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The Top Recommended Places to Visit In and around Inverness

Inverness Castle
Built on the site of an earlier fortress in 1835, it sits on a low cliff overlooking the River Ness and the cathedral on the opposite bank. Today Inverness Castle houses the Sherriff's Court. Take Castle Street which winds its way up around the rear of the castle and past some pretty floral displays to get to the statue of Flora MacDonald. At the Castle Garrison Encounter you can journey back in time to 1745, enlist in the Regiment and meet some of its other characters 


Cawdor Castle & Gardens
Viewed as one of the most romantic castle's in Scotland, built int the 14th century with links to Shakespeare's Macbeth. Tour the castle with its fine paintings and furniture. There are also three separate gardens and a golf course to enjoy 

Urquhart Castle 
Urquhart is one of the largest castles in Scotland overlooking ch Nessurful history, built in the 1230s, seized by the English in 1296, sacked by the MacDonald Lord of the Isles in 1545 and left to fall into decay after 1689


Dunrobin Castle
Dunrobin Castle is home to the Dukes of Sutherland and could easily be the inspiration for a Disney castle with its clusters of pointed turrets. It has a magnificent setting on the seashore near Brora, about 1 hour's drive north of Inverness. There are formal gardens dating back to 1850 in the style of those at Versailles and each day there are displays of falconry in the grounds and a café to refresh the hungry



Apart from the inevitable abundance of Highland Games and gatherings from May to  September, music, arts and cultural festivals are strongly to the fore throughout the year and Hogmanay is rather well celebrated in these parts too!!!

To find out more about Highland Games and Gatherings in the area – click here

For what’s on at the theatre – look at

For all the latest film releases – look at


Fancy some sport?

Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club (Inverness Caley) fixture list

For shinty fixtures in Inverness – look at


Shopping in Inverness

Inverness has a small compact and very comprehensive shopping centre that’s easy to walk around. Loads of specialist and high street retailers alike to choose from

You can visit the Eastgate Shopping Centre Here

Inverness Victorian Market

This is a covered market in the centre of Inverness dedicated to independant retailers 

You can visit the Victorian Market Here