Inverness-Shire History & Heritage

Some great experiences to be had during your stay in Inverness-Shire.


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Outlander: The Past Lives Experience

Outlander Tours: Visit the stunningly beautiful Highlands where the Outlander novels are set, followed by the filming locations In the very heart of Scotland. Walk in the footsteps of Jamie and Claire as you bring Diana Gabaldon’s wonderful novels and the TV series to life. Several touring options available to fit in with your requirements. For details and a full touring itinerary, please visit our website.
Culloden, Inverness, IV2 7RW
Tel: 07576285729

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Highland Military Tattoo

Experience traditional and contemporary Highland Culture, music and dance at the largest military fort in the UK. Getting off to a roaring start with a fly past from an RAF Typhoon and culminating in a dazzling fireworks display, the Tattoo showcases a mix of local, military and international acts and celebrates the best of traditional and contemporary Highland culture.
Fort George, Ardersier, Inverness, IV2 7TC
Tel: 07921816360

Beauly Priory

Beauly Priory was founded around 1230 by monks of the Valliscaulian order. They came from their mother house in Burgundy, in France, and settled beside the Beauly River, at the place where it enters the Beauly Firth. The site is open to visitors .
Beauly Priory

Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre

The Culloden Battlefield visitor centre and exhibition opened in December 2007. Through recent archaeological and historical research the National Trust for Scotland discovered that the previous centre was sited on the third Government line of the battlefield. The new centre and exhibition allows the whole Culloden story to be told in an innovative and interactive way which appeals to all the family.
Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre

Fort George

Fort George is one of the most outstanding fortifications in Europe. It was built in the wake of the Battle of Culloden (1746) as an impregnable base for King George II’s army. It took 21 years to complete, by which time the Jacobite threat had been largely extinguished.
Fort George

Highland Archives Centre

The Highland Archive Centre is responsible for collecting, preserving, and making accessible archives relating to the history of the Highlands. The archive collections date from the 14th century to the present day.
Highland Archives Centre

Highland House of Fraser

See our kiltmakers making bespoke kilts in The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, Scotland’s only visitor attraction devoted to our famous national dress; history, tradition & culture of the kilt.
Highland House of Fraser

Inverness Castle

Inverness Castle sits next to the River Ness in the city centre. Originally built in the 11th century, it is now the Inverness Sheriff Courthouse and Country Hall. The castle itself is not open to the public, but the surrounding grounds can be explored.
Inverness Castle

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery gives you a great opportunity to learn about Scottish history and discover how the Highlands are linked with the rest of the world. The art gallery displays Highland contemporary pieces for you to browse through and their is a café on site for you to grab a quick cup of tea.
Inverness Museum & Art Gallery

Inverness Visitor Centre

The Highland capital’s official source for information on everything there is to do and see in Inverness & the Highlands. The enthusiastic team can help you book your accommodation, transport, day trips and cruises on Loch Ness.
Inverness Visitor Centre

North Kessock Information Centre

Located just over the Kessock Bridge, on the A9 North of Inverness overlooking the Beauly Firth. Staff at the Information Centre can help you spot the local Dolphins, and provide you with all you need to enjoy the wild, rugged, beautiful northern Highlands of Scotland.
North Kessock Information Centre

Ship Space

With free admission this interactive and evolving maritime museum with nautical artifacts, large model ships such as Titanic and submarines made from improvised recycled materials is a great place to visit. The museum opened its doors to its first visitor on April 10th 2012, the 100th anniversary of the sailing of the RMS Titanic, and has a magnificent 1:10 scale of the Titanic which allows you to go inside.
Ship Space
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