Whilst visiting Inverness you should definitely visit the site of the last great battle between England and Scotland. Bonnie Prince Charlie leaded his Highland Army into a battle that was doomed to be lost. The newly build Visitor Centre takes you onto a journey back in time and you can walk the fields where this devastating piece of Scottish history occurred.
Situated 12 miles from Inverness, this is another lovely Castle to explore. Still fully functional, you can walk the grounds and rooms and maybe have a wee dram and a bite in its own restaurant!
The Regimental Museum of the Highlanders is situated in the spectacular Fort George, the Museum houses the unique collections of the Queen´s Own Highlanders, Seaforth Highlanders, The Queen´s Own Cameron Highlanders and Lovat Scouts. Displays include medals, uniforms, weapons, and trophies along with paintings and prints, and Pipe banners.
It is certainly worth to explore if you are interested in History!
Departing from either Inverness or just outside of Inverness this fabulous company takes you over the most popular Loch of Scotland. Jacobite offers a range of different cruises, even one that stops at Urquhart Castle!
Clava Cairns is the site of an exceptionally well preserved group of prehistoric burial cairns that were built about 4,000 years ago. The Bronze Age cemetery complex comprises of passage graves, ring cairns, kerb cairn, standing stones in a beautiful setting and the remains of a chapel of unknown date!
This Mountain range offers a lot of everything, no matter what you might be looking for. Easy walks in lovely landscapes, hill walking and climbing for the more experienced, Ski-area with amazing slopes and they even have a Reindeer farm! You can also ‘climb’ the mountain via a funicular train that takes you up to the visitor centre that has everything, including amazing views!
The picturesque ruins of this Castle are situated only half an hour from us and worth visiting. Blown up in 1692 (to prevent the Jacobites from making it their stronghold) it is now a world wide known Tourist attraction that can be viewed most month of the year.
In Inverness are many other attractions, to name a few:
- Hootananny’s, a bouncing pub that plays live scottish music every night of the week.
- Ness islands, situated in the middle of Inverness this is an oasis of fresh air in midst of all the buzz.
- Floral Hall, lovely to look at flower gardens inside and outside.
- There are also several companies that offer white water rafting, kayaking or guided mountain walks
Should you visit with your kids you have many other entertaining options:
- Leisure centre
- Ice skating
- Horse riding (just outside of Inverness)
- Puffin express
Inverness (and with it Rocpool) is located very central so the options for a day trip from here are endless:
- Visit the most north corner of Inverness, Dunnet head and John O’Groats
- Isle of Skye
- Sandwood bay (drive and walking)