Inverness Things to Do

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  • 1. Culloden Battlefield

    This is where Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Jacobites were soundly defeated by the king’s forces. The museum has an ‘immersion room’ that really gives a sense of what the fighting was like. You stand in the...

  • 2. Fort George

    Ft. George is still a working fort. It was built to subdue the rowdy Highlanders after the Jacobite Rebellion. You cross an interesting draw bridge over the moat to enter the fort and then can walk...

  • 3. Loch Ness

    It seems every tourist's favorite activity (and with good reason) is to go to Loch Ness and search for a glimpse of Nessie. Located just south of Inverness, the Loch is easy to explore on a day-trip....

  • 4. Castle

    The first castle on this sport was built in 1057 by Malcolm III. The castle was erected to replace another one which was destroyed by Malcolm as that one was the place where his father was presumably...

  • 5. Urquhart Castle

    This is a local and national icon. One of the most photographed... It is on the west shore of Loch Ness. We visited on a very cold, frosty, December morning. It was sunny and beautiful, with frost...

  • 6. Dolphins

    You just gotta love dolphins, right? There are numerous companies offering tours of the Moray Firth and its dolphins, but we decided to go with the highly recommended EcoVentures on the Black Isle...

  • 7. Clava Cairns

    It is an 4000 years old burial site, consisting of 3 doughnut shaped rock mounds, 2 with passage to the inner circle.You will probably not spend 3 hours to this site, but it's free, mysterious, old...

  • 8. Cawdor Castle

    Just east of Inverness is Cawdor Castle. Tour of part of the castle is well done. However, highlight of the show are the gardens, which are dazzling. Two distinct garden areas and several miles of...

  • 9. St. Andrew's Cathedral

    The Cathedral doesn't really stand out between the other churches in Inverness, such as the Old High Kirk or the Free North Church. One of the reasons might be that the original design included two...

  • 10. Town Hall

    This beautiful victorian building is still in use as a town hall, although some authorities have moved to more spacious places. Still, it is one of the most remarkable building in the town centre. It...

  • 11. Culloden Moor

    The battle of Culloden Moor which took place on 16 April 1746 put the end to the Stuart hopes of regaining the throne of Scotland. Bonnie Prince Charlie and his men were defeated at the battle by the...

  • 12. Stroll the River Ness

    An enjoyable way to pass an hour or two on a dry day is to make your way to the River Ness and stroll. There are stroller-friendly paths on either side, as well...

  • 13. St. Columba Church

    One of several neogothic churches at the banks of River Ness. I was surprised that such a beautiful church building was up for sale by a real estate agency. The...

  • 14. Greig Street Bridge

    This is the larger and younger of two suspension bridges used for pedestrain and bycicle traffic between the two sides of river Ness (the other being the...

  • 15. Ness Bridge

    The oldest known bridge on this spot was entioned in the 11th century. Several bridges followed as the old ones were destroyed by fire (1410), flood (1620,...

  • 16. St. Mary's Catholic Church

    A bautiful neogothic Victorian church with a more playful design than its protestant neighbours. It was built in 1837, in 1894 it was altered and expanded. St....

  • 17. Old High Kirk, Graveyard and Robertson Mausoleum

    The area at the eastern end of Church Street boasts a two churches, one former church, a decently-sized old graveyard and a couple of churches within sort...

  • 18. Public Library Building

    The public library building looks like a small Greek temple. It was built in 1841 as a schoolbuilding, a "temple of wisdom", in greek renaissance style by...

  • 19. Leakeys - Bookshop in an old church

    What do you do when a beautiful old church is not needed for its original purpose anymore? St. Mary's Gaelic Church (not to be confused with St. Mary's Catholic...

  • 20. Walking: The Ness Islands and the Caledonian Canal

    Every time we're in Inverness we do a lot of walking and on your initial visit to the city there's no better way to take-in the general layout of Inverness and...

  • 21. An emotional visit to Culloden

    Culloden is an evocative place for many people... and I was unprepared for the emotions it evoked in me. As I sit here writing this tip, we approach the 266th...

  • 22. The Eden Court Theatre - Cinema, Musicals and More

    This building is the Scottish Highland's main entertainment venue (well, let's also not forget the Inverness Caledonian Thistle football stadium, of course!)...

  • 23. What's that noise? The Inverness Highland Games!

    This is an annual event that takes place in July in Bught Park Arena, just south of the city centre on the bank of the river Ness.Nobody knows exactly when the...

  • 24. Dallas Dhu Distillery (historical)

    There are lots of places you can visit on the Whiskey Trail of the Aberdeen and Grampian area but Dallas Dhu Historic Distilery is special. The entire...

  • 25. The Town House

    These splendid buildings , built 1878-82, are a focal point of the main street in Inverness leading down to the river.It is a working building but tours are...

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