Inverness Castle, Inverness

Inverness Castle, Inverness (must see)

Inverness Castle is a 19th century, red sandstone castle that rests on the bank of the River Ness. It is the latest castle built on a site that has held a number of structures over the years. The earliest castle was built in 1057 by Malcolm III of Scotland.

The current structure was designed by a series of architects who made plans for different areas of the castle. William Burn designed the Sheriff Court. Joseph Mitchell designed the enclosing walls. Thomas Brown II designed the prison, which was later renamed to the District Court.

Visitors to Inverness will have an excellent view of the castle by walking along Castle Road next to the River Ness. Visitors may enter the north tower, but the remainder of the castle is not open for public tours.

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Inverness Castle on Map

Sight Name: Inverness Castle
Sight Location: Inverness, Scotland (See walking tours in Inverness)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Inverness, Scotland

Create Your Own Walk in Inverness

Create Your Own Walk in Inverness

Creating your own self-guided walk in Inverness is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Inverness Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Inverness Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Inverness, a city established in the 12th century, boasts an array of historical architecture reflecting its rich and often tumultuous past. Many of its centuries-old buildings are situated along the banks of the River Ness and blend effortlessly with the surrounding landscape.

Undoubtedly, prime among these is the Inverness Castle, perched majestically atop a hill overlooking the city....  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Inverness Introduction Walking Tour

Inverness Introduction Walking Tour

Often regarded as the Capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is steeped in history and legend. The name "Inverness" derives from the Scottish Gaelic "Inbhir Nis," which means "mouth of the River Ness," a fitting moniker for a city that thrives along the banks of this scenic waterway.

The Inverness area has been inhabited since 6500 BC, once being a...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles