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Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Glen Ord Distillery and more!

Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, Glen Ord Distillery and more! - Carrbridge, United Kingdom

Duration: 7 hours
Location: Carrbridge, United Kingdom

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$563.81

Historic battlesites, a ruined castle, a 4,000 year old burial ground, beautiful countryside and whisky! This tour has it all!

First is Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last pitched battle on mainland Britain in 1746. Wander the historic site towards the memorial cairn and see markers of where the doomed clans lined up to fight against the Government forces.

Next is Clava Cairns said to be one of the sites that inspired the Outlander books ... More info ›

Historic battlesites, a ruined castle, a 4,000 year old burial ground, beautiful countryside and whisky! This tour has it all!

First is Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last pitched battle on mainland Britain in 1746. Wander the historic site towards the memorial cairn and see markers of where the doomed clans lined up to fight against the Government forces.

Next is Clava Cairns said to be one of the sites that inspired the Outlander books. It’s a Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves, cairns, and standing stones.

Passing Clava Viaduct we'll reach Cawdor Castle (linked to the Shakespeare's Macbeth) to explore the castle and the beautiful grounds.

After driving down Loch Ness to Urquhart Castle ruins, you can use the remaining ramparts to scour Loch Ness for monsters! Then its Beauly to a 13th century priory and to wander around this pretty Highland town.

Finally, we’ll head north and its whisky time! We’ll visit Glen Ord to sample some of their water of life, yum!

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Stop At: Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre, Culloden Moor IV2 5EU Scotland

Fought on the 16th of April 1746, the battle of Culloden was the last action of the Jacobite uprising of 1745. The Jacobite forces under Charles Edward Stuart were defeated by Hanoverian forces under the command of the Duke of Cumberland. The last pitched battle on British soil was brutal, with 1,600 people dead in under an hour, more than 1,500 of them being Jacobites.

Inside the immersion theatre in the visitors centre, you will feel what it must have been like to have been in the middle of the battle. Then, join an expert guide who will escort you around the battlefield giving you an understanding of what happened at the various points on the field, including a visit to the memorial cairn around which the graves of 1,500 fallen Jacobites lie.

Finally, visit the 18th century restored thatched Leanach Cottage whose roof was created from the heather on the battlefield.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Clava Cairns, National Grid Reference: NH 757 444 off the B9006, 6 km from Inverness Scotland

Clava Cairns became a bucket list destination for fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books overnight after it was suggested that the fictitious stone circle, Craigh na Dun was inspired by the site.

Dating back over 4,000 years, Clava Cairns are a Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves, ring cairns, kerb cairns, and standing stones. The cemetery itself was used in two separate phases, one in around 2000BC and again a thousand years later. This prehistoric site is very well preserved and provides a fascinating window into the distant past.

Here you will have the opportunity to wander amongst the cairns and standing stones, but will you be brave enough to lean against Craigh na Dun?

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Culloden Viaduct, Inverness IV2 5EJ, UK

Also known as the Clava Viaduct, this impressive feat of Victorian engineering is the longest masonry viaduct in Scotland, spanning 1800ft or 549m. Completed in 1898, this viaduct still carries the mainline trains to and from the south to Inverness.

Initially, we will approach this impressive structure and stop a little way off so that you have time to appreciate the sheer scale of this structure. Then we will drive right up close and under the viaduct so you can experience just how huge this structure is.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cawdor Castle, Nairn IV12 5RD Scotland

Taking the back road from Culloden to Cawdor village, you will get a flavour of just how narrow these roads can be. This is farming country, so there is every chance we will need to pull in to allow a passing tractor to carry on its way.

Next stop is Cawdor Castle and Gardens. This castle was made famous in the Shakespeare play, Macbeth, although the current castle was only built in the late 1400s, so cannot be directly linked to the tragedy. The castle is still home to the Cawdor family, and has been filled with fine furniture, tapestries, portrait, and other objects over the 600 years the family have been here.

As well as the castle itself, there are three beautiful gardens for you to wander around, a coffee shop where you can relax over a drink and a cake, and a gift shop should you wish to purchase anything.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Loch Ness, Scotland

Loch Ness is home to the legendary monster, Nessie. The Loch Ness Monster was first mentioned in a book written in 565AD about St Columba. It tells the story of a man who was attacked and killed by a water monster whilst swimming in the river Ness. The beast is said to have been repelled by St Columba as he was about to attack one of his followers. The beast was said to have stopped in its tracks as if being held by ropes, and then fled. The story of the many humped beast reappears at various points over the next 1,500 years, the most famous of which was the photograph of the monster taken in December 1933 by Hugh Gray which is widely held to be a fake.

