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Loch Garten

Located in Kinveachy, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 5.4 miles away.

To the south east of Inverness, Loch Garten is famous for its RSPB Nature Reserve. Their membership booklet reads: 'When ospreys returned to breed in Scotland, this ancient Caledonian pinewood is where they chose to come...

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Ben Macdui, Highland

Located in Aviemore, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 10.4 miles away.

Scotland's second highest mountain behind Ben Nevis...

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Ruthven Barracks

Located in Ruthven, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 11.8 miles away.

Built after the 1715 Jacobite rising. Ruthven Barracks is located on the site of a fomer castle. One of four barracks built in strategic locations to help the British Governemnt better keep control of the peoples of the...

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Corgarff Castle

Located in Corgarff, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 22.1 miles away.

Built during the sixteenth century. Located in Aberdeenshire, east Scotland. Converted into barracks in 1748 after the 1745 Jacobite uprising. Briefly a farmhouse from 1802. Restored and managed by Historic Scotland...

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River Ness

Located in Inverness, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 24.4 miles away.

River flowing from Loch Ness through Inverness and out into the Moray Firth...

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Loch Ness

Located in Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 24.5 miles away.

Said to be home to Nessie or the Loch Ness Monster. Large freshwater loch running south west from Inverness. Used as part of the Caledonian Canal. Contains more water than ALL the lakes in both England and Wales. After L...

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Balmoral Castle and Estate

Located in Ballater, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 24.5 miles away.

Royal estate within Deeside Lochnagar NSA which, in turn, is within Cairngorms National Park. As a result of its location, this is often referred to as 'Royal Deeside'. 50,000 acres bought in 1848. The area is famous for...

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Inverness Castle

Located in Inverness, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 24.7 miles away.

Built on the site of an earlier eleventh century castle. Castle we see today was begun in 1836. The castle features on the reverse of the Royal Bank of Scotland £50 note introduced in 2005...

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Urquhart Castle

Located in Strone, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 25.0 miles away.

Overlooking Loch Ness. Urquhart Castle was built in the thirteenth century. The castle was largely destroyed in 1692 to prevent Jacobite troops using it as a stronghold against the King William II. It is run by Historic...

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Pluscarden Abbey

Located in Elgin, Moray, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 31.5 miles away.

Benedictine monastery located to the east of Scotland, a short distance from Elgin. 'It is the only medieval monastery in Britain still inhabited by monks and being used for its original purpose' (source: Pluscarden Abbe...

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Stob Poite Coire Ardair

Located in Spean Bridge, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 32.8 miles away.

At 1054 metres above sea level, Stob Poite Coire Ardair is a Munro in the Highland of Scotland . It looks down on Coire Ardair, a corrie (defined as a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain that may contain a lake...

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Elgin Cathedral

Located in Elgin, Moray, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 36.9 miles away.

Founded in 1224. Elgin Cathedral fell into disuse as a result of the Scottish Reformation. In 1824, an Elgin shoemaker called John Shanks began the task of clearing the site of debris and rubbish. He is said to have move...

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Spynie Palace

Located in Elgin, Moray, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 38.7 miles away.

Fortified palace built for the Bishops of Moray. Dates from the twelfth century. Fell into disrepair at the end of the seventeenth century after a dispute between its owner and King William and Queen Mary. Managed by His...

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Caledonian Canal

Located in Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 38.9 miles away.

Canal running about 62 miles (100 km) from the west coast of Scotland near Fort William to the east coast near Inverness. Designed by Thomas Telford. Built between 1803 and 1822. The canal takes advantage of the Great Gl...

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Leith Hall Castle

Located in Kennethmont, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 41.2 miles away.

A typical Scottish lairdís residence. Begun in the 1650s. Leith Hall is set on nearly three hundred acres of land. In addition to interesting furniture, artwork, china and tapestry, there's a military exhibition titled '...

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Huntly Castle

Located in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 42.9 miles away.

Originally a twelfth century motte and bailey castle. Rebuilt in the fifteenth century. In decay by the eighteenth century. Occupied by British troops in the 1740s Jacobite Uprising. Managed by Historic Scotland...

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Dornoch Cathedral

Located in Dornoch, Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 48.0 miles away.

In the north-east of Scotland, Dornoch Cathedral was first built in the thirteenth century. Burnt down in 1570 and restored in the early nineteenth century. The pop star Madonna had her son christened in Dornoch Cathedra...

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Loch Cluanie

Located in Highland, The Highlands & Islands, Scotland

Approximately 48.1 miles away.

On the road to the Isle of Skye by the Glen Shiel Hills. Hikers walk from the western edge of the loch to summit the two munros A'Chralaig (1120m/3674ft) and Mullach Fraoch-choire (1102m/3615ft)...

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Glamis Castle

Located in Glamis, Angus, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 50.0 miles away.

Childhood home of the Queen Mother. Birthplace of Princess Margaret. Glamis Castle features on the Scottish ten pound note. Many legends surround the castle including those of the 'monster of Glamis', the ghost of the 'G...

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Edzell Castle and Gardens

Located in Edzell, Angus, The Lowlands, Scotland

Approximately 50.2 miles away.

Dating from around 1100 and now a ruin. Edzell Castle was the seat of the Lindsay family. As Jacobites, the Lindsay family were on the losing side after the 1715 Jacobite Rising and the castle was gradually destroyed. Th...

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