Places To Visit
Inverness is the Capital of the Highlands and one of Scotland’s main tourist destinations.
The area surrounding MacDonald House abounds with places of interest for the visitor. Within a short walking distance is Whin Park and various pleasant walks along the River Ness and around Ness Islands.
Eden Court, just around the corner, is a large theatre, cinema and arts venue providing a great repertoire of plays and films. There is also a large cinema complex a short drive away at the Warner Village: current films can be checked out at http://www.myvue.com/home/cinema/inverness.
Staying in the Highlands would not be the same without at least one visit to a castle, and as well as Inverness Castle just across the way from MacDonald House, there are several others to choose from, each within easy distance by car:
Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, can be combined with a boat trip on Loch Ness, or perhaps a visit to the Loch Ness Monster Exhibitions at Drumnadrochit – sure to be a hit with the children.
On a more serious note, the new visitor centre at Culloden Battlefield brings history to life. Anyone interested in the military will enjoy a visit to Fort George, just 11 miles north east of Inverness near Ardersier. Fort George was built after the Battle of Culloden and is one of Europe’s most impressive military fortifications, still partly in use by the army.