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Sunset at an ancient fort site

Inverness, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by David

90 mins
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a chance to experience a sunset high up at the old hill fort known as Craig Phadrig above the Beauly Firth.
It’s an evening start as we need to meet up and drive the short distance to the area and climb to the top for the sunset - but it will all be worth it!
At the location I will help in you getting the best from your camera and ensure you take some super sunset shots, we'l then have a picnic of shortbread and coffee.
The walk is around 1.5 hours there and back with time at the top it's normally 2 hours covering around 3km with a short ascent to the top. But we take it at your pace and with incredible scenery we stop for plenty of photos as we catch our breath on the way up!
You do need to be prepared for windy and chilly weather, even in summer and it may mean that our picnic is a speedy one, or we have it lower down the hill once we have seen the sunset. In the case of rain we may not be able to see a sunset, but the tour will still go ahead as it's still a great walk!
Other things to note
Guests need to have a moderate level of fitness and the ability to walk a hilly 3 miles. Please ONLY consider this tour if your health allows for this kind of activity.
This is a chance to experience a sunset high up at the old hill fort known as Craig Phadrig above the Beauly Firth.
It’s an evening start as we need to meet up and drive the short distance to the area and climb to the top for the sunset - but it will all be worth it!
At the location I will help in you getting the best from your camera and ensure you take some super sunset shots, we'l then have a picnic of shortbread and coffee.
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What's included

  • Food
    shortbread
  • Drinks
    coffee
  • Transportation
    car
From $25
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, David

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 74 Reviews
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I moved to the Highlands for the wonderful natural outdoor environment it offered our children. Living now in Inverness it's allowed me to become both a Superhost and pursue my interests in photography and the outdoors. I love meeting people from around the world that stay here, and now I'm able to let them experience a Scottish sunrise standing on one of the many mountains that are right on our doorstep!
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Where you'll be

A visit to the site of the ancient fort atop Craig Phadrig, the wooded hill that rises on the west side of Inverness. The short ascent reveals glorious views over the Beauly Firth.
It was probably first built in the Iron Age around 300 BC and then, for some reason lost in history, abandoned and burned. Later it was re-occupied as the headquarters of a powerful Pictish king.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 74 reviews.

Gillian
September 2020
An excellent trip! We would not have found this walk ourselves. It was lovely to get to the top and see an amazing sunset while drinking tea and having a snack. David also gave us some great ideas for other walks in the area.
Colm
September 2020
The experience was very pleasant. Communication regarding pickup and time were smooth and straightforward, David was great to talk to with a lot of knowledge of the area and there were good suggestions for activities and locations we could explore during our stay in Inverness. The sunset hike was well planned and the terrain was very manageable by myself, someone not in the best shape. David continued to provide insights into the fort and surrounding area as well as the view from the hill. Upon reaching the top we had the option of tea or coffee and a snack while waiting for and watching the sunset. The view was very nice and it was all very peaceful, thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience.
The experience was very pleasant. Communication regarding pickup and time were smooth and straightforward, David was great to talk to with a lot of knowledge of the area and there…
Libby
August 2020
David was really knowledgable about everything to do with visiting Scotland and gave us some great tips on what to do on our trip. Would highly recommend the hike!
Liz
November 2019
Great experience. David was very accommodating and picked me up from my hotel as well as providing coffee and biscuits. Very knowledgable about the subject and also great tips on what to do and places to visit in the surrounding area. Highly recommended.
Great experience. David was very accommodating and picked me up from my hotel as well as providing coffee and biscuits. Very knowledgable about the subject and also great tips on w…
Sarah
November 2019
Great beginner level hike! Since it was just me and my husband, David picked us up from where we were staying and drove us the short drive to the hike location. All along throughout the experience he shared tips on where to eat and go in addition to sharing the story of the place we were hiking. The whole trip was about 90 minutes so it is easy to fit into a busy travel schedule. Highly recommend!
Great beginner level hike! Since it was just me and my husband, David picked us up from where we were staying and drove us the short drive to the hike location. All along throughou…
Clement
October 2019
Communicating with David was easy and he was accommodating to my request as I was travelling with my mum. The walk was relatively easy. You will just need a little bit of fitness and you be fine! David also shared great stories along the way. It was something that I would not have experienced. Highly recommended when you are in Inverness!
Communicating with David was easy and he was accommodating to my request as I was travelling with my mum. The walk was relatively easy. You will just need a little bit of fitness a…

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

sturdy walking boots and waterproofs, were heading up into the hills where it can be quite cold, so extra layers!