At Culloden Battlefield
The legendary battlefield reflects stories about various battles
fought, where some left victorious while others lied beaten.
It was here where Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite army
were finally crushed on April 16, 1746.
Apart from the horrifying fact that the battlefield seems
to have served a crimination ground for those having died
during the battles, there are other interesting features including
the Graves of the Clans, communal burial places with simple
stones bearing individual clan names, the great memorial cairn,
erected in 1881 and the huge Cumberland Stone, from which
the victorious "Butcher" Cumberland is said to have
reviewed the scene.
The visitor center has an audiovisual presentation on the
background and history of the famous battle. Visit to the
Battlefield can surely make a memorable day for you.
Inverness Floral Hall
If you are looking for a tranquil break in the capital of
Highland, the Floral Hall is an absolute getaway. A sub tropical
oasis of rest and calm can fetch you heaven. You can enjoy
the beautiful floral displays, walk along the winding paths
in the climatically controlled environment of the Floral Hall,
and play in the fountains and ponds alive with sub-tropical
fishes. Loiter around the award winning Cactus House, which
displays a wealth of succulents and attractive display gardens
with raised beds that offer touch and scent for the partially
Moreover, if you have a liking for Gardening, you can pick
up some ideas for your own gardens, a good horticultural experience.
There is a coffee shop serving light refreshments and home
baking at the Visitor Centre where you can pick up an excellent
range of information on local events and activities.
Though the thousand-year history of turbulence reveals the
least with the castle being captured, destroyed and rebuilt
on a regular basis, Urquhart Castle, settled on a hillside
overlooking Loch Ness, is one of most celebrated landmarks
and one of Scotland's biggest castles.
The Castle was home to the famous Edward I, who lost it,
and later was taken by Robert the Bruce from Edward III. The
five-story tower is the most remarkable of the remains enjoying
the finest views of the Loch.
Lately, a new visitor center has been added with a fine display
of original artifacts, audiovisual displays as well as a cafe
and a shop.
The fort, which was built after the Battle of Culloden, was
occupied by the Hanoverian army of George II, and is still
an active army barracks.
The rampart, almost 1.6km around, encloses some 17 hectares.
The fort contains the admission-free Queen's Own Highlanders
Regimental Museum, with regimental exhibits from 1778 to today,
representing a number of Highland regiments as well as its
namesake. A new exhibit about the 1990s Gulf War has also
been added recently.
Museum of Orsay
This museum is a top attraction in the city, with exhibits
representing the social and natural history, archaeology,
art, and culture of the Scottish Highlands, with special emphasis
on the Inverness district.
If you happen to be in the city, don't miss the trip to this
remarkable museum with the important collection of Highland
silver and reconstructed silversmith's workshop, displays
on the life of the clans, a reconstruction of a local taxidermist's
workshop, and a reconstructed 1920s Inverness kitchen.