Inverness Coast Guide
Inverness overlooks the Moray Firth and straddles the River Ness, which flows out of Loch Ness which is 3 miles to the west of the town. Inverness is a picturesque tourist town and transportation hub for the Highlands which lie to the northwest of the town.
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With its suspension bridges across the River Ness and old stone buildings, Inverness is a picturesque town which is well-known for its floral displays in the summer. On the seafront you can get great views along the coast and to the Black Isle across the sea. There are quite a few dolphins in the Moray Firth which you can observe from one of the boats that provide trips to the area.
Notable buildings within the town included, Inverness Castle built around 1840, of rose coloured stone. Abertarff House was built around 1590 and is now an art gallery. The Inverness Museum and Art Gallery has wildlife displays and weapons and artefacts from Scottish history.
A few miles to the east of Inverness is the site of the battle of Culloden where over 1000 of Bonnie Prince Charlie's Highlanders were slain in 1745. Stone cairns mark the spot and there is a visitor centre which tells the story of the battle.
To the west of Inverness lies Loch Ness which stretches for 23 miles down the Glen Mor towards Fort William to the south. A great place to try to spot the Loch Ness Monster is at Urquhart Castle, which is a ruin but now has a visitor centre which tells the story of the quest for Nessie - the Loch Ness monster which has, allegedly been seen most times, probably near the castle, - maybe!!
Moray Firth Dolphins Urquhart Castle Loch Ness Inverness Castle
Places to visit around Inverness
The Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre - Loch Ness Centre, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Inverness-Shire IV63 6TU Phone: 01456 450573
Urquhart Castle - Drumnadrochit, Inverness, Inverness-Shire IV63 6XJ Tel: 01456 450551
Moray Firth Dolphin & Seal Visitor Centre - North Kessock, Inverness, Inverness-Shire IV1 3XB Phone: 01463 731866
Map of Inverness area