If you go by the North Coast 500, the starting point is Inverness Castle.
We believe you should start at Culloden Battlefield.
Although Inverness Castle is a nice looking building it is certainly not what you would call an ‘Impressive’ place as far as Castles go. You don’t get access to the Castle as it is a Sheriff Court Building, although there is a Viewpoint which costs £5 to use.
We prefer Culloden due to its Historical importance to the Highlands, Scottish, UK and European History changed after the Battle, and the importance of Culloden should not be underestimated. To understand the Highlands and make your trip have abetter understanding then, go to Culloden….