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5 Things You Have to Do on a Trip to Inverness

16 Oct 2017 by annabel

This spectacular city in the Scottish Highlands is located on the country’s northeast coastline and is known as the region’s cultural capital. A must-visit for anyone who’s beguiled by the beauty of Scotland’s culture and rich history. Staying at the exclusive Aldourie Castle is highly recommended, and here are 5 things you won’t want to miss if you visit this magical seaside city soon.

Explore the Mighty Fort George

Fort George is Britain’s mightiest artillery fortification and is located less than 30 minutes away from Inverness center by car, and is also easily accessible from the airport. The scenic drive is definitely worth it and you will be treated to the most spectacular views of the Moray Firth inlet and the North Sea.

This incredible coastal fort was created by George II as the ultimate defense against further Jacobite unrest following the 1746 defeat at Culloden. And it is known for its outstanding garrison buildings, artillery defenses and cannons, plus its unique collection of arms, pikes and swords. A great day out for all ages.

Take a Loch Ness Boat Cruise

If you’d rather go hunting for monsters than visit fortresses then head to the world famous Loch Ness – and look out for the Loch Ness Monster! Kids of all ages will be romanticized by the legend and fantasies of this mystical aquatic being known to the Scots as ‘Nessie’. And each year there are apparent sightings to keep this mystery alive.

One of the best ways to explore the loch in a day is by boat and there are a number of cruises you can take, giving you a chance to discover this stunning stretch of water from north to south.

loch ness

Visit Fortrose Beach

The rugged Fortrose Beach is a sand and shingle beach that is far from your everyday commercial seaside resort. If you want a quiet beach with unobstructed views or a chance to spot dolphins, make sure you add this to your Inverness bucket list.

The Highland town of Fortrose is also worth exploring and is great for walking around. Just a short drive or bus ride from the city, and definitely worth it for that Black Isle panorama.

Catch a Show at Eden Court Theatre

If you want to soak up some of this Scottish culture, be sure to book tickets for a show or two at the Eden Court Theatre. This is the biggest arts center in the Whole of Scotland – with everything from opera, popular music, classical concerts, ballet and modern dance to theatrical performances and cinema screenings. So whether you fancy a movie or a musical, the Eden Court Theatre has something for everyone.

There is also a lovely restaurant on site that is an attraction in its own right, serving up some of the best dishes made with local produce at very affordable prices.

Eden Court

Experience the Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield simply cannot be missed if you’re in Inverness. This award-winning historical attraction offers a totally unique experience to people of all ages.

An impressive new visitor center and exciting interactive exhibition awaits, and families will have the unique opportunity to learn more about the famous Battle of Culloden. This significant historical battle was the final confrontation of the Jacobite rising of 1745 and religious civil war in Britain.  The center also has a gift shop, restaurant and family-friendly facilities to make your visit as memorable as possible.

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