Fort George & Clava Cairns Tour
Tours of Fort George and Clava Cairns are both highly requested of us and it’s not hard to see why! These two locations are amazing parts of Inverness’ history and provide a great opportunity to investigate both the military and cultural aspects of Highland culture in one 5 hour tour. So what is there to look forward to on this trip? Have a wee read below and find out!
The first half of your Highlands tour will take you to Fort George, an 18th Century former military station that sits at the end of the Moray Firth before it opens up into the North Sea. Built in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden and the failure of the Jacobite Uprising, a wealth of military history is waiting to be explored here. In this tour of Fort George you’ll explore the Fort’s grounds which includes the barracks, chapel, bake house and brew house alongside the military stockpiles where you can see the fantastic collection of weapons kept on display today. Try and spot Dolphins swimming in the Moray Firth, discover what it was like to live as a soldier working for King George II and enjoy the Highlanders Museum, the largest regimental museum outside of the capital. For a slice of life look at what military life was like for the common soldier in the Highlands, this is a must-see!
On the return trip to Inverness, you’ll be experiencing a piece of history over four millennia old as you’re taken on a tour of Clava Cairns! Around 4000 years old, the series of stone cairns are all that remain of a Bronze Age cemetery, crematorium, sundial and calendar and are just avove the River Nairn. An important remenant of the past of the local Scots, the Clava Cairns has become a major tourist destination in recent years thanks to the popularity of the Diana Gabaldon book series and TV show ‘Outlander’ which drew inspiration from the cairns for the ‘Craigh na Dun’ locale which sent the hero Claire Randall back in time to Jacobite Scotland! Check out our Outlanders Tour if you’d like to discover how the Highlands has influenced this fantastic series.
This tour takes approximately 5 hours
1 to 4 people with driver/guide £225
up to 8 people with driver/guide £275
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