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Special Experiences by McKinlay Kidd

Private island hotel near Oban

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 that might just tick your box. How about an impressive Irish castle estate packed full of history stretching back to the 16th century, or a cool, modern luxury suite on a tiny island with panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean? Maybe you dream about the formal opulence of a renaissance hotel or a sprawling Highland farmhouse with fresh food to die for, a splendid old English coaching inn or a penthouse suite atop a real Scottish castle? Leaving the mainland is always a thrill, whether by ferry to a wee island renowned for

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 that might just tick your box. How about an impressive Irish castle estate packed full of history stretching back to the 16th century, or a cool, modern luxury suite on a tiny island with panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean? Maybe you dream about the formal opulence of a renaissance hotel or a sprawling Highland farmhouse with fresh food to die for, a splendid old English coaching inn or a penthouse suite atop a real Scottish castle? Leaving the mainland is always a thrill, whether by ferry to a wee island renowned for peace and tranquillity, by rickety bridge to enter a world of luxury and seclusion – complete with a Michelin star restaurant, or by plane to land on the magical Shetland Isles to enjoy a stay at a haunted hotel. Four-poster beds, stunning views, roaring log fires, fresh seafood: let us know what’s special for you and we’ll make sure we include it as the highlight of your holiday.

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Northern Ireland's capital has transformed itself over the past decade into a city of irrepressible energy and is now one of the island's most sophisticated cities; it's also an ideal base from which to explore some of the must see places in the area.

  • Holiday duration: 4 days
  • Price from: £265
  • Operator: McKinlay Kidd
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