12 Amazing Facts about Inverness

St Andrew's Cathedral Inverness


  1. The very First British Cabinet meeting held outside of London, took place in Inverness.

  2. The city was only given a city status in 2001 however unlike other cities, it wasn’t given any defined boundaries.

  3. Helen Mirren got married in Ardersier.

  4. The first Inverness Castle was built out of wood and was burnt down by King Robert I, also known as Robert the Bruce.

  5. Inverness holds an annual cattle and wool market.

  6. Inverness is known as the “Capital of the Highlands”.

  7. Inverness Airport was ranked the third top United Kingdom Airport Category of the Wanderlust Travel Awards, it was the highest ranking Scottish Airport.

  8. Craig Phadrig was once Pictish King’s stronghold, situated above the city, it now offers interesting forest walks and beautiful views of the Moray Firth.

  9. Abertarff House is the oldest complete building in Inverness it was built in 1593 and now owned by the National Trust of Scotland.

  10. The loch holds more fresh water than all the lochs and lakes in England and Wales combined. It is 23 miles long and about a mile wide.

  11. Loch Ness is part of the Caledonian Canal, which connects Inverness to Fort William.

  12. Inverness means “mouth of the river Ness” and is the United Kingdoms most Northerly City.



Inverness Castle

Inverness Castle

Inverness Castle is situated on view Pl and Castle road overlooking the River Ness, its known as the red sandstone castle, built in 1836 by Architect William Burn, the castle is currently still in use as a court house and no public access is allowed e.g. tourists however the Drum Tower houses an exhibition of the castle history and history of Inverness.

The first Inverness Castle was built in the 11th century however it was partially destroyed by King Robert I of Scotland and was later replaced in the 1548 castle with a tower which was built by George Gordon, who was the 4th Earl of Huntly and was later taken over by the Clan Munro and clan Fraser, who were supported by Mary Queen of Scots in 1562.

In 1725 General George Wade extended and reinforced the castle after the initial early Jacobite Uprisings, In 1745 second major Jacobite Uprising began, and Clan Ross defended the castle against Jacobite’s, Clan Ross was supported by the British Government however the castle fell to the Jacobite troops under Bonnie Price Charlie, who destroyed the castle with explosives. The current Red stone fortress can be dated back to the 11th century, which was designed by architect William Burn however the castle is still surrounded by parts of its original bastion wall.

Brief History of Inverness Castle

One of the first major wars the Inverness castle was a part of was the wars of Scottish Independence, In 1296, the first war of Scottish Independence started when King John Balliol defied Edwards I’s demands for homage and the first battle was won by the English in Dunbar and the English garrison was built at Inverness Castle. A number of different Scottish Faction tried to overthrow the English prompting renewed hostilities and in 1308, Robert the Bruce retook the castle under the Scottish rule.

In 1410 the town was attached by Donald, Lord of the Isles and gave permissions to Alexander Steward, the Earl of Mar to rebuild the castle in 1412, As James the first wanted to stamp his authority on his northern magnates, specificity Alexander MacDonald, who was the Successor of Donald, Lord of the Isles. Alexander was arrested and imprisoned with a number of other lords and later released in 1429, Alexander, Lord of the Isles returned to Inverness with a big army and burnt the town to the ground however only a few months later Alexander submitted to James in 1429 and was imprisoned once again and James IV in 1493 ended the power of the MacDonalds In Inverness.

In 1508, Inverness Castle was given to Alexander Gordon, Earl of Huntly, it was still in the Gordon’s Family in 1562, when George Gordon, earl of Huntly defied Mary queen of Scots entrance into the castle, which encouraged a large number of forces to storm the castle. In after this situation the family kept the castle under their control.

During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms Inverness castle was part of number of actions, In 1644 it was controlled by Covenanter troops, who were given the task to defend the area against the Royalist General James Graham, Marquis of Montrose. The troops were successful defending the castle against the royalist in 1644 to 1645 and after the Battle of Auldearn on May 1645, Inverness was close to being captured however the Garrison managed to withstand the forces and Montrose withdrew.

