Cawdor Castle with Culloden and Clava Tour – Itinerary
The Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns Tour with Cawdor Castle is a short tour from Inverness. The day begins with a visit to Clava Cairns and Standing Stones followed by Culloden (Battlefield and Visitor Centre). Our final visit of the day is fairy-tale Cawdor Castle. This 1300’s castle has cafe, shops and gorgeous gardens.
Clava Cairns and Standing Stones are 4,000 years old and are a ritual landscape of fantastic design and spirituality. Outlander fans love Clava too, because it has a split stone, just like the book, where you could tumble backwards in time! These Bronze Age monuments align on both sun and moon, and could be viewed as a temple of astronomy.
Culloden Battlefield, site of the last battle on British soil, stands atop a ridge, four miles from Inverness. Here, Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobite army met a final and chilling end. This story is well-told in the multi-media centre onsite. There is a shop and a restaurant as well as the exhibitions. We will also take you on a walk on the battlefield. You’ll see the Well of the Dead, the Main Cairn and the Clan Graves, where those fallen clansmen are buried.
Cawdor Castle has been (and still is) the home of the Cawdor family since its construction, around 1380. A visit takes you through more than a dozen of its finest rooms, especially enjoyable because it is a living family home and not a museum. There are also three fine shops and a restaurant within the castle.
Cawdor Castle Gardens
Cawdor Castle Gardens are extensive. The Walled Garden (dating back to Renaissance times) contains the Paradise Garden, the Knot Garden, the Orchard and the Minotaur’s Maze). The Flower Garden, laid out in 1710, contains many sculptures, and the Wild Garden lies near the Cawdor Burn (the local river).
Cawdor Castle with Culloden and Clava Tour – Price
£320 for the tour.
Cawdor Castle with Culloden and Clava Tour – Departure
The tour departs from your Inverness accommodation, or any transport hub, such as bus station, train station or airport. You tell us, and we’ll be there.