The exciting new Culloden Battlefield visitor centre and exhibition opened in December 2007. Through recent archaeological and historical research the National Trust for Scotland discovered that the previous centre was sited on the third Government line of the battlefield. With the Trust’s resolve to return the battlefield to as close as we know it on 16 April 1746, the centre was moved. The previous facilities had struggled to cope with visitor numbers at peak times and its site will be returned to being part of the battlefield. The new centre and exhibition allows the whole Culloden story to be told in an innovative and interactive way.



Visit Inverness Loch Ness offers potential visitors a comprehensive resource for planning and booking holidays and short visits to this beautiful part of Scotland and an insight into the rich history and culture of the area. See our selection of quality city, country and loch-side accommodation – cottages, hotels, bed and breakfast, camping and hostels. Check out the abundance of things to see and places to visit in our area – there’s something exciting here to suit people from all walks of life and our events calendar is always full with a diverse range of events and festivals from Highland Games to music festivals.


For the finest way to see Loch Ness, nothing compares to Jacobite cruises. Whichever season you choose to visit, a cruise on Loch Ness is a superb way to experience the magnificence of the loch and its stunning attractions, such as the ancient ruins of Urquhart Castle. Our boats sail close to the imposing battlements of the ruins of Urquhart Castle. Jacobite offers not just cruises, but a wide selection of tours from Inverness, and combined tour/cruises sailing on Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal throughout the year.


An insight into the loch’s wider significance. Designed and narrated by Loch Ness Project leader, the naturalist Adrian Shine. Whilst keeping the mystery centre stage, it is placed firmly into the context of a loch with rare & unusual properties: some still motivate expeditions while others can “create” monsters. Here are the results of that exploration, using the very latest multi-media system, original research equipment and authentic underwater films.


The magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state. Stunning views of the Loch can be obtained from the visitor centre veranda. Following the 1746 defeat at Culloden of Bonnie Prince Charlie, George II created the ultimate defence against further Jacobite unrest. The result, Fort George, is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe.


No visit to Scotland is complete without a visit to a working Scotch Malt Distillery. From mountain to glen and island to lowland, you will find beautifully sited distilleries still dispensing individual charm, history and the local ‘water of life’.