Home to “Nessie” and Macbeth
Shrouded in myth and steeped in history, Inverness in the Scottish Highlands is the perfect destination for fans of history and mysticism. But hiking and sports enthusiasts definitely won’t be short-changed either.
Inverness is located at the mouth of the River Ness at the southwestern extremity of the Moray Firth. The city’s attractions include St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the Old High Church and, of course, Inverness Castle. The castle is where the infamous Macbeth, who was the subject of William Shakespeare’s eponymous tragedy, ruled in the eleventh century. Situated six miles from Inverness is Loch Ness. The loch has a depth of 755 feet (230 m) and is among the bodies of water with the most fish in Britain. If legends are to be believed, there have been several sightings of the Loch Ness monster (“Nessie”) – a “fact” that draws many holidaymakers to northern Scotland.