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GHD Clan Tour of Loch Ness (Round Trip)

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There is no better way to see and hear about the views, culture and history as you travel the whole way round the Famous Loch (and it is a loch not a lake) than from a kilted Highlander. On this tour George will transport you through time and back again.

What You'll Get

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Dores, Dores, Loch Ness Region, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

Dores is 10 miles south west of Inverness here we find a pebble beach where you get great view down the 24 miles of the Loch... Its Gaelic name for Dores is DURAS.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Falls of Foyers, Foyers IV2 6XU Scotland

Local legend has it that Rabbie burns (Famouse author of Auld lang Syne) was said to have sat on a rock by the Falls of Foyers and written one of his Famous poems. Don't forget to ask George (Your guide) which one it was. A village on the east shore of Loch Ness 10 miles north of Fort Augustus on the military road built by General George Wade. From here we go down to the viewpoint overlooking the Falls of Foyers a 140 foot waterfall dropping into a gorge on its way to Loch Ness.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fort Augustus, Fort Augustus, Loch Ness Region, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

In the aftermath of the Jacobite rising in 1715, General Wade built a fort (taking from 1729 until 1742 to complete) which was named after the Duke of Cumberland. Wade had planned to build a town around the new barracks and call it Wadesburgh. The settlement grew, and eventually took the name of this fort. The fort was captured by the Jacobites in March 1746, just prior to the Battle of Culloden.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Invermoriston, Inverness IV63 7YQ, UK

The village's most visited attraction is the Thomas Telford bridge, built in 1813, which crosses the spectacular River Moriston falls.

Duration: 15 minutes

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

The present ruins date from the 13th to the 16th centuries, though built on the site of an early medieval fortification. Founded in the 13th century, Urquhart played a role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. It was subsequently held as a royal castle, and was raided on several occasions by the MacDonald Earls of Ross. The castle was granted to the Clan Grant in 1509, though conflict with the MacDonalds continued. Despite a series of further raids the castle was strengthened, only to be largely abandoned by the middle of the 17th century. Urquhart was partially destroyed in 1692 to prevent its use by Jacobite forces, and subsequently decayed. In the 20th century it was placed in state care as a scheduled monument and opened to the public: it is now one of the most-visited castles in Scotland.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Drumnadrochit, Drumnadrochit, Loch Ness Region, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

The settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. If the weather is good, your guide George WILL take your photo WITH 'Nessie'

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Inverness Cathedral, 15 Ardross Street, Inverness IV3 5NS Scotland

also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew (1866–69), is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church situated in the city of Inverness in Scotland close to the banks of the River Ness. It is the seat of the Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, ordinary of the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. The cathedral is the northernmost cathedral in mainland Britain (Dornoch Cathedral is not actually a cathedral) and was the first new Protestant cathedral to be completed in Great Britain since the Reformation.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Inverness Castle, Castle Street, Inverness IV2 3EG Scotland

A succession of castles has stood on this site since 1057.

The castle is said to have been built by Malcolm III of Scotland, after he had razed to the ground the castle in which Macbeth of Scotland according to much later tradition, murdered Máel Coluim's father Duncan I of Scotland, and which stood on a hill around 1 km to the north-east. The first Inverness Castle was partially destroyed by King Robert I of Scotland.
The red sandstone structure evident today was built in 1836 by architect William Burn. It is built on the site of an 11th-century defensive structure. Today, it houses Inverness Sheriff Court. There has been a castle at this site for many centuries. The castle is not currently open to the public, however a recent campaign has led to the creation of a working group to explore the possibility of doing so in the future. In April 2017 the north tower of the castle was opened to the public as a view point. At present, only the castle grounds and the north tower are open to the public.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • One of the best driver/Guides in the Highlands
  • Local Knowledge


Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Inverness Castle


Departure Point
Royal Highland Hotel, 18 Station Square, Academy St, Inverness IV1 1LG, UK

Traveler pickup is offered
George is happy to collect you from your Hotel, Guesthouse or B&B within a 20 mile radius from Inverness

Airports

  • Inverness Airport, Inverness Scotland


Ports
Invergordon



Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 10/23/2019 - 2/12/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:00 PM


Duration
5 to 6 hours

Return Details
Returns to original departure point


Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

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