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Culloden Battlefield Forts & Battlefields

That Culloden Battlefield and Fort George are a few minutes apart is very apt. The massive fort was a government response to the rebellion of 1745 that finally ended at the Battle of Culloden.

Scottish shop, Fort Augustus, Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn Speciality Shops

Craftwares of all kinds, watercolours inspired by Highland settings, yarns and fabrics of subtle colours and even a Highland winery – lots of speciality shops in town and country

Best Speciality Shops in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Urquhart Castle Castles

The area’s castles include Urquhart, a fortress to control the Great Glen route, as well as ancient family homes like Cawdor.

Castles & Stately Homes in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Loch Ness Loch Ness »

Scotland’s most famous loch can be scanned from viewpoints on the Inverness – Fort Augustus road, from the battlements of Urquhart Castle and from the deck of a cruise boat.

Inverness Pipe Band Festivals & Events

Events here include the well known Highland Festival – plus a range of happenings from Highland Games to a packed programme from Eden Court Theatre.

Events in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

Caledonian Canal Great Glen »

This fault line splits Scotland coast to coast, its ancient sideways slippage resulting in the granites of Foyers on the east side matching the same rocks at Strontian, 65 miles to the south-west.

Cromarty Hugh Miller's Cottage Historic Towns

The area has many attractive towns, Nairn with its beaches and harbour, historic Beauly, and across the Firth the cathedral town of Fortrose and Cromarty – a fascinating 18th century Royal Burgh with courthouse, fishertown and harbour.

Towns & Villages in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn