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Highland Museum
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History Tour

From £70 per adult

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January — December

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Modern life is now everywhere in Scotland and technology has found its way through many remote areas. Nevertheless, many traces or museums are still here to remember and teach us how life was until the Clearances and after.

We are proposing a visit to the Newtonmore Highland Folk Museum where you can get a flavour of how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1960s. Over 30 historical buildings are displayed and furnished to their time period. Some buildings have been built from scratch on site and some have been moved here from other locations.There is a 1700s township (featuring 6 houses) at one end through to a 1930s working croft at the other.

Take a step back in time on the west coast at the Skye Museum of Island Life and at Arnol on Lewis where you will see preserved thatched houses and blackhouses.

Next stop is the Strathnaver Museum in Bettyhill. It is located in the ancient province of Strathnaver, scene of some of the most brutal acts of the Highland Clearances, it is unsurprising that this is the main story told by the museum.

Not far from Bettyhill lies a deserted township: the Rosal Settlement, one of the largest of the 50 or so pre-Clearance townships of Strathnaver. Today, only the foundations of the building are visible but it is nevertheless very impressive.

We also offer more specific tours as a Jacobite trail or a Viking trail.

Contact details

Lochs, Kilts and Castles Tour Scotland
4
Bowies Lane
Banffshire
Scotland
AB56 1XS
Starting
Scotland
Length
Bespoke
Transport
Minibus
Type
Bespoke Private
Languages
English French German Italian
Themes
History

Tour prices

From

  • £70 Per Adult
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

Tour company information

Lochs, Kilts and Castles Tour Scotland

Lochs, kilts and castles tour Scotland is a small touring company based in the North East of Scotland. We propose a wide range of tours and can pick you up anywhere in Scotland. You can choose between day trips and longer tours according to your needs. We always try to listen and propose the most suitable tours for you, our motto is flexibility. Whatever you select we will always try to show you the best of this amazing country. We speak English, French (native), German (native) and Italian.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm

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