The city of Inverness is steeped in history, being known as the capital of the Highlands.
Early in the 12th century King David 1 (1124-1153) made Inverness a royal burgh. During the 16- 17th century Inverness was a busy port and market town.
The Battle of Culloden , 16th April 1746 , the main battle lasted an hour with the Jacobite’s suffering a heavy defeat. This changed Scotlands history forever. The battlefield and Clava Cairns are well worth a visit, go back in time and re-live the moment. Especially if you have been following “Outlander”.
Flora Macdonald our Scottish Jacobite heroine, helped Charles Edward Stuart (the young Pretender ) to escape from Scotland after the Jacobite rebellion of (1745-46) , she originated from South Uist. Flora has been immortalised in Scottish history for her courage and bravery. To this day, she is still ” Looking over the sea to Skye”. You will see her on your adventure to the Inverness castle.
Oakvilla guest house is a short walk from the scenic River Ness. You can enjoy city life here at a relaxed pace and there are many great quality bars and restaurants where you can enjoy Highland hospitality at its best.
A visit to the Victorian Market is another must with lots of unique shops. Situated in the heart of the city, it is a great place to look for those extra special gifts and the range available includes hand-made whisky chocolates, fluffy Nessie toys and the chance to discover your own Scottish ancestory.