Highlanders Tours

Provided by The Highlanders’ Museum

The Highlanders’ Museum in an independent regimental museum and relies heavily on public donations to keep alive the history and legacy of The Seaforth Highlanders, Cameron Highlanders and Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. These regiments served for over 240 years. By booking our tour you will not only have a wonderful time, you will also be helping to keep their fantastic legacy alive.

Pick up from Railway Station at 09:00am

Your fantastic full day adventure in the Highlands starts when you are picked up outside Inverness Railway Station at 09:00am.

Loch Ness 15 – 20 mins
Urquhart Castle 15 – 20 mins
Beauly Lovat Scouts/Priory 20 – 30 mins
Culloden Battlefield 120 mins including Lunch/Coffee Break
Fort George/Museum 90 mins
Clava Cairns 30 mins
Return to pick up point 17:00pm

 

Loch Ness

Visit mysterious Loch Ness, where you can go monster spotting within 100 feet of where St. Columba stood and witnessed one of his companions being attacked by a “water beast” on the shores of the Loch and then recording it in his journal.  Learn thehistory of St. Columba, his religious mission, and the Picts.

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle Photo Opportunity

Be regaled by your guide in the history of the Clans MacKenzie, Grant and Fraser and the various Jacobite Rebellions they fought in together and sometimes even against each other in the cause of trying to restore the Stuart Kings to the throne of Great Britain.

Beauly Priory

Beauly/Lovat Scouts/Priory/Hielan Coos

Be told about a truly remarkable history of a single Regiment formed entirely from the estate workers of Lord Lovat, Chief of the Clan Fraser to fight in the Boer War between 1899 – 1902.  The history of the Fraser Clan and its most famous leader “The Old Fox”.  Your guide will then take you around the Priory founded in 1236 and which was destroyed as part of Henry VIII’s vendetta against the Roman Catholic Church.  It was also used as an Outlander location.  If you are lucky you will get up and close and personal with some “Hielan Coos”.

Culloden Battlefield

Lunch/Coffee Break

Walk the actual Battlefield at Culloden and learn the true story of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his failed 1745 Jacobite uprising in his attempt to regain the throne of Great Britain for his Father and was finally defeated by the Duke of Cumberland on 16th April 1746.  Again, this story and location featured heavily in Outlander.

Fort George/Museum

Walk the ramparts of the largest Artillery Fort in Europe which was originally constructed to prevent another Jacobite rising against the British Crown and then take the tour of the Highlanders’ Museum which will tell the story of two of Scotland’s most famous Highland Regiments the Seaforth Highlanders and the Cameron Highlanders with over 240 years of service each and whose brave soldiers won 27 Victoria Crosses of which 16 of those actual medals are on display.

Clava Cairns

Walk ancient burial grounds which date back at least 4,000 years (older than the Pyramids in Egypt) and be informed of what your guide thinks they are or make up your own mind (as there is no actual documented history of these cairns).  For the Outlander fans in your group the stones at Clava Cairns were the inspiration for the fictional “Craig na Dun” in particular, the tall rectangular stone used to whisk them back and forward through time. The famous split stone is also a must for Outlander fans as this was where Diana Gabaldon got the inspiration to touch a stone and with the right weather conditions and precious stones time travel could happen.

Return to Railway Station at 17.00pm

Your day finishes with the return to your pickup point in Inverness and hopefully at dinner that evening, over the following days and weeks when you eventually get back home you will still be talking about all the history and sights you saw on your wonderful and entertaining day out in the Highlands of Scotland.

Inverness Railway Station


Pick up from Railway Station at 09:00am.
Drop off when tour complete 17:00pm

Loch Ness

Visit mysterious Loch Ness, where you can go monster spotting within 100 feet of where St. Columba stood and witnessed one of his companions being attacked by a “water beast” on the shores of the Loch and then recording it in his journal.  Learn thehistory of St. Columba, his religious mission, and the Picts.

Urquhart Castle

Be regaled by your guide in the history of the Clans MacKenzie, Grant and Fraser and the various Jacobite Rebellions they fought in together and against each other sometimes in the cause of trying to restore the Stuart Kings to the thrones of the United Kingdom.

Culloden Battlefield

Walk the actual field where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s quest for the throne was finally defeated by the Duke of Cumberland on 16th April 1746. Again, this featured heavily in the Outlander saga.

Beauly Priory

Be told about a truly remarkable history of a single Regiment formed entirely from the estate workers of Lord Lovat, Chief of the Clan Fraser to fight in the Boer War between 1899 – 1902.  The history of the Fraser Clan and its most famous leader “The Old Fox”.  Your guide will then take you around the Priory founded in 1236 and which was destroyed as part of Henry VIII’s vendetta against the Roman Catholic Church.  It was also an Outlander location for the world famous and ongoing TV show.

Fort George Museum

Walk the ramparts of the largest Artillery Fort in Europe which was originally constructed to prevent another Jacobite rising against the British Crown or take the tour of the Highlanders’ Museum which will tell the story of 2 of Scotland’s most famous Highland Regiments the Seaforth Highlanders and the Cameron Highlanders with over 245 years of service each and whose brave soldiers won 27 Victoria Crosses of which 16 original medals are on display.  If you can make the time do both!

Clava Cairns

Walk ancient burial grounds which date back at least 4,000 years (older than the Pyramids in Egypt) and be informed of what your guide thinks they are or make up your own mind (there is no actual documented history of these cairns).  For the Outlander fans in your group the stones at Clava Cairns were used to make the moulds for “Craig na Dun” especially the tall rectangular stone used to whisk them back and forward through time. The famous split stone is also a must for Outlander fans as this was where Diana Gabaldon got the inspiration to touch a stone and with the right weather conditions and precious stones time travel could happen.

Your packed day will include:

Pick up from Railway Station 09:00am
Loch Ness 15 – 20 mins
Urquhart Castle 15 – 20 mins
Beauly Lovat Scouts/Priory 20 – 30 mins
Culloden Battlefield 120 mins Lunch/Coffee Break
Fort George/Museum 90 mins
Clava Cairns 30 mins
Return to Railway Station 17:00pm
Cost per person £120

Book a Highlanders Tour

Minimum age for passengers 12 years. We have a minimum of 4 passengers and a maximum of 8 for each tour. Depending on availabilty when we receive your enquiry we will confirm the available tour dates we can offer you and give you a booking reference.

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