Scottish Highlands and Islands
Tours from Inverness

Clan Macrae Tour inc. Eilean Donan Castle

Clan Macrae Tour inc. Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness

The Clan Macrae are deeply rooted in one area of the Scottish Highlands - Kintail. Take a tour from Inverness to the ancient clan lands and the stunning Eilean Donan Castle.

The Clan Macrae and Eilean Donan Castle tour begins at Inverness where we follow the banks of Loch Ness down past Urquhart Castle. After a short stop for photos near Loch Ness, we continue along Ness-side to Invermoriston. Turning west we journey through Glen Moriston on the way to Loch Cluanie and Glen Shiel. Loch Duich awaits us at the foot of the Five Sisters of Kintail mountains, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the Scottish Highlands. We take a short detour up Mam Ratagan for a breath-taking view of the Highlands and a wonderful panorama of ancient Clan Macrae lands. Nearby we explore Clachan Duich the ancient burial grounds of the Macraes of Kintail situated next to Loch Duich and overlooked by the Five Sisters of Kintail.

Eilean Donan Castle Five Sisters of Kintail from Mam Ratagan Clachan Duich, Kintail Eilean Donan Castle from Dornie

Arriving at Eilean Donan Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Macrae, we have over two hours to explore the castle’s ancient and historic past and discover the Macraes important place in Highland history, as well as savouring the wonderful Highland views around the castle. Leaving Eilean Donan Castle we take a detour across to Dornie for a wonderful castle panorama view. Finally, we head up past Carrbrae for a last glimpse of the castle with the Isle of Skye in the distance followed by a stunning Loch Duich viewpoint before our return to Inverness.

Highlights of Eilean Donan Castle

Private Tour Price

April to October:            £360

November to March:    £320 *

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 9am
Return Inverness
(approx. 7-8 hours)

Tours are exclusively for your private group only (up to 3 persons) and prices are per tour. We only offer private tours and do not combine individuals or separate groups - if your group size is less than 3 the advertised tour price still applies. Prices include all taxes and a driver/guide but exclude entrance fees and meals.

* Due to reduced daylight hours we have an earlier start at 8.30am for tours in November, December and February and we may return to Inverness in limited daylight. This tour is not available in January as Eilean Donan Castle is closed.