The question is, do you believe in Nessie? Will you see the monster as we drive down the loch on our way to Urquhart Castle? We will pull over to give you a chance to have a good examination of the deep, dark, mysterious loch!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Urquhart Castle, A82 Road, Drumnadrochit IV63 6XJ Scotland

Situated on an headland half way along Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle occupies a commanding position with wide views up and down the loch. Now a ruin, it has occupied a long and chequered place in Scottish history. Built in several stages between the 13th and 16th centuries, it was destroyed during the Jacobite risings to prevent it from falling into their hands. It subsequently fell into ruin until it was placed into State care in the 20th century, and re-opened to the public. It is now one of the most visited castles in Scotland.

You will have the opportunity to explore the ruins of the castle as well as the surrounding grounds which features a full sized trebuchet. This was a commonly used siege weapon used to catapult large boulders and other items at and into castles. It is said that dead cattle were used as ammunition with the aim of throwing them over the castle walls, where they would rot and spread disease to the inhabitants inside! What a time to be alive!

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Beauly Priory, Beauly Scotland

Beauly Priory is one of three priories founded in Scotland around 1230 for monks of the Valliscaulian order. The Valliscaulians came from Val-des-Choux (‘Valley of the Cabbages’) near Dijon in France, and adhered to strict ideals of poverty, chastity and obedience.

Beauly, coming from the French for ‘beautiful place’, must have seemed to be the perfect spot to devote themselves to their beliefs.

After passing through a number of religious orders, the priory fell into disuse and ruin following the Reformation. It is said that some of the stone was removed by forces loyal to Oliver Cromwell and taken to Inverness for use in building a citadel there.

Only the abbey church still stands today, housing some fine funerary monuments.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Glen Ord Distillery Inverness, Muir of Ord IV6 7UJ Scotland

No tour of Scotland is complete without a visit to a whisky distillery, and this is no exception. Here you will learn about the whisky distilling process, what makes a whisky have a particular flavour, take a tour of the distillery itself, and finally enjoy a tasting (if you wish, this is not obligatory). Glen Ord produces the Singleton which is only available in South East Asia, or at the distillery itself.

Duration: 1 hour

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Badenoch & Strathspey: Ruthven Barracks, Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, and more!

Badenoch & Strathspey: Ruthven Barracks, Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, and more! - Carrbridge, United Kingdom

Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Location: Carrbridge, United Kingdom

From USD
$112.76

This tour is biased towards art and culture.

We will go from your departure point to Newtonmore, first stop the Highland Folk Museum. Here you will experience how the people of the Highlands lived and worked between the 1700s and 1950s ... More info ›

This tour is biased towards art and culture.

We will go from your departure point to Newtonmore, first stop the Highland Folk Museum. Here you will experience how the people of the Highlands lived and worked between the 1700s and 1950s. This attraction gives you an insight into the past and how environment influenced our culture.

Next is the Ruthven Barracks. These ruins played a significant part in the Jacobite risings against the Union Government between 1715 and 1745. You will wander through the remains of the barracks and imagine what it must have been like to be a soldier here.

The next stop is at the Frank Bruce Sculptural Trail. You will walk for one mile along an easy path stopping at each of the eleven thought provoking sculptures. Mainly made from wood, they were designed to decay back to nature over time.

Final stop is the Old Packhorse Bridge in Carrbridge. Built in 1717, it stands as a testament to the engineering prowess of our ancestors.

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Stop At: Highland Folk Museum, Aultlarie Croft Kingussie Road, Newtonmore PH20 1AY Scotland

The Highland Folk Museum provides visitors with an insight into how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s right up to the 1950s. The Open Air Museum has more than 30 appropriately furnished historical buildings. There is a a café, gift shop, and children’s playground. Admission is free however donations are gratefully accepted.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ruthven Barracks, Kingussie, Newtonmore Scotland

The Ruthven Barracks were built by King George II’s government between 1719 and 1721 following the Jacobite rising of 1715. They were built to police the area and enforce the Disarming Act of 1716.
During the rising of 1745, 300 Jacobites besieged the barracks, but were prevented from taking the strategically important site by just 12 Government troops, one of which lost his life when looking over the parapet.
In February 1746 the Jacobites returned with heavy guns and soon forced the garrison to surrender. Then in April 1746 the Jacobites were defeated at the Battle of Culloden. The retreating soldiers regrouped at the barracks to await their orders from the Bonnie Prince Charlie. On April 20th, they received word which read ‘Let every man seek his own safety in the best way he can’. The Jacobites destroyed the barracks to prevent them from being used again.
Ruthven Barracks are open all year round and are free to visit.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail, Kincraig Scotland

