Loch Ness & Culloden Battlefield Tour
- Join Happy Tours in visiting the world famous Loch, home to the Loch Ness Monster
- Check out Culloden Battlefield, a distillery and Clava Cairns standing stones as seen on Outlander
- Spot the beautiful Chanonry Point dolphins
- Make the most of your local guide on a tour with no more than eight people
Summer Tours to Loch Ness & Culloden Battlefield (1st March 2019 - 31st October 2019)
Duration: 8 Hours
Winter Tours to Loch Ness & Culloden Battlefield (1st November 2018 - 28th February 2019)
Duration: 8 hours
Let us take you to visit the wonderful and emotive places in and around the Highland capital city of Inverness on our Loch Ness & Culloden Battlefield
Tour. Experience tasters of our unique culture, history and landscape, whilst traveling in the comfort of an 8-seater vehicle.
Discover the Loch Ness Monster...
Loch Ness & Nessie
The highlight, of course, is a visit to the world famous Loch Ness, known for its outstanding natural beauty and Loch Ness Monster sightings. A place full of mystery, where you may just catch a glimpse of one of Scotland's most famous residents – Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster!
Find out some amazing Loch Ness facts and marvel at the views of the once mighty medieval stronghold, Urquhart Castle, a testament to the power of Clan Chiefs and Scottish Kings, that now stands as a majestic ruin on the banks of the Loch.
Next, the stunning Black Isle...
Your highland tour then travels through the Black Isle – A peninsula in the Highlands of Scotland. The Black Isle is filled with wildlife and woodland and is the perfect place to take in the views of the rolling green hills and rich arable land filled with fields of barley so indicative of the east coast of Scotland.
Glen Ord Distillery
We will then continue on to Black Isle’s famous Glen Ord Distillery, a distillery with almost 200 years of history and of course have a sampling of some fine single malt whisky. Glen Ord Distillery is currently the only distillery in the Black Isle and still use locally grown barley to produce the uisge beatha (meaning “water of life” in the Gaelic - whisky).
Beauly & Beauly Priory
We'll visit burgh of Beauly, from the French "beau leau", meaning "beautiful place", and the name is not wrong! Enjoy a stroll through the stunning ancient ruins of Beauly Priory, or visit some of the wonderful local cafes (including an award-winning deli) and shops that this medieval burgh has to offer. Who knows, perhaps there may be a Highland Cow or two to stop and say hello to?
On to the Battle of Culloden...
Visit the emotive and compelling Culloden Battlefield, and hear the chilling story of the conclusion of the Jacobite cause on the site where the last pitched battle fought on the British mainland took place. Through the preserved battlefield and the modern Visitor Centre, you will learn the amazing history of the Highland Clans and the Battle of Culloden.
Clava Cairns & Clootie Well
After learning all about the Jacobites, we take you even further back in time into prehistory and explore the ancient and atmospheric monuments at Clava Cairns standing stones. Seen recently on the TV show Outlander. Visit a mysterious and intriguing Clootie (Cloth) Well, and stand in the heart of an ancient Highland tradition.
Fortrose & Chanonry Point Dolphins
From the Clootie Well, we continue on to Fortrose, where it is possible you'll catch a glimpse of the Chanonry Point dolphins, that live and play in the Moray Firth.
The North East Highlands of Scotland is rich in folklore, myth, legends and history, which we would love to share with you along the way, so let us help you shape your adventures, create your memories and experience our culture first hand with one of our fun and educational tours.
Book now to secure your place, there is only limited availability and this highland tour from Inverness cannot be missed for those who want to explore Loch Ness and the stunning views of Urquhart Castle, answer the question “is the Loch Ness Monster real?”, and some of the fantastic gems nearby!
Find out what lurks beneath Loch Ness!
- Our Culloden Battlefield & Loch Ness tours from Inverness depart daily. (Maximum 8 spaces available).
- We only use 8-seater vehicles for a more personal experience.
Meeting Point: Check-in for this tour at 8.45am, at the Front of the Columba Hotel, 7 Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5NF, for depart at 9am.
Tour Prices (1st November 2018 - 31st October 2019)
1 adult - £70
2 adults - £140
3 adults - £210
4 adults - £280
5 adults - £350
6 adults - £420
7 adults - £490
8 adults - £560
Prices for Children (6-15 years)
1 child - £60
2 children - £120
3 children £180
4 children - £240
Lunch and any entrance fees/tour admissions NOT included.