Highlands 3 Day Tour

Day 1 – The first stop on the tour is the city of Stirling, a short drive from Edinburgh. BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN.pngHere you can visit the famous castle which has been the site of many vicious battles over the centuries, involving many clans including the Cameron Clan. Just a short drive from Stirling you also visit the area of Bannockburn, where the famous Battle of Bannockburn is said to have taken place.

After Stirling, the tour continues north through the mountains until we reach Etive
Mor, a beautiful extinct volcano in the heart of the Highlands. Here our driver drives you off the beaten path into Glen Etive, an area of magnificent scenery and wildlife GLEN ETIVEwhere you can take excellent photographs and if you are lucky, see some Red
Deer grazing or eagles flying overhead.

After visiting the beautiful Glen Etive, our tour continues on to the breathtaking area of Glencoe. With its bloody history, high mountains on all sides and stunning streams and fauna, this area provides an unforgettable experience for those who come to see it.

The final stop on the tour for the day and our first over night stop is the historic town of Fort William, where the Cameron Clan have lived for centuries and where many a brutal battle involving the Cameron Clan has been fought.

Day 2 – We start the day with a visit to the gorgeous area of Glenfinnan and Loch Shiel to witness what is said to be one of Scotland’s finest views. Here you will also be able toGLENFINNEN VIADUCT see and if wanted, ride the train on the Glenfinnan Viaduct which features in Harry Potter movies and the Jacobite memorial.

Whisky is also a great love for Scottish people and so after the Glenfinnan, the tour turns back to Fort William for a tour of the Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery where you can even sample a few drams yourself.

After a few drinks, we drive you to Achnacarry Castle, the centuries old family home of the head of the Cameron Clan, the Cameron of Locheil. After a visit to the house, you can also visit the grounds of the house where Britain’s finest Commandos were trained during the First and Second World War. At Achnacarry, you can also visit the only other existing Cameron Clan museum in Scotland which features clothing from Bonnie Prince Charlie himself.

After a visit to Achnacarry, we travel north to the Commandos Memorial to pay our respects. Here you will also be able to see Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis which is within Cameron Clan lands.

Loch Ness MonsterOur last stop of the day will be at the mighty Loch Ness. Here you can learn about the folklore that surrounds the loch and take a cruise on the Loch if you wish. You never know, you might even see the illusive Nessie herself. The Town of Inverness next to the loch will be our last over night stop.

Day 3 – We start the the day off with a visit to the famous and very important Culloden BATTLE OF CULLODEN.jpgbattlefield where the Cameron Clan fought alongside many other Scottish Clans in the Jacobite army against the English in 1746. The battle was so horrific that after the defeat of the Scots, no more battles ever took place on UK land.

After visiting Culloden the tour moves a few miles away to one of Scotland’s most sacred sites, the 4,000 year old Bronze Age Clava Cairn Burial Chambers. Here you can visit a range of prehistoric burial monuments and the remains of a medieval chapel.

BLAIR CASTLE.jpgThe last stop on the tour is the alluring home of the Duke of Atholl for more than 700 years, Blair Castle. Here you can visit the house and grounds and also see their impressive armory which features centuries old weapons including those used during the battle of Culloden.

After Blair Castle, we conclude our journey by driving south back to your accommodation in Edinburgh.