Things to do in Inverness

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    Scotland, Edinburgh, the Highlands 3 Days Private Tour from London

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    Scotland 8-Day Self-Guided Luxury Land Rover Private Tour

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  • 3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

    3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

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    Professional Guides Walking Tours-London Day&Night (1-2pers)

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All about Inverness

When to visit

The climate in Inverness is unpredictable, but visiting between May and September offers the best chance of experiencing decent weather. The peak visitor months of June, July, and August tend to bring a large number of tourists to Inverness and the Highlands; however, to dodge the biggest crowds, it’s a good idea to visit instead in May or September when you can still enjoy the benefits of mild weather and long daylight hours.

Getting around

The city is compact, so you will have no problem getting around its main attractions on foot. Regular buses also connect travelers to nearby attractions, including the Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns. That said, most people visit Inverness to explore the wider Highlands region, for which you will need your own wheels or to book a guided tour.

Traveler tips

Scottish weather is famously often dreich (damp and dreary), so don’t forget to pack warm layers and a waterproof jacket. Fortunately, Inverness has plenty of indoor attractions where you can escape the rain. The Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is a gem filled with artifacts relating to the natural and social history of the Scottish Highlands, including Jacobite memorabilia, and it has a good café serving lunch and snacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Inverness popular for?

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What is there to do in Inverness?

Popular activities include exploring Inverness Castle, Inverness Museum, and Inverness Botanic Gardens. Nearby the battlefield of Culloden is worth a visit, and fans of Outlander should visit Clava Cairns. You can also depart on whisky-tasting tours to the Speyside region and tours to Loch Ness and Glen Affric.

How many days do you need in Inverness?

One day is enough time to see Inverness. If you plan to use Inverness as a base for exploring the Highlands, you’ll need longer. In one day, you can visit the city’s attractions and get a feel for local life at a restaurant and live music venue.

What is there to do in Inverness without a car?

Inverness is a compact city and you can easily explore its main attractions on foot. If you arrive by train, it’s only a 5-minute walk to Inverness Castle. From there you can walk another 20 minutes along the River Ness, or hop on a bus, to Inverness Botanic Gardens.

Can you walk from Inverness to Loch Ness?

Yes. But Inverness is eight miles (13 kilometers) from Loch Ness so it will take several hours. If you’d rather be in the fresh air than inside a car or bus, you can cycle there in less time. It’s a fairly flat route and you can rent bikes in Inverness.

Is Inverness worth visiting?

Yes. As the capital city of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness has plenty of history and culture to make it worth a visit. You’ll want to plan your trip to spend more time in the countryside than the city, but Inverness is worth a day of your time.