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Invergordon (Inverness) Top 10

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Culloden Moor, Inverness IV2 5EU, UK
After marching within 100 miles of London to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne, Jacobite supporters, led by Bonnie Prince Charlie, retreated to this site near Inverness in 1746. Here at Culloden, they were slaughtered by forces...
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Loch Ness, United Kingdom
Good luck if you’ve come here to witness the eponymous monster—though, given the dark, brooding waters of Loch Ness, seemingly anything is possible. At the very least, you’re bound to enjoy some beautiful scenery, from verdant...
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Castle Wynd, Inverness IV2 3EB, UK
This compact museum has a very good overview of Highland history. One focus is the Gaelic language, the ancient civilizing Celtic tongue brought here from Ireland by 5th-century pilgrims and monks. The Celts assimilated the Picts, who left behind...
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Look for seals, seagulls and salmon while you wander along the River Ness. A tributary of famous Loch Ness, the river meanders and widens as it passes through the city of Inverness on its way to the estuary of the Moray Firth and the North Sea....
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According to historical record, this Cathedral was erected in the 13th century under the guidance of St. Gilbert of Moray, the final Scot to be canonized prior to the Protestant Reformation—whose more zealous followers then razed the Cathedral in...
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High St, Rosemarkie, Fortrose IV10 8UF, UK
Located in Rosemarkie, this museum is dedicated primarily to the most prominent group of prehistoric people in Scotland, the Picts. They first appeared in historical records around 297 C.E. when described by a Roman adventurer, but their origins...
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Dornie, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX, UK
Eilean Donan is the über-castle of the Highlands, perched on a rocky islet in a tidal loch on the road to the Isle of Skye. After crossing an arched stone bridge, visitors may recognize the setting from such films as Highlander and The World...
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Urquhart (pronounced irk-hart) Castle, now in glorious ruins, was once the most important fortification in the region, sacked by the English king Edward I in the 1290s and retaken by the Scottish king Robert I in 1308. Today the tower retains an...
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B9090, Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5RD, UK
This castle is often associated with Shakespeare's Macbeth because the title character was the Thane of Cawdor. The connection, however, is pure artistic license—Cawdor's enormous tower was built in about 1450, several centuries after the real...
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The region's first church was established near this site in the 6th century and the grander Fortrose Cathedral was built some 600 years later. After the Reformation, it was rather sadly exploited as a source for stones to erect a citadel in...