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McKinlay Kidd

McKinlay Kidd

McKinlay Kidd - Telegraph Travel's 'Best Specialist Tour Operator 2017'

AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2019 (bronze award)
AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2018 (bronze award)
AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2016 (gold award)

At McKinlay Kidd, we’re passionate about Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales as holiday destinations, and are dedicated to helping independently-minded visitors find the perfect holiday. Recently named Telegraph Travel's ‘Best Specialist Tour Operator 2023', picking up the award for the second time, McKinlay Kidd have spent years exploring. We have stayed in, eaten at, driven through, sailed across, and visited everything we recommend so ...

AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2019 (bronze award)
AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2018 (bronze award)
AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2016 (gold award)

At McKinlay Kidd, we’re passionate about Scotland, Ireland, England & Wales as holiday destinations, and are dedicated to helping independently-minded visitors find the perfect holiday. Recently named Telegraph Travel's ‘Best Specialist Tour Operator 2023', picking up the award for the second time, McKinlay Kidd have spent years exploring. We have stayed in, eaten at, driven through, sailed across, and visited everything we recommend so that your holiday experience is as good as it gets.

We offer a range of holidays, from island-hopping and wildlife watching to seafood experiences, classic car hire, and train touring, as well as unique places to stay including castles. Our flexible approach means that you can add your own personal touches or contact us for a unique tailor-made proposal, perfect for special holidays, honeymoons and celebratory occasions.

Reviews of McKinlay Kidd

Grand Tour of Scotland by Train by jmactier, 5 Dec 2023
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We did a 14 day train tour of the Scottish Highlands with our own individual itinerary created by McKinnely Kid. read more

Grand Tour of Scotland by Train by Joel C., 1 Dec 2023
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We enjoyed a grand 15 day, 14 night clockwise tour of Scotland by train (primarily) starting in Glasgow and ending in Edinburgh ... read more

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Grand Tour of Scotland by Train by jmactier, 5 Dec 2023
Traveller rating:

We did a 14 day train tour of the Scottish Highlands with our own individual itinerary created by McKinnely Kid. read more

Grand Tour of Scotland by Train by Joel C., 1 Dec 2023
Traveller rating:

We enjoyed a grand 15 day, 14 night clockwise tour of Scotland by train (primarily) starting in Glasgow and ending in Edinburgh ... read more

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Outer Hebrides Fly-drive

Fly in to Barra and land on the cockle beach, before heading North through the intriguing Uists to Harris, ...

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Shetland Fly-drive

This is a magical place, with a completely different feel from the rest of Scotland. What's more, the Shetland ...

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Giants, Saints & Titanic

Our "Giants, Saints & Titanic" self-drive holiday covers the many highlights of Northern Ireland, the hidden ...

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Northumberland – Dark Skies

Explore Northumberland: the most northerly and sparsely populated county of England and for many a best kept ...

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Yorkshire & Hadrian's Wall

Carefully designed holiday, touring Yorkshire and Hadrian's Wall by train, including the famous Settle-Carlisle ...

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Journey through Western Isles

McKinlay Kidd's "Journey Through the Western Isles " is ideal for those who want a relaxing self-drive tour ...

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Fly-drive Holidays

Flying makes our beautiful remote islands much more accessible for a holiday of any length, perhaps enabling you to take a short break to explore Shetland and Orkney ...

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Island Holidays

Scattered off the north and west coast of Ireland and Scotland there are hundreds of islands just waiting to be explored. Scotland’s most northerly islands are halfway ...

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Small Group Guided Rail Tours

With nearly 20 years’ experience taking care of travellers heading off on their own to enjoy the pleasures of our award-winning train holidays and Scottish island hops, ...

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Special Experiences

Special means different things to different people, but if we are talking about distinctive, out of the ordinary, exceptional, wow places... …to stay we know a few ...

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Train Touring Holidays

If your idea of a care-free holiday is car free, you’ll be spoilt for choice with our great selection of scenic train journeys and longer self-guided tours throughout ...

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Trips of a Lifetime

Epic landscapes, incredible journeys, memorable places to stay, local people to meet and authentic treasures to discover along the way. These are our guidelines for ...

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