Insider's Guide to Inverness

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Isle of Skye

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 72 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Isle of Skye is Scotland's largest island, and justly famous on the tourist circuit. However, most visitors stick to the beaten track, and if you've a longing for solitude it won't take you long ...  Read more

Culloden Battlefield

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Just 5 miles from Iverness, the historic Culloden Battlefield is one of Scotland’s most significant battle sites, commemorated by the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre and protected by the Scottish ...  Read more

St. Andrews Cathedral

4 star rating: Recommended 14 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With its imposing Gothic facade presiding over the west bank of the Ness River, St Andrew’s Cathedral is one of the most striking of Inverness’ many churches. Constructed in the 19th-century to a ...  Read more

Floral Hall

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Coffee breaks don’t come with a more scenic backdrop than Inverness’ Floral Hall, one of the city’s most unique attractions. Opened by Prince Edward in 1993, the Floral Hall includes a series of ...  Read more

Inverness Castle

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

With an illustrious history dating back to the 11th century, Inverness Castle is best known for its role in the legendary Shakespeare tragedy ‘Macbeth’, featuring in the play as the location of ...  Read more

Old High Church

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Looking down on the city from St Michael’s Mount on the banks of the River Ness, the historic Old High Church is the oldest church in Inverness and famed as the seat of the first congregation in ...  Read more

Tomnahurich

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The wooded hilltop of Tomnahurich, or the ‘Hill of the Yews’, is one of Inverness’ most prominent landmarks, a glacial esker located a mile out of the city center. The summit, a steep 67-meter peak ...  Read more

River Ness

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Sure, the River Ness might not be as famous as the nearby Loch with its monster, but that doesn't mean it's not worth wandering. In fact, the vast majority of Inverness' top attractions are situated ...  Read more

Clava Cairns (Stones of Clava)

One of Iverness’ oldest and most unusual historic sites, the Clava Cairns, or the Stones of Clava are a series of stone chambers thought to date back to the early Bronze Age (c 2000 BC). The unique ...  Read more

Eden Court Theatre

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A modern gem of a theater, Eden Court houses a range of performing arts performances  involving music, theater, opera, ballet and dance as well as film. To accommodate all these large scale ...  Read more

Fort Augustus

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On the southwestern shore of Loch Ness, Fort Augustus is a picturesque village of 600 that gets packed with visitors during the summer months. Originally an 18th-century garrison, Fort August lies at ...  Read more

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

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Merkinch Local Nature Reserve is a bit of a hidden treasure, located only about a mile (2 km) outside of Inverness along the shore of Beauly Firth. As the only nature reserve in the highlands, it is ...  Read more

Whin Park

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If you are in Inverness and want to spend a day out with the family, you will find a beautiful recreational area for just this purpose in Whin Park. Popular among tourists as well as locals, the ...  Read more

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