Clan Macrae Tour inc. Eilean Donan Castle

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.

Our return to Inverness takes us along the beautiful Loch Carron and through Achnasheen before arrving at Rogie Falls for a woodland walk and visit to the suspension bridge over the Black Water river. 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 to Inverness.

Highlights of Eilean Donan Castle

Private Tour Price (per tour)

February to December:    £400

Tour Information

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

Due to Eilean Donan Castle closures this tour is not available on 1st, 9th, 16th, 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st December – 1st to 31st January - 17th, 18th February.

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.

Tours from November to March
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.