After the Charles the first execution in January 1649, The Forces of Prince Charles the second seized Inverness Castle In February 1649 however they withdrew from the siege as the Covenanter army, led by David Leslie left the castle, The defeat of Montrose at the battle of Carbisdale in 1650 and the betrayal at Ardvreck castle ended the Campaign.

Prince Charles Stuart had arrived at Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides, and had raised an army to invaded England in November 1745, using the same road network that was built by the English to suppress the Highlands, by the end of the year the Price reached Derby having manoeuvred around the Government armies but retreated back to the Scottish Highlands shortly after. During the Second Battle of Falkirk in 1747, he was victories over the Government forces who was tracking him.  Later in the Spring the Price renewed his campaign, the three assaults he launched was against the three forts of the Great Glen, fort George, known as Inverness Castle, which fell to the rebels and so did Fort Augustus, the Jacobie’s withdrew from Fort George and ignited a number of explosions around the site, which you can still damage done to the forts, The defeat of the Jacobite’s at the Battle of Culloden, ended the rebellion.

The Fort George, known as Inverness Castle today, was destroyed by the Jacobite’s however it was later rebuilt in  new location, at Ardersier, which was eleven miles north east of Inverness and was named Fort George, the previous Fort George was renamed to Inverness Castle and was in poor condition up-to the mid Nineteenth century, until it was rebuilt to be a sheriff courthouse and country hall, which was style in Neo-Norman Style.

Inverness Castle
Inverness Castle Photography by flickr user: Dave Conner

Telephone: 01463 237114 | TripAdvisor | Facebook |

How to get there

  • By Car: You can find a number of cheap car parking spaces in Inverness, which are next to Inverness Castle, closest car park is castle street car park and raining street car park, for me details visit: parkopedia
  • By Bus: any bus that goes into Inverness town centre then a few minutes walk.
  • By Train: Inverness Castle is only a 15 minute walk from Inverness Train Station

Opening Hours


Monday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM


Closed on 25th December: Christmas Day and 1st of January: New Year’s Day.



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Plodda Falls

Plodda Falls

Plodda Falls is beautiful waterfall situated inside Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, it’s about 151 feet high, during the 1880’s the waterfall was a popular tourist destination and a footbridge was built across the top of the water fall, by Lord Tweedmouth, who was the owner of the Guisachan estate however in 2005 the bridge was said to be dangerous and was closed by the Forestry Commission but in 2009 a new viewing platform was established to give visitor’s a beautiful view of the waterfall.

From the stunning view of the new platform you can enjoy the view but also see wild life, such as golden eagles, red deer and mountain hares.

If you enjoy a good hike and to be away from technology and just enjoy the spectacular view, taking a hike around the National Nature Reserve is perfect, there’s no signal,no GPS and not many people to help you, you wouldn’t even find a shop to stuck up on food and drinks, so make sure when you are going for a hike you bring everything you need with you, to enjoy this beautiful place.

Plodda Falls
Plodda Falls Photography by flickr user: philrmonic

Telephone: 0300 067 6100 | Official Website |

Plodda Falls
Plodda Falls Photography by flickr user: Steve McCaig

How to get there

Please not that the post code for this place, isn’t the best one for it, so best to take a map with you, just encase and plan ahead for your journey.

By Car: Travelling from Inverness or Fort William, we would suggest following the A82 along the Loch Ness to Drumnadrochit, turn on to the A831, after 10 miles take a right hand turn before the Cannich village and left towards Tomich. Then you have to follow a road for around 6.2 miles, going past Tomich village into the forest track, you can find a car park for Plodda Falls: PostCode; IV4 7LY

By Bus: Busses run from Inverness to Tomich throughout the year.

Open all year round

No Entrance Fee


Address: Tower Rd, Smithton, Inverness IV2 7NL

Chanonry Point

Chanonry Point

Chanonry Point is situated at the end of the Chanonry Ness, a spit of land extending over a mile south east into the Moray Firth, its a really popular place among tourist and locals and is one of the most popular and one of the best onshore locations in Scotland, and the best place to view dolphins due to its location, as the Moray firth is home to over 130 dolphins, which you can see from the Chanonry Point. The crossing between the split has been a home to the Fort George and Chanonry Point since 1748.

