North Highlands History Explorer
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North Highlands History Explorer Tour

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March — October

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Join us for a private bespoke guided tour of the North Highlands in a premium 4X4. Taking a maximum of 4 people, each tour provides an unrivalled personal experience & travelling no more than 100 miles per day leaves plenty of time for exploration.

Be reassured, in line with all Government and Public Health safety guidelines, we have completed a full Covid-19 Risk Assessment and been accredited with the UK-wide Tourism Industry Standard and Consumer Mark - We're Good to Go'.

Overview: On this tour we will accompany you on a time traveller’s journey starting around 3500BC and taking you right into the modern era.

The Highlands are renowned for their unspoilt beauty but what is less well known is that the landscape harbours an unrivalled collection of sites of national historical importance.

We will visit ancient burial tombs, mysterious stone circles, Viking battle sites, ruined medieval castles and the deserted villages of the Highland Clearances.

The last 200 years have also contributed greatly to the development of the region and we will go exploring for abandoned World War Two camps and investigate the boom and bust of the fishing industry too.

Tours typically start at Inverness or anywhere along the route to suit your needs.


● Portmahomak – the site of a Pictish monastery

● Dunrobin Castle & Museum – ancestral home of the Duke of Sutherland

● Camster Cairns – Neolithic burial tombs

● Whaligoe Steps – breathtaking Victorian rock cut steps and fishing station

● Burifa Radar Station – hilltop RAF station of World War 2

● The Farr Stone – a carved symbol stone of the Picts

● Rosal Village – cleared of people in 1814 and now a ruin

● Kinbrace Hut Circles – Bronze Age hut circles with impressive views

Contact details

North Coast Explorer Tours
Mey House
East Mey
KW14 8XL
Dornoch Inverness Inverness Airport Thurso Wick
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Bespoke Private
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North Coast Explorer Tours

Travel in luxury and style as you take one of our premier chauffeured tours covering the North Highlands & North Coast 500. Local knowledge gained from more than 14 years of exploration in the area enables us to create a customised tour itinerary which provides unique, immersive and unrivalled experiences for our guests. This is not a tour bus full of strangers on a predefined route. This is travelling in comfort, with no more than 4 people, in our top of the range Land Rover enjoying your own exclusive itinerary . Relax and discover the best of what the North Highlands has to offer.

Opening times

March to October inclusive (other times by arrangement)

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