Things to do in Inverness and the Scottish Highlands
There is no bad time to visit Inverness. Every season brings its own beautiful landscapes and a different array of experiences to enjoy. So, explore our guides to spring, summer, autumn and winter, and plan your days out.
Spring: March, April and May
Spring is the season of new life. We love this time of year in the Scottish Highlands, as nature wakes up from its winter slumber. It’s a great time to get out and about, explore our wildlife and enjoy the festivities. Spring temperatures in Inverness average around 7°C, generally ranging between 1°C and 14°C. We can experience all kinds of weather from March to May, both warm and cold. This is the driest time of year, but be prepared for some rain, and even snow is possible!
View our guide to spring.
Summer: June, July and August
There’s so much happening in the Scottish Highlands over the summer months. It’s a wonderful time to visit us here at the Kingsmills Hotel. Enjoy summer attractions, activities, festivals and special events. The average temperature in Inverness is around 14°C during summer, spanning between around 8°C and 18°C. We have a mild climate here in the Highlands, so it doesn’t tend to get too hot or too cold. Expect a mix of rain and shine.
Read our summer guide.
Autumn: September, October and November
Ah, the glorious colours of autumn in the Scottish Highlands! There is nothing more beautiful! This is a very special time of year and a great season to visit us. As the leaves on the trees turn to shades of red, gold and brown, the landscape is transformed. The average autumn temperature in Inverness is around 8°C, ranging between 2°C and 15°C. Autumn is the wettest season in Scotland, so there will definitely be a few rainy days, but our autumns are usually mild.
Check out our guide to autumn.
Winter: December, January and February
The Highland winter is a truly spectacular time. The frosty Scottish landscapes look magical and there is so much to see and do. Take in scenes of snow-capped mountains, sparking lochs and misty glens. It’s also a quieter time in the Highlands, when you may have some of these places to yourself. The average temperature in Inverness over the winter is 3°C, usually spanning between 0°C and 6°C. We can experience all kinds of weather, from crisp, clear and sunny to rainy, windy and snowy.
See our winter guide.