Fort George with Culloden and Clava Tour – Itinerary
The Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns Tour with Fort George 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). We then head down to the coast to visit 1700’s Fort George, the largest artillery fortress in the country.
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! Archaeologists take the view that the Bronze Age Builders were constructing astronomical temples. This is because these monuments align on both sun and moon.
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.
The British Army constructed Fort George between 1748 and 1769. This was because George II was determined to ensure that the Highland Clans would never rise in support of the exiled Stuart dynasty again. The encircling walls are a mile long, and it is still a British army garrison – being the current home of the Black Watch. There are exhibitions and displays within its walls, and its ramparts are one of the best locations for spotting the Moray Firth dolphins!
Fort George with Culloden and Clava Tour – Price
£320 for the tour.
Fort George 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.