Top 10 Things to do in Inverness

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Inverness is a buzzing city never short of events and attractions!  Here are our top 10 things to do in Inverness, no matter the time of the year.  

Inverness Spa Days

There’s no better way to start your holidays in Inverness than with a Scottish spa break.  Relax with some ‘me time’ in our luxury Kings Club Inverness Spa, then pop across to our leisure club for a soak in the pool and a laze in the Jacuzzi.  Spa vouchers available to purchase as well as spa packages. Short on time? Enjoy a romantic weekend away with our spa days for two!  

The Loch Ness Experience

Learn all about our famous loch monster at the Loch Ness Experience! Loch Ness is the second largest Scottish loch by surface after Loch Lomond, but due to its great depth, it is the largest by volume. The deepest point is 755ft!  It is surrounded by stunning Scottish loch walks and country trails for you explore more on foot!  

Dolphin Discovery Boat Tours

Calling all thrill seekers and nature lovers!  Speed off for a two hour trip on a jet propelled boat to the stunning Inverness Firth, Channory Point. Look for bottlenose dolphins and seals by the Black Isle cliffs.  If you’re lucky you might even spot some porpoises, minke whales and sharks too!   If you are an enthusiastic bird-watcher we have plenty species to be spotted including a vast array of Gannets, Guillemots, Cormorants, Herons, Osprey, Red Kites and Peregrine.  Pre-book to avoid disappointment.  

Eilean Donan Castle (set of Outlander)

Photo bagging in Scotland ahoy!  Eilean Donan Castle one of the most famous images from Scotland and most photographed Scottish castles, and home to the filming of the popular Outlander series.  This castle, whilst an hour from the Kingsmills Hotel, is absolutely beautiful and well worth a visit.  

Cawdor Castle

Lose yourself in time at this magical Scottish Castle complete with landscaped Scottish gardens and boat trips to the nearby Island to spot the local seals.  This castle was the key to the survival of Bonnie Prince Charlie and is a key visitor attraction in Inverness.  

Fort George and the Highland Military Tattoo

The barracks of Fort George are still in use as a live military base, but is mostly open to the public with a tour back to the history of the fort and displays of reconstructions of life as a soldier, or prisoner in the early days of the fort.  Fort George has connections to the uprisings of the Jacobites and is home to the Highlanders' Museum.  September hosts the annual Highland Military Tattoo – which is not to be missed.  

Ship Space

Free admissions! The Ship Space Museum includes an 88ft Titanic model and Titanic exhibition.  Enjoy an interactive journey, complete with nautical artefacts, ships and submarines made from improvised recycled materials.  

Nairn Beach

Enjoy a romantic stroll along the iconic beach of Nairn.  This Scottish beach walk, complete with award-winning beach status is the perfect place to soak up the sea air and enjoy a little paddle amongst the waves.  The beach is popular with dog walkers for those of you enjoying a pet friendly hotel break with us at the Kingsmills!  

Dinner in the Conservatory Restaurant

Finish off a busy day of exploring Inverness at one of the best places to eat in Inverness.  Our Conservatory Restaurant is a favourite haunt for locals and travellers alike.  Enjoy fine Scottish restaurant favourites and Scottish Fish dishes all finished off with a dram of Whiskey from Inverness’s only Whisky bar.  Dining in Inverness has never been so good!  

Whisky Breaks in Scotland and Scottish Whisky Tours in Inverness

Experience true Scotch whisky and become part of the whisky making process before a professional Scotch whisky tasting session. Book our special Speyside Whisky Tour holiday package to really experience Scotland.  

Things to do in Inverness - Accommodation

With so many things to do in Inverness, a good night's sleep is paramount. Book a Scottish holiday of a lifetime at Inverness' most popular and luxury destination, the Kingsmills Hotel and spa.