Day trip

From Aberdeen: Scottish Highlands & Inverness

From Aberdeen: Scottish Highlands & Inverness

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Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Cairngorms National Park. Discover the city of Inverness, the gateway to the Highlands. See the long complex history of the people who lived here.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the hills and mountains of the Cairngorms National Park
  • Explore the Gateway to the Highlands, the city of Inverness
  • Gaze across the waters of Loch Ness and try to spot Nessie
  • Walk in the footsteps of Highlanders from ancient times
Full description
The Cairngorms The day starts with a winding drive through the Aberdeenshire countryside and the Cairngorms, the UK's largest National Park. With stunning hills and mountains you will see dramatic views and wildlife on our way to our first stop. Corgarff Four specially commissioned sculptural seats by John Kennedy on the infamous Lecht Road offer spectacular views towards Corgarff Castle. There is an existing standing stone sculpture 'A Moment in Time' by Louise Gardiner which was designed to frame telescopic views of the Castle. Pack-horse Bridge The village of Carrbridge is famous for its 18th century pack-horse bridge, the river Dulnain snakes its way through this picturesque village before emptying into the River Spey. Not only is The Old Packhorse Bridge iconic within Carrbridge itself, but it is also one of the most recognisable landmarks in the whole of Cairngorms National Park, so grabbing a photograph or two is an absolute must. Capital City of the Highlands The city of Inverness has plenty to discover. Inverness city centre lies on the east bank of the river and some of the historic civic buildings are found in the centre including the Townhouse, Inverness Castle and several prominent churches. There are staircases and closes which take you into the residential parts of town, the Victorian Shopping Centre as well as East Gate Shopping Centre. You'll find a number of small cafes, pubs and restaurants for you to try. You'll have a some of free time to wander through the city and explore. As part of this tour you will have access to our Self-Guided audio tour of the Highlights of Inverness. This walking tour can be downloaded from our app and you will be sent details and voucher code before your trip. One of the worlds best known Lochs At 56 km2 , Loch Ness is the second-largest Scottish loch by surface area after Loch Lomond. Its deepest point is 230 metres. Loch Ness is famous for the sightings of "Nessie", the Loch Ness Monster. Discover one of Scotland’s most evocative prehistoric sites The Clava Cairns are about 4,000 years old and were built to house the dead. This is a sacred place in the landscape for millennia, and provides many clues to the beliefs of Bronze Age society. Two parts of the complex, Balnuaran of Clava and Milton of Clava, are open to the public. Culloden Viaduct Designed by Chief Engineer Murdoch Paterson and built by the Highland railway the impressive 29 arches of the Culloden viaduct that stretch over the valley and River Nairn really is a great sight to see on your highland travels. Historic Battle Field On 16 April 1746, the final Jacobite Rising came to a brutal head in one of the most harrowing battles in British history. Visit the battle field and the memorial to the men who lost their lives during this battle. The grounds are also the burial ground for many, you will see clan markers on the field to commemorate the clans who were present on the day.
Includes
  • Transportation from the meeting point
  • Free self-guided audio walking tour of Inverness
  • Lunch and/or refreshments are not included

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Meeting point

Next to the William Wallace Statue in front of His Majesty's Theatre on Rosemount Viaduct.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place in all weather conditions
  • There is a lot of driving on this tour
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour
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