1 Fort George
One of Europe’s most impressive fortresses located on a piece of land jutting into the Moray Forth. Visitors can walk along the main ramparts and enjoy excellent vantage points to spot dolphins. Building this impressive fort by the sea took more than 22 years and was once the regimental depot of the Seaforth Highlanders and remains an active army base today.
Find out more and plan your visit to Fort George.
2 Urquhart Castle
Situated on the stunning banks of the famous Loch Ness, you can discover 1000 years of drama and experience a glimpse of medieval life. Climb the Grant Tower to enjoy breath-taking panoramic views over the iconic loch. You can learn about the distinctly Highland heritage and experience Urquhart’s story through a remarkable collection of artefacts, historical replicas including a full-sized working trebuchet, and a short film.
Urquhart Castle will also be hosting our Coasts and Waters flagship event, Aiseag, this October. More information coming soon.
Find out more and plan your visit to Urquhart Castle.
3 Kinnaird Head Castle & Lighthouse
Discover this 16th-century castle that was altered in the late 18th century. You can still visit the first lighthouse built by the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses which was then incorporated today. The lighthouse is managed by the Kinnaird Head Trust and the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses is only a stroll away.
We will be reviewing lighthouses as part of the Year of Coasts and Waters throughout the year.
Find out more and plan your visit to Kinnaird Head Castle and Lighthouse and Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.