Things to do in Inverness

Things to Do In Inverness

Our beautiful city in the heart of the Scottish Highlands has a wealth of attractions, ancient sites, points of interest and activities to discover. From whisky tours, fishing and golf, to hunting for the Loch Ness monster! So, whether you’re visiting alone, as a couple or in a family group, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Inverness during your stay. Here are some of Inverness sightseeing highlights …

Historic Attractions

Inverness is an ancient city, with settlers arriving here around 4000 years ago. So, we certainly have a lot of history! The most popular historic Inverness attractions include Culloden Battlefield, where the tragic final battle of the Jacobite Risings took place in 1745. And Fort George, a huge military fort, which was built in the wake of the battle. What’s more, there’s Inverness Castle, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Cathedral, all located close together in the city centre.

Family Attractions

If you’re looking for things to do in Inverness with kids, you’ll find lots of family attractions to choose from. Such as the Rollerbowl, Ice Centre, Aquadome pool, Whin Park, the Ness Islands Railway and Loch Ness by Jacobite boat trips.

Experiences to enjoy while ‘Treading Lightly’

With an abundance of outdoor activities, the Scottish Highlands offer a hugely varied collection of activities, experiences and sights for those who are passionate about preservation, conservation and sustainability. And, you can have a lot of fun too without leaving a ‘footprint’! Check out our top picks of sustainable experiences, including some awe-inspiring cruises.

Shopping and Entertainment

Inverness is a fantastic city for shopping breaks. From the bustling High Dtreet to the quaint Victorian Market, you can pick up Scottish souvenirs and special gifts. We also have a great music and theatre scene and excellent bars and restaurants. And not forgetting Scotland’s most famous tipple! Take a whisky tour to discover more.

Nature and Scenery

As the capital of the Highlands, Inverness is surrounded by breathtaking beauty and wild nature. Enjoy walks, fishing, road trips and outdoor adventures in this most stunning part of Scotland.