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Let us inspire you with creative holiday combinations and ideas, from island-hopping to train-touring.

Island Holidays 

The coastlines of the UK and Ireland are home to countless islands, just waiting to be discovered. From the most famous island destinations to hidden gems off the beaten track, each one has something unique to offer – and we know all of their secrets. Let us take away the stress of grabbling with complex ferry timetables and planning a route – we will never send you anywhere we haven’t experienced first-hand, and so will use our expert knowledge to create a getaway that helps you become acquainted with genuine island life, from the northerly Scottish Isles to the southerly Channel Islands.

Food & Drink 

From sampling a dram in far-flung Orkney to touring a cider farm in the depths of England’s Cotswolds, and taking a creel fishing trip with an expert along Scotland’s west coast – with lunch included to enjoy your spoils, of course -, or simply taking that first sip of velvety Guinness – there is no double that the UK and Ireland are packed to the brim with delectable foodie experiences. We understand that food and drink can be an integral element of any getaway, which is why we have spent years sampling the delights that these fine isles have to offer, from fine dining establishments to delightfully rustic seafood shacks, in order to provide personalised recommendations, no matter where you decide to travel to.

It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it…

Train Holidays 

Sometimes, the most relaxing kind of getaway can be one where you leave the car at home. We have years of experience planning grand tours of Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales by train, and so we can arrange for seamless, stress-free travel, charming accommodation and plenty of opportunity to explore beyond the end of the train line. All you will need to do is sit back, relax and take in the breath-taking scenery unfolding before your eyes on each journey.

Special Experiences

We are passionate about ensuring your holiday is a special experience. We are constantly in search for unforgettable things to do and places to stay, and we love coming up with unique, contrasting itineraries to suit your bespoke requirements. From driving a classic car to kayaking in the moonlight, staying in a private island hotel to landing on a cockle strand beach in a tiny plane, we know the very best of what Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales have to offer. Everyone has a different version of what ‘special’ means to them – so if you have an important occasion on the horizon, a significant birthday or you simply deserve a treat – let’s discuss!

Why McKinlay Kidd?

Local Knowledge

Everything we recommend has been tried and tested by us

Itineraries designed to help you explore beyond the tourist spots

Hand-picked guides, for stories and insights that only locals would know

Stay in carefully-selected, family-owned accommodation

Meet and engage with local people

Personal Service

Your trip planned exactly how you want it

Personal - human - point of contact from start to finish

Specialists on hand to help plan the finer details

Ask us anything you want to, any time you want to

We're contactable 24/7 throughout your trip

Flexible / Tailor-made

Create your perfect trip, individually designed and booked for you

It's fully flexible - want to add extra nights, activities or tours? No problem

Let us know about any specific requirements and we'll do our utmost to accommodate

Personalised recommendations, created for you and your trip

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