Highlands History

Highlands History
Price: $179.00
Children Under 4 Are Free
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sturdy, enclosed footwear such as walking shoes, sneakers, etc.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation required to tour site. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Highlands History

This is exactly as you have imagined Scotland to be, the Highlands are an amazing concoction of culture, history, architecture and unparalleled scenery.

Your first stop is Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre, where the last pitched battle was fought on Scottish soil. In just one hour on a fateful day in April 1746, more than 1,200 men lost their lives during the Jacobite's last rising. Walk the Culloden battlegrounds and view the interactive exhibitions that explain who the Jacobite's were, what they were fighting for, the various military tactics used and more. While here, observe the Fraser Stone, a marker commemorating Inverness' prominent Fraser clan who died in the battle.

Continue to the Culloden Railway Viaduct with its 29 spans crossing the River Nairn. Built in 1898, it is the longest masonry viaduct in Scotland. At the Clava Cairns you can see a well-preserved Bronze Age circular chamber tomb as well as ring cairns, kerb cairns and other standing burial stones.

Make your way to the 13th century Cawdor Castle, nestled among beautiful gardens and to Fort George, a large 18th century fortress built to pacify Highlanders after the 1715 Jacobite's war. From there you will stop for some retail therapy and a taste of uisge beatha, or whiskey, as you travel through the beautiful Highlands back to port.

Sign up today for this 6-hour tour of some of the Highlands most historically valuable landmarks and unlock some of the mystery and beauty that cloaks this magnificent area of the world.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  4 ReviewsReview This Tour
Highlands History
September 27, 2019
We enjoyed our Highlands History Tour very much. It was excellent. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: Patricia Fries
5 Stars
Wonderful personal tour of Culloden & Cawdor Castl
September 10, 2019
We had booked the Highlands History tour in order to visit the battlefield and visitor centre at Culloden. We were met by our driver/guide, Roger, as scheduled and proceeded on our way. We happened to be the only two members of the tour and benefited from being able adjust the timings of our stops to fit our interests. Roger had a wealth of information which he shared with us about the history of the region and Culloden. We also visited Cawdor Castle and had a personal tour with one of castle's guides, Bill, and got to sample some local whiskey. It was a tour I can highly recommend.
Reviewer: Tom Stewart
5 Stars
Best excursion to see the Highlands History
June 11, 2019
We enjoyed touring the Culloden Battlefield. Tour guide was knowledgeable and very pleasant. Toured several Neolithic sites that are seen in the Outlander Series.
5 Stars
June 11, 2018
Our tour of the Highlands was wonderful! We so enjoyed Agnes and Charlie, they made our day touring! It truly was the highlight of our whole trip! I would highly recommend this tour!!!
Reviewer: Beverly Ranger
5 Stars