Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness and Culloden Tour

On this tour we will visit some of the most famous attractions as well as going off the beaten track to provide you a with an unique blend of history and fantastic Highland scenery.

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit Urquhart Castles, one of the most iconic castles in Scotland
  • Look for the Loch Ness monster
  • Explore the 4000 year old Clava Cairns
  • Walk around Culloden Battlefield and learn about the last battle in British History

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Itinerary & Map

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Cromarty Firth

Cromarty Firth
Our tour from Invergordon begins

We start off in the Port of Invergordon (where we meet you from your cruise ship at the pier/port gates),  and drive alongside the Cromarty Firth, where there is always a good chance of seeing seals. You will also pass by the historic Dalmore Distillery and the Cnoc Fyrish monument, both of which are a source of a number of great stories.

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Beauly

Beauly
Beautiful Highland village and ancient priory

Our journey then takes us through the historic town of Dingwall and over to Muir of Ord. Our first stop is the market town of Beauly, with its stunning 13th Century abbey and impressively wide Victorian main street. We have time to explore here before heading over some high level mountain moors and dropping down to the sleepy Highland village of Drumnadrochit.

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Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle
One of Scotland's most iconic fortifications

As we head out of Drumnadrochit we get great views of the world famous Loch Ness before arriving at the hugely iconic Urquhart Castle. At Urquhart there is plenty of time to get out and take pictures or to go and explore the castles ancient ruins.

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Loch Ness

Loch Ness
Look out for Nessie!

We then drive along the banks of Loch Ness, keeping our eyes peeled for monster sightings along the way of course! On our journey we will catch a glimpse of the magnificent Aldourie Castle across the Loch where, back in 1933, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster began!

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Inverness

Inverness
The Highland Capital

We drive alongside Loch Ness and visit the beautiful town of Inverness, which sits on the attractive River Ness. We tour round the town, seeing all the best sites, including Inverness Castle and Inverness Cathedral. There is time here for a spot of lunch and shopping, should you so desire.

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Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield
Site of the last battle in British history

We then get back on the road, perhaps passing some ‘secret’ sights of Inverness, including King Duncan’s grave, before arriving at Culloden Battlefield. Culloden is the site of the last pitched battle on British soil, and an important part of the Highland story. Your guide will take you on a tour of the field and share with you the fascinating (and tragic) details of what happened here all those years ago.

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Clava Cairns

Clava Cairns
Ancient stone circle and graves

Following the historical battlefield tour we venture even further back in time by visiting the 4000 year old Clava Cairns, a pre-historic burial site incorporating standing stones. This was one of the finest historical sights in the Highlands.

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Gordon founded WOW Scotland in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since. He loves talking about the Scottish Highlands, both on tour and on the TV and radio.

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Sandy has been working in Scottish tourism for over 25 years and has been a key part of team WOW since 2014. His knowledge of the Scottish Highlands is outstanding and he delights our visitors on each and every tour with his phenomenal story telling skills.

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