A fantastic 8 day round trip of Scotland, staying in pet friendly accommodation. This tour is available from April to October. Simply choose the day you want to start the trip and we book it all the hotels for you! First Pet stay free!
Scotland has enacted in law the right to roam which unofficially makes this the most dog friendly nation on the planet. there are thousands of miles of moorland and forest and beach for your best friend to explore, run through and dream about! with so many wild animals, scotland is an olfactory feast and while you drive on, he or she will be sitting in the back wondering what was that smell?
Day 1 Arrival
Arrive at Edinburgh/Glasgow Airport and pick up your self-drive car. Depart for the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. As one of Europe’s must see destinations Edinburgh offers much for the visitor, great museums and art galleries, fantastic shopping, great restaurants and bars and one of the most unforgettable skylines with Edinburgh Castle dominating the centre of the city overlooking Princes Street Gardens. Overnight in Edinburgh.
After your Full Scottish Breakfast depart Edinburgh heading north crossing the Forth Road Bridge with its dramatic views of the Victorian feat of engineering the Forth Railway Bridge. Continuing north visit Pitlochry, a small Highland town. Stop at the Salmon Ladder where you may be lucky enough to see salmon leaping! From Pitlochry, travel towards Braemar. You will take the very scenic & dramatic road over the Spittal of Glenshee one of the highest points in Scotland and also site of one of Scotland’s ski resorts. Descend into Braemar which sits in the heart of Royal Deeside, the favoured holiday area for the Royal Family in Scotland.
Today you will ravel through the Speyside area towards Inverness. Speyside is a great area to sample some of Scotland’s Natural Larder. You can learn everything you need to know about Scotland’s National Drink with a tour of one of the Speyside distilleries. You can visit Glenfiddich, McCallan, Grants, Cardhu and many more. Visit the pet friendly battlefield of Culloden Moor, site of the last land battle on British soil. Wander around Inverness, capital of the Highlands, take the Strathspey Railway from Boat of Garten to Aviemore, watch the Ospreys at Loch Garten. Accommodation in Inverness area.
Enjoy a day visiting the West Coast of Scotland. Journey across to Ullapool, a quaint fishing village. Then travel down past the dramatic Corrieshalloch Gorge to the Inverewe Gardens, run by the National Trust. These magnificent gardens have a famous rhododendron collection and who would expect to find palm trees in Scotland. Take a stroll through one of the pet friendly walks of Pinewood Trail, Inverewe Trail or Kernsery Path. Return through the magnificent scenery of the Torridon area and past Loch Maree. Return to the Inverness area for overnight.
Today travel south again going via Loch Ness. Loch Ness forms part of the Caledonian Canal a feat of some great engineering by Thomas Telford linking East Scotland with West by using a series of lochs linked by a canal system. Make a stop at Urquhart Castle, a very scenic spot and also the place where the most sightings of “Nessie” have been. Continue on the road to Kyle and take the bridge to explore Skye, the largest and most scenic of the Hebridean Islands. Overnight in Kyle of Lochalsh/Isle of Skye.
This morning, journey south to Kyleakin where you will cross over the new “Skye Bridge” to the mainland enjoying a brief photo-stop at Eilean Donan Castle, the magnificent setting of the film “Highlander”. Continue onto Fort William set in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain.
From Fort William, start travelling south. Travel through the beautiful and mysterious Glencoe, which is a great spot for walking the dog. You then travel over Rannoch Moor and into the heart of the Trossachs. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are home to a variety or terrain and are known as the “Highlands in miniature”. Continue to Glasgow for your final night.
Day 8 Departure
Unfortunately it is time to leave Scotland. Return to the airport and leave your car.