Inverness is the largest town / city
in the Highlands of Scotland. The city is
extremely popular for shopping, scenic
riverside walks, Loch Ness Monster, boat
trips, Battle of Culloden site 6
miles east, and over 50 other attractions
in and around the city, such as dolphins,
waterfalls, and tallest trees in the
See also a large Click On
Map for the area Top Attractions.
The image top is of Falcon Square in
Inverness centre with the Eastgate Shopping
Centre overlooking the square.
The image second top is of Station Square
for the Train Station
on Academy Street, 50 yards from Falcon Square.
The Royal Highland Hotel is in the square with
a grand staircase, worth popping in to view.
The bus station is next door.
The image third top is of the Inverness Museum
& Art Gallery, top attraction in the
city centre, next to Inverness Castle.
Castle is situated just off the High
Street, with great views over the city and
riverside. This castle was built in 1836 to
serve as the County Hall of Inverness-shire.
There had been two other more historic castles
on this site before. Inverness Castle Large Image.
The castle now serves as the County Court,
so is not open to visitors. You can walk around
the castle grounds for top views over
Inverness, riverside and cathedral. The Castle
opened in 2017 allowing visitors to climb the
stairs of one of the Towers for even better
views over the city.
Cathedral is situated on the west side of
the River Ness, a short scenic walk from the
town centre. The cathedral was completed in
1869 for the seat of the Bishop of Moray, Ross
and Caithness. The cathedral is good for photos
inside and out, although many trees make
exterior photos testing.
The riverside walks in Inverness are
extremely popular with many fine churches to
view. The walk north, on the east side, runs
just over one mile to Inverness Marina and
Moray Firth. You can take Fast Boat Tours from the
The walk south, on the west side past the
cathedral, runs about one and a half miles to
Bught Park and Whin Park. Inverness Riverside Large
Culloden Moor Battlefield
and Museum is situated 6 miles east of
Inverness, an exceptionally popular attraction.
The battle took place 16th April 1746 between
the Jacobite forces of Charles Edward Stuart,
and Loyalist troops commanded by the Duke of
Cumberland. This was the last major battle on
the UK mainland, with the Loyalists defeating
the Jacobite's. The mass graves are all around
the large battlefield cairn.
The Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition for
the Loch Ness Monster is situated 14 miles
south of Inverness at the village of Drumnadrochit. Regular buses run
between Inverness bus station and
You can take a Boat Trip from
Drumnadrochit with sonar to search for
The 1200s - 1500s Urquhart Castle is situated on
the south side of Drumnadrochit with great
views over the loch, a top monster viewing
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