Frank Bruce was a self-taught sculptor from a village in Aberdeenshire who died in 2009. This woodland walk is the only one of its type in the Cairngorm National Park, and his carvings explore aspects of Scottish culture and our relationship with others.These sculptures, primarily made out of wood, are designed to decay over time and return back to nature. The trail is just over a mile long over easy, well maintained paths, but as this is Scotland, comfortable walking shoes and a raincoat or umbrella are recommended. Admission is free.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Old Packhorse Bridge, B9153 Centre of the village, access from the village parking, Carrbridge, Aviemore Scotland

The Old Packhorse Bridge was built in 1717 and as such, celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2017. It is a testament to the engineers and builders that created it, that it has stood up to many floods over the years without collapsing. The bridge was originally built in order to allow funeral processions to access the Duthil Church when the river was in spate, and as a result the locals refer to it as "the coffin bridge".

Duration: 15 minutes

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Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2020 luxury private transportation (4 people)

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2020 luxury private transportation (4 people) - Carrbridge, United Kingdom

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Carrbridge, United Kingdom

From USD
$181.67

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has been running since 1999 and is now entering its 21st year. It is a celebration of Scotland’s national drink and is now one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the world ... More info ›

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has been running since 1999 and is now entering its 21st year. It is a celebration of Scotland’s national drink and is now one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the world. During 2019, more than 500 events were run over the course of 5 days and provided new experiences for beginners and connoisseurs alike.

Many distilleries and other whisky related places that are usually closed to members of the public, throw open their doors for the duration of the festival thus providing unique experiences to festival goers.

Scotland has very strict drink driving laws, so Highland Day Tours are offering private luxury transportation for up to four passengers for the duration of the festival. We will collect you at your accommodation and transport you to your destinations in comfort and style. Secure your transportation for the festival early and co-ordinate with us to optimise your itinerary for the day.

The festival runs from 29th of April 2020

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Stop At: Glenfiddich Distillery Castle Road, Dufftown AB55 4DH Scotland

This is one of the distilleries that has run special events to co-incide with the festival. You need to book your tickets on the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival website. The itinerary of events will be published from the 31st of January 2020 and will go on sale on the 5th of February 2020.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Tormore Distillery Richardson Road, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3LR Scotland

This is one of the distilleries that has opened its doors to the public during this festival. You need to book your tickets on the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival website. The itinerary of events will be published from the 31st of January 2020 and will go on sale on the 5th of February 2020.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Dufftown Whisky Museum, 10 Conval Street, Dufftown AB55 4AE Scotland

This is one of the attractions that has run special events during this festival. You need to book your tickets on the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival website. The itinerary of events will be published from the 31st of January 2020 and will go on sale on the 5th of February 2020.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Whisky Shop Dufftown, 1 Fife Street Dufftown, Keith AB55 4AL Scotland

This is one of the attractions that has run special events during this festival. You need to book your tickets on the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival website. The itinerary of events will be published from the 31st of January 2020 and will go on sale on the 5th of February 2020.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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Highland Whisky Trail: Glenmorangie, Dalmore, and Balblair Distilleries

Highland Whisky Trail: Glenmorangie, Dalmore, and Balblair Distilleries - Carrbridge, United Kingdom

Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Location: Carrbridge, United Kingdom

From USD
$187.94

This Whisky Trail will transport you in comfort, safety, and style to the North East of Scotland and to three Highland whisky distilleries, namely Balblair, Glenmorangie, and The Dalmore for a series of tastings. You have the option of switching one or more of these with Clynelish or Glen Ord Distilleries should you wish to do so.

No tour of this part of Scotland would be complete without a visit to the Dornoch Castle Whisky Bar where they have over 450 world whiskies for you to sample from ... More info ›

This Whisky Trail will transport you in comfort, safety, and style to the North East of Scotland and to three Highland whisky distilleries, namely Balblair, Glenmorangie, and The Dalmore for a series of tastings. You have the option of switching one or more of these with Clynelish or Glen Ord Distilleries should you wish to do so.

No tour of this part of Scotland would be complete without a visit to the Dornoch Castle Whisky Bar where they have over 450 world whiskies for you to sample from. This is also a very good place to enjoy a hearty lunch with your dram.

This is a private tour and only your group will participate.

