Every year there an estimated 1.9 million tourists visit the Scottish Highlands and take in the breathtakingly stunning views. Inverness is one of the most visited places within the northern region and year on year we find ourselves at the Kingsmills Hotel meeting guests from all over the world! In addition to the beautiful scenery, eventful history and being the birth place of many celebrities (special congratulations to Karen Gillan – we loved Avengers Endgame!), Inverness is also known for its outstanding walking tours. Here is our favourite scenic, historic and cultural walking tour route that you must try when visiting.
ST MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
On the bank of River Ness sits St Mar’s Roman Catholic Church which has stood there since 1837. As well as having a beautiful exterior the interior is wonderfully designed with colourful stained-glass windows and admired by visitors from around the globe. The church is open for the public throughout the week and is worth visiting for a tour.
INVERNESS MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
From here, you can make your way down to Ness Bridge where you will come across Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am until 5pm and is free for general admission. You can expect to discover more about Inverness’ unique history and cultural through a series or artefacts and collections.
Once you have made your way through Inverness Museum and Art Gallery – of course stopping for a quick cuppa and cake – you can walk through the town and make your way to Inverness Castle. The castle sits on a cliff which overlooks the city and River Ness. The castle was stood on the site since 1057 and has been said to have been built by Malcolm III of Scotland. In William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Macbeth lived within the castle and has been through many Scottish battles making it a hot spot for tourists.
If you are ever visiting the capital of the Highlands be sure to stop by Kingsmills Hotel and Spa to say hello, grab a drink or even treat yourself to massage after the walking tour! If you would like to book in for a room with us during your stay, please click here.