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Ullapool - Inverewe Gardens (half day)

Journey south this afternoon to Inverewe Gardens, stopping en route at the Corrieshalloch Gorge, a spectacular mile-long gorge and one of the finest examples in Britain of a box canyon. The river which carved this channel through hard metamorphic rock plunges 46 m (150 ft) over the Falls of Measach.

After a photostop, continue to Inverewe Gardens, designed in the 19th century by Osgood MacKensie. First opened to the public during WWII by Osgood’s daughter Mairi, Inverewe Gardens became part of the National Trust in 1953 when she passed away. The warm currents of the North Atlantic Drift help to create an oasis of colour and fertility where exotic plants from many countries flourish on a latitude more northerly than Moscow, giving an almost continual display of colour throughout the year. Himalayan rhododendrons, Tasmanian eucalypts and many Chilean and South African plants are featured, together with a large collection of New Zealand plants including the National Collection of the genus Olearia.

Return to your ship at the end of the afternoon.

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Tours in Ullapool

Inverewe Gardens
Walking Tour of Ullapool

Ports in Scotland

Aberdeen
Anstruther
Ayr
Campbeltown
Dundee
Edinburgh
Greenock
Holy Loch
Inverary
Invergordon
Iona & Staffa
Kirkwall
Lerwick
Mull
Oban
Peterhead
Portree
Scrabster
Stornoway
Ullapool
Thanks to Scottish Viewpoint,Royal Yacht Britannia and Historic Scotland for images