8 days in Ross and Cromarty Itinerary

8 days in Ross and Cromarty Itinerary

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Shieldaig
— 1 night
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Plockton
— 2 nights
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Poolewe
— 1 night
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Tain
— 3 nights

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Shieldaig

Shieldaig ©
Shieldaig is a village in Wester Ross in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland.The village was founded in 1800 with a view to training up seamen for war against Napoleon. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Glen Torridon and then take a tour by water with Torridon Sea Tours. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Torridon National Trust Estate, hike along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, and then stroll through Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shieldaig sightseeing planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne to Shieldaig is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. October in Shieldaig sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Plockton.

Things to do in Shieldaig

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

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Torridon Sea Tours ©
Torridon Sea Tours
Glen Torridon ©
Glen Torridon
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve ©
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

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Plockton

Plockton ©
On the 19th (Mon), look for gifts at The Lochcarron Weavers Shop, then learn insider's secrets on See The Highlands, and then make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Applecross Photographic Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Strome Castle, then make a trip to Plockton Harbour, and finally get a dose of the wild on Plockton Seal Trips.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Plockton tour planner.

You can drive from Shieldaig to Plockton in 1.5 hours. October in Plockton sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Poolewe.

Things to do in Plockton

Tours · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

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Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Plockton Harbour ©
Plockton Harbour
See The Highlands ©
See The Highlands

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Poolewe

Poolewe ©
Poolewe is a small village in Wester Ross in the North West Highlands of Scotland, about 75 miles north-west from Inverness, by Loch Ewe. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition, then learn about all things military at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, then admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden, and finally stroll through Mellon Udrigle Beach.

Make your Poolewe itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Plockton to Poolewe by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Tain.

Things to do in Poolewe

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

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Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach
Russian Arctic Convoy Project ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Project

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Tain

Tain ©
Tain is a royal burgh and parish in the County of Ross, in the Highlands of Scotland.EtymologyThe name derives from the nearby River Tain, the name of which comes from an Indo-European root meaning 'flow'. Venture out of the city with trips to Cromarty (St Regulus, Cromarty Courthouse, &more), Chanonry Point (in Fortrose) and Rosemarkie (Rosemarkie Beach & Fairy Glen Falls). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Glenmorangie Distillery, admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls, stop by Glasstorm, and see the interesting displays at Tain Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tain trip planner.

Traveling by car from Poolewe to Tain takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tain can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tain

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Museums

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Glenmorangie Distillery ©
Glenmorangie Distillery
Chanonry Point ©
Chanonry Point
Balblair Distillery ©
Balblair Distillery