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 the Clava Cairns 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 looking out across Loch Ness.
After Urquhart Castle we depart for our late afternoon visit to Rogie Falls. Along the way we stop at the scenic village of Beauly where we visit the ruins of its 13th century medieval priory.
At Rogie Falls you have the opportunity to take a Highland woodland walk and visit the suspension bridge over the Black Water river with its wonderful views of Rogie Falls.
Highlights of Rogie Falls
From June to September it may be possible to catch the salmon leaping the main falls and fish ladder. After exploring Rogie Falls it is just a short drive back past the Black Isle to Inverness.
Visit Cawdor Castle instead of Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness (May to September only).
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)
For this option we would visit Culloden Castle and Clava Cairns first, followed by Cawdor Castle and then Rogie Falls. Please request on the enquiry form.