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Things To See In Do In Around Inverness


Ace Adventures – Ace Adventures are the Highland White Water Rafting Specialists offering outdoor adventure activities based from Aviemore, the River Findhorn and the Strathspey.

Aigas Field Centre – The Internationally acclaimed and award-winning Field Centre for the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Balnuaran of Clava (Clava Cairns) – the site of a well preserved group of prehistoric burial cairns built around 4,000 years ago.

Brodie Castle – set in peaceful parkland it is a 16th century tower house with fine art and antiques.

Caledonian Canal – Scenic waterway surrounded by majestic mountains and meadows providing a great place to walk.

Cawdor Castle  – a superb fairy tale castle built in the 14th century and made famous by Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Culloden Battlefield & Visitor Centre – scene of the last pitched battle on British soil in 1746 when government troops led by the Duke of Cumberland defeated the Jacobites. The visitor centre is informative, engaging and entertaining.

Floral Hall – An indoor botanical garden featuring ponds and waterfalls located close to Bught Park and Inverness Leisure Centre.

Fort George & The Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Museum – The Museum comprises a unique collection of medals, uniforms and accoutrements, weapons, paintings and prints, colours and pipe banners, mess plate, ceramics, and other artefacts covering the history of the regiment back to 1778. The Museum also has a comprehensive library and archive collection to which researchers are welcome, and this includes original sources and published material on Fort George.

Glen Affric –  West of Loch Ness about 40 minutes from Inverness by car Glen Affric offers spectacular scenery and a variety of walking routes ranging from half a mile to 16 miles and from easy to demanding.  The lochs, waterfalls, mountains and woodland combine to create an area of great beauty and tranquility. Walks are available for all ages and abilities.

Happy Tours – On foot tours of the City with Cameron who is both fun and informative.

Highland Spirits Loch Cruises – No vacation to the Scottish Highlands is complete without a visit to the beautiful and mystic Loch Ness and there is no better way to see the Loch than on a boat trip. Highland Free Spirits specialise in exclusive cruises on a luxurious modern motor cruiser. They offer much more than just a tour and invite you to join them to spend some very special time together on the Loch that has been a huge part of their lives for many years.

Hugh Miller’s Cottage and Museum – The museum comprises an elegant three-storey Georgian villa housing six rooms of exhibits covering the 19th century naturalist and geologist’s life and work, and the thatched 18th century cottage next door where he was born.

Inverness Castle – there has been a castle on this site since the 12th century.  The current castle dates from 1834 and serves as the Sheriff Court House. It overlooks the River Ness with rabbits playing on the grass outside.

Inverness Museum & Art Gallery – This museum combines fine art with historical and natural artifacts to give visitors a more complete picture of Inverness’s complex history.

Inverness Tours – The Finest Private Scottish Highland History, Heritage & Scenery Tours. Enjoy The Homecoming Year With The Very Best Heritage Guiding.

Jacobite Cruises – Jacobite has been sailing Loch Ness for over 30 years with a five-star fleet, a passionate crew and a choice of exciting cruise and tour options. Sailing to the heart of the mystery and legend of loch Ness is more unforgettable than ever. So, whether you want to go on a cruise, explore Urquhart Castle or visit the fascinating Loch Ness Exhibition Centre, Jacobite has the experience, the enthusiasm, and the fleet to provide ultimate, magical, Loch Ness experience!

Legend Of Nessie – The Ultimate and Official Loch Ness Monster site, with up-to-date information and photographs of new and past sightings. A must for all Nessie enthusiasts.

Lightstalkers Scotland – Would you like to improve your photography while taking in some of the Highland’s most spectacular scenery? Join multi-award winning Master Photographer Glen C Campbell for a tour, workshop or day’s tuition and bring your photography to another level. From beginners to advanced enthusiasts you’ll be learning in a fun and relaxed environment with guaranteed results. Day trips are run on demand and private tuition is also available. Location options include Loch Ness, Glen Affric, Torridon, Cairngorm National Park, Isle of Skye and Glencoe but anywhere is possible by request.

Loch Ness and Loch Ness Monster Information Site – Devoted to the Understanding of the Loch Ness Monster Mystery. Nessie Facts. Monster Pictures.

Nigg Old Church – a fine example of a Scottish parish church and – since it houses a magnificent Pictish stone of the late eighth century, carved with Pictish symbols and Christian imagery – it is likely that it stands on what has been a place of Christian worship for at least 1200 years.

River Ness – This wide peaceful river flowing through the city of Inverness is great for fishing salmon. Every year the River at Ness Island plays host to the Great River Ness Raft Race.

Urquhart Castle – magnificently situated on the banks of Loch Ness close to Drumnadrochit, Urquhart Castle remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state.

WOW Scotland – Walking Adventures in the Scottish Highlands. Get off the beaten track and discover some of the finest scenery that the Highlands has to offer with a guided walking tour.