Inverness is known as the capital of the Highlands and is a great base for exploring the local visitor attractions. There is plenty to see and do during your stay, from exploring nearby Loch Ness and Urquart Castle to walking along the River Ness, which snakes through the city.
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The infamous Boleskine House is right next door. It was owned from 1899 by Aleister Crowley (The Beast) who practiced in the occult. The house is said to be haunted, with a tunnel linking it to the graveyard. In the early 1970s, it was owned by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
Culloden Battlefield is the site of the last battle to be fought on British soil. On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) fought loyalist troops commanded the Duke of Cumberland. The final confrontation of the 1745 Jacobite Rising.
Visit the historical Cawdor Castle built by the Thane of Cawdor in the 14th Century which has been linked with Shakespeare's MacBeth, enjoy the gardens and ramble through the extensive woodland nature trails, play a round of golf on the castle's own 9-hole golf course, or enjoy a lunch in the café.
The historical Cawdor Castle was built by the Thane of Cawdor in the 14th Centry. You can stroll through the 3 gardens or ramble on the extensive woodland nature trails. Play golf on the 9-hole course or just soak up the atmosphere of the fairytail castle which has links to Shakespeare's Macbeth.
Dolphin and wildlife watching boat trips
An exhilarating 2 hour trip with Ecoventures showcases the best of what the Moray Firth has to offer – scenery, history and, if you are lucky, the resident colony of Bottlenose Dolphins, Harbour Porpoise, Common and Grey Seals and the occasional Minke Whale.
The 3 Clava Cairns at Balnuaran are one of the finest examples of Bronze Age circular chamber tombs in the North East of Scotland. The stone chambers were built, and then stones were build up around them to form a mound with a long passage so that the tomb could be accessed.