Castles, Museums and History

Castles, Museums and History

The Highlands of Scotland are steeped in history, if you have an interest in castles, battles and museums there are plenty of visits for you here.

A good overview of what is available can be seen at


Local Castles well worth visiting

Brodie Castle near Forres set in lovely park grounds, the setting also for a food fair.

Cawdor Castle near Nairn has amazing gardens and holds concerts in the summer months

Ballindalloch Castle is still a family home and has a lovely tea room.

Our own village of Nethybridge also has it’s own Castle Roy, a ruin at the moment, but there are works going on to try to restore this. The notorious Wolf of Badenoch was said to have stayed there.

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Local Museums
Grantown has its own local museum, well worth a visit and has lots of information about the local area as well as hosting local artists exhibitions.

Nethybridge also has a small exhibition with local information about history and walks

The Highland folk Museum is n amazing day out for adults and children, it gives an insight what life was like in the Highlands in days gone by. It holds events including what it was like in old school class rooms, to spinning to cooking. Well worth a visit.

Culloden, 16th April 1746, a battle that changed the course of history. This superb visitor centre gives an incredible insight into what happened on this day, as well as people telling you about the costumes and weapons used. A walk round the battlefield with an audio guide is a must. Really interesting.

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