One of the most unique points of the Chanonry Point is that fact its known as the best place in United Kingdom to view the Bottle-nose dolphin, you can usually find the dolphins visible off Chanonry point, when theirs an incoming tide, you can find them hunting for fish and playing in the area however dolphins are not the only sea animals you can catch a blimps off: grey seals and European otters Lutra Lutra are also regulatory spotted.

You can find a beautiful lighthouse situated on the tip of the point, it was designed by Alan Stevenson and it was first lit in 1846 however since 1984 the lighthouse has been fully automated and is now being operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board.

The death of Coinneach Odhar, also known as the Brahan Seer, is commemorated by a Stone Memorial, close by from where he was killed in 1675.

Please keep in mind when visiting Chanonry Point the parking area near the lighthouse and the roads leading up to the beach area are heavy congested during the summer months, its highly recommend to ether park near the Fort rose and Rosemarkie and walk down the foot path along the shore, if the tides is in or leave the car at the parking areas near the village and walk down to Chanonry Point, its a lovely work and you can even hire a bike from he Rosemarkie Beach Café and ride the Dolphin Mile. The Ness is home to two camping and caravan sites towards the north area, which are mostly taken up by Fort rose and Rosemarkie Golf Club.


Chanonry Point
Chanonry Point Photography By Flickr User: spottyscope2012

How to get there

The views from Chanonry Point include Fort George, Inverness and the Kessock Bridge.

  • By Car: if you come from Inverness take the A9 and cross the Kessock Bridge, then follow the signs for Black Isle and Fortrose. In Fortrose follow the signs for Chanonry Point and Golf Club
  • By Taxi: the journey from Inverness to Chanonry Point will take 25 minutes costing between £20-£30.
  • By Buss: Bus service 26, 26A and 26C go from Inverness to Fortrose and then its a 1.5 mile walk.

Opening Hours: Open 24 hours, 7 days a week


Address: Fortrose IV10 8SD

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St Andrew’s Cathedral Inverness

St Andrew's Cathedral Inverness

The St Andrew’s Cathedral situated in Inverness, Scotland near the banks of the River Ness. The seat of the Bishop of Moray, it was one of the first protestant cathedrals to be completed in United Kingdom since the reformation. construction started in 1866 and was completed in 1869, the cathedral is built of red Tarradale stone, with the a Nave of five bays divided by columns of Peter-head granite.

The High Altar and Reredos are of Caen stone. The panels in the Reredos are: the Agony in the Garden; the Crucifixion; and the Resurrection. The Pulpit is of Caen stone and green marble and rests on short columns of Abriachan granite. The white marble Angel Font is a copy of the Kneeling Angel Font by the Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen in Copenhagen.

The cathedral is also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew and the Inverness Cathedral. The Cathedral is open every day for visitors, quiet reflection and for prayer, all are welcome.

You can even enjoy a page printed walk around the cathedral, which is free for all visitors, Available in Seven Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Japanese and Chinese.

St Andrew's Cathedral InvernessTelephone: 01334 472563 |Official Website

How to get there

  • By Foot: The cathedral is located in the city centre of Inverness so its not more then a 5 to 10 minute walk from any where in the city centre
  • By Car: A82 will take you straight to the city centre of the Telford Roundabout.
  • By Train: the nearest train station is the Inverness Station which is a 15 minute walk down to the Ness bridge and the Ness walk.



Sunday Eucharist 8.15 AM
Family Eucharist 9.15 AM
Sung Eucharist 11.00 AM
Choral Evensong 5.30 PM
Matins, Eucharist and Evensong daily


Opening Hours


Monday 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM



15 Ardross Street, Inverness IV3 5NS, Scotland

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart was once one of Scotland’s biggest castles, during it’s 500 years as a fortress it has saw a number of conflicts and battles between the Scots and the English during the wars of Independence.

The castle is located on the headland which overlooks the Loch Ness, the buildings of the castle were laid out around two enclosure: the northern enclosures also known as the Nether Bailey, which has most of the intact structures, The gatehouse and the Grant tower at the north end of the castle and the southern enclosure also known as the Upper Bailey, is situated on higher ground, which has ruins of earlier buildings.

