Explore the best tourist attractions in the Inverness and Loch Ness area, with our fantastic guide below. From ancient castles and historic sites, to whisky distilleries and sports centres. There’s something for everyone here. So whatever your interests, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in the Scottish Highlands. Discover thousands of years of history and embark on thrilling adventures. But be sure to look out for Nessie along the way!< Go Back to Things to Do
If this is your first visit to the area, there are many attractions not to be missed! In Inverness, walk along the banks of the River Ness, visiting Inverness Castle, Inverness Cathedral and the Ness Islands en route. Check out fun activities at Whin Park or enjoy a relaxing walk at Inverness Botanic Gardens. And for the story of the city, explore Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Or for the whisky lovers, enjoy a tour and tasting at the local Tomatin Distillery.
Ther infamous Loch Ness is just a 30-minute drive from Inverness and there is much to see on and around its waters. Take a boat trip and hunt for the elusive Nessie. See the historic Caledonian Canal and watch the boats coming through the locks. Enjoy picturesque villages, magnificent walks and dramatic scenery.
There have been civilisations in the Inverness area for at least 4,000 years. The whole region is steeped in history, and there is plenty to discover during your visit. From the Clava Cairns, pre-historic burial grounds dating from around 2000 BC, to Culloden Battlefield, the 18th-century battleground where one of the most tragic events in Scottish history took place.
With the great outdoors right on our doorstep, choose from a wide range of thrilling adventure attractions and activities. Such as canoeing, fishing, skiing, horse-riding and golf. All set against the magnificent backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.
Browse our extensive list of Inverness and Loch Ness attractions above and put together a fun-filled trip. And if you’re having trouble deciding what to do first, why not let us take care of the itinerary? We can help you with a personalised guide, taking the stress out of holiday planning.