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Inverness Holiday Guide

Inverness holidays are great for those seeking rugged unspoilt countryside, a golfing trip, a vacation with friends or a short city break.

Things to do on an Inverness holiday

There are plenty of attractions to enjoy when you visit Inverness. One of the most popular is the Culloden Moor Battlefield, which is located near to the city. This is the scene of the last major battle fought on mainland Britain, when the final Jacobite uprising ended here in April 1746. The Turf and Stone dykes have been faithfully reconstructed to recreate the scene where the army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart was crushed by the Duke of Cumberland's Government forces. The visitor centre also houses a permanent Jacobite exhibition and there are guided tours around the site, making it one of Inverness's top attractions.

If you're seeking culture when you travel to Inverness you may wish to visit the Inverness Museum and Gallery, which houses a varied collection covering archaeology, natural history, art and local history, as well as the occasional guest exhibition.

Inverness Castle is another great attraction in the city. The castle itself is not open to the public but you can wander around the grounds. The current structure was built in 1836 and designed by noted architect William Burn, but there has been a castle on this site since 1057.

Golf holidays in Inverness

Inverness holidays are popular with golfing enthusiasts and there are a number of great courses in the area, all set in the glorious countryside of the Scottish Highlands. If you're a bit of a novice then the Castle Stuart Golf Course may be your best option, although the course is suitable for more advanced players too. Inverness Golf Club is the closest course to the city itself, while the nearby Loch Ness Golf Course, Nairn Dunbar Golf Club and Torvean Golf Club are hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. If you don't mind a short journey, the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, which is located to the north of the city about an hour away by car, is the ideal location for the advanced golfer looking for the most testing of challenges.

Inverness holidays in the countryside

Many people choose holidays in Inverness to explore the expansive natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands. The most famous natural attraction in the area is the world renowned Loch Ness, the alleged home of the Loch Ness Monster (known affectionately as 'Nessie' to the locals). We can't guarantee you'll catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, but we can guarantee breathtaking scenery when you explore the countryside on Inverness holidays.