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Loch Ness by Jacobite

Hop aboard a Loch Ness by Jacobite tour, or cruise your way along the famous Caledonian Canal.

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Dolphin Cruises

Treat your eyes, and camera, to a view of the Moray dolphins in their natural habitat.

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Beastie Boats

For an adrenaline-packed 1-hour Loch Ness tour, we dare you to jump aboard a 12-seat RIB speedboat.

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Botanic Gardens

Get royally relaxed in this botanical oasis smack bang in the middle of Scotland’s bustling capital.

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Gordon Castle

A castle, top nosh, and walled gardens. This place even makes its own cider and gin. Yes please.

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Landmark

Heritage, treetop trails, and Clydesdale horses add up to one helluva day out for wee ones and parents alike.

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Cairngorms

Ride a spectacular funicular or whisk your way up the mountain in a gondola car at Aonach Mor.

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Fairburn activity centre

Ready your bow, lazer gun, painballs or paddle – the Highland’s original activity centre is packed with adventures.

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Brodie Country Fair

Treat yourself to some Highland retail therapy with fashion boutiques, food and drink, gifts, souvenirs, and restaurant.

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Fruit picking at Wester Hardmuir Fruit Farm

Fruit baskets at the ready for this sweet day out picking your own raspberries, currents, strawberries and more. Delicious.

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Nairn Beach

Sun (if you’re lucky), sea, sands and golf. No wonder Charlie Chaplin used to holiday here.

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Rosemarkie beach and beach café

Grab a cup of tea by the sea – you can’t beat it. Then go for a spot of dolphin spotting at Chanory Point.

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Rothiemurchus

13th-century island castle. Wildlife. Outdoor activities. This Highland forest estate’s got it all.

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Culloden Battlefield

Live and breathe history in the very place the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to its bloody end. Then check out the gift shop.

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City Sightseeing

Hop on and hop off on an open-top bus tour to take in the sights, sounds, and history of Inverness.

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Ice Factor

Climb an indoor wall of ice, scale a rock wall, or monkey-swing along an aerial adventure. Have you got what it takes?

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Johnstons of Elgin

From top-notch cashmere and knitwear to stylish home interiors, Johnstons of Elgin has been effortlessly elegant since 1797. Go on. Treat yourself.

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Aquadome

Splash into the wave pool then get your flume on at this Inverness Leisure pool. There’s even a health spa for tired mums and dads. You deserve it.

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Heathmount

Stylish surrounds by day and night with a smorgasbord of gorgelicious local, independently sourced food and drink.

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The Malt Rooms

Inverness’ first whisky bar, the Malt Room is a cosy, intimate and welcoming place where people can come together to relax. Chin chin.

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Café 1

Fine dining at Café 1 is a menu bursting with local ingredients. Some are even produced by their very own Croft. Tasty stuff.

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Johnny Foxes & The Den

Live music. Fresh food. Loads of beers, wines and spirits. Now we’re talking. And it’s all set on the banks of the River Ness.

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Black Isle Bar

It’s not just organic beers. There’s also organic food, including organic wood-fired pizza. Did we mention it’s organic? It’s also delicious.

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Scotch and Rye

Scotch & Rye is the Brainchild of Scott Murray, the genius behind Bar One, Inverness’ original modern-day cocktail bar.

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The White House

The Prosecco, Champagne, and in-house cocktail creations are a gift for your glass at this Inverness bar and bistro.

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The Ivy

The Ivy. Two words that mean with fresh fruits, house made ingredients, and the finest of spirits. Not to mention gin. So much gin.

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Inverness Castle

Treat your peepers to 360-degree views of the Highland Capital and the eye-popping scenery at Inverness’ newest attraction.

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Loch Ness Exhibition Centre

From the beginning of Loch Ness to its third millennium, take in seven themed areas of geology, history, and mystery.

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Inverness Museum

For a boost of culture, the Inverness Museum and Art’s fascinating range of artefacts, exhibitions and collections of Highland life and heritage is a must.

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Brodie Castle

It’s not all bloody history. This magnificent turreted castle also has a playful garden and over 400 varieties of daffodil. How quaint!

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Highland Folk Museum

The Highland Folk Museum isn’t about folk music. It’s actually a mile of Highland history, from a 1700s township to a 1930s working croft.

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Fort George

Awesome is over used. But Fort George is just that – one of the most awe-inspiring fortifications in Europe built as a secure base for King George II’s army.

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Craig Phadrig Woods

Built in the Iron Age, burned, then re-occupied by the powerful Picts – Craig Phadrig's hill fort is one Scotland’s most impressive hidden forest gems.

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Glen Ord Distillery

Glen Ord is old. One of the oldest distilleries in the highlands, in fact. Just 20 mins by car from Inverness. Designated drivers, we salute you. Slainte!

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Cawdor Castle

Home of the Cawdor family, Cawdor Castle has a history extending to Macbeth. Try not to go mad exploring its three gardens, castle, woods and nine-hole golf course.

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Whin Park

Inverness’ largest outdoor park is the place to play – including a pond with boat rental, children’s adventure course, slides, swings. And ice cream!

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Findhorn Foundation

Whether it’s just a few hours or much longer, The Park, Findhorn, is packed with interesting things to find. Including its ecovillage – open to the public to promote creating a world that works for all.

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Glen Affric Forrest Park

Glen Affric is what Scotland does best – lochs, mountains and a wonderful mix of pine, birch and ancient oak. Get those boots on.

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Corrimony Cairns

Visit this ‘Clava type’ cairn. Whatever that is. It’s situated in a glen surrounded by beautiful birch wood and dramatic landscapes. Simply put – the history here is breath-taking.

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Clava Cairns

Clava Cairns, or the more snappily name Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava, most definitely shouldn’t be ancient history to tourists – but they have been here 4,000 years or so.

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Harry Potter Viaduct

You’d be a Muggle not to visit Glenfinnan Viaduct – famous flyover of the Hogwarts Express. Wands at the ready for a magical day out.

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Featured Places to visit

Beastie Boats

For an adrenaline-packed 1-hour Loch Ness tour, we dare you to jump aboard a 12-seat RIB speedboat.

Botanic Gardens

Get royally relaxed in this botanical oasis smack bang in the middle of Scotland’s bustling capital.

Landmark

Heritage, treetop trails, and Clydesdale horses add up to one helluva day out for wee ones and parents alike.

City Sightseeing

Hop on and hop off on an open-top bus tour to take in the sights, sounds, and history of Inverness.

Loch Ness Exhibition Centre

From the beginning of Loch Ness to its third millennium, take in seven themed areas of geology, history, and mystery.

Glen Ord Distillery

Glen Ord is old. One of the oldest distilleries in the highlands, in fact. Just 20 mins by car from Inverness. Designated drivers, we salute you. Slainte!