Tour of Southwest Inverness (Self Guided), Inverness

Southwest Inverness boasts a number of prominent attractions, including Ness Bank Church, Inverness War Memorial, Eden Court Theater, Bught Park, Tomnahurich Cemetery, Inverness Floral Hall, Whin Park, and the Ness Islands. Take this tour to discover this fascinating area of Inverness.
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Tour of Southwest Inverness Map

Guide Name: Tour of Southwest Inverness
Guide Location: Scotland » Inverness (See other walking tours in Inverness)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Author: leticia
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Ness Bank Church
  • Inverness War Memorial
  • Eden Court Theater
  • Bught Park
  • Ness Islands
  • Whin Park
  • Inverness Floral Hall
  • Tomnahurich Cemetery
Ness Bank Church

1) Ness Bank Church

Ness Bank Church is located on Ness Bank Street in the southern part of Inverness. The church was built at the beginning of the 20th century by William Mackintosh in the early Gothic Revival style. The original congregation, founded in 1787, belonged to the United Free Church. Sunday morning services begin at 11:00 A.M.
Inverness War Memorial

2) Inverness War Memorial

The Inverness War Memorial is located in Cavell Gardens on the right bank of the Ness River. This memorial is dedicated to all residents of Inverness who left their homes during the two World Wars to fight for their country. The memorial is a red sandstone Celtic cross, which was designed by John Hinton Gall.
Eden Court Theater

3) Eden Court Theater (must see)

Eden Court Theatre is a large theatre, cinema and arts venue situated in Inverness. The theatre has recently undergone a complete refurbishment and major extension, adding a second theatre, two dedicated cinema screens, two performance/dance studios, improved dressing room and green room facilities and additional office space. The theatre's restaurant and bar facilities have also been totally overhauled and improved. Upon its reopening it became the largest combined arts centre in Scotland.

With the reconstruction complete the theatre now has two auditoriums, the main auditorium, renamed the Empire Theatre has a capacity of just under 1000. The second auditorium, named the One Touch Theatre has a capacity of approximately 270. The two new cinemas, La Scala and The Playhouse, have capacities of 125 and 78 respectively.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Bught Park

4) Bught Park

Bught Park is the largest park in the city of Inverness and is situated on the western bank of the River Ness. It is home to the Inverness Highland Games and a small scale outdoor music festival. It is located next to the city's sports centre, swimming pool and BMX track. The Bught Park is also the name for the sports stadium situated within the confines of the park which regularly hosts both the Camanachd Cup Final and the Composite Rules Shinty/Hurling Internationals and is considered one of the finest parks in shinty. It is also home to Inverness Shinty Club who have played there since the 1920s.

The capacity of the stadium is 5000, comprising standing and the wooden grandstand. The stadium was the centre of controversy in June 2009 when Highland Council, having evicted Inverness City F.C. from the Northern Meeting Park offered the use of the facility to the football team without consulting with the shinty club.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Ness Islands

5) Ness Islands

The Ness Islands are situated on the River Ness, opposite the Bught Park, in the city of Inverness. The first bridges to the islands were built in 1828, prior to their construction the only access to the islands was by boat. The original bridges were washed away in the flood of 1849 and were replaced in 1853-1854 by two suspension bridges designed by William Dredge. The Islands are a natural beauty spot and a popular walk with tourists and locals alike, as the islands are home to a number of imported species of trees and home to wildlife such as bats and otters and occasionally deer. The area includes play facilities for children, and the Ness Islands miniature railway.
Sight description based on wikipedia
Whin Park

6) Whin Park

Whin Park is located near Inverness Floral Hall. It is a pleasant park that has a small lake. Enjoy the picturesque views from the shore or take a short trip on a boat. For children, the park has a playground and a miniature railway.
Inverness Floral Hall

7) Inverness Floral Hall (must see)

Opened in 1993 by Prince Edward, Inverness Floral Hall is a unique attraction where you can walk on winding pathways and admire the subtropical plants, beautiful flowers, exotic trees, shrubs, heathers and herbs. The hall features a grotto, waterfall, fountain and tropical fish pond that has a variety of Koi Carp. If you get hungry or thirsty after your walk, you can enjoy a snack at the coffee house located on the premises.
Tomnahurich Cemetery

8) Tomnahurich Cemetery

Tomnahurich, meaning "hill of the yew trees" or "hill of the fairies", is a huge cemetery situated on Tomnahurich Hill, southwest of the town center. According to legend, the 13th-century seer Thomas the Rhymer is buried here together with his men and horses and is ready to rise again to save Scotland should his country need him. This cemetery is the final resting place for a number of notable Scots. Many fine statues and figures dot the grounds. At the highest point of the hill is an impressive War Memorial. The view alone makes the cemetery worth a visit!

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 Walk

Inverness Introduction Walk

Inverness is the capital of the Highlands and one of the most popular cities in northern Scotland. The city has a number of historic buildings, prominent landmarks and wonderful sights. This tour will lead you to the most interesting attractions in this fabulous Scottish city.

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

Historical Religious Buildings Tour

Inverness is home to a number of old churches and historic religious 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 religious buildings in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Shopping Tour of Inverness

Shopping Tour of Inverness

Inverness is a growing city in Scotland, which offers a fun, memorable shopping experience for all tastes and ages. In its fashion, jewelry, and specialty shops you will find everything from chic clothing, fine jewelry and beauty products to traditional Scottish cloth, local souvenirs and gifts. Take this tour to visit the best shops in Inverness.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles