Tour Inverness, Scotland
Welcome to Inverness, the main city and shopping centre of the Scottish Highlands. Below are two video clips of Inverness.
Video clip of Inverness in winter.
Video clip of Inverness in summer.
Tell me a little about a Tour of Inverness
Inverness has a population of about 44,000. The city is one of the oldest settlements in Scotland dating back to the 6th century AD and benefits from a superb Highland location sitting at the northern end of the Great Glen, not far from the famous Loch Ness and close to the Moray Firth (estuary). Close by can be found a wide range of popular visitor attractions including a battlefield, prehistoric stones, Loch Ness, an 18th century military fort, various castles and much more. Inverness is a good base for touring the Highlands and far north of Scotland.
Tell me more about a Tour of Inverness
Catswhiskestours works with guests to design and deliver customised tours. The information below is provided to assist guests with tour planning.
The name Inverness means ‘mouth of the River Ness or Nesa’ with the latter possibly meaning ‘roaring or rushing one’. The city centre offers a wide range of shopping and eating facilities plus an extensive choice of accommodation for visitors. Within the city boundaries can be found some interesting architecture. Here is a summary listing of places to see and visit when touring in and around Inverness:.
- 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.
- 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.
Other activities and sightseeing possibilities in and around Inverness
- Take a cruise on Loch Ness.
- Avail of an escorted walking tour around the centre of Inverness.
- Travel by canoe down the Great Glen from Inverness to Fort William (allowing at least four days).
- White Water Rafting on the River Findhorn.
- Canoeing on rivers Beauly & Ness
- Ski and Winter Mountaineering at Ben Wyvis
- River bugging on River Feshie.
- Climbing at Aviemore & Cairngorms National Park.
How can Catswhiskerstours help with a Tour of Inverness ?
- A customised tour together with accommodation, if required.
- Self-drive tour (rental car with lodgings and itinerary)
For more information and help contact Nigel-
T 44 (0) 141 638 5500
We look forward to hearing from you!
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