Inverness - Do & See
Inverness is surrounded by wide open spaces that are ideal for outdoor activities, from climbing, hill-walking and canoeing to sailing and even scuba diving on the Moray Firth, the long inlet of the North Sea on which the city stands.
Inverness Castle Garrison Encounter
The red sandstone battlements of Inverness Castle, built during the 1830’s, dominate the town and the River Ness. The Castle is the backdrop for the Castle Garrison Encounter, a re-enactment of life as an 18th century ‘redcoat’ soldier.
This gallery located next to the Castle displays work by local and visiting painters, printmakers, silversmiths, sculptors and ceramicists.
Culloden Moor Visitor Centre
Situated on the very site of the last battle to be fought on British soil, the Visitor Centre displays the clothing and weapons of the Highland clansmen and the Hanoverian redcoats who defeated Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s rebels here in April 1746.
Cruises on the spooky loch in search of the elusive monster are offered by several companies based around Inverness. Jacobite Cruises offers five different itineraries.
Nessieland is a lot of fun for small children as well as parents and love birds. You can learn more about the wider significance and impact of the loch, both historically and geologically.
Dolphin And Seal Centre
Inverness stands on the Moray Firth, which has one of the largest populations of bottlenose dolphins in British waters. Also harbour porpoises and seals.
Urquhart Castle is one of Scotland’s most spectacular medieval ruins, with tumbledown walls and the tower of Loch Ness standing on a promontory jutting into the loch.
Built in 1769, this impregnable fortress is still the home of one of Scotland’s kilted battalions and houses the Regimental Museum of the Queen’s Own Highlanders.