Tourist guide to the beautiful Inverness

Inverness Castle Chris Robertshaw/Flickr

Inverness Castle ©Chris Robertshaw/Flickr

Situated in the Scottish Highlands, the wonderful city of Inverness is a great place to visit. The city is home to numerous fascinating landmarks and visitor attractions, including the Inverness Castles, Inverness Cathedral, the Old High Church, the Floral Hall, the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and other sights. You can do some great things here which will surely make you a remarkable vacation. Inverness is also home to numerous great hotels and restaurants. If you decide to visit the city, you will surely enjoy your stay. Would you like to find out more about the capital of the Highlands of Scotland? Read the following tourist guide to Inverness.

Inverness Castles

Set on top of a hill, in the heart of the city, the beautiful Inverness Castle is one of the most important landmarks of the city. The castle overlooks the beautiful River Ness, offering great views to visitors. It was built in 1836, on the site of an 11th century fort, using red sand stone. Today, it is an important visitor attraction in Inverness. The castle can be visited in daylight hours, being a free tourist attraction.

Inverness Castle Chris Robertshaw/Flickr

Inverness Castle ©Chris Robertshaw/Flickr

Inverness Cathedral

As one of the religious buildings of the city, the astonishing Inverness Cathedral is another important landmark. Dedicated to St. Andrew, the cathedral was built between 1866 and 1869. Its spires are easily recognizable due to their square-topped look. The spires had never been finished, because they ran out of funds. This is the explanation of the look of the spires.

Inverness Cathedral conner395/Flickr

Inverness Cathedral ©conner395/Flickr

The Old High Church

Another church in the city is the Old High Church. As its name suggests it, it is the oldest religious structure in the city. It is located on St Michael’s Mount and its medieval tower is considered the oldest surviving structure in the city. If you would like to visit a truly remarkable medieval church, you can not miss this one on Inverness.

The Floral Hall

The breathtaking Inverness Floral Hall is a fantastic visitor attraction for the lovers of nature. It is famous for its large collection of astonishing flowers and plants. It actually includes a floral hall, a glass house, a cactus house, several gardens and a café, too. The Floral Hall can be visited April to October every day from 10:00 to 17:00 and November to March daily from 10:00 to 16:00. (May 2013) 

Inverness Floral Hall gardens fuzzytnth3/Flickr

Inverness Floral Hall gardens ©fuzzytnth3/Flickr

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

This fascinating museum includes collections relating to Scottish history and the Highlands. The museum houses a collection of Highland contemporary art and crafts. It is surely worth visiting. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is open April to October, Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 and November to March Thursday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00. (May 2013)

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