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 3 - Dornoch, Dunrobin Castle, Glenmorangie Distillery (approx. 6 hours)

We travel north to the historic town of Dornoch, visiting the cathedral (see below) and the Jail.

Dornoch Cathedral in the historic town of Dornoch. The cathedral was chosen by Madonna as the location for her son's christening in December 2000 and the nearby Skibo Castle for her marriage.

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We continue Tour 3 in a northerly direction, spotting some seals en-route if we are lucky, to Dunrobin Castle at Golspie in time for the falconry display in the grounds. We then visit the magnificent castle itself which is very reminiscent of a French château.

Dunrobin Castle has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Sutherland since the 13th century. The castle was completely re-modelled in the French style in the mid 19th century by Sir Charles Barry. the architect for the Houses of Parliament in London.

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From Dunrobin, we continue Tour 3 to our next stop, a whisky tasting at the famous Glenmorangie Distillery which stands near the shores of the Dornoch Firth at Tain

The Glenmorangie Distillery is located at Tain in Ross-Shire and produces the famous Glenmorangie single malt whisky. The production of alcohol is believed to have started at Morangie Farm as far back as 1738 when a brewery was built there which shared the Tarlogie Spring, the farm's water source.

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After leaving the distillery, we conclude Tour 3 by taking a scenic drive over the mountains to "Millionaires' View" for a spectacular view of the Dornoch Firth, then returning to your cruise ship at Invergordon via flower-filled Alness.

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