Culloden Battlefield, site of the last battle on British mainland, ending the Jacobite rebellion and leading to dramatic changes in the Highlands. The atmospheric 4000-year-old spiritual Bronze Age Clava Cairn burial tombs and Inverness where a walk by the river will reveal stories of castle sieges, a Jacobite heroine, meandering statues, Nessie's first sighting, Jacobite executions and some stunning buildings dating back hundreds of years. Maybe stop in cosy cafes and sample some malt whisky!
At your hotel
Hotel pick up
Powerfully emotive and atmospheric battlefield where the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to a tragic end. Visitor Centre and shop/café
One of Scotland’s most evocative prehistoric sites. 4000-year-old Bronze Age Clava Cairn burial tombs. Learn about why it is not a good idea to remove a stone!
A walk around the iconic River Ness with refreshments at one of the many "bonnie" cafes. Learn the history and the stories of the capitol of the Highlands and soak in the beauty of its river views.
At your hotel
Guide fee and hotel / cruise ship pick-up
Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre shop and café are free. The award winning Visitor Centre charges 14$ PP (concession cheaper) and about 30-45 minutes should be allowed. Clava Cairns is free.
A one hour diversion along the Beauly Firth with a stop at pretty Beauly and a free visit to the ruins of the Valliscaulian Abbey can be added for an extra 150 dollars.
I will always need to check the up to date position at visitor attractions and due to Covid some require advance booking. For these I can't guarantee entry until I have checked and booked.
This tour can be undertaken from a cruise ship at Invergordon. This would add about 1 hour to the tour. The return trip to the ship would come along the Beauly Firth with a stop at pretty Beauly and a short visit to the 13thC Priory ruins. We would also drive through historic Dingwall, the market town of the area.