The Highlands is teaming with history everywhere you look. All our properties are located in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands and offer the perfect base to explore the history and cultural heritage of the region.
In Inverness, check out the Castle and climb all the way up to the viewpoint for panoramic views of the city. Or you could visit Culloden Battlefield where the Jacobite army of Charles Edward Stuart was decisively defeated by a British government force under William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland in 1746. Curious to see the oldest house in Inverness? Then visit Abertaff House which dates back to 1593 and is widely regarded as an important example of 16th-century domestic architecture.
Outlander fans are in for a treat as Inverness is the perfect base to use to discover some if the iconic locations that feature in the popular TV series. The Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore features in many scenes (as MacKenzie village) with its replicas of traditional turf-roofed Highland crofts. Then there is Tulloch Ghru at Aviemore. This sweeping, stunningly beautiful area near Aviemore and the Cairngorms is the setting for Claire’s trip through the woodland with Jamie and his clansmen in the first episode. It also features quite heavily in the opening credits.
A trip to Inverness would not be complete without a visit to Loch Ness, just to see if our beloved Nessie (the Loch Ness Monster) might make an appearance. Whether you are a believer or not (we all are!) there is something magical about Loch Ness. Take a boat trip and either take your binoculars or take advantage of sonar technology to seek her out. Or go to Dores and take a stroll along the beach and some refreshments at the Dores Inn.
Check out our activities page to find out more about everything Inverness and the Highlands has to offer.