Absolute Escapes March 24 2021

We missed our annual photo competition in 2020 so we’ve been taking a look at some of the incredible winning shots from previous years.

Our self-drive holidays are designed around breathtaking scenery, delightful villages and historic gems, making them a dream for photographers. We are lucky enough to receive hundreds of photos each year from our clients’ holidays – the best of which we put up for an annual vote on our Facebook and Instagram pages where the public can choose their favourite shot.

The photographer of the winning shot will receive a large canvas print of their image, and the runners-up win a calendar featuring all of the nominated images.

Could you beat the shots below and win our photo competition in 2021?


2014 – Meeting the locals in the Scottish Highlands (Anthony Hodsman)

Scottish Highland cow


2015 – View across Loch Leathan, Isle of Skye (Michael Blevins)

Isle of Skye panoramic view


2016 – Glencoe panorama (Craig Rose)

Glencoe panoramic view


2017 – Road to The Quiraing, Isle of Skye (Sara Albinger)

Isle of Skye scenery


2018 – Orkney sunset (Mike Pountney)

Orange sunset on Orkney


2019 – Fairy Glen, Isle of Skye (Lori Nelson-King)

Fairy Glen on the Isle of Skye

Best Itineraries for Photographers

Isle of Skye & The Outer Hebrides

From £865pp

Self-Drive Holidays
Duration 5 Nights
  • The magical Isle of Skye and the spectacular Cuillin Mountains
  • Discover the mountains and lunar landscape of the Isle of Harris
  • The archaeological treasures of the Standing Stones of Callanish

Discover Cornwall’s Classic Coastline

From £1070pp

Self-Drive Holidays
Duration 7 Nights
  • Explore picture-postcard Cornish fishing villages with delightful harbours and cosy pubs
  • Discover the delightful artists’ town of St Ives
  • Feel the sea breeze and relax on Cornwall’s world-class beaches

North Coast 500

From £1370pp

Self-Drive Holidays
Duration 10 Nights
  • Admire the majestic splendour of mountains that Assynt has to offer
  • Experience a thrilling journey over the Bealach na Bà
  • Discover Achmelvich Bay, one of Scotland’s most beautiful beaches

Hadrian’s Wall & Northumberland

From £850pp

Self-Drive Holidays
Duration 6 Nights
  • Unearth ancient Roman history along the Hadrian’s Wall
  • Dramatic castles and golden beaches on the exquisite Northumberland coast
  • Wild and unspoilt scenery in the Northumberland National Park

Castle to Castle

From £995pp

Self-Drive Holidays
Duration 7 Nights
  • Balmoral Castle, the Scottish home of the Royal Family
  • Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile & The Palace of Holyrood House
  • 13th Century Blair Castle nestling in the heart of Highland Perthshire
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