• Inverness castle Inverness by night

Oakvilla Guest House

The Highlands

 Oakvilla, Your home from home


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.