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Aigas Field Centre
#1
of 20 attractions in Inverness
31 reviews
Owner description: Prior booking is always required at Aigas. Contact us via our website.The internationally acclaimed and award-winning field centre for the Highlands...... more »
Attraction type Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Distance 13.2 miles from city centre
"The Aigas experience was wonderful beyond my..." 1 Feb 2012
"A wonderful experience of the natural world" 24 Nov 2011
"A fantastic trip." 18 Nov 2011
Culloden Battlefield
#2
of 20 attractions in Inverness
194 reviews
This battlefield marks the site of the historic 1746 battle between the Duke of Cumberland and Prince Charles.
Attraction type Battlefields; Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centres; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
"Great place to spend some time reflecting on..." 20 Apr 2012
"Very interesting and informative" 18 Apr 2012
"A real education in Scottish history" 17 Apr 2012
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River Ness
#3
of 20 attractions in Inverness
35 reviews
This wide peaceful river flowing through the city of Inverness is great for fishing salmon.
Attraction type Bodies of Water
Distance 0.2 miles from city centre
"Stunning" 17 Apr 2012
"lovely" 17 Apr 2012
"impressive Scottish river" 16 Apr 2012
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Fort George/Queen's Own Highlanders Regimental Museum
#4
of 20 attractions in Inverness
29 reviews
Attraction type Speciality Museums; Military Bases/ Facilities
Distance 1.1 miles from city centre
"Well worth a visit" 14 Apr 2012
"Amazing fort, worth seeing" 8 Apr 2012
"Well worth the entrance fee." 5 Apr 2012
Chanonry Point
#5
of 20 attractions in Inverness
19 reviews
Attraction type Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Geologic Formations
"always worth a visit!" 16 Apr 2012
"Beautiful ..." 14 Apr 2012
"We've seen dolphins every time" 13 Apr 2012
Plodda Falls
#6
of 20 attractions in Inverness
12 reviews
Attraction type Waterfalls
"A must see...." 16 Apr 2012
"Great walk" 23 Mar 2012
"Well worth going out of your way for" 8 Mar 2012
The Falls of Foyers
#7
of 20 attractions in Inverness
17 reviews
Attraction type Waterfalls
"Nice place for a walk," 20 Apr 2012
"Reichenbach Falls" 18 Apr 2012
"lovely views" 16 Apr 2012
Lightstalkers Scotland
#8
of 20 attractions in Inverness
4 reviews
Photography workshops, tours and courses in the Scottish Highlands for individuals and small groups
Attraction type Tours; Educational Sites
"Informative, Fun and Fantastic Locations" 29 Jan 2012
"The group to go with if you want to photograph..." 20 Dec 2011
"A Great Highlander Tour" 5 Nov 2011
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Bogbain Farm
#9
of 20 attractions in Inverness
21 reviews
Owner description: Bogbain Farm offers quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintballing and rage buggies all on one site! Ideal for stag and hen parties and a...... more »
Attraction type Sports Complexes
Distance 3.5 miles from city centre
"its grate fun for kids" 1 Apr 2012
"brilliant" 30 Mar 2012
"good food" 12 Mar 2012
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Eden Court Theatre
#10
of 20 attractions in Inverness
32 reviews
Attraction type Theatres
Distance 0.3 miles from city centre
"Brilliant" 17 Apr 2012
"THINK IT WAS JULY/AUGUST. - JOSEPH!" 16 Apr 2012
"Beautiful Theatre & Cinema" 16 Apr 2012
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Floral Hall
#11
of 20 attractions in Inverness
14 reviews
An indoor botanical garden featuring ponds and waterfalls.
Attraction type Gardens
Distance 1.7 miles from city centre
"Alot of hard work has gone into this venture" 16 Apr 2012
"Never been inside but the coffee shop is good" 16 Apr 2012
"Stop in if you are nearby" 15 Apr 2012
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Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
#12
of 20 attractions in Inverness
15 reviews
This museum combines fine art with historical and natural artifacts to give visitors a more complete picture of Inverness's complex history.
Attraction type History Museums; Art Galleries
Distance 1.1 miles from city centre
"Great Museum and very good Coffee Shop" 16 Apr 2012
"A museum of a good variety." 16 Apr 2012
"Wallace & Grommit exhibition" 12 Apr 2012
Castle Stuart Golf Links
#13
of 20 attractions in Inverness
2 reviews
Attraction type Golf Courses
"Stunning view, superb course." 20 Apr 2012
"Terrific" 10 Mar 2012
"Brilliant design in beautiful setting" 22 Nov 2011
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St. Andrews Cathedral
#14
of 20 attractions in Inverness
6 reviews
Attraction type Religious Sites
Distance 0.2 miles from city centre
"fantastic architecture." 16 Apr 2012
"Mind boggling is you can imagine what it used to..." 16 Apr 2012
"Well, it is voluntary!" 4 Mar 2012
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Great Glen Water Park
#15
of 20 attractions in Inverness
75 reviews
Attraction type Water Parks
Distance 37.5 miles from city centre
"HOLIDAY FROM HELL! DO NOT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" 30 Mar 2012
"lodges" 27 Mar 2012
"Epic 4 nights break" 25 Mar 2012
Tomatin Distillery
#16
of 20 attractions in Inverness
6 reviews
Attraction type Factory Tours
"No whisky to be bought!" 16 Apr 2012
"nice tour" 20 Feb 2012
"Average Tour and Distillery" 22 May 2011
Black Isle Quad Biking
#17
of 20 attractions in Inverness
1 review
Attraction type Off road/All Terrain Vehicle Trails
"Fantastic fun quad biking in a wonderful location..." 16 Jun 2011
Highland Aviation Museum
#18
of 20 attractions in Inverness
2 reviews
The Highland Aviation Museum It is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4.30pm April to November and is based at: 9 Dalcross Industrial Estate, By Inverness Airport (you can... more »

