An intimate tour retracing the steps of the Grand Tours of the 18th Century, shedding light on the archaeological landscapes of the Jacobite Uprisings and the Highland Clearances. Led by two heritage professionals from Heritage and Archaeological Research Practice this tour will take you to the heart of Outlander country, show you how to read the landscape, and highlight some of the hidden gems on one of the oldest estates in Scotland.
Join us to retrace the steps of the first intrepid tourists and discover the incredibly rich archaeological and historical landscapes of Scotland’s tumultuous past.
The 18th Century was one of the most pivotal in the history of Scotland, with the dramatic twists and turns of the Jacobite Uprisings resulting in irrevocable social and cultural change, and the opening up of the Highlands to the first waves of Scottish tourism.
Led by two heritage professionals, our intimate tour will take you through the Jacobite Uprisings and their inevitable consequences, culminating in the beginning of the Highland Clearances. You will take in the sites of strategically important castles and military posts as well as simple homesteads and farmhouses, all in the beautiful backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. As part of the tour you will visit a landscape inhabited from prehistory right through to the Clearances, and currently the focus of an ongoing archaeological project. Our expert guides will not only take you through the history of the region, they will help you to understand how to read and interpret the landscape, and identify the more subtle elements of change in the archaeological remains.
You will stay in a range of historic, luxury country hotels, and a historic lodge on one of the oldest estates in Scotland.