HISTORIC AND SCENIC TOUR INVERNESS
Our North Highland Tours From Inverness are ideal for any visitor who wants to journey from Inverness into the north, unearthing some of the most special sights and experiences the Highlands have to offer. Our friendly local guide will pick you up from your place of stay in Inverness and take you on your very own adventure across the Black Isle, Cromarty and beyond…
Take in the natural beauty of Beauly Priory, Millionaire’s View and the Falls of Shin. Delve into the history of Dunrobin Castle, gardens and grounds, and take time for culture and shopping at the famous town of Dornoch. Finally sample one of our well-known exports, the ‘water of life,’ at Glenmorangie Distillery, before heading back to your place of stay in Inverness. What are you waiting for? Book one of our North Highland Tours From Inverness and experience the Highlands as you never have before.
Always a personal tour experience guaranteed
About This Deal
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Beauly Priory, Beauly IV4 7DY Beauly IV4, Beauly Scotland
From your place of stay in Inverness, we will travel towards Beauly Priory. The ruins of Beauly Priory lie at the east end the main square of Beauly. It was one of three priories founded in Scotland by monks of the Valliscaulian order, from the Burgundy region of France, in the years following 1230.
The monks clearly liked what they found when they arrived, for Beauly was referred to in the 1230s as Prioratus de Bello Loco: Latin for "Priory of the Lovely Spot". This suggests that the name Beauly, from the French beau lieu or "beautiful place" dates back far beyond the popular belief that it was based on a comment made by Mary Queen of Scots during her visit in the summer of 1564.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Struie Hill, Tain IV19 1LD, UK
From there we travel to Millionaire’s View at Struie Hill, an elevated viewpoint overlooking the Dornoch Firth with spectacular views towards the mountains of Sutherland. We will spend around 30 minutes here, plenty of time to take a walk around and get some fantastic shots of the landscape.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Falls of Shin, Achany Glen, Lairg IV27 4EE Scotland
We will then set off towards the village of Lairg, where the Falls of Shin are located. This beautiful waterfall is a must-see when visiting the area, especially in the summer and early autumn months when salmon can be seen leaping from the river below.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Golspie KW10 6SF Scotland
The tour then proceeds towards Dunrobin Castle, one of Scotland’s most impressive stately homes and the largest in the northern Highlands. Take some time to wander the castle, it’s gardens and grounds. We will spend around 1 hour 30 minutes here, an excellent opportunity to learn more about this gorgeous, historic estate and the Clan Sutherland, for whom this place is the family seat. Magnificent Falconry Displays can be seen here.
Please remember castle is closed from 1 November to the end of march
so we can only see it from the outside
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, Golspie IV25 3JD Scotland
Whether you have a passion for plants, a fascination for birds or fancy doing some seal and otter spotting, Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve provides a place to experience nature's delights in a magnificent setting. Linger on the edge of the tidal basin at low tide to watch the intense feeding activity of hungry wading birds. Walk onto the sand dunes and you can enjoy the carpet of wildflowers that nestles on the dunes against a grey lichen backdrop. Or wander in the woodland and smell the fresh scent of pine needles, whilst searching out rare pinewood plants.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Dornoch, Dornoch, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
From Dunrobin, it’s a short drive to the town of Dornoch, former royal burgh and home to some of the most gorgeous beaches and coasts in the Highlands. Famous for its 400 years of golfing history, Dornoch is a popular destination for visitors. The beautiful town centre and Cathedral are straight out of a painting and steeped in history. Spend some time perusing the many boutique shops offering the finest of local food and craft, as well as the 13th-century Cathedral, for around 1 hour.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Glenmorangie Distillery, on the A9 Ross-shire, IV19 1PZ Scotland
Finally, the road takes us to Glenmorangie Distillery, one of the most famous whisky distilleries in Scotland, also known as the ‘vale of tranquillity.’ Learn more about the whisky-making process perfected by the ‘Men of Tain,’ legendary craftsmen who make the famous blends using traditional methods passed down through the generations. According to the Glenmorangie Company, the earliest record of the production of alcohol at Morangie Farm is dated 1703. In the 1730s a brewery was built on the site that shared the farm's water source, the Tarlogie Spring. A former distillery manager, William Matheson, acquired the farm in 1843 and converted the Morangie brewery to a distillery, equipped with two second hand gin stills. He later renamed the distillery Glenmorangie.
Round off your adventure by tasting a dram of the award-winning whisky on offer, before heading back towards your place of stay in Inverness.
Duration: 40 minutes
Stop At: Ness Islands, Great Glen Way, Inverness IV63 6TU Scotland
The River Ness is the river that runs from the northern end of Loch Ness, through Loch Dochfour and through the heart of the City of Inverness – in fact the river is where Inverness gets it’s name, not from the famous Loch Ness as many think, but from the Scottish Gaelic: Inbhir Nis, meaning “Mouth of the River Ness”.
According to the legend the first-ever claimed sighting of the Loch Ness monster wasn’t in Loch Ness, but the River Ness; when Saint Columba is said to have banished a “water monster” back into the river after it tried to attack one of his disciples who was swimming across.
The river is a draw to visitors – many buildings sit attractively on its banks, including St. Andrew’s Cathedral (Inverness Cathedral), Eden Court Theatre and a number of popular restaurants and hotels. Nature-lovers should keep an eye out for common and grey seals, a number of bat species, and birds such as dippers, goosander and the occasional osprey.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: St Andrew's Cathedral, Ardross St, Inverness IV3 5NN, UK
St Andrew’s Cathedral, also known as Inverness Cathedral, is a beautiful cathedral church dating back to 1869, located near the centre of Inverness. The Anglican Cathedral is the most northerly in the UK, and is an excellent example of local architecture and the Gothic style. Take some time to admire the beautiful stained glass windows, intricately carved stonework and views across the river.
The main Cathedral is open every day for visitors to view, quietly reflect and pray if they wish. Choral services and community events are also held here, including the occasional wedding. Services are held in English and occasionally Scottish Gaelic.
The Cathedral is popular with visitors because of its convenient location in the city. There are some amenities available including a shop selling local crafts and a small cafe where visitors can sit down and enjoy a coffee and sample one of the delicious homemade cakes.
Connect on Facebook
Duration: 20 minutes
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Private transportation
- Luxury minibus
- Bottled water
- Entry/Admission - Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
- Entry/Admission - Glenmorangie Distillery
7 to 8 hours
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Historic and Scenic Tours Inverness in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.
This offer is not eligible for promo codes.