Logie Steading Tour

Overview of Logie Steading Tour

Highlights Of the Logie Steading Tour

Culloden Battlefield – Clava Cairns – Culloden Viaduct – Cawder Village – Logie Steading – Whisky Tasting Experience – Brodie Castle – Nairn.

Tour Description

Let your guide take the wheel as we head for Culloden Battlefield, the scene of the last battle fought on British soil. After Culloden a short drive takes you to Clava Cairns, then travel eastwards passing under Culloden Viaduct, heading towards the tranquil village of Cawdor. Continuing our journey, we pass through rolling farmlands to spend time at Logie Steading, a great place to stretch your legs, sample whisky, browse for crafts or a garden stroll. If we manage to drag you away from this little gem, our next stop will be Brodie Castle, a 16th-century family home packed with valuable antiques and paintings. Leaving Brodie Castle, we make our way to Inverness via the attractive seaside town of Nairn.

Tour Departs 8.30-9.00am. Duration of tour is determined by the amount of time at each venue- minimum duration of tour 8 hours (extra hours charged pro rata).

During your tour, your guide will be pleased to recommend options for lunch or shopping excursions if required.

Exclusions – Entry to Visitor Centres/Distilleries/Meals/Gratuities.

Rate £50.00 per hour (includes Guide & Transport).  Maximum No of People per car – 3 persons.

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The Tour In Detail

Culloden Moor

Culloden is known to release emotive and powerful feelings. It was here on this bleak moorland on the 16th April 1746, the Jacobite army fought Government troops. Visit the graves which mark the resting places of those who lost their lives during the one hour of that fateful day, which brought an end to our Highland culture. To learn more, The Culloden Visitor Centre tells the story and takes you through the events leading up to the battle.

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Clava Cairns

Next, we whisk you to the peaceful setting of Clava Cairns, a well-preserved Bronze Age burial site dating back 3,000 years. Situated among mature elm trees this fascinating place has a certain aura. Listen as your guide explains why this place was important to the ancient Druids.

Culloden Viaduct

Here we will make a short photo stop so you can capture this impressive Victorian structure. Standing at 132 feet, its red sandstone arches gracefully stretch across the Nairn valley.  The viaduct is still in use carrying trains from Edinburgh to Inverness.

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Clydesdale Horses

These beautiful gentle giants were once used as carriage horses and farm horses in Scotland. It was believed they were founded by the 6th Duke of Hamilton who intended them to pull carts on his estate. Today the most well-known Clydesdales in the world are the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales, made famous in the Budweiser advertisements.

Muir of the Clans

Continuing through fertile farming lands, passing small villages we drive along the Muir of the Clans so called because, on the night of 15-16th April 1746, Charles Edward Stuart hoped to launch a surprise attack on the Hanoverian Camp at Nairn. The plan failed, leading to an exhausted Jacobite army withdrawing back to Culloden Moor.

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Cawdor Village

This picturesque and historic village was originally built to house workers serving the nearby Cawdor Castle, but it is now a much sought after place to live. As we follow the country roads through Cawdor Estate, we stop and pay respects to the Unknown Jacobite warrior who died from his wounds while fleeing from The Battle of Culloden.

Entering the county of Moray, we wind through the Findhorn valley renowned for tranquil pine forests, dramatic rocks, and waterfalls. A signpost here marks the spot known as Randolph’s Leap, a legend associated with Thomas Randolph Earl of Moray who leapt over the gorge while fleeing his enemies.

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Built as a 1920’s model farms the charming courtyard hosts a selection of independent businesses offering you something truly unique. This range of shops can be so overwhelming it may be difficult to know where to start and hard to leave.

The Art gallery – Paintings and prints from a selection of Scottish artists, Artisan Jewellery, ceramics and figurines both quirky and classical at a price range to suit most budgets.

My Secret Dressing Room – 1920’s vintage accessories, including Jewellery and flowing scarves. Their selection of soft leather gloves adds class to any outfit.

Hellygog – Crafts not found anywhere else, designed by talented Scottish crafters. If you are looking for something different, then this is the place to browse.

The Steading Bookshop – Bulging bookshelves containing thousands of second-hand books, covering every topic, most dating back to days of yesteryear.

Olive Tree Cafe -Delicious homemade baking, coffees, teas, and light lunches.

The River Findhorn Heritage Centre – Packed with information about life and legends from around the Findhorn area.

Whisky and Gin Shop – Stocked with a mind-boggling selection of Whisky and Gin, some which can’t be found anywhere else. The super-friendly staff have extensive knowledge of every whisky and gin stocked and it’s never any trouble to allow you to have a taste or two, we may have to drag you away!

Logie Farm & Garden Shop – You will be tempted by the range of delicious food lining the shelves, they also have a range of useful gifts, from tea towels, mugs, and Scottish Fine Soaps.

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Logie House Garden

After you have browsed the Courtyard, why not finish your experience and have a relaxing stroll in the woodland gardens. Classed as one of Scotland’s finest private gardens, the open lawns have a superb selection of plants providing an abundance of colours as each season passes.

Brodie Castle

Steeped in history and dating back to 1567, the castle has connections to Robert the Bruce, the Outlaw King up until the late 20th century the castle was home to the Brodie family, one of Scotland’s most prominent families. The castle is managed by the National Trust for Scotland whose guides will take you back in time as you learn about the castles glory days and see the impressive collection of antiques and art.

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Nairn

This small seaside town has an interesting and varied history. It was here Hanoverian troops camped under the command of The Duke of Cumberland prior to the Battle of Culloden. With its award-winning sandy beaches. Nairn is classed as a seaside resort and has been described as ‘Brighton of the North”. During World War 2 its expansive beaches were used as training exercises for the Normandy landings. The town was originally a fishing port, and, along with its elaborate Victorian Villas, it is seen as a town of two contrasts. One famous person who visited Nairn regularly to play golf was the lovable tramp Charlie Chaplin who gained fame during the era of silent film.

Note on this tour we do not visit Cawdor Castle unless specifically requested if so we do not visit Brodie Castle

Entry Costs

Culloden Battlefield – Free Access

Culloden Visitor Centre – Entry Fees Adult £11.00 Concessions £9.50

(Open Hours March – October 9 am-6 pm)

Clava Cairns – Free Access

Cawdor Castle (optional) – Entry Fees Adult £12.50 Concession £11.50

(Open from 13th April -6th October seven days a week, 10 am to 5.30 pm, last admission at 5 pm)

Logie Steading – Free

Brodie Castle (optional) – Entry Fees Adult £11.00 Concession £9.50

(Open March-October 10 am-5 pm)

Please note both castles have stairs which may be unsuitable if you have mobility issues.