Scottish Highlands and Hebridean Islands tours from Inverness
Highland Discovery Tour inc. Cawdor Castle

Highland Discovery Tour inc. Cawdor Castle

One Day Highland Discovery Tour inc. Cawdor Castle

Discover a flavour of the Scottish Highlands with a great tour of Highland scenery and ancient history that includes Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns and Cawdor Castle

Our tour begins at Inverness where we journey south-west along the banks of Loch Ness before arriving at the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle. Here you have time to explore the castle, discover its links with so many of the important events in the history of the Highlands, and take advantage of its fantastic viewpoints across Loch Ness.

Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

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.

Culloden Battlefield and Visitors Centre

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.

Clava Cairns and Standing Stones

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).

Cawdor Castle

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.