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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise and Visit to Urquhart Castle
"Make your own way to Clansman Harbour to begin your tour. Located less than 10 miles southwest of Inverness the harbor is just a short drive from the city center and is set on the north shore of what is perhaps the world’s most mysterious stretch of water.Nestled in between rambling hills and the still waters of Loch Ness Clansman Harbour’s quaint dock area ideally complements the area’s unspoiled natural beauty. On arrival spend a few moments capturing the incredible scenery with your camera before heading for your cruise boat.Once onboard your comfortable boat take a seat inside or on the open-air deck and relax as you slip away from the dock. Absorb the breathtaking natural vistas of the loch and the surrounding hills as you glide and stay on the lookout for a glimpse of the area’s most famous resident Nessie
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Loch Ness Sightseeing Cruise
"Make your own way to Clansman Harbour to begin your tour. Located approximately nine miles southwest from Inverness city center the harbor is just a short drive from the city and is set on the north shore of what is perhaps the most mysterious stretch of water in the world.Arrive at the harbor located at the foot of rambling green hills and marvel at the picturesque natural beauty of the quaint dock area. Spend a few moments capturing the incredible scenery with your camera before heading for your cruise boat.Board your comfortable boat and take a seat inside or on the open-air deck. Absorb the stunning natural vistas as you slip away from the harbor and begin your 1-hour cruise of the legendary Loch Ness. Regarded Loch Ness is one of the most famous lakes in the world
From GBP14.00
 
Loch Ness Cruise Including Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition
"Meet your expert guide at the bus station in central Inverness to begin your tour. Then leave the city by air-conditioned coach and travel southwest to Clansman Harbor. As you travel listen to your guide sharing interesting stories and details about Inverness and Loch Ness.Set on the north shores of what is perhaps the most mysterious stretch of water in the world Loch Ness’ Clansman Harbor lies at the foot of rambling hills just a stone’s throw from Inverness’ city center. Here switch your coach for a cruise boat and take in the stunning natural vistas as you slip away from shore toward the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle. Keep looking out for a glimpse of the fabled Loch Ness Monster as you glide!Enjoy a 1-hour tour in its 500 years as a medieval fortress
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Clava Cairns Tips (5)

Clava Cairns

Out of the Invernes but not to be missed are the Clava Cairns. This site, built around 200 BC is one of the most fantastic prehistoric burial sites in Scotland. I love standing stones, cairns and stone circles, so here I was in for a treat, as the three burial cairns are surrounded by standing stones.
The site is not far from Culloden following the A96 towards Nairn there is a well signposted turn off to Clava Cairns.
The site lies in beautiful woodland and there is a carpark next to it.

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margaretvn
Nov 09, 2004

Clava Cairns

A real find this one, located near to the Culloden battlefield site. In the care of Historic Scotland, its never busy and it's free!
The Clava Cairns - or more correctly Bulnaraun of Clava - is one of the best preserved Bronze Age burial sites in Scotland. There are three cairns here, two with passage ways aligned to the Midwinter sunset, and all with more subtle features, incorporated to reflect the importance of the South-west horizon.
The site consist of 3 small, relatively well preserved burial chambers, aligned on a North-east to South-west axis. Each cairn consists of a multitude of large water-worn pebbles and boulders, piled in a bun shape, with an outer kerb of larger stones, around which stands a stone circle

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stevezero
Jun 16, 2006

Clava cairns

Anyone who has read "Outlander" will know that standing stones feature in major plot points in the books and TV series, the standing stones facilitate the transfer of several characters through time. Clava cairns is not featured in the books or used as a filming location but since we were close by while visiting Culloden, I figured it would be interesting to see real standing stones.

There's a nice visitor's guide on the attached website, since the site is free to visit, there is no visitor's center on site although there are a few explanatory panels as you walk around.

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Dabs
Sep 22, 2015

Visit the mysterious Clava cairns

It is an 4000 years old burial site, consisting of 3 doughnut shaped rock mounds, 2 with passage to the inner circle.You will probably not spend 3 hours to this site, but it's free, mysterious, old and for me north american, it is just amazing to see how far the history goes.

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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Clava Cairns - Standing Stones

Each of ther Clava burial cairns has a ring of stone circles made up of quite large stones which are an impressive sight.

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Jun 16, 2006

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St. Andrew's Cathedral

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Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

I found the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery to be a mildly interesting museum that provided me a good outline of the history of the Highlands and Inverness region. The collection consists of a lot...
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Culloden Battlefield

On 16th April 1746, five miles to the east of Inverness, the last pitched battle on British soil resulted in the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his attempt to reclaim the thrones of Britain and...
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Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle is a very frequently photographed castle on the north shore of Loch Ness near Inverness. I visited the castle as part of boat/coach tour from Inverness. The castle is actually more...
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Highland Wildlife Park

This is a hidden gem as I have yet to see a review for this place on VT which if true is surprising , this is a wildlife park in the middle of the Scottish Highlands set in some wonderfull scenery but...
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Highland Folk Museum

This is well worth a visit as it only costs you as much time as you need to wander around the many locations in a 1 mile long open air museum that is free although donations are needed to keep this...
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