Culloden, Scotland National parks

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From Inverness: Glen Affric, Culloden and Clava Cairns Tour

1. From Inverness: Glen Affric, Culloden and Clava Cairns Tour

Leave Inverness in the morning and begin your full-day tour with a trip to the ancient burial site of Clava Cairns. This Bronze-Age graveyard has survived 4 millennia and is a great spot to take photos.  Afterward, you’ll head to Culloden, one of the most important sites in Scottish history. It was here that a 60-year series of uprisings finally ended in a tumultuous battle in 1745.  Explore the visitor center and pay tribute to those who lost their lives at the last ever battle fought on British soil. Continue to Glen Affric and stop to walk among the indigenous Caledonian pine trees. Enjoy views over Loch Affric and the mountains beyond, with your expert guide taking you to the best waterfalls and photo spots.  Afterward, explore the historic ruins of Beauly Priory, a monastery dating back to the 13th century. To cap things off, you’ll head to the shores of Loch Ness, before ending up back in the center of Inverness in the early evening.

From Edinburgh: 2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness & Highlands Tour

2. From Edinburgh: 2-Day Loch Ness, Inverness & Highlands Tour

Day 1 Travel north to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and the lovely village of Luss on the western banks of Loch Lomond, best known as a haven for wildlife and stunning flowers. Stroll along the shore and walk past pretty cottages during your time here. Travel further into the Highlands and visit Glen Coe, one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Feel the past come to life as your guide tells you about the terrible massacre of the MacDonald clan. Depart Glen Coe via the Great Glen, another one of Scotland's majestic valleys which stretches 62 miles from Inverness all the way to Fort William. This is the second largest town in the Highlands and lies in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's tallest mountain. Continue west to Glenfinnan, made famous by the Harry Potter films, which feature the iconic Viaduct. In the summer months, you may catch a glimpse of this magical train crossing the Viaduct. This landmark is surrounded by spectacular Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel. Stay overnight in accommodation near Loch Ness. Day 2 After a delicious Scottish breakfast, you have time to explore Loch Ness, Britain's largest body of water by volume. Then, visit Culloden, the last stand of the Jacobites against the British government forces. A visit to the battlefield is a poignant experience. Walk on the grounds where the battle took place and see the headstones that mark the graves of hundreds of clansmen. Travel south and enjoy the stunning scenery as you pass through the unique wilderness of the Cairngorms, Scotland's largest National Park. Its mountain range has five of the UK's highest mountains within its limits. Before returning to Scotland's capital, Edinburgh, make one last stop at a beautiful Highland town chosen by your driver-guide.

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What people are saying about Culloden, Scotland

This highland experience tour was amazing! I highly recommend it to everyone, Eddy (not sure spelling) our guide was fantastic, lots of knowledge throughout the whole trip and he went above and beyond to make sure everyone was happy and had the best experience, he even got us there in time to see the harry potter train go across at Glenfinnan, the b and b guesthouse was also amazing accommodation and I recommend paying extra to do the castle and boat at Loch Ness in the morning as it was the highlight of the second day. frequent stops along the way for toilet breaks as no toilet on bus. really well organised as a whole and an epic experience!

Good informative tour led by Amy. Included multiple plugs for the Outlander series.. Its no longer on Netflix its on some Starz platform?? Really enjoyed the tour especially the neolithic aspects and the Glenafric walk which deserved, I think, much more time. I would happily have skipped the farmyard visit to see the cattle and alpacas to spend more time at Glenafric, the neolithic site, or both.

Our driver, James was very knowledgeable and made the tour exciting. I had a wonderful time and it met all my expectations and then some. Would definitely recommend this historical and scenic tour.

Completely unique experience. Fantastic well trained guide who was really good at telling the story of the places in a vivid way. Different destinations that are not very touristy.

It was 100% worth it. So glad I got to see those three sites :)