Day trip

From Inverness: Glen Affric, Culloden and Clava Cairns Tour

Day trip

From Inverness: Glen Affric, Culloden and Clava Cairns Tour

Activity provider: Rabbie's Small Group Tours
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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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  • Take in mesmerizing views over Loch Affric and the surrounding mountains
  • Visit the historical Culloden Battlefield, a remarkable Scottish landmark
  • Surround yourself with the waterfalls and towering pine trees of Glen Affric
  • Marvel at the stunning 13th-century ruins of the Beauly Priory monastery
  • Discover Clava Cairns and explore the shores of the iconic Loch Ness
Full description

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.

  • Tour guide
  • Transportation during the activity
  • Culloden Battlefield admission fee (from April 1, 2023)
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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Meeting point

Find your bus at the bus stop next to Inverness Cathedral.

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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

  • From April 1, 2023, admission to Culloden Battlefield will be included in the tour price. Before this date, this is an optional visit. Tickets can be purchased during the tour
  • The Culloden Visitor Center will be closed on the following dates: all of January 2023, February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, and March 27, but the battlefield will still be open
  • Keep in mind 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 22x17x10 inches), plus a small bag for onboard personal items
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 123 reviews

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This was a great trip, totally recommended! You see historically important and beautiful sights in one day. The tour with only a small group is a great set up. Our guide gave us enough time at each spot to explore some on our own and told us a lot about today’s Scotland. Thanks again, Stewart, for a great day!

March 19, 2023

Beautiful experience, I have done many tours with Rabbie's and this was my favorite because it is very focused on the beauties of nature and fantastic trails! Our guide Liam is a nice, friendly and very nice guy who welcomed my many curious questions always with a smile! Rabbie's is a guarantee! I can't wait to go back to Scotland just to travel with them again!

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January 13, 2023

This tour is amazing from start to finish! not only did I get to see some of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen in my life, but I also got to learn more about the history and Highland culture of the past by visiting the clava cairns and the culloden battlefield. my tour guide, Gregor, was wonderful! he was friendly, knowledgeable, and always checked on everyone throughout the tour to make sure we were all good. can't recommend enough!

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November 20, 2022

Product ID: 306873