Situated on the River Ness, the fast growing city of Inverness is still a small and compact place. Easy to get around, the city boasts a range of entertainments and activities for visitors to enjoy. There are a host of restaurants and cafes enjoying the beautiful riverside setting, and the city is home to a range of independent and high street stores in the Old Town and the Eastgate Shopping Centre. Why not take a stroll across the suspension footbridge to the tranquil Ness Islands, where you can enjoy the scenic walks and picnic sites. Eden Court, on the banks of the river is home to a theatre and cinema, showing a varied year round programme of events, which includes musicals, dance, ballets and children’s shows. The Highlands are rich in Scottish history, and Fort George beside Inverness is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain, built following the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite uprisings at Culloden Battle Field. Both these sites now stand as a tribute to the massive political unrest that Scotland endured during the 18th Century.