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Land's End to John O'Groats

Overview

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  • Visit Land’s End, the most south-westerly point in Britain
  • Complete the journey as we call in at John O’Groats
  • Tour the scenic Cotswolds
  • Explore the Yorkshire Dales
  • Discover capital Edinburgh
  • See Loch Ness
  • Visit charming Oban

Land’s End to John O’Groats is an iconic route, traversing the whole length of the island of Great Britain, between the two extremities in the south west and north east. The traditional distance by road is 874 miles, our new touring itinerary’s take on this is certainly a more relaxing way to make the journey, than the typical cycle routes!

This Holiday is Great For

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Itinerary

Day One - Home to Lands End
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Land’s End, where we’ll check in to the Land’s End Hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Day Two – Land’s End
This morning see’s us visit the first of the iconic destinations on our tour – Land’s End. It’s the extreme south westerly point of Great Britain and one of the most well known. Be sure to take a photograph at the infamous sign to mark the occasion! We’ll also visit Newlyn and Penzance completing this delightful day. (B,D)

Day Three – Land’s End to Gloucester
Sadly our time in Cornwall comes to an end as we then journey northwards to Gloucester where we’ll stay for the next two nights.  (B,D)

Day Four – The Cotswolds
Enjoy a leisurely scenic drive into the Cotswolds, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, seeing some of those chocolate box villages, including Bourton-on-the-Water. (B,D)                                                         

Day Five – Gloucester to York
Heading north we depart the Cotswolds and make our way to York where we stay for the next two nights.  (B,D)

Day Six – Yorkshire Dales
Enjoy a scenic drive through the Yorkshire Dales, first calling in at the market town of Skipton, before continuing on through Grassington, one of the best loved small towns in the Dales, and Pateley Bridge. (B,D)

Day Seven – York to Renfrew
Today we depart York and continue north, crossing the border into Scotland, arriving in Renfrew where we stay for the next two nights.  (B,D)

Day Eight – Edinburgh
No trip to Scotland is complete without a visit to its beautiful capital city of Edinburgh, with free time to explore the shops, and maybe enjoy some sightseeing along the way, with the iconic castle as one of the city’s top attractions. (B,D)

Day Nine – Renfrew to Wick
We’re getting closer to our second iconic destination, as we travel up to Wick where we stay for the next two nights. (B,D)

Day Ten – John O’Groats
Today our destination is John O’Groats, traditionally acknowledged as the extreme northern point of mainland Scotland, however the actual point is at nearby Dunnet Head. Again, don’t forget your camera to capture the moment beneath the infamous sign. Completing our day, we’ll visit the Castle of Mey, the late Queen Mother’s residence in the north of Scotland. (B,D)

Day Eleven – Wick to Coylumbridge                                                                   
We’ll start making our way south today travelling to Coylumbridge near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park, where we’ll stay for the next two nights. (B,D)

Day Twelve – Inverness and Loch Ness
Enjoy a tour of legendary loch Ness, travelling to Fort Augustus at the southern tip of the Loch, continuing on past the ruins of Urquhart Castle to visit Inverness, the ‘capital’ of the Highlands. (B,D)

Day Thirteen – Coylumbridge to Fort William
It’s a nice relaxing day today as we travel the relatively short distance to Fort William where we stay for the next two nights. There will be free time to explore this charming highland town at leisure this afternoon. (B,D)                                                                   

Day Thirteen – Coylumbridge to Fort William
It’s a nice relaxing day today as we travel the relatively short distance to Fort William where we stay for the next two nights. There will be free time to explore this charming highland town at leisure this afternoon. (B,D)

Day Fourteen – Oban
Today we’ll follow the shores of Loch Linnhe to Oban – the gateway to the Western Isles, and one of Scotland’s most popular resorts. (B,D)

Day Fifteen – Fort William to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Ben Nevis Hotel

Set at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain is the Ben Nevis Hotel, offering comfortable surroundings and a friendly welcome, just one mile from the centre of Fort William.

Rooms at this hotel


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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full day: Edinburgh Castle

Excursion exploring Scotland’s majestic capital city and including entrance to Edinburgh Castle. Sited on top of an extinct volcano and enjoying stunning views across the city, the castle has witnessed many defining moments in Scottish history – see the Scottish crown jewels, the tiny St Margaret’s Chapel and admire the Mons Meg, a huge cannon, one of the oldest in Europe.

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Full Day: John O'Groats

Today our destination is John O’Groats, traditionally acknowledged as the extreme northern point of mainland Scotland, however the actual point is at nearby Dunnet Head. Again, don’t forget your camera to capture the moment beneath the infamous sign. Completing our day, we’ll visit the Castle of Mey, the late Queen Mother’s residence in the north of Scotland.

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Full Day: Lands End

This morning see’s us visit the first of the iconic destinations on our tour – Land’s End. It’s the extreme south westerly point of Great Britain and one of the most well known. Be sure to take a photograph at the infamous sign to mark the occasion! We’ll also visit Newlyn and Penzance completing this delightful day.

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Full Day: Loch Ness and Inverness

Tour of legendary Loch Ness, travelling to Fort Augustus at the southern tip of the loch and continuing on past the dramatic ruins of Urquhart Castle to visit Inverness, the ‘capital’ of the Highlands.

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Full Day: Oban

Today we’ll follow the shores of Loch Linnhe to Oban – the gateway to the Western Isles, and one of Scotland’s most popular resorts.

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Full day: Scenic Cotswolds

Enjoy an excursion into the scenic Cotswolds, designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. We take a leisurely tour of this pretty region seeing some of those chocolate box villages, including Bourton-on-the-Water.

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Full Day: Yorkshire Dales

Today we’ll be enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.

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