If you wish to book a tour at one of the distilleries, please co-ordinate this with us so we can build it into the travel plans for your day. Please note no food or whisky is included in this price.

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Stop At: Glenmorangie Distillery, on the A9 Ross-shire, IV19 1PZ Scotland

Now owned by Moët Hennesy, the Glenmorangie Distillery was founded in 1843 with production starting in 1849. Glenmorangie is famous the world over for its whisky with the first exports starting as long ago as 1880.
Moving with modern times, the Distillery installed an anaerobic digestion plant in 2017 to process and break down by products such as pot-ale and lees which in turn means the production process is more sustainable. This has removed the need for them to be taken away from the Distillery by tanker for processing elsewhere.
Tours and tastings are possible with the Original Tour costing £7.50 per person. It is possible to visit the tasting room without doing a tour. A range of Glenmorangie Single Malt Whiskies are available to purchase and try in the relaxed environment of the tasting room.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Dornoch Castle Hotel, Castle Street, Dornoch IV25 3SD, UK

No whisky tour to the Highlands would be complete without visiting the Dornoch Castle Hotel's Whisky Bar. Home to one of the newest distilleries in Scotland, the Whisky Bar has an extensive collection of rare and unique malts which you are able to sample (for a fee of course). If the weather is fine, this can be taken in the garden, however if it's a little colder, the Castle Bar is a great alternative.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Balblair Distillery, Edderton IV19 1LB Scotland

Founded in 1790, this is possilby one of my favourite distilleries, According to records, this is the fourth oldest distillery in Scotland after Glenturret, Strathisla, and Bowmore,
Balblair creates its malt whisky slowly, and it is then matured at the distillery in the tradtional dunnage warehouses on earthen floors. The visitors centre provides a welcoming, relaxed environment in which to enjoy a tasting. Tours are available at 11:00 and 14:00 costing £10 per person, and as a maximum of ten people are accommodated per tour, advance bookings are essential.
Visitors to the distillery can purchase a bottle from a hand selected cask which you are able to fill, cork, seal, and label yourself. Your name will then go into the ledger and you’ll have a unique gift to take home with you.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Dalmore Distillery, Alness IV17 0UT Scotland

Dalmore was one of the first single malts to be exported to all corners of the world. For a period of time through the 60s to the early '00s, it was used as part of a blended whisky. It was then transformed once again, into a prestige single malt whisky.
At present, you can taste up to 11 single malts from their core and travel range at £5 per dram, irrespective of the RRP of the bottle. This represents great value as they can retail at up to £175 per bottle!

Duration: 1 hour

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Whisky Trail: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2020 - Private Transportation

Whisky Trail: Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival 2020 - Private Transportation - Carrbridge, United Kingdom

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Carrbridge, United Kingdom

From USD
$187.94

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has been running since 1999 and is now entering its 21st year. It is a celebration of Scotland’s national drink and is now one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the world ... More info ›

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has been running since 1999 and is now entering its 21st year. It is a celebration of Scotland’s national drink and is now one of the largest events of its kind anywhere in the world. During 2019, more than 500 events were run over the course of 5 days and provided new experiences for beginners and connoisseurs alike.

Many distilleries and other whisky related places that are usually closed to members of the public, throw open their doors for the duration of the festival thus providing unique experiences to festival goers.

Scotland has very strict drink driving laws, so Highland Day Tours are offering private luxury transportation for up to four passengers for the duration of the festival. We will collect you at your accommodation and transport you to your destinations in comfort and style. Secure your transportation for the festival early and co-ordinate with us to optimise your itinerary for the day.

The festival runs from 29th of April 2020

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Stop At: Ballindalloch Single Malt Distillery, Lagmore, Ballindalloch AB37 9AA Scotland

During 2019, the Ballindalloch Distillery was one of the distilleries that ran a series of tours and tastings to high acclaim.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cragganmore Distillery, Ballindalloch AB37 9AB Scotland

Many distilleries run dedicated tours, tastings and events during the Spirit of Speyside Festival. The program will be available to read on their website from the 31st of January and open for bookings on the 5th of February.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tormore Distillery Richardson Road, Grantown-on-Spey PH26 3LR Scotland

Many distilleries run dedicated tours, tastings and events during the Spirit of Speyside Festival. The program will be available to read on their website from the 31st of January and open for bookings on the 5th of February.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Strathisla Distillery Seafield Avenue, Keith AB55 5BS Scotland

Many distilleries run dedicated tours, tastings and events during the Spirit of Speyside Festival. The program will be available to read on their website from the 31st of January and open for bookings on the 5th of February.

Duration: 1 hour

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