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Greig Street Footbridge. David Gruar
Greig Street Footbridge. David Gruar
Castle Inverness. Photo Conor Power
Castle Inverness. Photo Conor Power
Couple Dining near Inverness Castle
Couple Dining near Inverness Castle
St Andrews Cathedral. Dave Conner
St Andrews Cathedral. Dave Conner
The Baxters Loch Nes Marathon Race
The Baxters Loch Nes Marathon Race
Rockpool Restaurant. Ness Walk, Inverness
Rockpool Restaurant. Ness Walk, Inverness
View over Ness River and Inverness Churches
View over Ness River and Inverness Churches
Laura Ashley & Pizza Express. Dave Fergusson
Laura Ashley & Pizza Express. Dave Fergusson

Inverness Information

Inverness is the capital city of the Scottish Highlands in United Kingdom. The city has a long history dating back to AD 565 when the Picts (early Medieval Celtic people) lived in the area. The city is located on the River Ness and in the Gaelic language the word Inverness means “Mouth of the River”

Many tourists visit and stay at Inverness to explore the nearby town of Loch Ness located just 37 kilometres away hoping to see if they can get a glimpse of the legend Loch Ness Monster.

One of the most impressive structures to Inverness is its 11th century castle in the heart of the city overlooking the River Ness. The castle is today used, as the Sheriff Court so viewing inside is limited however the grounds are open to the public with the castle exterior being great for holiday photos.

Other historic buildings in the city include the Inverness Cathedral also known as the Church of Saint Andrew, The Old High St Stephen’s Church and the Highlanders Museum located at Fort George that contains a staggering 20,000 artefact and 10,000 documents on the history of the area.

The Inverness Museum & Art Gallery is also worth a visit for its nice artworks and the impressive Highland photo archive dating back to 1880. The archive has now reached well over 100,000 giving you a complete picture of how the city looked in the past.

The city is also home of Ship Space. This museum features an excellent 1:10 scale replica of the famous Titanic, which allows you to go inside and explore the rooms as they were on the original vessel. The museum also has a submarine, West Coast creel fishing boat and the 45ft Watson class lifeboat.

Of course one can’t leave the wonderful city of Inverness without enjoying a relaxing boat cruise down the River Ness. The peaceful waters will take you on a journey to the world famous Loch Ness and who knows you might even be lucky enough to see monster Nessie for real.

For more holiday information on Inverness you may also want to visit the official Inverness government website

View of Ness River and Inverness. Photo Gilles Perréal
View of Ness River and Inverness. Photo Gilles Perréal
High Street Shopping Mall. Inverness, Scotland. Sunny Ravin
High Street Shopping Mall. Inverness, Scotland. Sunny Ravin