This tour from Aberdeen will the best of Inverness and the Highlands. With a visit to the Cawdor Castle, a photo stop at Culloden Moor, enjoy highland hospitality for lunch before spending a bit of time in the Gateway to the Highlands.
When: Sunday (April - Sept)
Where: The Craftsman Coffee & Ale House (AB11 6NE) either inside or near the crossing lights on Guild Street.
How long: 11 hours
With an early start from Aberdeen our first stop will be at Cawdor Castle. The castle dates from the late 14th century, built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor. An ancient medieval tower built around the legendary holly tree. We believe Cawdor Castle is a truly extraordinary place. Whether you are exploring one of the three gardens or visiting the castle itself this stop will fill you with happy memories.
Next it is time for lunch and we highly recommend visiting the Dores Inn on the shores of Loch Ness. On a cold day you can relax by the cosy log fire and enjoy lunch from a varied menu of home cooked food. On a nice day, you can eat out on the sun terrace or enjoy a drink or two from the ‘The OutDores Inn’ bar soaking up the rays in the large beer garden.
With full stomachs we are now ready to explore the city of Inverness. You'll have a bit of free time to wander through the city and explore the shops, the best used book store and walk along the river taking in the views of Inverness Castle.
Last we'll take the scenic route back to Aberdeen through the Highlands with a comfort stop in Tomintoul.
Extras: This tour does not include entry. Cawdor Castle £14.00 per person. Lunch is on average £15.00 per person.
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The Aberdeenshire region is one of such diversity; you can be at the beach, the mountains, woodland and rolling hills within a relatively short distance. We have chosen to host small tour groups to give guests a special experience. We want you to feel like you are part of our global family. Join us and let us show you why we love this place. We promise you’ll be made welcome and be well looked after making your visit memorable.