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The spectacular seascapes and wild lands of Caithness and Sutherland, right at the very top of Britain, are home to a surprising number of stunning gardens - from formal gardens that surround grand castles with heaving and colourful herbaceous borders, to small and homely gardens tucked away in neat little villages.

Travelling amongst the jagged headlands and shining white sands on the Northern coast, our visits include two gardens both protected from the wind by high walls - Bighouse Lodge by Melvich and The House of Tongue in a spectacular setting on the Kyle of Tongue. We could not go to Caithness without including a visit to The Castle of Mey, the former summer retreat of the late Queen Mother, and we also tour the fine gardens that surround Dunbeath Castle. Further visits include the private gardens of The Auld Post Office and The Lookout, the semi-formal garden that surrounds a beautiful 17th century house at Old Allangrange and Inverness Botanic Garden which provides a sub-tropical oasis in the heart of the Highlands.

NC500: Please note that this itinerary features part of the North Coast 500, the highly scenic coastal route which begins and ends in Inverness.

Tour highlights:

  • The late Queen Mother’s favourite rose gardens at the Castle of Mey
  • Two private gardens
  • Spectacular views on the North Coast 500 route
  • Scots Baronial style at Dunbeath Castle
  • Exotic plants and trees in the Highland capital

Departure Points

Location Depart Return
Millennium Hotel, George Sq
08.00 21.45
Marriott Hotel, Glasgow Rd
09.15 20.30
Halbeath P&R
09.45 20.00
Moto Services, M90
10.00 19.45
Broxden P&R
10.30 19.30

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