Inverness is the largest town in the Highlands and the busy and prosperous hub of the region. The town's position at the head of the Great Glen and on the shores of the Moray Firth have made it a firm favourite with tourists. Though Inverness has little in the way of major sights, it's a pleasant place to base yourself as you explore the other, more visible attractions on offer in the surrounding area, including the resident population of dolphins in the Moray Firth, Strathpeffer and the Black Isle. The town is particularly appealing along the leafy banks of the River Ness.
Things to do in Inverness
Abertarff is the oldest house in Inverness, an example of a turnpike street dwelling Built-in 1593. It was owned briefly by the Fraser of Lovat family, whose clansmen fought on the Jacobite side at the Battle of Culloden. Now it has been restored as a museum.
One of the most popular local eating-places. Nico's offers a fine selection of local seafood and grill dishes making the most of local game, Aberdeen Angus beef and fish
Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
Inverness Museum & Art Gallery includes Scottish geology and Jacobite memorabilia, Inverness silverware and authentic Highland weapons and bagpipes
Free North Church
Free North Church was built in 1889-92 in decorated Gothic style, it has the highest steeple in Inverness, a dominant feature by the River Ness.
St. Mary's catholic church
The church of St Mary was built in 1837 in perpendicular Gothic Revival style, St Mary's is the first Roman Catholic church built in Inverness after the Reformation.
Inverness Castle is a dramatic 19th century neo-Norman castle overlooking the Caledonian Canal, built to house the County Hall.
Inverness Cathedral is located on the River Ness west bank in the city center, opposite Inverness Castle. It was one of the first new churches built in Britain after the Reformation in 1869.
The Saddle (Munro)
The Saddle is one of Scotland's great mountains; seen from the Battle of Glen Shiel, it forms (along with Faochag) one of the best-known views in the Highlands. It lies in the Highland Local Government Area, on the border between Inverness-shire and Ross and Cromarty.
Eden Court Theatre
The Eden Court Theatre is the largest arts center in Scotland and is located in Inverness.
Victorian Market Arcade
The Victorian Market Arcade in Inverness has a diverse array of independent shops
Explore the ancient and morbid nature of this site and delve deep into the history of this 4000-year-old attraction.
River Ness & Ness Islands
Located close to the city centre, the Ness Islands are perfect for a mid-afternoon adventure.
Whin park is ideal for a family day out, with a boating pond, lots of play equipment for all ages, trim trail, and a mini train.
Plodda Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Britain, and the trees surrounding it have a rich history.