The Scottish Highlands - Stories of a Sea Kingdom

Stories of a Sea Kingdom

(177 reviews)
Appin, The Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

Join me on a tour that is just a little bit different as I ascend Ardsheal Hill on Scotland’s west coast. Whilst only 263 metres high, it commands breath-taking views across Loch Linnhe towards the Inner Hebrides. From its heathery, wind beaten summit I’ll regale you with stories of past and present all within a stones throw of stunning mountains and rugged coastlines that once trembled at the sight of Viking sails on the horizon! With beautiful postcard opportunities and the chance to really soak in the surroundings from this beautiful coastal hill top, this really is a trip you cannot miss!

Meet your local guide


Craig lives in Ballachulish, on the west coast of Scotland. He can be found exploring the mountains and glens hill walking or mountain biking. He loves Scotland's wild places; its rugged coastlines and soaring peaks. Almost a decade ago, he climbed the famous Buachaille Etive Mor in Glencoe, and with incredibly good snow conditions, he managed to slide down all the way back to the car. “Mountaineering in the winter hills is a much more fun experience if the snow conditions allow this mode of transport!” he quips. But his real passion lies in the long, intricate, and often bloody history for which Scotland is famous, and he loves nothing more than sharing this passion with all who join him on his travels. He loves working outdoors, educating, and showcasing the beautiful and fascinating country he lives in. Craig enjoys weaving stories with all of his tours, transporting people back in time and making them feel like they’re a part of the story. He also tries to interlink historical events together to give a greater understanding of how, where, and why the events took place. Here’s a fun fact: Craig was a member of the Ghost Club set up by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to investigate places suspected of harboring ghosts!

Craig has been guiding since Apr 2008

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to The Scottish Highlands with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from The Scottish Highlands. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Anne O.

03 March 2021

Another excellent tour, with lots of interesting facts and stories. Will definitely be booking another tour with Craig.

Pauline Elizabeth and Peter H.

03 March 2021

Fantastic trip with amazing scenery and folk-lore tales. Thank you Craig - Pauline Howard.

Nancie G.

02 March 2021

another beautiful tour!

Michael M.

02 March 2021

More spectacular views, history and great stories delivered seemingly effortlessly. Wish we could be there in person

Trish D.

02 March 2021

Craig is the perfect guide for trips like this. So much energy and enthusiasm for his country and its history. He has a wealth of stories from all ages and details that make sense of Scotland's story. Looking forward to more like this.

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