Departing the City of Inverness at a specified time and location this tour will take you on a journey to the south of Inverness, providing an opportunity to visit a variety of historical sites through different periods in history.
Travelling out of Inverness we will soon arrive at the historic Culloden Battlefield, a significant period in Scottish history, where the Jacobite Revolution came to a dramatic end. Many of those that died in this horrific battle did so at the hands of other Clans who fought with the Government soldiers. You will get an opportunity to visit the battlefield and experience its poignancy. There will also be an opportunity to visit the Culloden Exhibition Centre which features artefacts from both sides of the battle and interactive displays that reveal the background to the conflict.
We will then continue our journey a short distance to the Clava Cairns. The Clava Cairn is a type of Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn that was built about 4,000 years ago. It also features in the Outlander series.
Thereafter we will travel to Cawdor Castle set amid gardens in the parish of Cawdor in Nairnshire. The castle dates from the late 14th century, built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor and is steeped in intrigue and history. William Shakespeare is also linked to the Castle through his famous play, MacBeth.
We will then make our way to Fort George in Ardersier, strategically sited to guard the approaches to Inverness after the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion. It has served the British Army for the almost 250 years since. You can visit the Fort, the Visitor Centre and enjoy its audio tour providing Walk around the main rampart, more than 1km in length, which encloses an area the size of five football pitches, explore the fort’s history in the Highlanders Museum, Scotland’s largest regimental museum outside Edinburgh
We will then travel adjacent to the Moray Firth returning to Inverness where we complete our day.
Disclaimer – Entry fees are not included in this excursion. We will however endeavour to list entry fees however you should check with the respective locations as to their current prices.
Culloden Exhibition Centre Admission Charges
One Adult Family £22.00
National Trust for Scotland Members Free
Cawdor Castle Admission Charges TBC
Fort George Admission Charges
Child 5-15 £5.40
Child under 5 Free
Young Scot Card Holder £1.00