Best of the Highlands


Travel by Coach
3 Included Excursions
  • Visit John O’Groats, the iconic ‘end of the road’
  • Journey along the Kyle Line
  • Explore Inverness
  • Visit the Black Isle
  • Relax in Victorian Strathpeffer

Exuding an air of grandeur, the unspoilt village of Strathpeffer was a popular spa town in Victorian times, boasts magnificent architecture and provides us with the perfect base from which to discover the very best of the Highlands. Including a visit to John O’Groats, a journey on the Kyle Line plus a visit to the mysterious Black Isle, this holiday has it all!

This Holiday is Great For

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Day One - Home to Northern England  
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Northern England, where we’ll stay overnight. (D)

Day Two – Northern England to Strathpeffer
We depart and travel to Strathpeffer where we check in to the Bay Highland Hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Three to Six – Strathpeffer  
We’ll have a great time, with three included excursions to enjoy – visit legendary John O’Groats, journey aboard the Kyle Line and visit the Black Isle and Inverness. (B,D)

Day Seven – Strathpeffer to Northern England
We depart Strathpeffer today and travel back to Northern England where we stay overnight. (D)

Day Eight – Northern England to Home
After breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Highland Hotel


  • Received a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence in 2017
  • Stay in magnificent architecture nestled in a pretty Scottish Glen with a number of great walking trails starting in the area
  • Enjoy a drink in the traditional wood paneled bar and a drink in the oak-beamed restaurant
  • Easily reach Inverness and the remote areas of the highlands by both car and public transport

Stay with us in the magnificent Highlands of Scotland in our hotel nestled in a beautiful green glen in the spa town of Strathpeffer.

The town is a great base for exploring the Scottish Highlands, with distinctive architecture and a number of scenic walks in the area including to pretty Rogie Falls. Going a little way out of town, Inverness can be reached in about half an hour by bus or car, in the city there are a number of historical sights to see including the castle and the old high church.

Going further afield take a trip to Dingwall, from where you can hop on a train to the Kyle of Lochalsh or anywhere in between. The route takes in fantastic Highland scenery and has been called one of the most scenic train lines in the country. Loch Ness is also a nearby attraction with plenty of companies offering cruises on the loch for one of the best ways to take in this area of Scotland.

In the hotel there is a traditional feel of a Scottish hunting lodge with wood paneling in the bar and oak beams in the restaurant. So you can enjoy a relaxing drink and a tasty meal in cosy settings while enjoying fantastic Highland hospitality.

Rooms at this hotel

Hotel Gallery

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Black Isle

Scenic drive crossing the Cromarty Firth to explore the beautiful Black Isle, a rather special and mysterious corner of Scotland.


Half Day: Black Isle (2019)

Scenic drive crossing the Cromarty Firth to explore the beautiful Black Isle, a rather special and mysterious corner of Scotland.


Full Day: Kyle Line

Today we journey on the spectacular and acclaimed Kyle Line, from Dingwall in the east to the Kyle of Lochalsh on Scotland’s beautiful west coast, right across the heart of the Highlands. This trip was featured on Michael Palin’s fascinating ‘Great Railway Journeys of the World’, as a real ‘must see’ trip for visitors to this part of Scotland. So sit back and admire the amazing views passing by your window as we embark on this memorable excursion.