Map of Inverness
Inverness, "the city in the Highlands" is a modern thriving city that is the Highland's main settlement and the hub of a transport network leading to and from all parts of the Highlands and the rest of the UK. All the amenities that you would expect are to be found in the city and a wide range of cultural events take place at hubs such as Eden Court.
Minutes from Inverness, the National Trust for Scotland's visitor centre at Culloden vividly tells the story of the defeat of the Jacobite forces led by Bonnie Prince Charlie and the government troops (including many Scottish soldiers) under the Duke of Cumberland in 1746. The impressive Clava Cairns date from around 3000BC and make another interesting excursion from Inverness.
And not much further afield ? Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness and the Loch Ness Monster Nessie, (will you spot the elusive creature?) fantastic scenery and Highland glens, lochs and mountains. Enjoy Loch Ness cruises and tours, dolphin spotting trips, visitor attractions, restaurants and shops. Visit the beautiful west coast, the Cairngorm National Park, glorious Royal Deeside, the Isle of Skye, Orkney and stunning Torridon.
Explore haunted and famous castles, cathedrals, Stone Age ruins, Pictish, heritage and Whisky trails, standing stones and circles, distilleries, wild life, gardens, forests and quiet beaches.
Play outstanding, world class highland golf at Royal Dornoch. Enjoy a plethora of superb highland hidden golfing gems such as Nairn, Boat of Garten, Fortrose and Brora. Fish teeming rivers and stunning highland lochs. Walk, cycle on miles of unspolit roads, paths and routes through breathtaking scenery. Enjoy an adventure playground stacked with goodies from rafting and go-karting to sensational off-road driving, abseiling and canoeing.