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Loch an Eilein Castle sits on an island in Loch an Eilein A little boy tries his hand at archery while a teacher and his father watch Hills line the shores of Loch Ness on a cloudy day A family of 5 with girls in their early teens walks alongside the wall of an ancient Scottish ruin 4 Adventurers paddle 2 canoes past Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness Several Highland “coo” cows stand in a field The majestic Floors Castle sits perched atop a grassy plateau
Loch an Eilein Castle sits on an island in Loch an Eilein
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Discover the majesty of Loch an Eilein Castle nestled among the beauty of Cairngorms National Park.
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Roam the rugged Highlands, boat across Loch Ness and explore ancient castles, all with Scotland's lush landscape providing a magical backdrop to your adventure.

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Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness

A Scotsman wearing a tartan kilt and traditional Scottish clothing stands in the hills playing a bagpipe

A Day at Rothiemurchus Estate

Embark on a journey to Rothiemurchus Estate—a magnificent, privately owned 25,000 acre Highland estate situated at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park and one of the greatest tracts of natural forest in Britain. This ancient, wild woodland forest is home to an extraordinary variety of wildlife and is the site of pretty Loch an Eilein, with its 13th-century castle sitting on the lake's little island. The glorious scenery will steal your heart if the mop-headed Highland cattle don't steal it first!


Join an expert on the estate grounds for a private lesson in archery. Don't have a bow and arrow handy? No problem! All equipment is provided.

Highland Games

Partake in a wee bit o’ friendly competition for all ages as you celebrate Scottish culture with traditional Highland games that may include the caber toss, shot put or tug-o-war.

Lunch at Rothiemurchus Estate

Take a lunch break with your fellow Adventurers featuring locally sourced Scottish foods served in the vintage marquee on the Inverdruie House lawn.

Loch an Eilein Hike

Take a step back in time as you and your fellow Adventurers enjoy learning about the culture, history and natural environment of the Rothiemurchus Forest. You’ll hear entertaining stories about the area from a local ranger, as well as get a great view of the dramatic and mysterious Highland 13th-century castle and see exceptional wildlife. Junior Adventurers can partake in a scavenger hunt along the trail.

Hairy “Coo” Safari and Red Deer Feeding Experience

Delight in a motor coach tour around the property, designed for both Adult and Junior Adventurers and led by two senior Rothiemurchus Rangers. Stop and feed the traditional Highland cattle, also known as “hairy coo,” with their huge horns and hairy coats. And discover the extraordinary Scottish red deer—feed these delightful animals while enjoying some magical views up the River Spey to Badenoch and across the glen to the Monadhliath Mountains.

Farewell to the Highlands Dinner at the Hotel

Bid Soraidh to the Highlands with this evening at the Kingsmills Hotel, including Highland dancers and the classic "Address to a Haggis"—a famous poem performed by a local bagpiper.