Take a trip back to where your ancestors once lived.
Many people across the world are lucky enough to have ancestral ties to Scotland or feel a connection with Scotland. Researching ancestry and walking in the footsteps of ancestors can be important motivations for some visits to Scotland.
We have a lot of people coming to visit Scotland as this is where their family was from. Sadly most never take the time to visit the exact area of where they came from.
If you have the information on where they lived like some of my previous guests I can take you there and you can walk the path of your kin before you. The more information you can give us to do the research on your family and location the better, however if you don’t know much about it I can take you to the clan area of your name.
Our Clan tours are really flexible and can span multiple days thus allowing alternative activities. The memories of this tour will last a long time and our aim is always to ensure that your tour is so memorable. Contact us to find out how we can help create your perfect experience.
Below we take a look into CLAN CAMPBELL and their history.
Clan Campbell was one of the largest and most powerful of the Highland clans. Macmillan Mór, the Chief of Clan Campbell, held extensive lands across Argyll and his descendants exercised political influence at the highest levels for five centuries in Scotland and, from 1707, in Britain.
The reputation of the Campbells has been unfairly tarnished by the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. This sad event has been portrayed as part of the long-running feud between the Breadalbane Campbells and Glencoe MacDonalds. It was in fact a Government reprisal on the MacDonalds for their failure to swear allegiance to King William within the allotted time. Government soldiers, led by Captain Robert Campbell of Glenlyon, a professional soldier and a member of the Breadalbane Campbells, committed the attack. It was a major affront of Scots Law and Highland tradition, but it was instructed by the Secretary of State, the Lowland Earl of Stair.
The ancestral seat of the Dukes of Argyll, Chiefs of the Clan Campbell whose family have resided in Inveraray since the early 15th century, Inveraray Castle was designed by Roger Morris and decorated by Robert Mylne. Its fairytale façade house’s an equally enchanting interior. The castle’s priceless collection of china, silver and family heirlooms spans generations which are illustrated by the fascinating genealogical display in the Clan Room.
Glen Coe is located within the awe-inspiring Lochaber Geopark in the Highlands, the deep valley and towering mountains of Glen Coe were carved out centuries ago by icy glaciers and volcanic explosions. Glencoe village is picturesquely located between the banks of Loch Leven and the mouth of the famous glen, making it the perfect base for exploring the area of Lochaber, known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK.
Kilchurn Castle/Loch Awe
Set in a stunning location on the banks of Loch Awe, Kilchurn Castle was built in the mid-1400s by Sir Colin Campbell, 1st Lord of Glenorchy. Colin’s descendants, the Campbells of Glenorchy (later earls of Breadalbane), were the most powerful of the numerous cadets of Clan Campbell. Kilchurn remained their powerbase for 150 years. It was not abandoned until the 1700s.
CLAN CAMPBELL visiting sites
- INVERARAY CASTLE
- LOCH AWE
- BATTLE OF BANOCKBURN
- GLEN COE
- KILCHURN CASTLE
- CAWDOR CASTLE
- CASTLE OF CAMPBELL & GARDENS
- CULLODEN BATTLEFIELD
- ARGYLL’S LODGING (MUSEUM)
Tours are exclusively for your private group only (up to 5 passengers) and prices are per tour. We only offer private tours and do not combine individuals or separate groups – if your group size is less than 3 the advertised tour price still applies. Prices include all taxes and a driver/guide but exclude entrance fees and meals.