Inverness Castle (Sheriff Court)

This evening, I am posting information on Inverness (pop 44,000) capital of the Highlands of Scotland.

In addition to having attractions and places of interest in its own right, the city is well endowed with accommodation of all types and is an excellent base for touring the Highlands region.

Visitor sites include:

  • Inverness Museum & Art Gallery-Covers the art, history and heritage of the Scottish Highlands.
  • Whisky Distilleries: Within reach of Inverness are Dalmore and Glen Ord distilleries.
  • Culloden Battlefield Site:This is where the last battle on British soil took place (1746). Excellent visitor centre on site.
  • Cawdor Castle:Loosely connected with Shakespeare’s Macbeth with the building dating from the 14th to 17th centuries. Open to the public.
  • Brodie Castle:Dates from the 16th to 19th centuries. Inside is a collection of porcelain, furniture and art.
  • The Hugh Miller Museum & Birthplace at Cromarty– A 17th century thatched cottage where the multi-talented Hugh Miller was born in 1802.
  • River walk along the banks of the River Ness close to the city centre. Admire Inverness architecture including:
    • Inverness Castle (19th century)
    • Victorian Gothic Town House (1882)
    • Library, 19th century Greek Revival
    • Victorian Market (19th century)
    • Abertaff House (16th century)
    • Dunbar’s Hospital (17th century)
    • Inverness Cathedral (19th century)
    • Churches- Old Gaelic Church, Old High Church, Free North Church, St. Columba’s High Church and St. Mary’s.
  • Eden Court Theatre.
  • Fort George:18th century artillery fortification which is still in use as an army barracks. Dolphins may be viewed from here.
  • Groame House Museum-full of ancient Pictish stones c.8/9th C.
  • Invergordon Naval Museum and Heritage Centre.
  • Invergordon Murals:Unique art work on side of buildings.
  • Munlochy Clootie Well:Traditional healing well dating back centuries.
  • Beauly: A pleasant small town with ruined medieval priory.
  • Castle Urquhart-Arguably the best location to view Loch Ness and engage in some ‘monster’ spotting!
  • Black Isle Brewery:Produces a range of six organic beers.
  • Clava Cairns:– Prehistoric cemetery with stone circles dating back about 4000 years.
  • Corrimony Chambered Cairn-Another 4000 year old burial site, near Drumnadrochit.

In the right light conditions the city and River Ness which flows through it afford good opportunities for photography.

Culloden Battlefield

Fishing in River Ness at Inverness

River Ness at Inverness, Scotland

Abertaff House, Inverness

River Ness at Inverness

Centre of Inverness

Clava Cairns Prehistoric Site

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