A selection of great attractions and things to see and do in and around Inverness and the Highlands of Scotland.
Jacobite Cruises– Cruises on Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal with visits to Urquhart Castle and th Loch Ness Visitor Centre.
Nessieland at Loch Ness – Experience the magic and mystery of Loch Ness and its world-famous monster Nessie. Located at Drumnadrochit by Loch Ness
Lightstalkers Scotland – Photography tours and tuition for beginners to pros with trips out to some stunning locations including Loch Ness, Glen Affric, Torridon, Cairngorm National Park, Isle of Skye and Glencoe.
Ace Adventures – Ace Adventure are the Highland White Water Rafting Specialists providing outdoor adventure activities based from Aviemore, the River Findhorn and the Strathspey, home to the picturesque Cairngorm National Park.
WOW Scotland – Walking Adventures in the Scottish Highlands. Get off the beaten track and discover some of the finest scenery that the Highlands has to offer with a guided walking tour.
River Ness – This wide peaceful river flowing through the city of Inverness is great for fishing salmon.
Glen Affric – West of Loch Ness about 40 minutes from Inverness by car Glen Affric offers spectacular scenery and a variety of walking routes ranging from half a mile to 16 miles and from easy to demanding. The lochs, waterfalls, mountains and woodland combine to create an area of great beauty and tranquility.
Happy Tours – On foot tours of the City with Cameron who is both entertaining and informative.
Floral Hall – An indoor botanical garden featuring ponds and waterfalls.
Caledonian Canal – Scenic waterway surrounded by majestic mountains and meadows.
Inverness Museum & Art Gallery – This museum combines fine art with historical and natural artifacts to give visitors a more complete picture of Inverness’s complex history.
Inverness Historic Trail – taking in the Victorian Gothic Town House, Dunbars Hospital (built in 1668 as a hospital for the poor) the Old High Church (the original church was built in the 12th century), Balnain House (a Georgian town house dating from 1726 and used as a hospital for Hanoverian soldiers after the Battle of Culloden), Tollbooth Steeple (erected in 1791 and rising to 54 metres to where three bronze bells hang in the spire) and several other buildings of note.
Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre – scene of the last pitched battle on British soil, in 1746, when government troops, led by the Duke of Cumberland, defeated the Jacobites.
Inverness Castle – there has been a castle on this site since the 12th century. The current castle dates from 1834 and serves as the Sheriff Court House.
Cawdor Castle – a superb fairy tale castle, dating from the 14th century.
Brodie Castle – set in peaceful parkland, this fine 16th century tower house is packed full of fine art and antiques.
Urquhart Castle – magnificently situated, on the banks of Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state.
Fort George & The Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Museum – The Museum comprises a unique collection of medals, uniforms and accoutrements, weapons, paintings and prints, colours and pipe banners, mess plate, ceramics, and other artifacts covering the history of the regiment back to 1778. The Museum also has a comprehensive library and archive collection to which researchers are welcome, and this includes original sources and published material on Fort George.