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Inverness - Things To Do

So you're in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, on business.... When the business is out of the way, make the most of your time in the city and check out some of our 'must do' experiences to set your senses reeling.
The course of British, European and world history was changed at Culloden on 16th April 1746. It was here that the Jacobite army fought to reclaim the throne of Britain and the site of the ferocious last battle on British soil. See the full history of this battle at the amazing new Culloden Visitor Centre.
At Inverness Museum and Art Gallery you can explore Scottish history and discover how the Highlands are linked with the rest of the world. Have the opportunity to get face to face with a pine marten and scratch a badger's belly or experience Highland contemporary art and crafts.
Catch a show or film at Eden Court Theatre. You could also enjoy new galleries, exhibitions, the fantastic bar and restaurant facilities or visit the Bishop's Palace, one of the most important historical buildings in Inverness.
Discover Loch Ness aboard a Jacobite Cruise or alternatively take an exhilarating RIB ride with Cruise Loch Ness from Fort Augustus. 
Urquhart Castle in nearby Drumnadrochit commands splendid views of the famous Loch Ness and the Great Glen. The castle's history and that of the noble families who held it, is told in the exhibition and audio-visual display in the new visitor centre which features an outstanding array of medieval artefacts found at the castle.
Also in Drumnadrochit is the Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition - You know about the monster, now hear about the loch. An insight into the loch's wider significance, you'll witness the results of the loch's almost continuous exploration, using the very latest multi-media systems, original research equipment and authentic underwater films.
Inverness is on the doorstep of many of Scotland’s finest Whisky Distilleries including Glen Morangie, Glen Ord, Dalmore Distillery, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich to name just a few why not enjoy a relaxing afternoon discovering more about Scotland's national drink.
See the most northerly group of bottlenose dolphins in the world plus common seals, grey seals and porpoise on a magical cruise on the Moray Firth.
Home of the Thanes of Cawdor for over 600 years Cawdor Castle has beautiful gardens, nature trails, golf course, restaurant, snack bar and gift shop.
Fort George and the Highlanders Museum sits behind huge fortified walls on an isolated spit of land jutting into the Moray Firth. This fort is an excellent example of military might.
While you are here, experience the great outdoors in stunning scenery.
Boots N Paddles offer safe and memorable outdoor experiences, including canoeing, gorge walking, mountain biking and WOW (walking on water) balls!
With Scotland’s world famous reputation as the Home of Golf, Inverness does not disappoint when it comes to offering a superb choice of championship courses - why not try a round at the new home of the Scottish Open Castle Stuart, or the two championship courses in Nairn, Nairn Golf Club and Nairn Dunbar Golf Club or closer to home Inverness Golf Club or Loch Ness Golf Course.
Cairngorms National Park - located just 30 minutes from Inverness the Cairngorms National Park is an area of adventure and discovery with activities ranging from snow sports at CairnGorm Mountain to clay pigeon shooting, quad biking, pony trekking and a host of other activities at Rothiemurchus Estate.