The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), Ardersier

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For those interested in Scotland's regimental past or just looking to learn more about Scottish history, The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) provides an educational, diverse experience. Partially based in Fort George's former Lieutenant Governor's house, the museum combines the intimacy of a small museum with an astounding amount of documents and relics. Start by going through the museum to learn about the Highlanders and their historical significance to Scotland. Representing three of the four famous Scottish regiments from the 1700s, the museum contains about 20,000 artifacts and 10,000 documents. Afterward, head to Fort George where you can ponder everything you have just seen while taking in the incredible view across to the Black Isle. Unfortunately, the age of the buildings gives little to no access for the disabled. Put The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Inverness tour planner.
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  • Comes with the price of admission to FT George. Well maintained and fairly "complete" history inside.  more »
  • Really enjoying my days out from our hotel it's not very far and this place is a must lots to see great for old and young  more »
  • If you love military history then this is the place to go. Lots of artefacts and stories of the Highlanders regiment and the soldiers in it. Well worth a visit when you visit Fort George. The museum i...  more »
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  • Great artifacts and cool memorabilia. A little too much in terms of it takes a while to go through but worth it.
  • This, and the whole Fort George site itself, is a wonderful place for a family day out... Steeped in history, lovely and scenic, and yet a working Barracks too. Well worth visiting.
  • Lovely afternoon out great museum with lots of information and nice displays. Well worth a visit if you in inverness
  • Interesting museum with a lot of military stuff.

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Where to stay in Inverness

You’ll easily find bed and breakfasts and guesthouses convenient to the center of town in Inverness, from the cozy to more large-scale places, often with a view down to the River Ness, which later joins Loch Ness. For more affordable accommodation, look for a few budget hostels, as well as camping and caravan sites. If you've got a car, consider staying just outside the city in a quiet village, where you can explore the city by day and nature by evening. Since this is the largest city in the Highlands, you'll probably be able to find something last minute, but if you have a specific type of accommodtion in mind, it's a good idea to book in advance.
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