What to See and Do in Inverness

What to See and Do in Inverness, Inverness, Scotland (B)

Scotland rose to the top of my travel wish list quicker than I expected thanks to the TV show Outlander. A dramatic green landscape filled with hiking, castles and whisky (spelled without an “e” in Scotland) for days would make for a different kind of experience and I was sold. Similar to the main character Claire’s journey, our trip would begin in the city of Inverness after landing at the Edinburgh Airport and learning how to drive on the other side of both the car and the road through a jet-lagged haze. The 3-hour drive was scenic and the weather was unexpectedly sunny, a trend that would continue for nearly our entire week-long trip at the end of June with the exception of one rainy day. 

Inverness is the unofficial capital of the Highlands and my first impression of the city was just how cute it was. The streets near our B&B were lined with adorable houses and its relatively compact size and pedestrianized center makes the city extremely walkable. While it’s light on major sights, we spent 2 days in Inverness and found it to be a great home base to explore the surrounding area. The city’s main landmark is the Inverness Castle, which sits on top of a hill overlooking the River Ness. Today the castle serves as a courthouse, although visitors are able to climb to the top of its tower. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: What to See and Do in Inverness
Guide Location: Scotland » Inverness
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jessica Trumble
Read it on Author's Website: https://boardingpasstraveler.com/2019/08/22/scotland-part-1-inverness/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Inverness Castle
  • Harris Tweed Isle of Harris
  • Eastgate Shopping Center
  • Milk Bar
  • Old High Church
  • St. Andrew’s Cathedral
  • Ness Islands
  • Culloden Battlefield
  • Clava Carins
  • The Mustard Seed
  • Number 27 Bar and Kitchen
  • The Malt Room
  • Craigside Lodge
  • Redcliffe Hotel