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Inverness Tourist information
& inverness Attractions

This Inverness Tourist Information page is to give you a basic guide to the local area.
The Inverness area is awash with many attraction that we are sure there is something for everyone to enjoy with out Inverness Tourist Information guide





Inverness Tourist Information

Inverness, the capital of the Highlands and gateway to the north was given its City status in the year 2000 along with Wolverhampton, Brighton and Hove.  Inverness perfect for touring North Scotland, with an estimated population of over 41,000 is a Town at the mouth of River Ness at the entrance to Beauly Firth.
The Caledonian Canal passes to the West of Inverness and the Airport is 8 miles North east of Inverness City. At Beauly Firth's Mouth which connects with Moray Firth the Inverness Bridge passes over from Inverness at Longman Point to the Black Isle at Craigton Point.
    Inverness connects onto Loch Ness at the North end of the loch on the A82.  Loch Ness Tourist route is on the A82 but our preferred route is on the B852 which is on the east side of Loch Ness.  This is a much smaller route but perfect views and it is usually quieter than the A82.  There are many small parking places were you can stop and try to spot Nessy.

Main Inverness Tourist Information attractions near Inverness include;

UrquhartCastle

- 9 miles south of Inverness and located on the west shore of Loch Ness at Drumnadrochit, the ruins are of one of the largest castles in Scotland from the 16th century.

Loch Ness

- 24.5 miles long, Loch Ness stretches from Inverness to Fort Augustus.
I'm still trying to figure out which side the Loch Ness monster lives.

Fort George

  -  This Artillery fortification was built after the Jacobite uprising but was only finished in 1769, 10 miles North of Inverness at Ardersier.  This 18th-century fortified defence and original garrison buildings survive intact.

Cawdor Castle

associated by Shakespeare with Macbeth the medieval tower and drawbridge help make this still one of the most romantic castles in Scotland. The Castle dates from the 14th Century and is about 10 miles North east of Inverness at Nairn.

Battle of Culloden

- the site is located 3 miles east of Inverness City on Culloden Moor.   this is where in 16th April 1746, Bonnie Prince Charlie ( the young pretender ) was defeated by the Hanoverian army cultivating in the ending of the Jacobite uprising.   There is a visitor centre close to the Culloden Battlefield site.


 

 

 

 

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