Inverness Town House, Inverness

Inverness Town House, Inverness

Inverness Town House is a municipal building located on High Street between Castle Street and Castle Wynd. The Gothic-style building was designed by architect William Lawrie in 1882. The house was built to replace the very first town house in Inverness, which was built in 1708 and demolished 150 years later.

The house was modeled on the McManus, a museum and art gallery that was designed by George Gilbert Scott. A burgh coat of arms, recovered from a bridge that crossed the River Ness, is embedded in the ashlar stone from which the townhouse is comprised. That coat of arms dates to 1685 when the bridge was completed.

An update on the town house took place in 1898 when William Meikle & Sons installed stained glass windows to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. The building was also extended in 1907. It did not undergo a major refurbishment again until 2018.

The Inverness Town House is known for containing a large number of works of art. Those who wish to see the inside of the town house should try to schedule a tour in advance. These tours take place on Thursdays at 2 PM and 3:30 PM.

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Inverness Town House on Map

Sight Name: Inverness Town House
Sight Location: Inverness, Scotland (See walking tours in Inverness)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

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 Introduction Walking Tour

Inverness Introduction Walking Tour

Inverness is the capital city of the Scottish Highlands. The city has prehistoric roots that date as far back as 6500 BCE. However, much of the world associates the history of the city with its Medieval presence.

William Shakespeare wrote the play "MacBeth" based on the 11th-century murder of King Duncan. Though the play was fiction and the castle where the real MacBeth lived is no...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Inverness Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Inverness Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Inverness is home to a number of old churches and historical buildings. Many of them are situated on the banks of the River Ness and blend effortlessly with the surrounding landscape. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most prominent historical buildings in the city.

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