Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Inverness

Inverness is the capital and only large town of the Scottish Highlands lies 160 miles north of Edinburgh. The town is dubbed as the gateway to the Highlands as well as the mysterious Loch Ness

The one asset Inverness itself has is its setting astride the River Ness at the head of the Beauly Firth

Inverness Castle sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness. The castle was built between 1833-1836 to replace a medieval castle blown up by the Jacobites. Today it functions as a sheriff court. The Drum Tower will only be open to the public in the summer season portraying the castle story.

The journey to Loch Ness commence from here .......

8 comments:

Dora said...

You r lucky to get to there. I only see these places thru Globe Trekker & Passport to Europe.

Superman said...

You really did enjoyed your days over there last time.

Josephine said...

The place look so clean...

TZ said...

hehehe.... I been there...

chrisau said...

Loch Ness or River Ness...it's a place I dreamt of going!! I was interested to view their webcam on the net decade ago which idea is to spot the monster. :)

Johnny Ong said...

lots of castles from yr recent pics. i wonder how many wars/battles scottish people went thru that they need so many castles.

or was it the trend to build big castles to show off their wealth

Tita Beng said...

That's a wonderful place you have been. Magnificent castles abound.
Nice photos!

eric said...

Peng Kiong was so handsome at that time...
nice scenery=)

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