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Day trips near Inverness

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Day trips near Inverness

We will be staying 3 nights in Inverness after arriving by East Coast Rail from Edinburgh(as recommended on this forum).

Planning to rent a car and leisurely drive west on one day to Beauly, the Black Isle and other Frasers of Lovat points of interest. The 2nd day we'd like to drive east to Culloden, Clava Cairns, Moy, Farr, and other Mackintosh points of interest.

Would it be better to book a tour to Culloden or will we get enough out of it just by using the audio provided in the entrance fee? I would like to spend quite a bit of time there and don't want to be rushed by a tour.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

Kirsten

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1. Re: Day trips near Inverness

I thought that the tour of the Battlefield that you can get from the visitor center to be quite good. You can always spend more time on the site after the tour. The visitor center itself is quite. It was redone in the last 5 years or so. You might want to also think about visiting Fort George. Also, is Cawdor Castle on your list? The gardens are lovely and the castle is interesting.

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Thank you, Pam, for the info on the Culloden Battlefield. I hadn't thought of Fort George so thanks for the suggestion.

Kirsten

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3. Re: Day trips near Inverness

Personally I think the audio tour you can take yourself gives a lot of information - and as you say you can go entirely at your own pace..

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Ah, good to know. We'll just go there on our own then. Thanks.

Kirsten

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5. Re: Day trips near Inverness

travel around lochness, visit portmahomack 45mins north of inverness and get the best fish and chips from the tarbet golf club friday/saturday nights, great beach and local cafe and the second tallest lighthoust in uk. visit fort george military base great day out, drive a9 north to wick then back heading west to ullapool and back to inverness best scenery in the world!. have fun

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