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From Inverness: Glen Affric, Culloden and Clava Cairns Tour

From Inverness: Glen Affric, Culloden and Clava Cairns Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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From US$ 48.71 per person

Enjoy a true Highland adventure as you explore Scotland’s most beautiful glen. Learn about the battle of Culloden as you explore the single-track lanes through a Caledonian pine forest.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Clava Cairns, a 4,000 year old cemetery
  • Enjoy the views over Loch Affric and the mountains beyond
  • Marvel at the stunning ruins of Beauly Priory
Full description
Leaving Inverness in the morning, this full-day tour begins with a trip to the ancient burial site of Clava Cairns. This Bronze-Age graveyard has survived four millennia, and is a great spot to take atmospheric photos. The location was perhaps the inspiration for the Craigh na Dun time portal in the Outlander books. Afterwards, 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. Afterwards, 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.
Includes
  • Transportation in a 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entry fees
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Stance 7, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour departs.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Minimum age to participate is 5 years old.
  • This tour operates with a maximum of 16 guests.
  • You're restricted to 31 pounds of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in), plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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Sean’s our tour guide was top notch! Knowledgeable, easy to understand, fun! Rabbies does a great job! About the tour itself, we got to see and do so much more than I realized. A full days tour! To those that may have injuries or trouble going long distances walking, Culloden is a very long walk around! Glen Affric was gorgeous! But the hikes are moderate to difficult if you have knee issues. I wish I’d have brought my hiking poles !

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April 26, 2022

I was unsure when I first booked this tour but I ended up really enjoying it. The visitor centre at Culloden had really cool visuals that brought the battle to life and they did a presentation about the prisoners which was interesting too. Glen Affric was also a highlight, with beautiful scenery. Our tour guide Matthew was enthusiastic and brilliant at sharing stories with great humour. He made sure everyone had a good time. Highly recommend.

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April 18, 2022

matt was a fantastic guide, he showed me so much history of scotland which was intresting, the end part of the tour was my favourite glen affric. The views the woodlands the mountains i seen was magical and mindblowing, it was beautiful even in the snow, he was very talkative and a friendly down to earth guy, really recommend!

February 20, 2022

Product ID: 306873