Explore the Highlands
Loch Ness, castles -
Cawdor, Urquhart, Brodie
Distilleries, Culloden Battlefield, golf courses, fishing and dolphins
in the Moray Firth
Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is steeped in history and
legend, it is the perfect location for a touring holiday. Surrounded by
dramatic and inspiring countryside,
whatever the time of year you visit there are peaceful places to be found
in this area of unsurpassed splendid beauty. The city spreads along the
banks of the River Ness. There is a pleasant walk along the
riverside, over the
Victorian footbridges on to the wooded
Ness Islands. Along
the river bank there are many birds to be seen - dippers, ducks, wagtails
etc. In the summertime you will see fishermen casting their lines and
salmon jumping, a very special sight while out for a stroll. A picnic can
be enjoyed on a lazy afternoon in this very beautiful place. Near the
Victorian City House, an excellent local museum and art gallery is open on
weekdays throughout the year. Inverness Castle is an imposing building of
delicate red sandstone, built between 1834 and 1847 as a Sheriff Court and
jail. It is not open to the public but a fine view of the city can be seen
from castle grounds. Inverness museum is an interesting place to visit
there are many interesting things to see, there are many relics from the
past including fossils and artefacts from graves which have been found in
the area, many of which are recent finds. Adjacent to the museum is an art
gallery, exhibits by local artists are often to be seen at the gallery.
Eden Court Theatre
stands on the banks of the River Ness and there are many concerts here
given by orchestras from all over the world and many international
The city library has a genealogy department where the staff are always
very helpful to assist in tracing family history.
Balnain House -
has been converted into offices and is now closed to the public.
Inverness Floral Hall and demonstration gardens are part of a working
nursery which supplies the city's floral displays in the summer time. A
pleasant walk can be taken along the
riverside on your way to
the nurseries and the cafe within the floral hall is a very pleasant place
to enjoy afternoon tea.
and Gymnasium is a new complex and is open to the public throughout the
The Ten Pin Bowling alley is just out of the city and is open all year.
There are many shops selling knitwear and
tartans and quality gift
shops. Just out of the city, Pringle's Woollen Mill is a place to be
visited if you are looking for tartans and knitwear.
Culloden Moor, the site
of the last battle on British soil, which ended the Jacobite Rising in
1746, is eastwards on the B9006. A National Trust for Scotland visitor
centre there, is open from April to October.
North-east of Inverness, the mid 18th-century
Fort George is on a
peninsula into the Moray Firth. Although Fort George is still a military
establishment, part of it is open as an Ancient Monument, and it also
houses the regimental museums of the Seaforth and the Cameron Highlanders.
It is open to the public and there are many interesting things to see.
Across the new Kessock Bridge at the village of North Kessock on the
Black Isle, one can see dolphins swimming and playing in the waters of the
Moray Firth. Boat trips can
be taken out sea if you would like to enjoy a sail along the Moray Firth.
These run every day throughout the summer months and we would be happy to
Rosemarkie are sailing and golfing resorts on the Black Isle, this is a
lovely area. Many places to take pleasant walks by the shore and in the
glens. Fulmars nest on the cliffs beyond Rosemarkie, while pinkfoot and
greylag geese roost on the tidal inlet of Munlochy Bay close by
pleasure flights over Loch Ness, Moray Firth, Black Isle and beyond -
flights arranged for you at your request.
Coach/bus tours to all areas.
and shows take place in the summer months in all areas of the Highlands.
The Highlands of Scotland offer many opportunities for sports and
outdoor pursuits in all seasons of the year.
Bird watching, Fishing ,
Canoeing, Climbing, Nessie hunting,
Shore walks, Garden visits.
Please contact Gillian Lee at Tel: ++44 (0)1463 237254
Fax: ++44 (0)8704 296806