TOURS AVAILABLE @ £40 p/h
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LOCH NESS TOUR APPROX 1 - 2 HRS
A fantastic trip round the Loch as is one of the best sites to see if the weather is good, this tour will stop at the Urquhart Castle ruins for as long as you wish or not if you dont. You never know you may even see Nessie Herself.
Urquhart Castle ruins are open all year, except on 25 and 26 December. Open on 1 and 2 January. Please telephone nearer the time for opening hours. Summer: 1 April to 31 Ocotber, Monday to Sunday 9.30am-6.00pm. Winter: 1 November to 31 March, Monday to Sunday 9.30am-5.00pm.
Although Urquhart Castle now stands in ruins, it appears impressive set against the fantastic Loch Ness. There is a rich history to be discovered involving the battles and the noble families of the castle. The story of the castle is told in the exhibition and audio-visual display in the visitors centre. There is also a veranda outside the centre where visitors can enjoy the stunning views of the Loch. There is also an opportunity to relax in the café and visit the gift shop with its local crafts.
Any Fees incurred whilst at the visitors centre etc are at the expense of the customer.
Culloden BattleField Tour Approx 1 - 2 HRS
Surely one of the most atmospheric and touching spots we visit, it is at first glance an unremarkable area of moorland spread out alongside a minor road. But what happened here, within just a few miles from inverness, has had an almost unbelievable impact on the history of the Highlands specifically, and Britain in general. Not to mention the wider world stage.
The battle that was to see the end of the Jacobite rebellions once and for all took place on April 16th 1746. Bad weather, arguably bad decision making, lack of numbers, the unfair actions of the Duke Of Cumberland, tired and hungry men are all believed to be factors which led to the down fall of Bonny Prince Charlie's predominantly Highland army. This after they had marched and fought almost to the doorstep of London itself.
Whichever side you take you can not disagree that a visit to Culloden Battlefield is both a sad and thought provoking one - how did the men feel as they charged the field that day? What effect was it to play on the highland way of life? Why did it have to end in such a manner? Many say there is a ghostly feel to the place and even when the sun is shining there is a definite cold sensation in the air. Others have noticed that birds never seem to fly across the battlefield.
Entrance to the Brand New Visitor Centre is NOT included in the tour price and remain payable by the customer.