Things to see and do during your visit:

  • View the full sized and working trebuchet that was used during castle sieges.
  • Admire the view of the castle and how its strategical position made it a power castle.
  • Visit the old prison cell, that once had the legendary Gaelic Bard Domnall Donn imprisoned in.
  • Climb the grant tower and see the view of the Loch Ness.

New visitor centre opened in 2002, which has a large car park for cars and coachs.

Brief History of Urquhart Castle

The castle was invaded by the English, Edward the first invaded the castle in 1296, and the Lords of the Isles, went on to takeover the castle a number of times in the late middle ages, trying to expand their territory into the north-east.

In the 1300’s, Urquhart featured prominently in the Scots’ struggle for independence. The castle came under the control of Robert the Bruce after he became King of Scots in 1306. In 1332, in the dark days following Robert I’s death, Urquhart was the only Highland castle to hold out against the English. The MacDonalds were the lords of the isles and they swept through Glen Urquhart in their quest for more power, the castle would repeatedly get passed back and forward between the clan and the crown.

James the IV was given the barony of Urquhart to the Grant family in 1509, the Clan Grant were charged with repairs to the castle and the estate. This is when the Grants built the Grant Tower, which is a five storey tower house, that still stands today.

In 1689 after the exile of the Catholic King James VII  and was later replaced by the Protestant monarchs William and Mary the 2nd.

In 1692 the castles gatehouse was blown up, which meant the castle would never become a military stronghold ever again, since then the Urquhart castle soon fell into decay, and part of the Grant Tower crashed to the ground in 1715 during a violent storm.

Due to the rich history of the castle, the Urquhart castle was passed into state care in 1913, and now is one of Scotland’s most visited castle.

Urquhart Castle
Urquhart Castle Photography By: Krzysztof D.

Telephone: 01456 450551 | Official Website |

How to get there

Urquhart Castle is situated beside the Loch Ness in the Highlands of Scotland,nearest road is the A82 road which is 13 miles south west of Inverness and only 1.2 miles east of the Drummadrochit Village.

  • By Bus: Citylink bus service: 917, 919 All buses, in both directions, drop off and pick up passengers in the Urquhart Castle car park.
  • By Car: 30 minutes drive from Inverness around 16.6 miles via A82.
  • On Foot: The Great Glen Way long distance walk starts (or ends) in Inverness and passes through Drumnadrochit, just up the road from Urquhart Castle.



Ticket Type Price
Adult £9.00
Child £5.40
Child Under 5 Years old Free Entry
Concession £7.20
Member/Explorer Pass holder  Free Entry


Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis, visit the official site or contact the ticket administration for more details

Opening Hours


Monday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM


Closed on: 25 and 26 December

Note: Opening hours may vary depending on the month of the year, visit the official website for more details.


Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle

The Cawdor Castle is situated on the east bank of the steep sided valley of the Allt Dearg, just about five smiles south of Nairn. The castle was built around the 15th century, as a tower house throughout the centuries additional parts were added. The castle is listed as Category A building.

The Cawdor Castle Gardens are beautiful gardens that were built in different centuries, Which includes the Walled Garden, originally planted in the 17th century, the Flower garden planted in the 18th century, was originally designed for enjoyment in late summer and autumn and the Wild Gardens, which was added in the 1960’s, the castle grounds also includes a woodland area which has over 100 species of Lichen, lies between the Castle and the stream of the Cawdor Burn, Within the castle grounds, you can find a 9 hole golf course. There are two more gardens, the Tibertan and Traditional Scottish vegetable Gardens, can be found near the summer home, Auchindoune House, its just an half an hour walk through the Cawdor Big Wood.

The are 5 varying nature trails range in length from 3 quarters of a mile to 5 miles, each offering differing experiences of the grounds and gardens, with differing but equally splendid views to be had en route. You can also go Salmon Fishing on the River Findhorn if of course you have the proper licensing.

You can enjoy an extensive tour of the castle and its grounds, exploring two floors of the central tower and the north and west rangers, this includes a tour of the reception, living rooms and a number of bedrooms, as well as the thorn Tree room, The rooms of the castle have a unique homely feel as well as the medieval look, as well as the rooms you can explore the dungeons.

