Cawdor Castle & Fort George

Cawdor Castle, Fort George & Clava Cairns

We have three amazing attractions on this tour for you.

Clava Cairns

  • Clava Cairns, a well preserved Bronze Aged cemetery in a stunning setting overlooked by Culloden viaduct.
    The Clava Cairns is about 4,000 years old and were built to house the dead. The cemetery remained a sacred place in the landscape for millennia and provides many clues to the beliefs of Bronze Age society. This is a must for Outlander fans.

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle was built in the 14 centuary, by the Thanes of Cawdor, with an ancient medievil tower built around the legendry holly tree. Where ever you look, Cawdor Castle is steeped in intrigue and history. The castle is perhaps best known for its literary connection to William Shakespear’s tragedy Macbeath, in which the title character is made “Thanne of Cawdor”. However, the story is highly fictionalised, and the castle itself, which is never directly referred to in Macbeth, was built many years after the life of the 11th-century King Macbeth.

Fort George

Fort George, one of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe. It was built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden (1746) as a secure base for King George II’s army.
The huge fort covers 42 acres and was designed to provide all the facilities of a small town. It comprised a comprehensive range of buildings to accommodate the Governor and other officers, the artillery detachment and a large infantry garrison. There was a bake house, brew house and chapel, a provisions store, powder magazine and ordnance store. There’s plenty to see, including the Highland Museum and dog cemetery, one of only two in Scotland.