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Hailed as the capital of the Highlands, Inverness is one of Scotland's seven cities. In all cities you have the landmarks that define the cities character, giving it a trademark that can be recognised all over the world. In Inverness' case its Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield, but lets have a look at the more hidden gems!
A Celtic tradition, the Clootie Well bears colourful rags across the trees. It is really a sight to behold and is something that you can see near Culloden Battlefield. From what I've seen, it looks eerie but very impressive.
Clava Cairns is none of the locations in the Highlands of Scotland that inspired the Outlander books, and you can see why! It's a prehistoric bronze age cemetry that is a hit with all Outlander fans! If you're planning a trip to Culloden, make sure you make the detour here as well.
Fort George is one of the largest artillery forts in Europe. It was built in the 18th century to try and fight back against another Jacobite rising. If you are into your history, go down and have a look! There is a terrific visitor centre and you might even catch a glimpse of a dolphin!
If you're visiting Inverness and are looking for somewhere traditionally Scottish to go and spend the night, Hootananny is the place for you. It offers traditional Scottish music, food and drink. On Fridays and Saturdays, the tables are even moved out of the way to encourage ceilidh dancing! Who fancies spending the weekend here?
What are your
hidden gems for Inverness?