Inverness is the smallest city in Scotland and sits in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. This quaint town is home to many impressive structures, such as an 18th-century fortress and Inverness Castle.
Things to do in Inverness
The heart of Inverness can be found at the Victorian Market, a covered market home to artisan designers, boutique stalls and independent trailers selling everything from food and clothes to handmade jewellery.
For evening entertainment, head to Eden Court, an outdoor stage where Scottish dramas, dance performances and live musicals are performed regularly. The venue is the largest of its kind in the Scottish Highlands and runs a year-round programme of events.
Fort George is an 18th-century artillery fortress complete with garrison buildings, defences and a vast collection of arms. The fortress sits just north of the city and is home to the Highlanders museum, which exhibits 20,000 artefacts and documents on Scottish history across three floors.
Inverness Castle is the city's biggest attraction and overlooks the River Ness. Built in 1847, the sandstone structure has a grand exterior with medieval castle turrets, looming towers and arched windows. Information boards around the grounds share the history of the fortification.
Getting around Inverness
Inverness Airport is just 15 kilometres east of the city, with taxis travelling to the city centre. The town itself is compact enough to explore on foot, but there are plenty of bus routes and taxis for travelling further afield.