Visit Inverness City in Scotland

If you are planning a holiday to Inverness city in Scotland you will want to know what to visit and where to go. With so much on offer this vibrant Scottish city, The Capital of the Highlands has so much to offer. This great city centre has a superb choice of shops as well as great eateries, bars and cafes. Additionally, there are lovely city walks and plenty of history in which you can submerge yourself in. So read on to find out more about what there is to see and do in the city of Inverness.


Steeped in history

And an array of great landmarks to explore when you visit

Explore Inverness history and its landmarks

With a wealth of history and plenty of famous landmarks, there is much to explore in the city of Inverness. For starters, the River Ness runs through the heart of the city and offers a nice walk along its banks. Here you can take in landmarks such as Inverness CathedralInverness CastleOld High Church and eventually Ness Islands. Here at Ness Islands, you can explore an enchanting array of little islands joined by Victorian bridges. And it is lit up in the evening making it a magical place to be. Furthermore, there are a few Outlander locations you can visit within the city. Abertarff HouseLeakey’s BookshopOld High Church and Inverness Castle all have links with this famous series.


The city centre has a great selection of independent shops as well as big-name retailers and brands. And with the ‘Old Town’ you can shop amongst a historical backdrop. If you want an indoor shopping centre then head to High Street where you will find the Eastgate Shopping Centre. With a plethora of high street shops and top brands, you have a great deal of choice to suit your style and needs. Additionally, there are an array of eateries so you can fuel up. Other indoor shopping centres include the Victorian Market in Academy Street set in an ornate Victorian-style building. Here you will find lots of lovely shops to peruse including, souvenirs, clothing, jewellery, chocolate and more.

If you are looking for the more quirky type of shop, Leakey’s Bookshop is a must-see. Here this Harry Potter style store will enchant you! Harris Tweed Isle of Harris can be found on Inglis Street where you can see this world-famous cloth in products such as jackets, handbags, soft furnishings and many other accessories. And if you head out of the city centre you can enjoy Inverness Shopping Park. Again, you will find your big brands as well as plenty of eateries.

Food and Drink

With a great range of places to enjoy some food and drink Inverness has something for everyone. Regular High Street chains to independent restaurants, bars and cafes all offer a variety to choose from. Enjoy some Scottish fine dining at Rocpool, pizza at Cheese & Tomatin, seafood at River House Restaurant, Indian food at Saffron Indian and authentic Turkish at Aspendos. Then why not head for a drink somewhere in one of the city pubs or bars? From trendy city wine bars to cosy traditional village pubs every need is catered for. Bars such as Hootananny’s and Gellions Bar also host live music to get your feet tapping! And if you fancy a night out on the tiles, The Den at Johnny Foxes is a great venue to head to.

Plenty to see and do on your Inverness holidays!

So when you come to Inverness city on your holidays you don’t need to travel far to be entertained. Whatever it is that you fancy doing there is something for everyone. And if you want to explore further afield then you can check out our things to do section to see all the Inverness and Loch Ness attractions. And if you want help organising your itinerary then contact us and let us plan your personal trip when you visit The Capital of the Highlands.


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