Nestled amongst the awe-inspiring scenery of the Highlands, Inverness is a picturesque city filled with attractions and surrounded by things to see and do. Immerse in Scottish culture, discover a castle, or simply lose yourself in the tranquil and breath-taking landscapes as you uncover Scotland’s treasures for yourself. Explore below our selection of top Inverness attractions and plan a visit today.
Founded in 1822 the Inverness Highland Games is one of the most spectacular traditional gatherings staged in Scotland and is one of the highlights of any visit to the Highland capital city of Inverness.
02 - 04 August
The Belladrum Tarten Heart family-friendly festival offers a wide range of musical genres as well as children’s entertainment, theatre and performance art in the beautiful Belladrum Estate.
Bright Beauly Fair will be a one-stop creative, shopping and culinary experience showcasing the talent and skills of brilliant Scottish designer-makers, artists and chefs of the highest calibre.
Best Restaurant: Sitting in the heart of Inverness, The Mustard Seed offers a local independent restaurant with an inviting highland atmosphere.
Best Shopping: The Victorian Market is home to a range of independent and specialist stores that offer visitors a warm highland welcome.
Best Kept Secret: Dolphin watching at Chanonry Point offers an incredible and unforgettable experience for those of all ages! There are more sightings in summer, however, bottlenose dolphins are present in the Moray Firth throughout the year.