Castles and Clans of Mull and Glencoe 6-nights
From £2030.00 per person
Delve into Scottish Clan heritage and the history of the Castles and Clans of Argyll on this informative cruise. Proudly standing guard over the Sound of Mull, Duart Castle has been the base of the Clan Maclean’s formidable seaborne power for over 600 years. Gain a further insight into the clan heritage of Mull at the fascinating museum in Tobermory. The picturesque Castle Stalker on Loch Linnhe dates from around 1320; originally home to the MacDougalls it passed to the Stewarts, whose descendants will give you a personal introduction to its turbulent history. At the newly refurbished visitor centre in Glencoe, learn the history of one of Scotland’s most famous stretches of land; a site of natural beauty, and of the infamous 1692 massacre of the Macdonalds. The Glenfinnan Monument commemorates the clansmen who died fighting the Jacobite cause. Situated at the head of Loch Shiel, it was here that Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard and started the rebellion against the crown. Learn the history of the ’45 at the visitor centre, which is also the ideal place to watch the Jacobite Train (aka the Hogwarts Express) steam over the viaduct on its way to Mallaig.
All visits subject to weather conditions; access to some properties will involve stairs and uneven terrain