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Sound of Rum the Small Isles – an archipelago in the Inner Hebrides and one of only 40 National Scenic Areas in Scotland. Cruising Sound of Sleat, Loch Hourn & Loch Nevis The Sound of Sleat flows just off the west coast of Scotland, separating the mainland from the Sleat peninsula. Keep an eye out for the ruins of Knock Castle that appear as you sail through. Branching inward from the sound, the progressively narrow Loch Hourn and Loch Nevis exhibit many fjord-like qualities, with rocky shores and occasional bays and beaches flanked by dramatic, steep mountains sloping down towards the water. Portree, Isle of Skye A charming town on the Trotternish Peninsula – a National Scenic Area of Scotland – Portree has a pretty harbour and its attractions include the Aros Centre and the An Tuireann Arts Centre. Unearth some of Skye’s stunning natural highlights on a tour, from Kilt Rock to the ‘Old Man of Storr’. Isle of Skye Skara Brae Cruising Sound of Raasay Take in the wild, rugged scenery of the Sound of Raasay, the photogenic stretch of water separating the island of Raasay and the Isle of Skye. Cruising Loch Torridon & Loch Shieldaig Cruise along Loch Torridon and Loch Shieldaig and marvel at the untouched landscapes surrounding this beautiful area, as well as the deep blue waters that are a haven for local wildlife. Kirkwall, Orkney Islands Situated on the beautiful Orkney Islands, and home to a range of wildlife, including migrating Arctic Terns, Kirkwall is surrounded by gloriously rugged countryside just begging to be explored. Alternatively, venture to the dominating St. Magnus Cathedral – the northernmost on the British Isles; discover the 5,000 year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae; or tour to the Highland Park Distillery. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Explore the beautiful West Mainland of the Orkneys, home to the 5,000 year-old Neolithic village of Skara Brae; the archipelago’s finest manor house, Skaill House; along with the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar, two ancient henges. Invergordon, Scotland Nestled in the Scottish Highlands, Invergordon gives the chance to scan the horizon for the legendary monster of Loch Ness on a tour. You can also immerse yourself in Scottish history amid the 15th century Cawdor Castle; visit the imposing Dunrobin Castle and the ruins of Lochindorb Castle – known as ‘the Wolf’s Lair’; or savour a true taste of Scotland at the Glenmorangie Distillery. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Explore the adventures and myths of the legendary ‘Nessie’ on a relaxing cruise tour on the famous waters of Loch Ness, followed by an exploration of Inverness, ‘Capital of the Highlands’. UK & Ireland Rivers & Waterways View destination and ship videos at www.cruisewithfred.tv 127


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