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. To visit The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and other attractions in Inverness, use our Inverness trip builder.
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  • Anyone wishing to see he history after the battle of culloden must stop by and visit to understand the continued efforts of the Scottish heriatige  more »
  • Dropped in expecting a few exhibits but found full history. More recent items food for thought especially with pictures of those killed in action. Allow plenty of time as this deserves it. Included in...  more »
  • The Highlanders' Museum is within Fort George, with free entrance and jammed with exhibits over three floors. The people who run the museum were really friendly and welcoming as I entered the museum a...  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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