Clan Macrae Tour inc. Eilean Donan Castle
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.
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. Finally, we head up past Carrbrae for a last glimpse of the castle with the Isle of Skye in the distance followed by a stunning Loch Duich viewpoint before our return to Inverness.
Highlights of Eilean Donan Castle
Private Tour Price (per tour)
February to December: £400
Depart Inverness 9am
(approx. 7–8 hours)