Inverness is a beautiful town in the Highlands of Scotland. The scenic town is located at the head of the Great Glen and has a number of attractions and interesting activities for tourists of all ages. Tourists can explore the ancient castles, highland clans, and highland museums, and visit the historic 4000 year old burial site in Cairns. The highlands are also popular for beautiful trekking and biking destinations.
Tourists planning a holiday to the Scottish highlands can stay at the 4 star historic Inverness Hotel and start exploring the beautiful town. The riverside hotel is located close to some of the historic attractions of the town.
Some of the must-visit attractions in Inverness
- Inverness castle
The castle was built in 1836 and is located on a cliff overlooking the River Ness. The red sandstone structure is being used as a sheriff court at present. The grounds of the castle and the North view tower are open for public.
- Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
The museum is located near the Inverness castle and has displays that showcase the rich cultural heritage of the city. The artefacts in the museum introduce the visitors to the history of the Highlands. The 4 star Historic Inverness Hotel is at a walkable distance from the Inverness Museum.
- Titanic Inverness maritime Museum
The interactive museum has many nautical themed displays. The museum contains the world’s largest model of the Titanic.
- Culloden battlefield and visitors centre
Culloden is the site of the last great battle fought in Scotland. The battle determined the fate of Stuart and Scotland. The battlefield site is strewn with gravestones and memorials that commemorate the countless lives lost during the battle. The visitors centre displays a 360 degree film that portrays the events of the battle and has a lot of information and first- hand accounts of the battle. Visitors can get spectacular views of the battlefield from the rooftop of the visitors centre.
- Cawdor castle
The castle is located close to the Culloden and is popular as a place where Macbeth murdered Duncan as per Shakespeare’s version. The castle has a fine collection of Shakespearean literature. The historic castle has beautiful gardens, a 9-hole golf course and some beautiful natural trails.
Tourists planning a trip to the Highlands can stay at the 4 star Historic Inverness Hotel and visit all these five historic sites to know about the rich history of Scotland and Highlands.