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WOW Scotland Guided Highland Tours and Walking Tours

Posted by B&B Inverness On April - 7 - 2011

WOW ScotlandWOW Scotland are the TripAdvisor number one provider of Highland day tours andwalking tours in the  Highlands of Scotland. They offer a variety of day tours visiting places such as Loch Ness, Glen Affric, the Cairngorms and the North West Highlands. WOW Scotland is run by Gordon Pearson who conducts all tours personally.

They are based in Inverness in the Scottish Highlands although they can organise trips from Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as anywhere else in Scotland. Take a look at the tours that they have to offer or get in touch with them to organise a bespoke tour.

WOW Scotland runs regular group and private walking tours in the Highlands of Scotland. Your experienced and qualified guide will take you off the beaten track to discover some of the best views in the Highlands. Transport is provided in a spacious 8 seater minibus and hiking boots and waterproofs can be supplied at a small additional charge. To find out more details visit the WOW Scotland website.

Contact Details

WOW Scotland

28 Craigard Terrace, Inverness, IV3 8PS.

Telephone: 07919 157 067

Email: gordon@wow-scotland.co.uk

Visit the WOW Scotland Website: www.wow-scotland.co..uk

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Cawdor Castle

Posted by B&B Inverness On March - 24 - 2011

Cawdor CastleCawdor is a stunning fairytale Castle and is still used by the Cawdor family today. Famous from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Cawdor Castle dates from the 14th century and was built by the then Thane of Cawdor as a fortress with its ancient medieval tower built around the legendary holly-tree.

Although the House has evolved over 600 years, later additions mainly of the 17th century were all built in the Scottish vernacular style with slated roofs over walls and crow-stepped gables of mellow local stone. This style gives Cawdor a strong sense of unity, and the massive, severe exterior belies an intimate interior that gives the place a surprisingly personal, friendly atmosphere.

As well as the Castle Cawdor offers the three beautiful gardens, the Cawdor Big Wood and a 9-hole golf course. The Castle will be opening to the public earlier this year from Friday 22nd April 2011.

Contact Details

Cawdor Castle (Tourism) Ltd

Cawdor Castle, Nairn, IV12 5RD.

Telephone: 01667 404 401

Fax: 01667 404 674

Email: info@cawdorcastle.com

Visit Cawdor Castle Wesbite: www.cawdorcastle.com

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Aigas Field Centre

Posted by B&B Inverness On March - 14 - 2011

Aigas Field Centre is an internationally acclaimed and award-winning field centre for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Aigas is a Highland estate and family home where you are welcome to go and enjoy an unsurpassed hospitality and wildlife experience.

For over 30 years Aigas has been offering fully inclusive, small-group learning holidays and study courses exploring the stunning wildlife, habitats and landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Over that time their guided wildlife holidays and educational programmes have earned a global reputation with their unique facilities, quality of service and knowledge which are second to none.

Contact Details

Aigas Field Centre

Beauly, Inverness-Shire, Scotland, IV4 7AD.

Telephone: 01463 782 443

Email: info@aigas.co.uk

Visit the Aigas Field Centre Website: www.aigas.co.uk

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Happy Tours Walking Tours Inverness

Posted by B&B Inverness On March - 8 - 2011

Happy Tours Walking Tours Of Inverness

Happy Tours offer excellent Walking Tours of Inverness with their History Of Inverness Tour and their Crime And Punishment Tour.

The Inverness History Tour will enlighten you on the history of the Inverness Landmarks and surrounding areas with great information about “Nessie” the Loch Ness Monster and the 1746 Battle Of Culloden which was the last major battle fought on British soil. You can also learn about the Inverness Town House which is the only building outside of London to have held a special meeting of parliament. You will get plenty of opportunities to take photographs of the unique attractions and landmarks of Inverness.

The Inverness Crime And Punishment Tour begins at the steps outside the Tourist Information Centre  and will intrigue you with tales of murders, hangings, executions, witchcraft.

Happy Tours also provide a selection of other Highland Sightseeing Tours and Whisky Distillery Tours plus Inverness City Rickshaw Rides and Mountain Bike Rental.

Contact Details

Happy Tours

1-13 Bridge Street, Inverness, IV1.

Telephone: 07828 154683

Email:  happytours@uwclub.net

Visit the Happy Tours Website: www.happy-tours.biz

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Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre

Posted by B&B Inverness On March - 4 - 2011

Culloden Battlefield And Visitor CentreThe Battle of Culloden took place on 16th April 1746 and the course of British, European and world history was changed forever.

The Jacobite army fought to reclaim the throne of Britain from the Hanoverians for a Stuart king however the British Army was just as determined to prevent this from occurring.

The ferocious European war had come to Scotland splitting families and turning clans against against each other.

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre and Exhibition offer a wide variety of things to experience including:

  • Exhibition – Follow the stories of genuine characters who were involved in the Battle of Culloden.
  • Battle Immersion Film – Experience what it was like to be at the centre of the action.
  • Roof-Top Viewing – Discover the true scale of the battle from the viewing platform.
  • Battlefield – Walk the battlefield now restored to how it was on 16 April 1746.
  • Battle Table – Watch the animated Battle table to understand the forces’ tactics how they contributed to the outcome.
  • Culloden Battlefield Guide – Immerse yourself in the story with specially written audio and supporting illustrations and video.

Contact Details

Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre

Culloden Moor, Inverness, Highlands, IV2 5EU.

Telephone: 0844 493 2159

Fax: 0844 493 2160

Email: culloden@nts.org.uk

Visit the Culloden Battlefield Website: www.nts.org.uk/culloden

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Jacobite Loch Ness Cruises

Posted by B&B Inverness On February - 26 - 2011

 

Discover the mystery of Loch Ness and “Nessie”, the world famous Loch Ness Monster with Jacobite Cruises whilst enjoying the comfortable viewing on board the 5-star Jacobite fleet of boats.

Jacobite Loch Ness CruisesJacobite offer cruises ranging from one hour to a full day and options include a exploring Urquhart Castle with its Visitor Centre and the award winning Loch Ness Exhibition Centre located at Drumnadrochit.

Jacobite has a fleet of 3 cruise boats, the Jacobite Spirit, the Jacobite Legend, and the flagship Jacobite Queen with cruises available for morning and afternoon departure. There are a number of different options which are clearly details on on the Jacobite website with the shortest cruise being just one hour Inspiration Tour up to 6.5 hours for the Passion Tour. There are 3 different starting points available – Clansman Harbour, Inverness Tourist Information Centre and Tomnahurich Bridge which is ideal for visitors that do not have their own transport.

Jacobite also offer their boats for private charter and make a great venue to celebrate a personal special occasion such as a birthday, a wedding or any other special occasion.

Loch Ness is steeped in myths and legends as well as its stunning beauty. Jacobite’s knowledgeable guides will give you a real feel for the Loch and its history as well as the dramatic scenery in this beautiful part of Scotland. The fascinating commentaries and emotive Scottish music set the scene to really bring the Loch to life.

Contact Details

Jacobite

Tomnahurich Bridge, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5TD.

Telephone: 01463 233999

Fax: 01463 710188

Email: info@jacobite.co.uk

Visit the Jacobite Website: www.jacobite.co.uk

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