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Inverness, a vibrant city full of creativity. (Credit: Airborne Lens)
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With its spectacular setting on the River Ness and the Moray Firth, Inverness is the gateway to the Highlands. There has been a settlement here since as far back as the 6th century, but things changed dramatically when The Great Charter of Inverness was granted by James IV in 1592 – and the Highland capital has prospered ever since, not least in more recent decades when it has grown into a thriving regional city and cultural hub. 

 The popular perception of the Scottish Highlands is as a series of rural communities, but this is not the case. Just as central to the spirit of Highlands are its urban centres.

Today, with its go-ahead attitude steeped in traditional culture, the City of Inverness is a great place to spend time and the perfect base from which to explore the numerous historic sites and scenic landmarks to be found in the surrounding area.

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You can visit Inverness as part of these itineraries: