Lochs of Scotland
There’s no doubt exploring the Scottish lochs aboard a smaller cruise ship is the best way to truly appreciate the outstanding beauty of this part of the world; so let Black Watch be your guide to discovering the unspoilt scenery of simply stunning waterways and postcard-perfect destinations packed into an unforgettable seven night sailing.
A visit to Invergordon ensures a memorable start to your adventure. You can take the opportunity to tour to the centuries-old Cawdor Castle, or even go in search of the legendary Loch Ness Monster at one of Scotland’s most famous waterways. After Invergordon, two beautiful islands await. In the Shetlands, Lerwick is your starting point for discovering the remarkable Bronze Age settlement of Clickimin Broch; coastal Northmavine; and RSPB Sumburgh Head, where a diverse collection of birds, from soaring eagles to charming puffins, can be seen. A stop at remote Stornoway will allow you time to visit Lews Castle and explore the pretty grounds of the largest castle in the Outer Hebrides, or savour the fantastic photo opportunities on offer at the Callanish Standing Stones. Alternatively you could visit the very north of the Isle of Lewis and encounter gorgeous unspoilt scenery, as well as the Church of St Moluag and the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. [ReadMore]
The following morning your ship will drop anchor at Fort William, overlooked by the soaring peak of Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain – and situated just a short distance from picturesque Glen Nevis. From here you can head to Glencoe in the heart of the Highlands to marvel at the rugged landscapes; or join a tour to take a steam train across the magnificent Glenfinnan Viaduct, part of the Hogwarts Express route in Harry Potter. After your time ashore you’ll enjoy scenic cruising along Loch Linnhe and through the Corran Narrows too. Finally, a relaxing venture into Loch Fyne – one of the longest and most picturesque sea lochs – presents views of historic castles, craggy mountains and lush countryside for the perfect end to your holiday.