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Things to do in Inverness

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Discover the best attractions and things to do in Inverness

Inverness is the capital of the Highlands and a popular holiday destination in Scotland. This is the perfect destination to travel across the North Coast 500 and uncover unparalleled views of the Scottish coast.

Are you looking for a busy and exciting getaway? Find a range of things to do in Inverness to suit all tastes, ages and groups.

Inverness Attractions

Inverness is a stunning hotspot where you’ll find a plethora of historic and vibrant attractions. Fort George was built in the 18th-century as a base for the army of King George II after the 1715 Jacobite uprising. Enter the fort and discover more fascinating history, you may even be able to spot dolphins swimming off the coast. Inverness Cathedral lies on the banks of the River Ness and holds significant religious importance in connection to Scotland’s patron saint, Andrew.

Inverness Activities

Take a sightseeing bus tour, or explore its streets and river banks to find great museums and galleries. The North Coast 500 offers over 500 miles of incredible coastal landscapes, tall mountains and hidden gems in Scotland. Spend a day out at the Culloden Battlefield and enjoy a guided tour of this historic area, dating back to 1746.

Our Inverness Travel Guide will never leave you short of things to do in Inverness…

  • Memorial Cairn at Culloden Battlefield

    Culloden Battlefield

    Culloden Moor
    IV2 5EU

    01463 796090

    Situated on the dramatic Culloden Moor the site of the infamous final stand of the Jacobites against Loyalist troops in 1746, Culloden Battlefield is now home to a visitors centre educating the public on the fateful events, as well as a mass grave for the many that fell there.

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  • Fort George church

    Fort George

    IV2 7TD

    A grand artillery fortification overlooking the stunning Rosemarkie Bay, visit Fort George to discover its captivating history, reaching back to the 1740s.

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    Inverness Cathedral

    Ardross St
    IV3 5NN

    01463 225553

    Resting on the attractive banks of the River Ness, Inverness Cathedral is a breath-taking example of Victorian Episcopalian architecture and promises an unforgettable visit.

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  • North Coast 500

    North Coast 500

    01463 229 849

    A road-tripper’s paradise – starting and finishing at the magnificent Inverness Castle – the North Coast 500 is an awe-inspiring route showcasing supreme coastline, countryside, architecture and heritage across 516 miles.

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  • River Ness, Scotland

    River Ness

    An enchanting river flowing between the famous Loch Ness and the city of Inverness, the banks of the River Ness host some of the city’s finest architecture.

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