Free things to do in Inverness
If you’re looking for low-cost activities in Inverness, here are a few suggestions from the team at the Kingsmills Hotel. Browse the free attractions above and enjoy a great day out for all the family! We know all the best things to do in the city and surrounding areas. So if you need any help at all during your stay with us, please come and chat to us. Our concierge team can give you directions, advise on public transport or arrange transportation for you. They can pass on tips and information to help you plan your day and answer any questions you may have. Whatever you need, please just ask.
Free museums and attractions
There are several free visitor attractions in Inverness. Such as the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, a fabulous museum, which gives a glimpse into the history of the Highlands. Explore the geology and people of this spectacular region, see artefacts from the ancient Picts and learn about the Jacobites and the bloody Battle of Culloden. There are engaging talks, displays and art exhibitions and so much to see and discover. If you love nature, the Inverness Botanic Gardens is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. It has formal gardens, a secret garden, tropical house and cactus house, plus a café and shop. Those interested in history shouldn’t miss a visit to the Clava Cairns, a 4000-year-old Iron Age burial ground near Inverness. Here you can view a range of prehistoric monuments and the ruins of a medieval chapel.
Explore the Highlands
The beautiful Scottish Highlands is right on our doorstep. This vast, unspoiled region is yours to explore during a stay in Inverness. There are plenty of wonderful walks, which take in the history and dramatic scenery of the area. From gentle city walks along the river and passing by historic landmarks, to challenging hikes up into the mountains. There’s something for all levels and abilities. View our walking guide here.
If you want to explore further, Inverness is right at the start of the famous North Coast 500 Route, an epic road trip around the north coast of Scotland. Your adventure starts here!