What to do in and around Inverness

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As one of the fastest growing citys in the UK, Inverness has a wide variety of visitor attractions along with a bustling shopping centre and plenty of places to eat.

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Cruises on Loch Ness by Jacobite- pick ups available from Inverness

  • Inverness Floral Hall Gardens and Coffee Shop – unique visitor attraction that offers a tranquil break amidst beautiful floral displays.
  • Inverness Wild Life Cruises – cruise the waters of the Moray Firth, home to the most northerly resident group of Dolphins in Europe – you may also encounter Ospreys, Red Kites & Seals.
  • Canny Tours – small Highland Tour Company offering a range of day trips from Inverness.
  • Fairways – the Highlands premier golf, leisure and social location that caters for everyone in the family.
  • PDG Helicopters – experience the thrill of helicopter flight whilst enjoying the magnificent views of Inverness and surrounding area.
  • Guide Friday - Open top city bus tours. Hop on and hop off as much as you like at any of the bus stops on the route and see all the best sights and attractions that the city has to offer.
  • Castle Gallery – one of the leading commercial art galleries in Scotland (UK).
  • Highland House of Fraser – Kiltmaker and Supplier of Highland Dress.
  • Culloden Battlefield – exciting new state of the art exhibition centre.

To help you plan your trip we have put together a comprehensive list of attractions along with information on how to get here.

Eden Court Theatre in Inverness

For anyone visiting the Highlands, a trip to the city of Inverness is an absolute must.  Not only is it the main shopping centre of the Highlands, but its compact nature means that getting around is really easy even by foot – so you can pack lots of activities in!

The great thing about Inverness is that it has something to offer for everyone.  For those looking to shop ’til they drop, the city mixes past and present perfectly.

In the historic Old Town you’ll find the famous Victorian Market, with its beautiful original buildings and unique independent outlets such as second-hand book shops, Highland outfitters and craft shops selling fantastic mementos.  For those looking for a more modern experience, the Eastgate Centre in the heart of the city provides well-known brand names and familiar coffee shops and eateries, and with everything under one roof it’s a great option for a rainy day!

If shopping’s not your thing, then don’t be put off because Inverness has lots to offer for culture vultures and nature fans!  With its riverside setting, the city offers a plethora of lovely walks, and it’s well worth a visit to both Inverness Castle and St. Andrew’s Cathedral.  Other stand out attractions include Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and the simply spectacular Inverness Floral Hall with its stunning indoor and outdoor gardens.

Inverness Castle

When you’re worn out after a day of activities, Inverness also offers a fantastic range of culinary experiences such as the famous Chez Roux, and some great night spots if you’re ready to get in to the party mood!  Eden Court Theatre is one of the city’s cultural highlights and it’s a fantastic setting to indulge in some great drama.

So whether you’re in the city for a short break or an extended stay, there really are an almost limitless number of things to in Inverness.  And don’t forget that the city also makes a great launchpad to explore the rest of the Highlands!

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