Things To Do In Inverness

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There are many things to do in Inverness including cruising Loch Ness, walking around Culloden Battlefield, Dolphin Spotting and exploring Urquhart Castle.

Things to do in Inverness

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is an ideal way to learn and appreciate the history and culture of the Highlands. The Art Gallery holds regular exhibitions. It’s also free to visit!

Floral Gardens

Visit the beautiful and peaceful gardens within walking distance of Inverness town centre. Enjoy a coffee and cake in the onsite cafe.

Victorian Market

One of the shopping highlights of Inverness with a large range of independent shops. You’ll find kilt shops, jewellers, cafe and barbers.

The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre

Scotland’s only visitor attraction devoted to our famous national dress. Situated in the Highland House of Fraser shop.

Inverness Cathedral

Set on the banks of the River Ness, Inverness Cathedral is well worth a visit.

Inverness Castle Viewpoint

The Inverness Castle Viewpoint is now open and offers great views of the city.

Moray Firth Dolphins

The dolphins are one of the top things to do in the Inverness area. Watch from the shore or take a cruise.

Highland Aviation Museum

Discover civil and military aviation history at this private museum near Inverness Airport.

Fort George

Visit Fort George near Inverness was built after the Battle of Culloden and remains an impressive fortification.

Urquhart Castle

A must visit for the tourist to Inverness. A long troubled history with stunning view.

Loch Ness

Scenic Loch Ness is wrapped up in the mystery of Nessie.

Visit a distillery

Although there are no whisky distilleries in Inverness, Tomatin, Glen Ord and Dalmore are close by.

Take a tour

Inverness is a base and you can take a tour or tours to many places including Skye, Orkney and Speyside Whisky Distilleries. Tours from Inverness.

North Coast 500

Inverness is the official starting point of the North Coast 500. A route that takes you right around north Scotland, through coastal and remote landscapes. Discover the culture and history of the Highlands.

Eden Court

Before you arrive, check out what’s on at Eden Court, a centre of Highland culture. There’s a theatre, cinema and regular exhibitions.

River Ness

Inverness means the mouth of the River Ness. The river is very near the city centre has popular walks either side.

Caledonian Canal

Stretching from Inverness to Fort William, the Caledonian Canal cuts through the Great Glen, This feat of engineering was completed in 1822 and is a centre for walks as well as water activities.

Culloden Moor

The last battle on British soil took place in 1746 with Jacobite army overwhelmed by government troops. Wander Culloden Battlefield and spend some time in the visitor centre.

Clava Cairns

Near Culloden you’ll find the Clava Cairns which date back to 2500 BC. This is an ancient burial place with passage graves you can walk into.

Culloden Moor
Culloden Battlefield

A must see in Inverness, Culloden Battlefield is a fascinating and moving place for many.

Urquhart Castle
Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle is an iconic castle situated in a beautiful position on Loch Ness.