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Inverness is the vibrant capital of the Highlands and is an excellent base from which to tour the stunning scenery of northern Scotland.

With a population of 70,000, Inverness is one of the fastest growing communities in the European Community, and has a rich cultural heritage. The beautiful River Ness runs through the heart of this compact city, and Inverness Castle stands on a hill overlooking the town. Culloden Battlefield, the site of the last pitched battle on British Soil (in 1746) lies on the outskirts of the Inverness, with Fort George, the magnificent military fort built in the aftermath of Culloden, nearby. The Caledonian Canal links Inverness to Loch Ness, just 5 miles south, and bisects Scotland from Inverness on the east coast to Fort William on the west coast. The Inverness area is rich with prehistoric remains (such as those on Clava Cairns), Pictish remains (especially on the Black Isle, just north of the city), and many castles (Urquahart, Cawdor, Stuart, and Brodie, to name a few). Spectacular secenery is on the doorstep and is a magnet for visitors who love the outdoors. Beautiful Glen Affric offers a variety of walking trails through a landscape which includes mountains, lochs, waterfalls, and ancient woodland.

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