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Inverness is surrounded by wide open spaces that are ideal for outdoor activities. Here you can try everything 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.

AddressCastle Hill, Inverness
Phone+44 1463 243 363

Castle Gallery

This gallery is located next to the Inverness Castle. Castle Gallery displays works by local and visiting painters, printmakers, silversmiths, sculptors and ceramicists.

Address43 Castle Street, Inverness
Phone+44 1463 729512
Opening hoursMon-Sat 9am-5pm

Culloden Moor Visitor Centre

Culloden Moor Visitor Centre is 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.

AddressCulloden Moor, Inverness

Loch Ness

Cruises on the spooky loch in search of the elusive monster are offered by several companies based around Inverness. Jacobite Cruises offers several itineraries.

AddressTomnahurich Bridge, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness
Phone+44 1463 233999
More InfoNear Inverness


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.

AddressDrumnadrochit, Inverness
Phone+44 1456 450342

Dolphin and Seal Centre

Inverness stands on the Moray Firth, which has one of the largest populations of bottlenose dolphins in British waters. Here you can also find harbour porpoises and seals.

AddressNorth Kessock, Inverness
Phone+44 1343 820 339

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle is one of Scotland’s most spectacular medieval ruins. Enjoy the tumbledown walls and the tower of Loch Ness standing on a promontory jutting into the loch.

AddressDrumnadrochit, Inverness

Fort George

Fort George was 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.

AddressNorth and Grampian, Inverness
Phone+44 1667 460 232
Opening hoursOpening hours vary depending on the season
More Info11 miles (19 km) north east of Inverness off A96 road.