Grant Driving Tours; Scotland

From Inverness, Invergordon, Skye and Edinburgh throughout Scotland

The Pictish Trail Tour

Let’s take a journey of discovery into The Highlands’ Pictish heritage

Join us for this Pictish Trail tour and we’ll explore the impact of the Picts on this majestic landscape. Known as ‘Picti’ by the Romans, meaning ‘Painted Ones’ in Latin, these northern tribes constituted the largest kingdom in Dark Age Scotland.

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Over the Kessock Bridge from Inverness and on to The Black Isle. We’ll travel to the 13th century Fortrose Cathedral with a brief stop at Chanonry Point to see if we can spot any dolphins.

Then on to Groam House Museum, Rosemarkie to see and learn about their collection of carved Pictish stones from the 8th century AD.

Our Pictish trail will take us on to Cromarty at the very eastern most edge of the Black Isle. An enchanting wee town, perfect for a brief wander and a coffee.

Then all aboard the Cromarty – Nigg ferry and off to explore the Pictish sites and stones at Nigg, Shandwick and Hilton of Cadboll. We can enjoy a lovely beach walk at Balintore and Hilton; look out for random mermaids!! There’s a great lunch opportunity here before continuing on our journey to meet a Pictish Queen at The Tarbat Discovery Centre, Portmahomack, the epi-centre of the 8th century Pictish monastic estate.

We can take a quick diversion out to see Tarbat Ness lighthouse before taking in our final Pictish stone of the day, the Edderton Cross Slab.

This is a day out you’ll enjoy remembering for years to come.

*A more detailed presentation at Groam House Museum is available to small groups with a specific interest in Pictish carvings and history. This must be booked in advance and is chargeable at £7 per person in addition to the tour fee.

This Pictish Trail tour is one of the perfect day tours from Inverness. We are sure you will love it.

Suitable for up to seven people, travelling in our comfortable premium vehicle, this tour takes approximately 8 or 9 hours. Pick up (and drop off) will be from your accommodation; anywhere near Inverness or Elgin. The tour costs £550 (including all taxes) for the day. Please note that entry fees for any attractions / visitor experiences are not included.

This Pictish Trail tour will give you a real feel for the influence the Pictish people had on this part of Scotland. You'll find it awe inspiring to be in the company of such ancient artefacts and to imagine the lives of those who created them!

Do take a wee look at some of the fantastic destinations / attractions that make this one of Scotland's most interesting historical tours.

Grant Driving Tours; Scotland - for the Pictish Trail Tour experience