Inverurie is nowadays a quiet and attractive market town, an ideal base for touring the north east of Scotland with its golf, castle and whisky trails.
However, its strategic position has historically made it the site of some of the bloodiest battles in Britain. In 1308 the Battle of Inverurie (also known as the Battle of Barra), was fought and won by Robert the Bruce. Centuries later the town saw the second Battle of Inverurie in 1745 during the second Jacobite uprising.
Today visitors to Inverurie can see some of the echoes of this past, such as the large mounds in the south of the town known as the Bass of Inverurie, remains of the castle built in the 1100s and used as a base by Robert the Bruce. The Carnegie Museum tells the history of the area, including its ancient Pictish heritage.
Down to Aberdeen and then along the East Scottish coast
Towns Near Inverurie To Visit - straight line distance:Aberdeen (13.96 miles) Banchory (16.79 miles)
Archaeolink Prehistory Park Was this the site of the battle Mons Graupius?
Bass of Inverurie Remains of Bass Castle
Carnegie Inverurie Museum Small local museum of the local area.