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Inverness is the Gateway To the Highlands


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Inverness is the city in the Highlands, where you can explore the warm welcome, whether to visit, shop, relax or just live Inverness find.

Theres a lot to see and do in and around Inverness take some extra time. Browse city shops old and new, from the Victorian market to the new award winning shopping complex, Eastgate II

Take a stroll to Inverness Castle, currently used as a courthouse and St Andrews Cathedral, which dominate the River Ness and what has been described as one of the most beautiful riverside settings in England.

Enjoy the beautiful circular walk from the castle along the river and through the Ness Islands, where in high season from July to October, you can watch anglers casting long lines to jump the Atlantic salmon.

Buy a day pass and try it for yourself. Above the town is Craig Phadrig, once the stronghold of the Pictish Kings, which offers an interesting forest walks. From here you can make a magnificent view of the Moray Firth, home to a variety of wildlife also enjoy bottlenose dolphins, which can be seen from the shore or on trips are available from ports along the coast.

Inverness is the gateway to the Highlands of Scotland and the surrounding area, including the famous Loch Ness and Nessie, its legendary monster. It is easy to obtain from Inverness and attractions in the surrounding area and beyond. These can be organized by bus or rental car down a boat through the Canal and Loch Ness by daily trips.

Inverness has a long history, having developed from an old fortress, the capital of the Highlands. The City and the surrounding area are now home to 65,000 people, but it was much smaller when St Columba of the Royal Court of King Brude the Picts or Bridei visited in 565AD.

The legend says that in 1040, Macbeth, of Shakespeare fame, built his stronghold in Inverness. 1158 King David of Scotland awarded Inverness its Charter as a Royal Burgh.

Robert the Bruce, the spider fame, took the first of the City's five castles from English forces in 1307 and in 1562, had Mary Queen of Scots, the Governor of Inverness Castle for the refusal of entry into the Burgh hanged.

Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite forces were defeated in the famous Battle of Culloden the last battle on British soil in 1746. After Fort George today as the most beautiful castle of the 18th Century in Europe was founded on the outskirts of the city.

Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Rental SiteInverness

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