Historic Sites • Military Bases & Facilities
Top Attractions in Inverness
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- Until today I didn’t realize Fort George was an active military facility. There is a self guided tour that goes throughout the fort and has some interesting exhibits. A walk along the ramparts affords some vast views of the surrounding area. There also a small museum on-site. We spent 1.5 hours at the Fort.Written 30 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited early in the morning, just after opening on our way south from Inverness. All of the tours were full so we just purchased a bottle to go. Worth a stop easy to find.Written 27 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Absolutely thee best road trip ever ! My husband and I set off on august 20 th and spent whole month touring round the top of Scotland beginning with the east coast . From dolphins to eagles waterfalls and castles amazing. The scenery throughout was simply breathtaking . We were so lucky the sunshine followed us around and only minor issue on one or two days with the dreaded midges . You certainly have a better chance of wild camping if you were to go in motor home as caravans not permitted to do so . However the campsites are all outstanding views views views stunning ! . If you love the open road , fresh air and clean water , delicious food and not least a warm welcome this is the trip you simply must make at least once !! Cannot wait to return .Written 27 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The walk from Inverness Town Centre to the Botanical Gardens follows River Ness and the Ness Island trail. Well loved by young families and dog-walkers, this peaceful stroll takes about 30 mins and is incredibly scenic all the way. My favourite time to go is in Autumn, when all the leaves have fallen and gather along the river banks to form a satisfyingly crunchy path. The Botanical Gardens are quite hidden, but a lot bigger than you think. There is a tropical plant dome, a cactus dome, and an array of patches dedicated to flora and fauna from across the globe. Towards the back, you will find community allotments, from which the harvested vegetables (and sometimes plants) can be bought. The café is spacious, with an indoor and outdoor area to enjoy - please note that the resident sparrows are not shy about eating your crumbs! The waterfall and koi pond in the tropical dome are a must-visit, but the best seat in the house is on the somewhat-hidden second floor. If you're looking for a bit of tranquility and especially a little break from the chilly weather, donate your change to the Botanical Gardens and grab a chair in the tropical dome. The Gardens are FREE to enter, but your donation goes a long way - they have recently installed a contactless machine to accept donations too, so no need to worry if you're out of coins.Written 28 September 2022
- Just a fab area with great walks and views. Had a nice coffee at the rivers edge from a small outlet. Just a pleasant experienceWritten 1 October 2022
- It was a very mellow visit, enjoyably meandering between the Museum and Gallery. It caters for all ages but for me the social history was fascinating. Well worth a visit.Written 1 October 2022
- The Cathedral has a modern feel internally with the space punctuated with small knitting objects. A delightful place to reflect and pray. A must visit.Written 1 October 2022
- Was a great place to visit and the visitor centre was also great to visit to discover more of the history behind this fascinating piece of engineering. Also great to sit beside the locks with a drink.Written 26 August 2022
- It is a lovely castle, very imposing and the best view is from the opposite bank of the River Ness. But it is closed, Inverness is a very nothing town with little attractions and needs this castle to be refurbished as a tourist attraction.Written 19 September 2022
- After a barren few Covid years, we paid two recent visits to Eden Court to see 'The Stamping Ground' and ' The Roy Orbison and the Travelling Wilburys' tribute band (both excellent shows).
I was surprised average recent poor reviews as I have always found the staff brilliant and the theatre a great facility for Inverness and the whole of the North of Scotland areaWritten 21 August 2022
- It was worth a visit even though the castle was closed for renovation. The views were great and it's worth the walk and the time spent there.Written 12 July 2021
- Nice walk, good pathway, away from city centre so quieter. Lovely trees, and sounds of river. Various seating areas, nicely done from wood and stone.Written 7 September 2022
- This bridge is our constant route to and from the guesthouse where we are lodging. What bouncing fun and beautiful views of the city, crystal clear water below, and gorgeous ducks and swans. And did I mention September Scottish sunshine? Lucky us!Written 10 September 2022
- Impressive engineering. It's a very quick stop off while driving past and there are different view points along the coast road. It's very imposing on landscape that you can't miss itWritten 13 September 2022
- A great location in the centre of Inverness so very easy access to the town’s facilities and hotels. The station itself is on the small side but big enough to offer all the usual facilities.Written 9 November 2021
Frequently Asked Questions about Inverness
- The best day trips from Inverness according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- The Isle of Skye & Eilean Donan Castle from Inverness
- Whisky Distillery Trifecta - Macallan - Glenfiddich - Glenlivet - Private Tour
- Isle of Skye Full Day 8-Seater Bus Tour from Inverness
- Highlander Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield 8 Seater Tour from Inverness
- Loch Ness, Glencoe, and the Highlands Day Trip from Glasgow