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Urquhart Castle - Historic Scotland

Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness, near Inverness IV63 6XJ

historic-scotland.gov.uk

Magnificently sited, overlooking Loch Ness. Urquhart is one of the largest castles in Scotland, with a long and colourful history, built in the 1230s, seized by the English in 1296, sacked by the MacDonald Lord of the Isles in 1545 and left to fall into decay after 1689.

Tarbat Discovery Centre

Tarbatness Road, Portmahomack
Tain IV20 1YA

tarbat-discovery.co.uk

Tarbat Discovery Centre is a Museum situated in an old church in the beautiful coastal village of Portmahomack, 42 miles North East of Inverness. Having been abandoned in 1946 the dilapidated building was saved from ruin in 1980, when it was purchased by the newly formed Tarbat Old Parish Church Preservation Trust. You can find out how the archaeologists have slowly uncovered the ancient treasures at Tarbat.

Strathnaver Museum

Clachan
Bettyhill Thurso KW14 7SS

strathnavermuseum.org.uk

Journey from Strathnaver's mystical past, through the emergence of the Clan Mackay to the tragedy of the Highland Clearances.

Museum of the Isles

Clan Donald Skye, Armadale
Ardvasar, Isle of Skye IV45 8RS

clandonald.com

This award winning accredited museum was opened in 2002 to house our growing collection of artefacts and paintings. Six interconnecting galleries take you through 1500 years of the history and culture of the area once known as the Kingdom of the Isles. A seventh gallery is the venue for special exhibitions that change each year.

Mallaig Heritage Centre

Station Road
Mallaig PH41 4PY

mallaigheritage.org.uk

Local history museum for Mallaig, West Lochaber and the Small Isles, housing a comprehensive range of displays and exhibitions covering fishing, railway, steamers and ferries, Knoydart Clearance, agriculture and other themes.

Hugh Miller's Cottage - National Trust For Scotland

Church Street
Cromarty IV11 8XA

goo.gl

Here in this thatched cottage built c1698 by his great-grandfather was born Hugh Miller, on 10 October, 1802. Miller rose to international acclaim as a geologist, editor and writer.

Highland Folk Museum

Kingussie Road
Newtonmore PH20 1AY

highlandfolk.com

This award winning museum has recreated a thriving township from the 1700s with heather thatched roofs and open turf fires, a working croft with cattle, sheep,ducks and hens and an old tin school from the 1930s. Costumed interpreters bring history to life.

Highland Aviation Museum

9 Dalcross Industrial Estate, By Inverness Airport
Inverness IV1 7XB

highlandaviationmuseum.org.uk

We are situated just a few minutes walk away from the terminal building of Inverness Airport. At our museum you'll find an outdoor exhibition of aircraft and an Airport Fire Tender.

Glenfinnan Station Museum

Glenfinnan Railway Station, Glenfinnan
Fort William PH37 4LT

glenfinnanstationmuseum.co.uk

Glenfinnan Station Museum is situated in the famous and beautiful village of Glenfinnan on the Road to the Isles between Fort William and Mallaig. The Glenfinnan Experience not only includes the Station Museum but also has the added attractions of the Monument to Bonnie Prince Charlie at the head of Loch Shiel, the adjacent National Trust Visitor Centre and the Loch Shiel Eagle Watch Cruises. Towering above and behind, set in the mountain backdrop, stands the Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct, initially famous as the largest concrete viaduct in this country but now internationally acclaimed as a key location in the Harry Potter Films.

Glenfinnan Monument

NTS Information Centre
Glenfinnan PH37 4LT

goo.gl

Glenfinnan Monument, set amid superb Highland scenery at the head of Loch Shiel, was erected in 1815 by Alexander Macdonald of Glenaladale in tribute to the clansmen who fought and died in the cause of Prince Charles Edward Stuart. It was designed by the eminent Scottish architect James Gillespie Graham.

Fort George - Historic Scotland

Fort George
Ardersier IV2 7TD

historic-scotland.gov.uk

A vast site and one of the most outstanding artillery fortifications in Europe. It was planned in 1747 as a base for George II's army and was completed in 1769.

Eilean Donan Castle

Dornie
by Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8DX

eileandonancastle.com

You can explore almost every part of the castle from the Banqueting Hall to the bedrooms. You'll be following in the footsteps of many a warrior - from the Vikings to James Bond, from Jacobites to Hollywood's 'Highlander'.

Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre

Culloden Moor
Inverness IV2 5EU

nts.org.uk

The course of British, European and world history was changed here at Culloden on 16 April 1746. It was here that the Jacobite army fought to reclaim the throne of Britain from the Hanoverians for a Stuart king.

Castle of Mey

Mey, Thurso
Caithness KW14 8XH

castleofmey.org.uk

Since 1952 the property of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the castle of Mey is situated on the north coast of Caithness, in the parish of Canisbay, about 15 miles east of Thurso and 6 miles west of John O'Groats. It stands on rising ground about 400 yards from the seashore, overlooking the Pentland Firth and the Orkney Islands.

Caithness Broch Centre

Northlands Viking Centre, The Old School House, Auckengill, Keiss
Wick KW1 4XP

caithnessbrochcentre.co.uk

Brochs, unique to Scotland, are amongst the most studied monuments in British prehistory. A broch is a drystone tower with cells or galleries contained within the thickness of the wall.