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Read a detailed overview of the Clan MacKenzie West Coast & Gardens Tour.

Coul became a MacKenzie home in 1560. The present house was built in about 1821 for the distinguished scientist Sir George Steuart Mackenzie, 7th Baronet of Coul, by Edinburgh architects Robert & Richard Dickinson.

Created in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie, Inverewe Gardens features rare flora from as far away as New Zealand, Tasmanian, China, Nepal and the Indian subcontinent.

With four wooded islands and ancient stands of oak and holly, Loch Maree is thought to be the most beautiful loch in Scotland. It also claims its own monster in the form of the "muc-sheilch".

Plockton, the village with palm trees growing along the seafrontand home to TV's Hamish Macbeth.

Castle Leod, one of the oldest castles in the Highlands and home to the present chief, the Earl of Cromartie.