Highland Castle Tours
When people think of the Scottish Highlands one of the most iconic images that comes to mind is a Highland castle. The many castles found throughout the Highlands once served as secure, protective homes providing a clan’s leadership with a safe haven.
These days castles feature in many historical books and movies – Eilean Donan Castle (pictured) is a perfect example. Eilean Donan castle has featured in the Braveheart movie, inspired Disney’s animated Brave, featured as MI6 headquarters in James Bond: The World Is Not Enough and even set the scene for a Bollywood adaptation of Jane Austin’s Sense & Sensibility!
On the Isle of Skye there is the famous Dunvegan Castle, with its magnificent formal gardens, which still serves as home to the Macleod clan chief as well as housing the Fairy Flag and many other wonderful historical artifacts. There is no end of castle ruins as well – Duntulm castle with its fascinating history and stories, Castle Moil in Kyleakin, once home of Saucy Mary and the Mackinnon chiefs of old.
On a castle tour we can take you to Eilean Donan Castle, Dunvegan Castle, Duntulm Castle, Castle Moil and Inverness Castle where the Inverness Sheriff Court is currently based. And to top it of you can enjoy the perfect view of Loch Ness, watching out from what remains of Urquhart Castle to see if the Loch Ness Monster shows up!
Get in touch if you are interested in finding out more about one of our Highland Castle tours.