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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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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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  • 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

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.

  • Transportation in a 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Professional guide
  • Entry fees
  • Meals and refreshments
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years

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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.
  • Please note that Culloden Visitor Centre 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. The battlefield is still open
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4.9 /5

based on 117 reviews

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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

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.

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September 19, 2022

We went on the tour last year and had an amazing time. This year it definitely lived up to our expectations. Our tour guide Willy was so friendly and so knowledgeable and really cared about the places we were visiting. Fully recommend rabbies for any tours and can’t wait to join them again in the future.

September 15, 2022

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