouse village at Na Gearrannan. Depart on 31 July for 7-nights from £1,049 (full board) and stay in Doune Braes Hotel and Harris Hotel both ideally located with stunning views.
Great Glen Way – Follow the magnificent fault-line that makes up the Caledonian Canal along low-level towpaths and forest trails that lead along the trail from Scotland’s western shores at Fort William past Neptune’s Staircase, to the eastern city of Inverness. Guests can look out for the infamous curved head of Nessie as they hike along the banks of Loch Ness. Depart on 10 June for 7-nights from £1,029 (full board) and stay in HF Holidays’ own country house, the former bishop’s house, Alltshellach, located amidst stunning lawns and historic scenery.
Hebridean Hopscotch – From Norse raids to Christian colonisation, the Hebrides have been the home to trials, tribulations and turmoil for centuries. Travel amidst the eerie and magnificent landscapes of Skye, Raasay, Uist and Eriskay, exploring each islands’ distinct history. Depart on 12 June for 7-nights from £1,239 (full board) and stay in HF Holidays’ partner hotels located to make the most of the scenery.
Places are limited on these holidays so book now to avoid disappointment. For more information on HF Holidays, please visit www.hfholidays.co.uk or call 0345 470 7558.