Invergordon (Inverness), Scotland, United Kingdom
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Approximately 3¾ Hours
Meals not included
A short coach ride north brings you to the ancient Royal Burgh of Tain -- an attractive small town of grand, whisky-colored sandstone buildings.
Your destination is the Glenmorangie Distillery, which offers a fine view over the shores of the Dornoch Firth. Glenmorangie means 'Valley of Tranquility' -- a particularly appropriate description for this calm and scenic location. The distillery has been in production for more than 150 years and is famous for its highly-rated single malt, which is distributed all over the world. The traditions surrounding the art of distilling have been passed down through the dedicated workforce of local families. During your leisurely visit, see the production area and absorb all the sights, sounds and aromas associated with the making of malt whisky. You'll also have the opportunity to try a wee dram.
Afterward, spend a little time in the Visitor Center to discover the traditional skills of coopering and malting and the effects of wood on whisky.
Cross Dornoch Firth via the low causeway bridge to enter the enchanting, 12th-century town of Dornoch. This is indeed a very picturesque village, surrounded by sand dunes and blessed with an exceptionally sunny climate. Solid Edwardian buildings, trees and flowers in profusion, miles of sandy beach, and a championship golf course are the main attractions here. The town's oldest buildings are all gathered around its spacious and beautiful square, including the impressive medieval cathedral, Old Town jail, and a series of enticing galleries and shops.
Leaving Dornoch, travel south towards Invergordon and return to the ship.
Photography is not allowed within the production area of the distillery. Wear comfortable walking shoes. There are many stairs to negotiate to reach the distillery from the bus parking area and inside the production area. Not advisable for guests with mobility limitations.