Visitors can also visit the gift shop, a wool and bookshop as well as enjoy a wonderful meal at the castle restaurant, you can access the restaurant via the south courtyard and a snack bar can be located near the car park.

cawdor castle Photography by flickr user: Jürgen Mangelsdorf

Brief History of Cawdor Castle

The earliest the castle can be dated back to is 1454, which is a date on a licence to fortify the castle was given to William Calder, who was the sixth Thane of Cawdor however some parts of the castle even goes further back then the recorded date. Historical Architectural style of the stonework can be dated back to 1380.

One unique feature of the castle is the fact it was built around a small loving holly tree, which tradition says that a donkey, laden with gold, layed down to rest under the tree, you can date the remains of the tree death to around 1372.

As the castle started off as tower house it was later expanded number of times throughout the centuries, In 1510 the heiress of the calders, Muriel, who married Sir John Campbell of Muckairn later expanded the castle, and more improvements to the castle were made by John Campbell, 3rd of Cawdor, purchased the rich lands on Islay. In 1635 a garden had been to the castle.

In 1680’s Sir Alexander Campbell, who was the son of Sir Hugh, married Elizabeth Lort of Stackpole court, they both moved lived on the estate and later built a walled flower garden in 1720 and later adding a woodland area in the 18th century.

In the 20th century John Campbell, 5th Earl Cawdor, moved permanently to Cawdor and was succeeded by the 6th Earl, whose second spouse, the Dowager Countess Angelika, lives there still.

In 2001 it was reported that the Countess had prevented her stepson from sowing genetically modified rapeseed on the Cawdor estate, and in 2002 the Countess took the Earl to court after he moved into the castle while she was away.

Cawdor Castle
Cawdor Castle Photography by flickr: wellingtonandsqueak

Telephone: 01667 404401 | Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

How to get there

  • By Car: from Inverness it’s a 18 minutes journey, Follow B865 to A965 min for about 1.2 miles then Follow A96 to B9006 12 min for about 8.6 miles and Take Old Military Rd/B9090 to Cawdor Castle.
  • By Air: Inverness Airport is only 5 miles from the Cawdor Castle, you can grab a taxi from the airport to the castle.
  • By Taxi: fom Inverness town centre you can grab a taxi to Cawdor Castle for £25 to £30, its around a 18 minutes journey.
  • By Train:  The main train station located in Inverness, which is 15 miles from the castle, however theres a small station just 5 miles away from castle located in Nairn.



Ticket Type


Adult £11.20
 Concessions  £10.20
 Children aged 5 – 15 years old  £7.00
Students £10.20
Family Ticket £32.00
Adult Groups 12 years old + £9.75



Opening Hours


Monday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tueday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Note: Opening Hours depending on each month, for more information visit the official website


Address: B9090, Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5RD

Best places to visit in inverness

Explore Inverness

Inverness is known as the highlands capital city, the city seats where the river Ness meets the Moray Firth, it’s becoming one of Europe’s fastest growing cities, due to over of a quarter of highlands population lives around or in the city, it’s also ranked the highest in quality of life of any Scottish city and fifth highest of all 189 British cities.

There are huge choices of things to do; anything from ancient castles, to the highland clouds, and even a fairly tail ‘Legend’ the Loch Ness Monster.


Urquhart Castle, Cawdor Castle, Inverness Castle, Castle Stuart, Brodie Castle

Urquhart Castle

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The present ruins date from the 13th to the 16th centuries, though built on the site of an early medieval fortification. Founded in the 13th century, Urquhart played a role in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the 14th century. It was subsequently held as a royal castle, and was raided on several occasions by the MacDonald Earls of Ross

Cawdor Castle

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Cawdor Castle is set amid gardens in the parish of Cawdor in Nairnshire, Scotland. The castle is built around a 15th-century tower house, with substantial additions in later centuries.

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Inverness Castle

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Inverness Castle sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness, in Inverness, Scotland. The red sandstone structure evident today was built in 1836 by architect William Burn. It is built on the site of an 11th-century defensive structure

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Castle Stuart

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Castle Stuart is a restored tower house on the banks of the Moray Firth, about 6.5 miles (10 km) northeast of Inverness. The land the castle was built on was granted to James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray by his half-sister, Mary, Queen of Scots, following her return to Scotland in 1561.

