Inverness is regarded as the capital of the Scottish Highlands. Its location gives it some of the country's best weather and makes it an excellent base for visiting much of Scotland's finest scenery. There are also many attractions to see, including museums, ancient battlefields and beautiful walks. There are flights to Inverness from London, Birmingham and Manchester and from a slection of European cities. A cheap flight can be found online using a flight comparison website.Inverness Museum and Art Gallery provides a good introduction to Highland life and culture, with exhibits illustrating the wildlife, geology and history of the area. There are also fine collections of Pictish stones and ancient weapons, along with examples of Highland arts and crafts. Anyone with an interest in Scottish history will want to visit Culloden Moor, scene of the Battle of Culloden in 1746. A high-tech visitor centre brings the battle to life with eyewitness accounts, films and animations. For wildlife enthusiasts, the nearby Moray Firth is a good place to see dolphins and other sea life. You can book a trip at the tourist office and a free bus takes you to the departure point. For walkers, there are pleasant routes along the Caledonian Canal and the picturesque Ness Islands, as well as the ascent of Craig Phadrig, a small hill with the remains of an iron age fort at the top and a fine view of the Beauly Firth. If you feel up to a much longer walk, the Great Glen Way leads you 118 kilometres (73 miles) to Fort William. This will take a few days, but there is some great scenery along the way.