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Private Tours of Scotland: Jacobite Rebellions and Mythical Creatures

Your Private Tour of Culloden & Loch Ness

For stories of history and legend – from Jacobite warriors to mysterious ripples in the water – join Happy Tours as we take you on a private tour of Culloden Battlefield & Loch Ness.

Inverness to Loch Ness

The first stop on this jam packed itinerary takes us to the banks of Loch Ness, renowned for its breathtaking beauty and whispers of a mysterious resident. Explore the loch’s mystical depths and keep your eyes peeled for a glimpse of Scotland’s most famous water kelpie – Nessie! 

A scenic view of medieval castle ruins, surrounded by greenery, overlooking the vast expanse of Loch Ness with rolling hills in the background under a clear blue sky.

Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle

Next, delve into the rich tapestry of Scottish history at Urquhart Castle. Once a formidable stronghold guarding the loch, this majestic ruin holds tales of powerful clans and battles fought. Stand amidst the weathered stones and soak in the panoramic views before continuing on your adventure.

View of a coastal village with a backdrop of mountains, fields of hay bales in the foreground, and a calm blue sea under a clear sky—a perfect setting for private tours of Scotland.

A Journey through the Black Isle

Our Highland exploration continues through the Black Isle, a verdant peninsula teeming with wildlife. With its rolling green hills and thriving farmlands surrounded with fields of barley – iconic of Scotland’s east coast – discover the charm, beauty and tranquillity of local Highland living.

A Scottish dram from The Glen Ord Distillery

We then venture to the Glen Ord Distillery, steeped in nearly 200 years of whisky-making traditions. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to sample a dram of their exquisite single malt, crafted using time-honoured methods and the barley grown in nearby fields.

Beauly: A gem of the Highlands

Our tour winds its way through the charming burgh of Beauly, aptly named for its beauty. Explore the captivating ruins of Beauly Priory, a testament to the region’s mediaeval past. Alternatively, indulge in the local services, including delightful little cafes and shops. 

And don’t forget to keep an eye out for some cheeky Highland cows that might greet you along the way.

A weathered stone monument with engraved text reading "CLANS MACGILLIVRAY MACLEAN MACLACHLAN ATHOLE HIGHLANDERS," stands in a grassy field under a cloudy sky, evoking tales of mythical creatures and whispers of the Jacobite Rebellions.

From Beauly to Culloden 

Step back in time and witness the poignant Culloden Battlefield, where the fate of the Jacobite cause was sealed in this final battle with British redcoats. Immerse yourself in the history of the Highland Clans and the battle’s chilling narrative at the site’s modern visitor centre and carefully preserved battlefield.

A circular stone cairn with a hollow center, surrounded by leaf-covered ground and scattered stones, set in a sparse forested area in autumn — a scene reminiscent of the enchanting landscapes of Scotland.

A final stop at Clava Cairns

Following the footsteps of the Jacobites, we delve even further back into the mists of time to explore the ancient and evocative Clava Cairns standing stones, recently featured in the popular series, Outlander.

Unforgettable private tours of Scotland

The Highlands is a treasure trove of folklore, myths, and legends. Throughout your journey, our expert team of Happy Tours guides will share the captivating stories that truly bring the region’s history to life. 

Create lasting memories and experience Scottish culture firsthand by getting in touch with our team today.

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