Brodie Castle

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The original Z-plan castle was built in 1567 by Clan Brodie but destroyed by fire in 1645 by Lewis Gordon of Clan Gordon, the 3rd Marquess of Huntly. It was greatly expanded in 1824 by the architect William Burn who turned it into a large mansion house in the Scots Baronial style.


Ship Space, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, The Highlanders’ Museum (Queen’s Own Highlanders Collection) (Ardersier), The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, Castle Gallery, Highland Aviation Museum, Scottish Flair Art Gallery, Highland Archive Centre

Ship Space

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Ship Space is an interactive maritime museum in Inverness, Scotland. The museum is situated along the historic Caledonian Canal at the Muirtown Basin. The 1:10 scale Titanic model is one of the main attractions.

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is a museum and gallery on Castle Wynd, in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. Admission is free. The collection and facilities are managed by High Life Highland on behalf of Highland Council.

The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre

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discover for yourself the craftsmanship and expertise that goes into the making of each and every kilt – from the cutting of the cloth, to the pleating and stitching.

Castle Gallery

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The gallery shows figurative, landscape and abstract work by artists from Scotland and throughout Britain. Its constantly changing exhibitions feature contemporary paintings, sculpture, hand-made prints, crafts and designer jeweler.


Highland Aviation Museum

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The museum’s main building houses the reception and shop. Here you also find a number of models, plus life size figures in flying gear, ejector seats, the odd jet engine, and a series of displays. These include information about what started life as RAF Dalcross and its evolution into Inverness Airport.

Scottish Flair Art Gallery

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Scottish Flair Art Gallery, established in 2004, is a privately, family run gallery that specialises in Scottish Edwardian and Victorian Art, situated in Bank Street Inverness

Highland Archive Centre

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The Highland Archive Centre is responsible for collecting, preserving, and making accessible archives relating to the history of the Highlands. The archive collections date from the 14th century to the present day.

Outdoors walks & Cycling 

Plodda Falls, Caledonian Canal and Canal Walks, Inverness Historic Trail, Munlochy Clootie Well, South Loch Ness walk and cycle trail

Plodda Falls

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Plodda Falls is a waterfall, situated 5 km south-west of the village of Tomich, near Glen Affric, in the Highlands of Scotland.

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Caledonian Canal and Canal Walks

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A walk along the Caledonian Canal gives you the opportunity to experience all Scotland has to offer.


Munlochy Clootie Well

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The ‘Clootie’ Well, Munlochy, Black Isle a healing well at Munlochy was dedicated to St Boniface (or Curidan). There is said to have once been a chapel on the site. In Scots, a “clootie” or “cloot” is a strip of cloth or rag. Clootie wells are wells or springs, almost always with a tree growing beside them, with an assortment of garments or rags left, often tied to the branches of the trees surrounding the well.


South Loch Ness walk and cycle trail

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The South Loch Ness Trail opened in August 2011 and stretches out to 28 miles, between the Loch Tarff to Torbrech.

Attractions & Experiences

Glen Ord Distillery, Dolphin Watching at Chanonry Point, Culloden Battlefield, Eden Court Theatre Inverness, Highland Aviation, Eden Court Theatre Inverness.

Glen Ord Distillery

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Glen Ord is a whisky distillery in the Scottish Highlands and is the only remaining single malt scotch whisky distillery on the Black Isle, you can see how the whiskey is made with Glen Ord.

Dolphin Watching at Chanonry Point

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The Moray Dolphins are most often seen at Chanonry Point. It is considered by many to be the best place to see and watch the Moray Firth Dolphins, if you ever wanted to see the Dolphins, this is the place to be.

Culloden Battlefield

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Site of bloody last battle of Jacobite Rising, with visitor center and interactive exhibition, experience the battle as never before.

Eden Court Theatre Inverness

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Eden Court Theatre is a large theatre, cinema and arts venue situated in Inverness, located close to the banks of the River Ness.

Highland Aviation

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Experience the fantastic scenery of the Highlands from the air and experience flying an aircraft yourself with professional tuition.