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Historic Attractions in Inverness, Loch Ness & Nairn

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Cromarty Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

An almost urban lighthouse, it sits at the end of George Street in the middle of this historic town.

Brodie Castle (NTS)

Brodie, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TE

Set in parkland, Brodie Castle is old but the family association with the area is even older. The Brodies were first…

Corrimony Chambered Cairn (HS)

Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

An excavated passage grave of probable Bronze-Age date, defined by a stone kerb and surrounded by a circle of 11 standing…

Urquhart Castle (HS)

Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, IV63 6XJ

One of the largest castles in Scotland, Urquhart sits on a rocky promontory on the shores of Loch Ness.

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Caledonian Canal (Clachnaharry)

Clachnaharry, Inverness, IV3

Opened in 1822 this was one of the great engineering undertakings of its day. The four locks at Muirtown lead to the…

Clava Cairns (HS)

Culloden, Inverness, Scotland, UK

A well-perserved Bronze Age cemetery complex of passage graves, cairns and standing stones in a beautiful setting.

Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, IV63 6TU

A New View! Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition Experience, 5 star Visit Scotland attraction.

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Culloden Moor Battlefield (NTS)

By Inverness, IV2 5EU

Scene of the last major battle fought on mainland Britain. The final Jacobite uprising ended here on 16 April, 1746, when…

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Fort George (HS)

Ardersier, By Inverness, IV2 7TD

The most outstanding artillery fortification in Europe, Fort George was built following the 1745 Jacobite rebellion.

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Ardclach Bell Tower (HS)

Nairn, Moray, Scotland, UK

Like a miniature castle, the tower, built in 1655, may have been used as a combined prison and watchtower.

Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS)

Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA

Into a life tragically cut short at the age of 54, Hugh Miller packed careers as a stonemason, bank accountant, geologist…

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Beauly Priory (HS)

Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK

The roofless church of a Valliscaulian priory, which houses the tombs of a renowned McKenzie clan chief and Fraser Lords…

Fortrose Cathedral (HS)

Fortrose, Ross-shire, IV10 8TB

The south aisle of the nave and chapter house survive at this beautiful red sandstone cathedrad at Fortrose.

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle, Nairn, IV12 5RD

Cawdor Castle, one of Scotland's most outstanding stately homes, has a magical name which is romantically linked with…

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Chanonry Lighthouse

Scotland, UK

Completed in 1846 it marks the narrows between Chanonry Point and Fort George on the approaches to Inverness Harbour and the...

1 Cromarty Lighthouse Scotland, UK
2 Brodie Castle (NTS) Brodie, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TE
3 Corrimony Chambered Cairn (HS) Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
4 Urquhart Castle (HS) Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, IV63 6XJ 5 stars
5 Caledonian Canal (Clachnaharry) Clachnaharry, Inverness, IV3
6 Clava Cairns (HS) Culloden, Inverness, Scotland, UK
7 Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition Loch Ness, Drumnadrochit, Inverness-shire, IV63 6TU 5 stars
8 Culloden Moor Battlefield (NTS) By Inverness, IV2 5EU 4 stars
9 Fort George (HS) Ardersier, By Inverness, IV2 7TD 4 stars
10 Ardclach Bell Tower (HS) Nairn, Moray, Scotland, UK
11 Hugh Miller's Cottage (NTS) Cromarty, Ross-shire, IV11 8XA 5 stars
12 Beauly Priory (HS) Beauly, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK
13 Fortrose Cathedral (HS) Fortrose, Ross-shire, IV10 8TB
14 Cawdor Castle Cawdor Castle, Nairn, IV12 5RD
15 Chanonry Lighthouse Scotland, UK

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