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Fort George

#1 Fort George

Fort George is an 18th-century fortress.

It was built to control the Scottish Highlands in the aftermath of the Jacobite rising of 1745. 

The current fortress has never been attacked and has remained in continuous use as a garrison.

Fort George, is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe. Its garrison buildings, artillery defences bristling with cannon, and superb collection of arms – including bayoneted muskets, pikes, swords and ammunition pouches – provide a fascinating insight into 18th century military life.

A Real Must for many.

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#2 Culloden & Clava Cairns

This is our No1 place for all to visit, and it should be the one that is the first on your list.

Culloden Battlefield is the one place that allows a visitor to get an understanding of the Highlands and its History and Culture.

What occurred that day in 1746, changed the History of not just Scotland but far reaching and beyond Europe.

The Visitors Centre is well worth a visit although you can visit the Battlefield for Free.

To have that understanding will stand you in good stead for the rest of your trip.

Just a few minutes East from the Battle Field is Clava Cairns which is a type of Bronze Age circular chamber tomb cairn, named after the group of three cairns at Balnuaran of Clava.

There are about 50 cairns of this type in an area round about Inverness.

The row of three large cairns  were built about 4,000 years ago, around 2000 BC.

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Rogie Falls

#3 Rogie Falls

Rogie Falls Driving either way between Inverness and Lochcarron this is one place that is a definite stop for every one.

These Falls can really be spectacular and although a walk is required it is fairly easy for most, if you have a little one with a buggy it may be a bit of a trek.

They really are impressive waterfalls and a suspension bridge across the  Black Water river adds to the experience.

During August and September, there’s a good chance of seeing wild salmon leaping upstream. Visit after heavy rain and your experience is even better as the water gushes and tumbles from the slopes of Ben Wyvis.

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#4 Glen Docherty View Point

Glen Docherty is certainly one of the most iconic views in Scotland.

It lies in a glen between Loch Maree and Kinlochewe to the west and Loch a’Chroisg and Achnasheen to the east.

It requires a detour of about 10mins from Achnasheen but you will be rewarded with a great view that has been photographed by all who pass.

If it was an hours detour, would it still be worth it ?

Aye, to right it is.

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Glen Docherty
Eilean Donan Castle

#5 Eilean Donan Castle

Eilean Donan Castle is incredibly beautiful – and internationally famous.

The Castle is probably the most photographed fortress in the whole of Scotland and has featured in movies such as James Bond 007.

A 30-minute drive from Lochcarron but worth every mile. And from the Castle, you are only 20 minutes from the Isle Of Skye.

This Castle is really a must on anyone’s list when visiting Scotland, don’t miss out.

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