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McKinlay Kidd

McKinlay Kidd

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

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 2017’ as well as ‘AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2016’ based on customer reviews, 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 ...

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 2017’ as well as ‘AITO Tour Operator of the Year 2016’ based on customer reviews, 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

Journey through Western Isles by Doctor Sahib, 24 Sep 2019
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Visiting 5 Scottish islands in Outer Hebrides and west of Scotland in 10 days .What we saw was natural beauty,peace and ... read more

West Highland Line to Skye by Ms N F 19, 11 Sep 2019
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I chose the West Highlands and Skye itinerary. Maps, brochures, all the details and most important my train and ferry tickets ... read more

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Journey through Western Isles by Doctor Sahib, 24 Sep 2019
Traveller rating:

Visiting 5 Scottish islands in Outer Hebrides and west of Scotland in 10 days .What we saw was natural beauty,peace and ... read more

West Highland Line to Skye by Ms N F 19, 11 Sep 2019
Traveller rating:

I chose the West Highlands and Skye itinerary. Maps, brochures, all the details and most important my train and ferry tickets ... read more

Find a holiday with McKinlay Kidd

Loch Ness, The Jacobite & Skye

See Scotland's most distinctive lochs, mountains, moors and castles while touring on the world-renowned West ...

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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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Land on the Sand on Barra

Fly to Barra in the Outer Hebrides where you can land on a sparkling sandy beach. Even the terminal building ...

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Shetland & Fair Isle Discovery

UK destinations don’t come further flung than Shetland & Fair Isle; this six-night fly-drive demonstrates ...

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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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Clare and Connemara

Enjoy a self-drive adventure of an appealing portion of Ireland’s lengthy coastal touring route, the Wild ...

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SEARCH HOLIDAYS WITH MCKINLAY KIDD

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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