The Highlands Historic Highlights
Cawdor Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Scotland in my opinion, with a rich and interesting history both old and new – I will explain more on my tour! The nature surrounding the castle is a must see for all nature lovers – including an amazing walled garden with sculptures and the most impressive bird feeder I have ever seen – feel free to prove me wrong! Culloden Viaduct is well worth a visit, the longest masonry viaduct in Scotland, it really is a sight to behold, and I like to give visitors a range of views to ensure they get a full feel for the enormity of the place, and how much it would have taken for this construction to be built. Clava Cairns is special to me as it really takes you back in time -a real feeling of being in that time – although we will never know exactly why they were made, or what they were for, you can tell it is a place of ceremony, and it’s a very magical place to visit. Although I am not a huge fan of war, you may want to visit the battlefield at Culloden moor – maybe you had ancestors who fought in that battle, and the rich history can be explored in the visitor centre there. What has really impressed me here is that the story is told from both sides, it’s a well thought out display to represent the battle from both sides. You can also hear my take on things as part of your tour!
Tour Photo's & Movies
Highlands Historic Highlights
1 Cawdor Castle.JPG
2 with Drawbridge.jpg
3 and reliable defence.JPG
4 Cawdor Flower Garden.JPG
5 with bronze Bird Feeder.jpg
6 and the Cawdor Sphere.JPG
7 Cawdor Flower Garden.JPG
8 the Cawdor Burn.JPG
9 Cawdor Wild garden.jpg
10 designed by Jack Cawdor.jpg
11 carved Bench.JPG
12 the Maze.JPG
13 the Tree of life in the Walled Garden.JPG
14 The Paradise Garden ‘heaven-on-earth’.JPG
15 Culloden Viaduct.JPG
16 opened in 1898.jpg
17 is 180 ft long masonry viaduct.JPG
18 with 29 arches.JPG
19 The Balnuaran of Clava.JPG
20 also called Clava Cairns.JPG
21 are 3 Pictish Cairns.JPG
22 incuding a close Cairn.JPG
23 about 4000 years old.JPG
24 some with Cup-Marks.JPG
25 Duke of Cumberland's Stone.JPG
26 from Culloden Battlefield.JPG
27 it's Memorial.JPG
28 Grave Stones Outlander.JPG
29 and a traditional Black House.JPG
30 from about 1740.JPG
Tour Type: Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, History, Castles and Cairns, Historic Battlefields
Transportation Method: 7 seater VW Caravelle T4 1997
Activity Level: Light - if you have any disabilities/restrictions, please let me know – if I can make it possible, I will!
Family Friendly: Yes. I have one Baby and 3 Child seats available at an extra cost of £10 per day.
German (fluent), English (fluent)
Maximum travellers: 6
Dates, Tour Duration & Start Times.
Duration: 8 hours, starting at 9 am
If you would like to extend the day to more than 8 hours there will be an extra charge of £30 GBP per hour for the whole group.
'price at time of booking'
TOUR PRICE: £360 GBP
Estimated Local Cash Needed
Local Cash: £45
Attraction Prices (per adult)
CAWDOR £7.50 entry to garden, grounds, and nature trails only £12.50 entry to castle, gardens and nature trails Further prices can be found at www.cawdorcastle.com
CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD £11.00 entry to visitor centre
A visit to some of the Highlands famed historical sites, including Cawdor Castle, Culloden Viaduct, Clava Cairns and Culloden Battlefield.
Vehicle including fuel
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Minibus Hire and Reward Car Insurance
I can arrange to pick you up anywhere between Elgin and Inverness including Inverness airport. Local railway or bus stations are Elgin, Forres, Nairn and Inverness. If you are staying somewhere locally, I can collect you from your hotel or B&B. I will either come into reception or have a name board saying TORSTEN as appropriate.
Please specify the exact location where you would like to be collected. My tours generally start at 9:00 am, please specify if you would like a different time. End location: I will return you to your place of choice in the area as above. Location options: Address or location upon traveller's request, Airport, Invergordon Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Rail or Bus Station.
Entrance fees to attractions