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Book Day tours ahead or wait until in Scotland?

Hello, with help from the forum I have an itinerary and accommodation, we are now working on booking or possibly booking tours/day trips from Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh and Dublin.
I have already booked the West Coast 3 Isles tour in Oban and the Jacobite Train however we are wandering if we should book our day trips now or wait until we are in Scotland to assess weather and play it by ear a little more. We do intend on just relaxing and exporting and not necessarily going on tours as well.

I am interested in Tulluch Castle trip from Inverness however I haven’t seen any tours offered for this specific castle. Is it best to just take the local transit to visit this Castle or possible private tour to possibly tour the Castle and the Culloden Battlefied the same day?

Thanks again for any advice you have to offer.

Cheers,

Kerry

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Hi, Kerry,

As your plans may change, you should probably arrange your day trips once you arrive in Scotland. Unless you're going somewhere remote, like St. Kilda.

As far as Tulloch Castle goes, I would seriously doubt that there are any organized tours to there, as it's now a hotel. There is a Clan Davidson museum there, but you have to get to the hotel and get permission to view the museum. There is regular bus service and train service from Inverness to Dingwall, but it's a bit of a hike from the bus stop or the train station to Tulloch Castle. You may want to find a taxi once you get in to Dingwall.

Dingwall is about 15 miles north of Inverness; Culloden is east of Inverness. You could do both in one day on public transportation with an early start. Culloden can be reached by bus or taxi from Inverness. If you're willing to splash out, you could probably find a private taxi/guide service in Inverness to visit both in one day.

Best wishes for your travels!

Mike (Auchterless)

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Hi Mike,
Thank you so much for your reply. I was aware that the Tulluch Castle was a hotel even debated staying but price was too steep for our budget ;). I wasn’t aware of the need for permission to view the museum part, thanks for the tip.

I will look into our options on public or taxi vs private tour.

I appreciate your assistance and time.
Cheers,
Kerry

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Hi again, Kerry,

I probably gave you some incorrect information regarding the Davidson Museum. You actually don't need permission to visit it, but you need to get the key from the hotel reception. I guess they don't want all their guests tramping through the museum!

Best wishes,

Mike (Auchterless)