Inverness and Around the Great Glen

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  • 1. Cairngorms National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    A rugged wilderness of mountains, moorlands, glens, and lochs, the sprawling Cairngorms National Park, established in 2003, takes in more than...Read More

  • 2. Cawdor Castle and Gardens


    Shakespeare's Macbeth was the Thane of Cawdor (a local officer of the crown), but the sense of history that exists within the turreted walls...Read More

  • 3. Culloden Battlefield

    Military Sight

    Here, on a cold April day in 1746, the hopelessly outgunned Jacobite forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie were destroyed by King George II's army...Read More

  • 4. Fort George

    Military Sight

    After the fateful Battle of Culloden, the nervous government in London ordered the construction of a large fort on a promontory reaching into...Read More

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  • 5. Highland Folk Museum


    Explore reconstructed Highland buildings, including a Victorian-era schoolhouse, and watch tailors, clock makers, and joiners demonstrating...Read More

  • 6. Jacobite Steam Train

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    The most relaxing way to take in the landscape of birch- and bracken-covered wild slopes is by rail, and the best ride is on the historic Jacobite...Read More

  • 7. Nevis Range Mountain Experience


    Located 6 miles outside Fort William, this fantastic outdoor center offers a range of activities in all seasons, from downhill skiing and...Read More

  • 8. Rothiemurchus Estate

    Inverdruie | Tour–Sight

    This excellent activity center is among the best in the Cairngorms. It offers a host of organized outdoor diversions, including guided pony...Read More

  • 9. Urquhart Castle


    About 2 miles southeast of Drumnadrochit, this castle is a favorite Loch Ness monster–watching spot. This romantically broken-down fortress...Read More

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  • 10. West Highland Museum


    In the town center, the small but fascinating West Highland Museum explores the history of Prince Charles Edward Stuart and the 1745 rebellion...Read More

  • 11. Arisaig Marine

    Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

    Along with a host of wildlife excursions offering a chance to see minke whales, basking sharks, bottlenose dolphins, killer whales, porpoises...Read More

  • 12. Ben Nevis


    The tallest mountain in the British Isles, 4,411-foot Ben Nevis looms over Fort William, less than 4 miles from Loch Linnhe. A trek to its summit...Read More

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  • 13. Benromach Distillery


    The smallest distillery in Moray, Benromach was founded in 1898. It's now owned by whisky specialist Gordon and MacPhail, and produces an array...Read More

  • 14. Brodie Castle


    A magnificent, medieval turreted fortification, Brodie Castle was rebuilt and extended in the 17th and 19th centuries. Consequently, there are...Read More

  • 15. Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    On the high slopes of the Cairngorms, you may see the reindeer herd that was introduced here in the 1950s. The reindeer are docile creatures...Read More

  • 16. Caledonian Canal

    Body Of Water/Waterfall

    The canal, which links the lochs of the Great Glen—Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, and Loch Ness—owes its origins to a combination of military and political...Read More

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  • 17. Clava Cairns


    Not far from Culloden Moor, on a narrow road southeast of the battlefield, are the Clava Cairns, dating from the Bronze Age. In a cluster among...Read More

  • 18. Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery


    The final port of call on the Malt Whisky Trail, the Dallas Dhu Historic Distillery was the last distillery built in the 19th century and was...Read More

  • 19. Findhorn Ecovillage


    This education center is dedicated to developing "new ways of living infused with spiritual values," drawing power from wind turbines, local...Read More

  • 20. Glencoe Visitor Centre

    Visitor Center

    This impressive visitor center tells the life story of Glencoe, from its volcanic origins to the MacDonald massacre to its current wildlife...Read More

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