Inverness Half-Day Highlands Bucket List Tour
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- 5 hr
Half-day highland bucket list Tour from Inverness Our first stop Clava Cairns is where you will find the standing stones made famous by Diana Gabaldon the author of Outlander. But what else happens at this famous site. Find out with your guide the stories and mysteries of this 4000 year old site. We now move on to where in April 1746 on a cold wet moor by the name of Culloden, a battle took place which would change the life of the Highlanders forever. Visit where the gallant Jacobite's took on the might of King George II army. A trip to the Highlands is never complete without visiting the most famous Loch in the world, Loch Ness. Take your camera just in case Nessie makes an unexpected appearance. Next lets try some nessie water and taste some Gin and grab a free dram at the award winning Great Glen Distillery. They say save the best to last and you will not be disappointed as we stop and visit the most romantic ruin in Scotland, Urquhart castle. Explore 1000 years of history.
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Stop At: Clava Cairns
Our first stop we find The Clava Cairns—or the Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Balnuaran of Clava—are all that remains of what was once a much larger Bronze Age burial complex. Dating back 4,000 years, the evocative cemetery site retains original features, including passage graves, standing stones, and ring cairns (stone circles).
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Culloden Battlefield
Oue second stop take us to culloden moor Marking the spot of the last major battle on British soil, the wild moor at Culloden is the resting place of 1,500 Jacobite and 50 Government soldiers who fought and died here in 1746. Today, you can walk along the battle lines and see the graves of the soldiers beside the memorial cairn in the centre of the battlefield. Flags represent the front lines of both armies and show the vast scale of the battle, whilst in the centre clan markers indicate the graves of the fallen. As part of our continued conservation of the site, we work hard to try and restore the land, as closely as possible, to how it would have looked in the 18th century. Working alongside our Facilities team, we have goats and Shetland cows who graze the land just as they would have years ago. The unique landscape of Culloden is also home to a rich variety of wildlife, including skylarks (who both live and breed on the battlefield) and garden tiger moth caterpillars
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Loch Ness
we now drive along the banks of loch ness where we can gaze at whothe amazing views of the most famous loch in the world,nessie is the friendly monster that is said to live here,grab your cameras.
Duration: 15 minutes
We now stop at the Great Glen Distillery where you will have a chance to sample a free gin made from Loch Ness water. Learn the amazing story of two friends who stated this award winning adventure. Maybe grab a locally made ice cream and enjoy the freshly made flavours.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Urquhart Castle
Wild natural beauty and 1,000 years of history - Urquhart Castle offers a taste of the Highlands at their most dramatic. Discover 1,000 years of drama, experience a glimpse of medieval life and enjoy stunning views over Loch Ness from the ruins of the greatest castle in the Highlands. Climb the Grant Tower that watches over the iconic loch, peer into a miserable prison cell, said to have held the legendary Gaelic bard Domhnall Donn, and imagine the splendid banquets staged in the great hall. A more comfortable view of the iconic ruins, against a backdrop of Loch Ness and the hills of the Great Glen, can be enjoyed from the café. Urquhart’s stories are also told through a remarkable collection of artefacts left by its residents, historic replicas, including a full-sized, working trebuchet siege engine, and a short film.
Duration: 1 hour