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Before tackling the best things to do in Inverness, we should discuss the surprising amount of debate over what constitutes the "real" Scotland. Is it Edinburgh, the cultured capital on the East Coast? Or vibrant Glasgow on the west? Or maybe the shortbread-tin beauty of the Highlands?
Inverness, the northern most city, makes a strong argument for being the real deal. It combines all the landscapes and history you could ask for—Culloden is nearby and bad king Macbeth was a local – with the culture and welcoming atmosphere of modern, outward looking Scotland. And that’s before we even mention the monster.
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