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Clan Tours

Clan Tours

Introduction

Time: All Year

Accommodation: Best Available / Family Castles

Start Date: Any Length of Tour

Group Size: Singles, Couples, Families and Small Groups

Over the centuries, many thousands of people left Scotland to seek a life in the new worlds. If you want to see the places associated with your ancestors and walk on the land they knew, then we can research and take a tour to see the where they lived.

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Most of our clan tour are based on 4 days and 3 nights. As with all our tours, they can be customised to your interests and extra days can be added to meet your timescales. We have tours for all clans, let us know your name and we will send you an itinerary.

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Why not create your own tour? As with all our tours the attractions you see will take account of your interests and can be adapted to what you want to see. So, if you want to see places not on the list below, just let us know. Complete our enquiry form to find out more »


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Itinerary

Clan Cameron

Clan Cameron

Bannockburn • Glenfinnan • Stirling • Culloden • Clan Museum

Clan Cameron is one of the ancient clans of Scotland and was described as fiercer than fierceness itself. The stronghold of the Camerons is in the Scottish Highlands close to Britain's highest mountain. This short comprehensive tour shows the clans influence.

Clan Hamilton

Clan Hamilton

Lanarkshire • Brodick • Chatelherault • Hamilton • Lennoxlove

The name Hamilton is probably of Norman extraction. As a supporter of Robert the Bruce, Walter de Hameldone received lands in Lothian and the surrounding areas. The title Lord Hamilton was created in 1474 when James Hamilton married the king's daughter.

Clan Henderson

Clan Henderson

Glen Coe • Edinburgh • Caithness • Isle of Skye • Culloden

"Son of Henry" is a name which is found in various forms all over Europe and is believed to be a very old name. In Scotland, it was originally "Henryson" but, Henderson was easier to say and has become the norm. The surname Hendry and Gunn are from the same roots.

Clan Johnston

Clan Johnston

Theave Castle • Annandale • Hartfell • Borders • Dumfries

A powerful clan on the Scottish Borders who, over the centuries, frequently raided the north of England. The name first occurs in the C13th and is probably derived from the barony Johnston in Annandale. There is also a northern clan whose lands centred on Speyside.

Clan Campbell

Clan Campbell

Inveraray Castle • Cawdor • Glen Coe • Culloden • Stirling

One of the largest and most powerful clans, the Campbells stronghold mostly stretched from Glasgow into the Highlands. There are many castles and lands associated with the clan.

Clan MacDonald

Clan MacDonald

Isle of Skye • Glen Coe • Stirling • Culloden • Loch Ness

Clan Donald is a large clan with a proud history. The clan extended it's influence in many parts of the country and on this short tour, we will concentrate on their heartlands and explore the stories of the MacDonalds.

Clan MacGregor

Clan MacGregor

Inverary • Kilchurn Castle • Loch Lomond • Rob Roy's Cave

Royal is my race, is the clan claim and the principal branch of the Clan Alpine. The MacGregors are a highland clan with their home on the border of Argyll and Perthshire. Rob Roy was the most celebrated member of the clan and hero of Sir Walter Scott's romantic novel.

Clan Murray

Clan Murray

Stirling • Blair Castle • Balvaird Castle • Scone Palace

With lands scattered throughout Scotland, the Murrays were influential in Scottish history. The name came from an Pictish tribe who lived in the Province of Moray. The principal family is said to have descended from a Flemish knight who received lands from David I.

Clan MacLeod

Clan MacLeod

Isle of Skye • Isle of Lewis • Isle of Harris • Glenelg • Culloden

The clan is descended from the Norse kings of the Hebrides and Leod - son of the King of the Isles. Exploring the far west of Scotland it is one of the worlds few remaining wilderness. There are several ferries needed to Lewis and Harris and this makes a spectacular tour.

Clan Robertson

Clan Robertson

Culloden • Dunkeld • Bannockburn • Blair Castle • Clan Museum

The Robertson clan has claims to be one the oldest clans in Scotland and direct descendants of the Celtic Earls of Atholl. They are believed to have taken part at the first recorded battle in Scottish history, the battle of Mons Graupius in 84AD. The clan country is about 50 miles from Edinburgh.

Clan Ferguson

Clan Ferguson

Dundrennan Abbey • Glenshee • Kilkerran • Stirling

From an early date, there were many families with this name in Scotland. The Fergussons of the West Highlands were descended from a King of Dalriada one of the first Scots from Ireland to settle in Argyll. The Fergussons of Perthshire are regarded as the principal branch of the highland clan.

Clan Gordon

Clan Gordon

Aberdeen • Huntly • Gordon Castle • Haddo • Elgin Cathedral

The Gordons left the lowlands when they were granted land on the North East of Scotland by Robert the Bruce. At one time, the clan was the most powerful in this part of the country being nicknamed the rock of the north. Anyone who adopted Gordon as a surname, was given a gift of oatmeal.

Clan Graham

Clan Graham

Glasgow • Falkirk • Stirling • Dundaff • Dundee • Killiecrankie

Tradition says Hadrian's Wall was breached by a Graham and there is no doubt that the clan is of very ancient origin. There are many branches of Graham most of them in the border area with England. They eventually inherited the title of the Dukes of Montrose as support of the Kings.

Clan Grant

Clan Grant

Grantown • Castle Grant • Clan Grant Centre • Ballindalloch

Nothing certain is known of the origins of Clan Grant. Legend has it that the name comes from the descendants of King Alpin and others, from the Norman name, Le Grand. The Chiefs of the clan acquired high position and power within the region and generally supported the crown.


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Gardens

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Sports Tours

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Central Scotland

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Highlands and North of Scotland Tours

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Islands

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Southern Scotland Tours

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Sightseeing Tours

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