Inverness and surrounding attractions

4 Hours sightseeing around our beautiful city

Join us on a superb drive around our beautiful city and countryside visiting our local historical attractions.

Our journey starts In Inverness city centre driving south east we head to our first stop Culloden Battlefield site of the last land battle fought on British soil,Culloden battlefield houses a superb Interactive display giving a great feel for the History of the time and the politics of Scotland and England in the 17th Century. The battlefield its self is a long walk around the lines where the battle took place, with information on the clan and redcoat positioning as the battle took place you could expect to stay nearly 2 hours if visiting the inside exhibition.

Then we take a small drive down to the ancient prehistoric Clava Cairns, the burial grounds of bronze age man and the Inspiration for Diane Gabaldons world famous novel outlander.

We would then recommend a 1 hour stop for lunch In one of the many quaint pubs and cafes In and around the area (booking is highly recommended) in the height of season.

We then have a 20 minute drive to Cawdor Castle the seat of the Campbell Clan the first stones laid in the 13th Century and then completed in the 15th century The castle sits amongst beautiful countryside and gardens. The castle has a strong literary connection to William Shakespeare and arguably one of his greatest works Macbeth. The castle is now occupied by the Cawdor family direct descendants of the thain of Cawdor and has some fantastic tapestries and paintings and antiquities of historical importance and is well worth a visit.

The whole tour above takes approximately 4 hours without lunch so stopping for lunch is purely optional we also have the option of adding in a visit to Fort George adding another 1.15 minutes to the journey.

Fort Georges ominous positioning on the shore of the Moray Firth sets as a reminder of English dominance of the time it took over 22 years to complete and was built as a constant Military presence to quell any rebellion after the defeat of the Scots at the battle of Culloden and remains one of the only military forts never to have been breached and has been home to many of the British armies most decorated regiments.

Adventure Highland has a very relaxed attitude towards touring in the Scottish Highlands and although all our drivers have over 20 years experience in touring we like to give our customers  option to choose what they want to see and visit on a day trip and go of the beaten track to find those little gems that many tourists never see.

Our Tours are designed to let the customer sit back relax and ask our drivers for any Information that they feel is relevant to the History of the area, So we don't have microphones and read of a tour sheet we provide a more relaxed personable service .

Tour Details

Price from: £230 per 8 seat minibus (8 passengers)

Duration:  4 Hours

Location:  Inverness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle

Tour Itinerary

We are happy to work around the customers needs for starting and finishing a tour but as a general rule for a 4/5 hour tour we would suggest leaving Inverness or your location no later than 11pm giving us a finishing time of approximately 3.30/4.30pm or 5pm if taking in Fort George Adventure Highland can arrange lunch and entrance times to attractions before we leave on a tour or the customer can arrange it to suit their own requirements.

Our 9 seat Minibuses unlike other operators have standing room and better leg room and larger viewing windows for your comfort on a long day-trip.

We also endeavour where possible to take you back home on a different route giving you something different to enjoy on the way home.

Tour Details

Price from: £230 per 8 seat minibus (8 passengers)

Duration:  4 Hours

Location:  Inverness, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle

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