We then travel back towards Culloden Battlefield where you explore the dramatic history surrounding Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite campaign through 1745-46. The excellent interactive visitors centre sets the scene of this decisive battle along with the Jacobite story before you embark on a poignant walk through Culloden field.
Only a short distance from Culloden are the Bronze Age burial cairns and standing stones of Clava. These are some of the finest examples of ancient burial cairns that we have in the Scottish Highlands and date back over 4000 years giving us a fascinating glimpse of the very ancient past of the Highlands.
Leaving Clava Cairns we take a short drive to Cawdor Castle. This beautifully kept medieval castle, built around a 15th century tower house keep, is rich in Highland history. It also has a wonderful gardens to explore after visiting the castle. The castle was made famous by its literary connection to Shakespeare's Macbeth (even though the castle itself was built a few centuries after Macbeth).
Following Cawdor Castle we return back to Inverness enjoying the beautiful views of the Moray Firth estuary with the distant backdrop of stunning Highland mountains.