Walking Tour Inverness

Take this walking tour of Inverness

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 Inverness walking tour route that you must try when visiting.

City view of Inverness and the River Ness
The city of Inverness is known as the capital of the Highlands.

St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church

On the bank of River Ness sits St Mary’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 to the public throughout the week and is worth visiting for a tour.

St Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Inverness
St Mary’s dates from 1837, well-known for its altar and stained glass windows. 

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 10 am until 5 pm and is free for general admission. You can expect to discover more about Inverness’ unique history and culture through a series of artefacts and collections.

View of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
Explore the history and culture of Inverness and the Highlands at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.

Inverness Castle

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.

View of Inverness Castle from across the River Ness
Enjoy remarkable views of the city from Inverness Castle Viewpoint.

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 a massage after the walking tour! If you would like to book a room with us during your visit, please get in touch.