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Discover Inverness with DFDS

Inverness is the capital of the highlands and a vibrant city in close proximity to Scotland's most traditional destinations. Take a day to get to know the contemporary clan fighting, as well as the Highlands surrounding Inverness. A visit to Inverness Castle is definitely recommended. The River Ness, which springs from Loch Ness, leads right through Inverness and along the river there are many opportunities for beautiful walks - discover the small islands in the river on the Ness Island Walk. Heading north, Fort George is Europe's best-preserved 18th-century fortress. Whiskey fans should go in the east of Inverness and travel the Scotland Malt Whiskey Trail.

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Attractions in Inverness

Inverness Castle is the starting point for a tour of Inverness, here the visitor gets interesting information about the history of the region. The 19th-century town hall is next on the route, it rises imposingly above the roofs of the city. When visiting the old marketplace, you should definitely take a look at the floor where you will find the bucket stone Clach-na Cuddain - according to legend, the fate of this stone is closely linked to that of the city. The old prison tower Jail Steeple rises 40 meters high and bears witness to the past. We recommend a visit to the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, here interesting stories and artifacts from the Highlands are on display.

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Attractions in the region

The Scotland Malt Whiskey Route is worth a visit, here you will find various traditional whiskey distilleries that are open to sightseeing. In Dallas Dhu, you can observe the process of distilling very closely and the Speyside Cooperage will showcase the production of barrels. In Strathisla, you enter the oldest distillery in the Highlands. In the southwest of Invernss you will find Loch Ness, head to the visitor centre and Urquhart Castle, which has a very special charm. To the east of Inverness lies Culloden Battlefield, 1746 was one of the decisive battles in the turning point for Scotland history.

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