When I returned to Oban from sea where I was a Deck Officer with a Foreign going Masters Mariners Certificate one thing became very clear. Being in the most beautiful part of Scotland it seemed selfish not to share it or shout about it, so Highland Heritage was born.
In 1976 I purchased my first hotel, the Royal Hotel in Tyndrum, followed by the Dalmally Hotel not long after. The yearning to build my own hotel eventually came to fruition in 1992, with the completion of the Ben Doran Hotel in Tyndrum, where the lounges on the top floor make the most of the great views across the mountains. The grand old Alexandra Hotel on Oban’s esplanade, which was carefully and painstakingly renovated, was the latest purchase in the Highland Heritage portfolio.
We are based in the heart of Argyll at the village of Dalmally, from where our fleet of coaches and four hotels are run. This is a great central point from where I can keep a close eye on the entire goings on at Highland Heritage. It also allows me the opportunity to spend time with our guests and sometimes enjoy a tour with them, hearing first-hand how they are enjoying their holiday.
Our philosophy is simple and focused on combining unbeatable value for money with unforgettable visitor experiences and high standards of customer care. The constant stream of positive customer testimonial we receive is all the validation we seek.
We are also proud to say that Highland Heritage has won many accolades over the years. This shows the great sense of ownership by everyone involved, which is why we are known across Scotland for the immaculate presentation of our coaches, hotels and superb gardens.
If you haven’t been on tour with us yet or even if you have, we would love to welcome you to Highland Heritage. Here you can find all the information you need on our hotels and our wide-ranging tours.
No matter what you choose, I am sure you will leave us with many happy memories.
Ian Cleaver, Founder and MD, Highland Heritage