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You can’t leave Scotland without a visit to Loch Ness!
This Scottish Highlands hideaway has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday, from historical attractions to music festivals, all extremely close to Inverness.
And who could forget Nessie, the mythical Loch Ness creature that is said to be swimming at the town’s lake. This and many other Scottish legends are waiting to be discovered…
Built as a private fortress for the Thanes of Crawdor, this medieval castle is now open to the public.
Only 12 miles from Inverness, it includes three magnificent gardens, a restaurant and even a golf course!
Inside the castle you can admire portraits and tapestries that belonged to the Cawdor family and the Campbells family that moved in back in the 16th century.
Visit the remains of this Bronze Age cemetery, filled with graves, ring cairns and standing stones.
Also known as Prehistoric Burial Cairns of Bulnuaran of Clava, it has been in this location for over 4,000 years!
Clava Cairns is one of Scotland’s most preserved prehistoric sites and should definitely be a part of your itinerary!
Isle of Skye
Part of the Inner Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Skye was once voted by National Geographic as one of the best islands in the world!
Many hikers seeking adventure visit the island just to climb to the top of its mountain range, whose distinctive peaks can be seen from afar.
If hillwalking isn’t your thing, you can always go sea fishing or join a wildlife cruise and try to spot dolphins and many other creatures that live in this wonderful setting.