The Highlands are renowned as one of the most beautiful areas of the British Isles, and some might argue - even of the world. The dramatic scenery is stunning for walks and drives, whilst Inverness itself is a vibrant modern city with first class amenities, ranging from excellent shops to a modern theatre which boasts excellent productions.
Caledonian Canal & Loch Ness
Cutting clean through Scotland’s Great Glen from Inverness to Fort William, the Caledonian Canal covers 60 miles in length and is one of the greatest waterways of the world.
The most famous section of water that forms part of the Caledonian Canal is Loch Ness. Iconic and legendary, Loch Ness boasts waters that are internationally renowned both for its beauty and for its myths.
For the finest way to see Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal, enjoy a luxury cruise with Jacobite - Experience Loch Ness. Jacobite offers not just cruises but a wide selection of tours, from one hour to a full day, available throughout the year. With options to visit Urquhart Castle and the award winning Loch Ness 2000 Monster Exhibition, Jacobite invites you to truly experience Loch Ness.
For further information on Jacobite - Experience Loch Ness contact:
Telephone: 01463 233999
Culloden Battlefield is the scene of the last battle fought on British soil - a location famed for changing the way of life in the Highlands and Islands. Recently renovated, the new visitor and exhibition centre allows the historic story of Culloden to be told in an innovative way which appeals to all ages. Using interactive characters that witnessed or were involved in the battle and incorporating the latest historical and archaeological evidence, the visitor centre and exhibition tells the course of events through fresh eyes.
For further information on Culloden Battlefield contact:
Telephone: 0844 493 2159
Fort George is a large 18th century fortress near Inverness with perhaps the mightiest artillery fortifications in Europe. Built on a barren spit of land jutting into the Moray Firth at Ardersier, the fortress has never been attacked, and has remained in continuous use as a garrison. Fort George still serves as army barracks and remains virtually unaltered and is open to visitors with exhibits and recreations showing use at different periods.
For further information on Fort George contact:
Telephone: 01667 462777
The Highlands of Scotland are blessed with an array of picturesque and romantic castles. Cawdor Castle is a superb fairy-tale Castle home of the Cawdor family to this day. It is located 15 miles outside of Inverness and has a magical name linked with Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The atmospheric and historic ruins of Urquhart Castle overlook the water of Loch Ness, surrounded by some of Scotland’s most stunning Highland scenery. Home of the Clan Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle is set in magnificent formal gardens 1 hour from Inverness and contains an outstanding collection of paintings, furniture, tapestries and silver.
For further information on Cawdor Castle contact:
Tel: 01667 404401
For further information on Urquhart Castle contact:
Tel: 0131 668 883 /8664
For further information on Dunrobin Castle contact:
Tel: 01408 633177
The Highlands of Scotland have a long and distinct cultural history, which is reflected in the work of the many artists based in the area. The region boasts a number of galleries exhibiting local and Scottish art. Recommended galleries in the area include:
Inchmore Gallery - 01463 831573
Tore Art Gallery - 01463 871444
Castle Gallery, Inverness - 01463 729512
Inverness Museum & Art Gallery - 01463 237114
Kilmorack Gallery, Beauly - 01463 783230
Eden Court Theatre is a large theatre, cinema and arts venue situated in the centre of Inverness. The theatre has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and is now the largest combined arts centre in Scotland. With the reconstruction complete the theatre now has two auditoriums, two cinemas and two performance/dance studios. The theatre's restaurant and bar facilities have also been totally overhauled and improved.
For further information on Eden Court Theatre and what’s on contact:
Telephone: 01463 234234
The Highlands of Scotland provide some of the best championship golf courses in the country, to suit every budget and all abilities. Nairn Dunbar is a formidable Championship links course, renowned for its openness and friendliness as for its technical challenge. Spey Valley Golf Course, located on the outskirts of Aviemore, opened during the spring of 2006 and is one of Scotland’s newest championship golfing venues. With the Cairngorm Mountains as a backdrop it is easy to see why the Spey Valley Golf course will prove to be a must play golfing venue. Royal Dornoch, located 45 miles north of Inverness, continues to be one of the most popular golf courses in Scotland. So highly is it regarded that magazine polls across the world regularly have it in their top twenty and is well worth the extra miles it takes to get there.
For further information on Nairn Dunbar contact:
Tel: 01667 452741
For further information on Spey Valley contact:
Tel: 01479 815100
For further information on Royal Dornoch contact:
Tel: 01862 810219
For a full list of golf clubs in the Highlands please visit www.golfhighland.com
Located at the heart of the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation, EcoVentures offers an exhilarating and memorable boat trip experience, accompanied with the chance to catch a glimpse of the resident Bottlenose Dolphins. Experience the thrill aboard the high speed, offshore RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) and share firsthand the unique scenery, wildlife and history of the area.
For further information on EcoVentures contact:
Tel: 01381 600 323
The Cairngorms National Park, with Aviemore at its heart, is the perfect place for adventure in every sense. This is one of Europe's most enduringly beautiful wild places. Here there is a multitude of outdoor activities for you to enjoy including clay pigeon shooting, white water rafting, ice climbing, hill walking, mountain biking, wildlife watching, skiing, windsurfing and many, many more.
In addition to the outdoor activities, there are many attractions in the Aviemore and Cairngorms area catering for all ages and all weathers. If it’s hot, cold or wet you are sure to find something to do – options include the Strathspey Steam Railway, the Highland Folk Museum, the Cairngorm Mountain Funicular Railway or Landmark Adventure Park.
For further information on Aviemore and the Cairngorms visit:
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Glen Affric is located west of Loch Ness, about 40 minutes from Inverness, and offers spectacular scenery and tranquillity. The area is a Caledonian Forest Reserve, a National Scenic Area and a National Nature Reserve. Often described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland, it contains one of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland as well as lochs, moorland, mountains and a variety of walking routes ranging from half a mile to 16 miles and from easy to demanding.