Clan Macdonald Tour inc. Glencoe

Clan Macdonald Tour inc. Glencoe

Clan Macdonald Tour inc. Glencoe from Inverness

Discover the ancient history of the Clan Macdonald in the Highlands with a tour down the Great Glen that includes the lands of the Macdonalds of Keppoch, Macdonalds of Glencoe and the Macdonnells of Glengarry – and ending with a visit to Glencoe, an area that is powerfully linked with the history of the Macdonalds.

Our Clan Macdonald Highland tour from Inverness begins where we follow the ancient geological fault line that cuts through the Highlands - the Great Glen - along the banks of Loch Ness past the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotland's largest castles and often a target of the Macdonald Lords of the Isles. After a photo stop we continue along Ness-side through Fort Augustus to the lands of the Macdonnells of Glengarry and the ruins of Invergarry Castle.

Further along the Great Glen we visit the lands of the Macdonalds of Keppoch around Roy Bridge, site of the last clan battle - the Battle of Mulroy in 1688 between the victorious Macdonalds of Keppoch (and the Camerons) against the Clan Chattan confederation led by the Mackintoshes. Nearby is the beautiful 15th century Cille Choiril church, likely burial ground of Iain Lom, the famous Clan Macdonald of Keppoch bard.

Invergarry Castle, Scottish Highlands Cille Choiril, Scottish Highlands Inverlochy Castle, Scottish Highlands Inverlochy Castle, Scottish Highlands

Passing throught Fort William we arrive at Glencoe which along with being one of the Highlands most beautiful glens is also where the infamous massacre of the Macdonalds of Glencoe took place in 1692 by government-led Campbell troops. On our return journey back to Inverness we visit the nearly 800 years old ruins of Inverlochy Castle a former stronghold of the Macdonald Lords of the Isles and site of the Battles of Inverlochy in 1431 and 1645 - both involving the Macdonalds.

A quick clip of Glencoe

I can promise our tour will include a visit to this stunning viewpoint... but maybe not the weather - we are the land of four seasons in one day!

Private Tour Price (per tour)

April to October:                £475

November to March: **     £425

Tour Information

Depart Inverness 8am
Return Inverness 6pm
(approx. 10 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 (John Alasdair Macdonald) but exclude entrance fees and meals.

Tour Notes
The tour covers approx. 220 miles over 10 hours which allows for lots of stops and time out of the vehicle enjoying the history and scenery. Along with over an hour at Glencoe Visitors Centre we have 30-45 minute stops at Inverlochy Castle, Invergarry Castle, Roy Bridge and a number of shorter photostops around Glencoe itself.

** Off Season Touring
The Highlands are renowned for changeable weather, even over the summer months. However, from November to March, poor weather conditions (wind, rain and snow) are more common and daylight hours are reduced (particularly from mid-November to mid-February). For tours during this period we may return to Inverness in darkness. The itinerary and timings may be changed at short notice to adapt to weather conditions, and on very rare occasions tours may be cancelled due to severe weather.

Interested in 3 Day Clan Macdonald Tour?
If you would like a longer tour then consider the 3 Day Clan Macdonald Tour which includes the Isle of Skye and Armadale Castle along with Clan Macdonald lands in the Highlands.