Cawdor Castle: Embark on a journey through history and romance as you visit the magnificent Cawdor Castle, home of the Thanes of Cawdor for 600 years. The oldest part, approached by a drawbridge, is the central tower built around a legendary thorn tree. Cross the drawbridge and step into Scottish history and the medieval past.
Scenic Drive through Inverness: Continue to Inverness, `Capital of the Highlands`, sitting astride the tranquil River Ness, and where the waters of Beauly Firth and Inverness Firth unite. All Highland roads meet at Inverness, a renowned centre of touring. Enjoy a brief drive-through of this bustling town before lunch.
Loch Ness: After lunch, you’ll continue toward the world-famous Loch Ness. The loch is extremely beautiful, long and narrow, with steep wooded banks and a depth of 900 ft. in parts. Keep an eye out for the legendary Nessie as you travel to the beautiful village of Drumnadrochit.
Urquhart Castle: Your next stop is a visit to the Urquhart Castle, which was built both as a fortress and as a residence. In wartime, its strategic military position provided the lord and those under his protection with as secure a defense as it was possible to achieve.
Requirements & Restrictions: For safety reasons, this tour is not recommended for guests in wheelchairs due to limited access at Cawdor Castle.
What to Bring: Local currency for purchases. Wear warm, layered clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring raingear in case of inclement weather.
Good to Know: The pathway from the bus park down to the lower level of the castle is fairly steep in part, but you can remain on the upper level and obtain fine panoramic views and photo opportunities.