Explore our Inverness and Loch Ness Castles

Enjoy today. As you know, ancient castles are a big part of our Scottish landscape. Built from the 11th century onwards, they were grand homes and also fortified structures. Usually the residences of royalty and nobility. Today, many have been destroyed, some lie in ruin, while others have been preserved and rebuilt. No visit to Scotland is complete without at least one visit to a castle. And here in the Inverness area, you have plenty to choose from.

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Dunrobin Castle

If you travel an hour north of Inverness, you will come upon this striking castle,…...

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Brodie Castle

If you are looking for a great day out and love the outdoors and history…...

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Castle Leod

Castle Leod is located in the village of Strathpeffer, around a half-hour drive north west…...

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Inverness Castle

In the heart of Inverness, the imposing Inverness Castle sits high on a hilltop. Standing…...

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Urquhart Castle

Steeped in more than 1,000 years of history, Urquhart Castle sits on the banks of…...

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Cawdor Castle

Dating back to the 14th century and built by the Thanes of Cawdor as a…...

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Open to the public

If you are visiting the city of Inverness, visitors are welcome to enjoy exploring the North Tower. Here, you can take in views of River Ness and Inverness from the Inverness Castle Viewpoint. Furthermore, you can visit our other castles near Inverness. Urquhart Castle sits on the banks of Loch Ness and is open to the public. It is a fascinating visitor attraction. Additionally, Cawdor Castle and Dunrobin Castle offer equally captivating days out. Each and every castle has its own gripping history, spectacular architecture and enchanting location.

Stay in a castle

If you fancy being the King or Queen of your very own castle, there are two nearby castles that are available for private hire. Achnigarin Castle and Aldourie Castle offer wonderful event venues for hire. Additionally, you can book accommodation here should you wish to stay.

Keep exploring

And if you want to explore more castles in Scotland and their history you can travel a little further afield. Eilean Donan Castle, Invergarry Castle, Beaufort Castle, Old Inverlochy Castle and Rait Castle are all well worth a visit.