A Historic Site in Inverness
Inverness Castle was originally a late 11th century earth and timber enclosure fortress, founded by King Malcolm III Canmore. The castle which was destroyed by King Robert the Bruce, was rebuilt in stone by George Gordon, earl of Huntly in 1548. After the garrison surrendered to the Jacobite army in 1746, the castle was destroyed by mines and all that remains are part of the curtain wall and a resorted well. A dramatic 19th century neo-Norman castle now stands on the site, built to house the County Hall.
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Inverness is the largest town in the Highlands and the busy and prosperous hub of the region. The town's position at the head of the Great Glen and on the shores of the Moray Firth have made it a firm favourite with tourists. Though Inverness has little in the way of major sights, it's a pleasant place to base yourself as you explore the other, more visible attractions on offer in the surrounding area, including the resident population of dolphins in the Moray Firth, Strathpeffer and the Black Isle. The town is particularly appealing along the leafy banks of the River Ness.