Highland Gardens
Scotland boasts a diverse collection of gardens which are home to a vast collection of plants from around the world, in spectacular natural settings...

Highland Gardens

Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness

Monday 15th May to Monday 22nd May 2023

From £4,190 per person

7 nights including
2 Gala Dinners

Scotland boasts a diverse collection of gardens which are home to a vast collection of plants from around the world, in spectacular natural settings. Experience the rich diversity of Scotland’s west coast gardens and explore botanic beauty on this horticultural extravaganza. Visit some of the area’s best kept secrets including Attadale in Wester Ross and Ardchattan Priory.
The mild climate of north-west Scotland is dramatically influenced by the North Atlantic Drift offshore, giving rise to world-class gardens that are a rarity on such northerly latitudes. All are unique, not only for their magnificent collections but for the wild, untamed beauty in which they stand, with unsurpassed views.

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Monday 15th May

Kyle of Lochalsh – Embarkation.

Arrive in Kyle of Lochalsh and embark Lord of the Highlands

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Tuesday 16th May

Kyle of Lochalsh – Attadale Gardens. Sail to Gairloch.

Attadale Gardens in Wester Ross

Attadale Gardens were skilfully restored by their owner, Nick MacPherson, as an artist’s garden after the 1980 storm, with long ranging views to Skye. Recent developments include a new waterfall and pond, with an impressive sculpture collection scattered throughout the 20 acre site. We sail the coast of Sutherland to Gairloch where we berth overnight.

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Wednesday 17th May

Gairloch – Inverewe Garden. Sail to Inverie.

From Gairloch, we travel to Sir Osgood Mackenzie’s masterppiece, Inverewe Garden, home to over 2,500 exotic and tropical species of plant and shrub. This jewel in the crown of highland gardens is now in the ownership of the National Trust for Scotland. We berth overnight in Inverie, Loch Nevis.

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Thursday 18th May

Armadale, Skye – Armadale Castle Gardens. Tobermory, Mull – Free time.

Cruising to Skye, we discover the epic history of Clan Donald at Armadale Castle where the 40 acre gardens attractively complement the Gothic mansion ruins, sheltered by 200 year old trees. Later, we cruise around the most westerly point of the British mainland, Ardnamurchan, to the Isle of Mull and its capital Tobermory where brightly painted houses line the waterfront; originally built by the British Fisheries Company to house its workers. We remain alongside at the island overnight.

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Friday 19th May

Oban – Ardchattan Priory Gardens. Sail Loch Linnhe to Corpach.

Ardchattan Priory Garden, originally planted by medieval monks, affords breathtaking views over Loch Etive to Mull and Ben Cruachan. We spend a relaxing afternoon on board as we sail Loch Linnhe, passing mysterious lochs and islands until we reach the Caledonian Canal at Corpach.

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Saturday 20th May

Corpach – Aonach Mòr Gondola Ride. Transit Neptune’s Staircase and cruise the Caledonian Canal to Fort Augustus

Lying in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Fort William boasts Britain’s only mountain gondola which transports us to over 2,000 ft up the north face of Aonach Mòr. Later, we ascend Neptune’s Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, which lift the vessel 64 feet to Banavie, and sail through Lochs Lochy and Oich before transitting the tranquil, tree-lined Laggan Avenue to our overnight berth at Fort Augustus.

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Sunday 21st May

Cruise the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. Inverness – Cawdor Castle Gardens.

A scenic sail of Loch Ness leads us to our final visit at Cawdor Castle Gardens, forever immortalised in Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth.’ The castle boasts three very different gardens each with their own unique history and appearance. Displaying a wealth of flora and fauna, the gardens at Cawdor Castle are ever changing with the seasons. The farewell reception and dinner are held at our overnight berth in Inverness.

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Monday 22nd May

Inverness – Disembarkation.

Disembark in Inverness after breakfast, for the onward journey home.

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Our decks and Cabins

Below you can see our decks and what cabins are on each of them. If you click the arrow you can see further information on each cabin and what it has to offer. So get exploring and get booking. We look forward to you joining us on board for an experience of a lifetime…

Lord of the Highlands Cabins

Category One Deluxe Cabins

John Buchan Deck and Richard Hannay Deck

Category One Deluxe Cabins

The 15 deluxe cabins are located on the Richard Hannay and John Buchan Decks. All feature twin beds and large picture windows.

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Category Two Balcony Cabins

John Buchan Deck

Category Two Balcony Cabins

The 4 balcony cabins are located on the John Buchan Deck and feature twin beds. The balconies afford privacy and are fitted with teak furniture for you to enjoy the magnificent scenery.

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Category Three Suite

John Buchan

Category Three Suite

The spacious suite is located at the forward end of the John Buchan Deck and features large picture windows both port and starboard affording delightful views. The sitting area is furnished with a comfortable sofa, coffee table and mini bar.

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