Sunset over the Skye Bridge

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Suggested Tours from Invergordon

One of the several cruise ships which put in to the port of Invergordon during cruises around the coast of Scotland.

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Tour 2 - Glen Ord Distillery, Inverness, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle (approx. 6 hours)

Starting off through flower-filled Alness, we go seal spotting near Dingwall, then on to a whisky tasting at Glen Ord Distillery.

The copper stills in the Glen Ord whisky distillery at Muir of Ord near Inverness.

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Continuing Tour 2, we go on to the City of Inverness for shopping and/or sightseeing. The view below shows Inverness Castle as seen from one of the footbridges over the River Ness. Hover your cursor over the image or tap the screen for a view of Eden Court Theatre.

Inverness Castle and the Eden Court Theatre both have imposing positions overlooking the River Ness in the centre of the City of Inverness

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Again continuing Tour 2, we then go on to Cawdor Castle via the pre-historic Clava Cairns and/or Culloden Battlefield,  the site of the final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising and the last pitched battle fought on British soil. The battlefield is shown in the photo immediately below and Cawdor Castle in the next photo.

A view of Culloden Battlefield near Inverness. This was the site of the last pitched battle on British soil which took place in 1746.

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Cawdor Castle, a name familiar to those who have seen or studied Shakespeare's Macbeth. However, Shakespeare was historically incorrect as in reality Macbeth died over 300 years before the first stone was laid at Cawdor Castle. He has, perhaps sadly, no connection whatsoever with any Thane of Cawdor, or with Cawdor Castle.

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We then return via the Black Isle to your ship at Invergordon.


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