Designed by Chief Engineer Murdoch Paterson and built by the Highland railway the impressive 29 arches of the Culloden viaduct that stretch over the valley and River Nairn really is a great sight to see on your highland travels. Opened in 1889 and still used today as the main rail link into the Highlands, it is the longest masonry viaduct in Scotland at 1800ft (549m) long and is a Category A listed building.
You will find the viaduct situated roughly 6 miles East of Inverness close to Clava although you will spot it miles before you get to it! The imposing structure built in sandstone is also known as the Nairn viaduct, the 100ft wide central arch reaches across the River with 14 arches are on either side, all 50 ft wide.
You are able to drive under the viaduct although please note there is not a lot of parking in the area and the roads are narrow.
Within this area you are close to the Clava cairns and Culloden Battlefield, together will easily make a days worth of exploring!