Hit enter to search or ESC to close
Verdant green Scottish highlands

Experiences

Caledonian Odyssey in the Scottish Highlands

Follow Pelorus as you embark on a breath-taking drive in this compelling landscape, delving into the deserted valleys enjoying unfiltered connection with the wildlife, Scottish heritage and the natural incredible beauty of this country. Enjoy the freedom of dictating your own route and deciding on your stops. As you journey through the ever-changing scenery, marvel at the spectacular coastal views, remote wilderness, and magical glens with bushes of yellow hawthorn.

When to go:
April – October

Begin your adventure in the cultural capital of Scotland, roaming through the historic cobble-stoned streets, visiting the iconic Edinburgh castle and wandering through the eclectic shops of the Royal Mile. After exploring this enchanting city, your journey north into the Celtic mist begins. Drive on increasingly empty roads with the freedom of four-wheels allowing you to explore at your own pace and discovering hidden gems just off the roadside, far removed from the crowds.

Seize the opportunity to play on a world class golf course in the glorious playground of Gleneagles staying in a luxurious setting on a family estate. Take on the lush fairways and manicured greens. Refresh your swing and up your putting game with a private lesson from a professional or enjoy a round before taking to the bar for a well-earned single Scottish malt. Dine in the two-Michelin starred Andrew Fairlie giving way to the gastronomic pleasure of the elegant French-inspired cooking.

Transfer cross country to the Hebrides, pass through the picturesque town of Tobermory and experience the charms of small island life. Stay in a family run castle and estate and be part of the intimate community passionate about conserving this small corner of remote heaven for future generations. Be transported by the eagles soaring over the Calgary bay and luxuriate in the views overlooking the serene Sound of Mull all while enjoying the homemade Caledonian delicacies created by the village. Kayak and explore Fingal’s Cave, to observe the rock columns formed millions of years ago by volcanic eruption.

Leave the serene oasis of the Isle of Mull, heading towards an iconic Scottish landmark of Fort William. Home to the UK’s highest peak at 1,345 metres, with a Pelorus guide tackle the steep and challenging ascent taking trails off the beaten track and rewarding you with a delectable lunch spot with panoramic views across the surrounding Munroe’s, intersected with gin clear lochs and rivers. Learn about the Battle of Inverlochy and the role of this iconic town. 

Traverse winding valleys with peaks beginning to rise in the distance and emerge through the famous Glencoe valley towards your second island experience. Arguably the most beautiful and spectacular of the Hebrides. Skye has a variety of magical spots from pristine, white sandy beaches leading to Caribbean blue sea, to remote lighthouses perching precariously on a cliff edge. Take a bracing dip in the fairy pools before warming your body and soul with a revitalising selection of single malt whisky at a private tasting at the Talisker distillery. Finish an exhilarating day with the one of the finest and freshest meals in Scotland. The seafood caught daily, retains the salty taste of the sea and is enhanced by organic produce and locally foraged ingredients. Embrace the majesty of the Cuillins and Genbrittle either on two feet or two wheels to explore a mountain over 3000ft.

Heading further north still into enchanting desolate wilderness immerse yourself in the wildlife of the region staying on a conservation first nature reserve. Nestled in ancient Caledonian forest embark upon difficult but enticing hikes, on seemingly unexplored routes.  Or alternatively head out to provide supper by fishing in the pristine rivers abundant with wild sockeye salmon. Assist the wildlife experts at Alladale as they explain the importance of the conservation efforts of the estate, planting trees, helping to vaccine and build habitats for the declining red squirrel population and reinforce Scotland’s wild beaver population.

Culminate your journey of discovery by becoming part of the historic Scottish heritage and staying in your very own medieval castle. In a secluded spot on the Perthshire border sits a castle of mystery and myth. Pick up the Scottish traditions and take to a whisky to warm the bones after a playing in your own personal highland games. Join in a local Ceilidh and practice your rhythm and leaps to the Scottish folk music traditional dancing and storytelling.  Wake up to expansive skies and explore the 15th century castles in the world with a Pelorus expert historian to guide you through the property, providing the gory and seductive details of the intricate lives of the dukes and kings that previously inhabited the ancient walls.