Eilean Donan Castle Tour – Itinerary
The Eilean Donan Castle Tour from Inverness begins with a photostop on Loch Ness side with Urquhart Castle. The main visit of the day is Eilean Donan Castle. However, if your interest at Eilean Donan was mostly for photos rather than a full visit then there would be time for a brief landfall on south Skye. We then return to Inverness up Glen Carron.
Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle make a great stop because you can capture two icons in one photo. One of the great castles of Scotland, Urquhart was first held by Pictish tribal chiefs, later becoming a mighty royal castle, and finally a Clan Grant stronghold. It saw 1,000 years of continuous occupation before its fall, in 1692. It overlooks the dark waters of Loch Ness – the largest lake in the country. This is more than enough water to hide its most famous inhabitant – Nessie!
The Five Sisters of Kintail
The mountains known as the Five Sisters of Kintail are very popular with photographers and hikers due to their five jagged peaks. The Battle of Glen Shiel was fought between Jacobites and redcoats on the lower slopes in 1719. Legends and tales abound in the Kintail area.
Eilean Donan Castle
Eilean Donan Castle is called the “most romantic castle in the Highlands” due to the number of weddings it hosts. A Clan Macrae stronghold, it has a great exhibition, shop and café and has been in movies like Highlander, James Bond and Made of Honor. It is a favourite with photographers, and as a result appears on many postcards and calendar pictures.
The Return is by a different route and the leisurely drive back to Inverness takes in lonely Achnasheen, the Black Isle and views of both the Beauly Firth and the Moray Firth.
Eilean Donan Castle Tour – Price
£320 for the tour.
Eilean Donan Castle 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.