If being situated in the Scottish Highlands wasn’t quite enough Scottish culture and heritage for you, then there’s always the option to attend the annual Highland games. From tossing the caber to a good old Highland fling, there’s never been a better way to immerse you in the true Scottish culture. With the Highland Games near Inverness, the Kingsmills Hotel is in the prime position for accessing the event, whilst enjoying a slice of luxury accommodation.
About the Highland Games
With over 60 Highland Games events taking place across Scotland annually, the games are a marker of illustrative Scottish history and culture. Believed to have originated from Ireland around 2000 B.C. the games have gained increasingly popularity, with the exception of the Jacobite Rebellion, of which banned all Scottish dress and gatherings for approximately forty years. Featuring games of the sporting variety, the event also encapsulates dancing and Scottish music.
Now, athletes and amateurs worldwide flock to the games to compete against each other across various platforms, including bagpiping. Locally speaking, the Highland Games are held on the world’s oldest known Highland games stadium – Inverness.
Visiting the Highland Games near Inverness
Visiting the Highland Games can be an exhilarating and exhausting experience all at once. Why not book into our beautiful four star accommodation at the Kingsmills hotel and spa. Situated in the heart of Inverness, the hotel is the perfect location to set base at for your trip. Why not extend your stay further by tracing your ancestry with the local tracing amenities or better yet, head on down to Culloden Battlefield to see the sight of the final battle fought on Scottish soil?
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