Highland Castles Tour inc. Urquhart and Eilean Donan Castle

Highland Castles Tour inc. Urquhart and Eilean Donan Castle

Highland Castles Tour inc. Urquhart and Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness

Explore three of the best sites in the Scottish Highlands - Eilean Donan Castle, Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness - along with stunning and dramatic scenery!

Our tour begins at Inverness where we journey along the banks of Loch Ness to explore the medieval ruins of Urquhart Castle, once one of Scotland's largest castles. Here you discover its ancient past from the Wars of Independence and English invaders to raiding Highland clans (the Macdonald Lords of the Isles) and its eventual demise after the first Jacobite uprising.

Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

Turning west we journey through Glen Moriston on the way to Loch Cluanie and Glen Shiel. We then take a short detour up Mam Ratagan for a breath-taking view of the Highlands and a wonderful panorama of Loch Duich overlooked by the Five Sisters of Kintail.

Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Five Sisters of Kintail from Mam Ratagan Eilean Donan Castle Five Sisters of Kintail from Mam Ratagan

At Eilean Donan Castle, the ancestral home of the Clan Macrae, we explore the castle’s ancient and historic past as well as savouring the wonderful Highland views around the castle. Leaving Eilean Donan Castle we take a detour across to Dornie for a beautiful castle panorama view. Finally, we head up past Carrbrae for a last glimpse of the castle with the Isle of Skye in the distance before our return to Inverness.

Eilean Donan Castle

This tour is a great way to experience a wonderful combination of ancient Highland history, heritage and culture with stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. Along with all the photo and viewpoint stops, we have around 1½ - 2 hours at both Eilean Donan Castle and Urquhart Castle.

Highlights of a Highland Castles Tour

I can promise our tour will include all the wonderful views shown above... but maybe not the weather - we are the land of four seasons in one day!

Private Tour Price (per tour)

April to October:                £420

November to March: **     £380

Tour Information

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

Due to Eilean Donan Castle closures this tour is not available on 3rd, 7th, 21st, 27th, 28th November – 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December – 1st to 31st January.

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.

** 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.