Must-See Attractions

There is so much to do on a visit to Inverness. So we’ve picked out some of the most popular must-see attractions to help you plan your time. From historic castles to scenic boat trips, there’s something for everyone here. If you only have a few days to explore, make sure you visit some of these fantastic venues. How many can you tick off the list?

City Attractions

Must-see attractions in Inverness city centre include Inverness Castle, which sits proudly on a hill overlooking the city. Here, you can see the castle exhibition and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes from the castle viewpoint. Also, don’t miss Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. A fascinating place where you’ll learn all about the history of the Highlands through its wonderful artefacts and collections. We also love Inverness Botanic Gardens, a tranquil haven with formal gardens, secret garden, tropical house and cactus house, plus a café and shop, right here in the city centre!

Historic Attractions

Explore the past in Inverness and the surrounding Highlands of Scotland with these captivating historic attractions. From the ancient Clava Cairns, one of the best preserved prehistoric sites in Scotland. To the tragic battleground of the Battle of Culloden, where the last battle of the Jacobite Risings came to a quick and bloody end. Take in spectacular views of Loch Ness from the romantic ruins of Urquhart Castle. And learn about the Highland’s military history at Fort George army base.

Other Adventures

A visit to the Highlands isn’t complete without a sightseeing boat tour on Loch Ness with Loch Ness by Jacobite, hunting for the elusive Nessie as you go. Or indeed a local whisky tour. On a tour of Tomatin Distillery, you’ll discover how Scotland’s most famous export is made, and you’ll get to sample some for yourself.

There’s plenty more to see! Once you’ve ticked these must-see attractions off your list, check out our full Inverness Guide and read our What’s On Blog for more ideas.

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