Attraction type Museums
"interesting trip" 16 Apr 2012
"Amazing, the kids loved it." 29 Jun 2010
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James Pringle Weavers
#19
of 20 attractions in Inverness
12 reviews
Part factory tour, part outlet: find out how some of Scotland's finest woolen wares are made, then buy what you like.
Attraction type Speciality Shops; Factory Tours
Distance 0.2 miles from city centre
"The place your kilt was made" 11 Apr 2012
"James Pringle Weavers" 4 Apr 2012
"excelent selection of Stuff" 24 Mar 2012
Brahan Seer Monument
#20
of 20 attractions in Inverness
2 reviews
Attraction type Monuments/ Statues
"a big stone!!!" 16 Apr 2012
"Interesting" 12 Apr 2012
:) take your pick!
 

Liam

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:) take your pick!
Most of those aren't in Inverness though.

Inverness is a great base for exploring the highlands, but other than shops and pubs, there's not a great deal to do in the city.

Take a walk along he river if its a nice day. or get a return ticket to Kyle, sit back and admire the view.
 

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Would it be out of order to suggest that you check tour guides/wikitravel etc before booking tickets with a long wait (I assume your primary reason is crank related)
 

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There is a minature railway in Inverness, but it might only be open in the high summer. Ness Park Railway or something like that. About a mile out of town to the west on the north side of the river, near the botanic gardens.
 

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They were quite good when I went with family, but I'd imagine it'd be a different experience on your own :?
 

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If you've got a full day then I would thoroughly recommend the Kyle line. £22.50 SDR for an adult, but it will be the best £20+ you spend on a train for a very long time. Second only to the West Highland line for scenery in my eyes, it's an absolute cracker.
 

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If it's raining and you don't want to mooch about the streets too much

- There is a very good West Indian restaurant with a very friendly chef. I think they clam to be Scotland's only one. No reason why Inverness shouldn't have an ethnic restaurant of course, but the brilliant Rasta colours outside come as bit of a shock in the drizzle after a run of tartan-gonk and furry-Nessie shops.

- Actually, Inverness is remarkably unTouristy considering it must get quite a bit of its income from visitors. It is the centre for a huge rural area, it's even the big-city-shopping centre for Skye. So it is a down to earth 'local place for local people'. ...As well of course as selling clan Goldblumberger tartan to Scottish Americans (ie Yanks who are Scottish because one of their 64 greatgreat.etc grandparents came from there). I liked it a lot, and I'm going again in a few weeks thanks to my Northern free ticket and my DailyRecord £19 voucher.

- Spend hours in the massive massive massive secondhand bookshop and caff in an old church or chapel (lovely huge iron stove when it's cold outside).

- Visit the Victorian indoor market for a snoop round and a Scottish Breakfast in the Greasy Spoon (quite refined, actually, but still cheap). Do some research so you'll be prepared when they ask if you like your sausage flat or round (oo er, Missus).

- Visit the bus/coach station to see what short trips are available, and pick up a bazillion coach timetables and "what to do" leaflets. The caff is quite good and the loos are remarkably respectable and clean for a bus station.

- Get on a nice warm coach (or perhaps a boat, one way) to the Loch Ness visitor centre. Cheesy as flip because of the "last year someone saw something unexplainable in the loch" shlock (coincidentally, nearly always 'someone' who does Nessie-hunting boat trips for a living ). But the Centre is in a lovely location and the trip along the Great Glen is spectacular.
 

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Dare I suggest you seek out the legendary four and twenty .........from the mythical song.

You may be forty years to late though :p
 

Arglwydd Golau

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We had a couple of days there during the balmy weather in March - six inches of snow the following week!! - I would recommend catching the bus to Cullloden battlefield, not far at all, bus goes right up to the entrance, very informative and new visitor centre. We very much enjoyed it.
If pubs/real ale are your thing I would recommend Castle Tavern.
 

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They are certainly mine, and I'll be there in a few weeks, so thanks for the recommendation.

Do you know a good beer pub in Fort William, and Aberdeen?
It's been a couple of years since I was in Fort William, but I think the best pub for decent ale was called something like 'Grog & Gruel' - different Scottish brews...yum!
 

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Slightly off-topic (as usual), but I fondly remember having a few hours to kill there on a railtour on a Sunday in the '80s. Everything closed, as you would imagine. Bunch of loudmouths who had been making a nuisance of themselves throughout the previous couple of days asks if we had found anywhere serving food. "No...but we did see a sign saying 'Currys' along the end of the next street". Gratifying stampede of yobs in direction indicated. (Sadly, they returned in time for the train, though some got left behind in Perth, but that's a different story)
 

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Visit Nessie! :lol: sorry it had to be done :p!

But seriously, a boat trip on Loch Ness is pretty good. The comentry from the tour guide can be interesting too.
 

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Can anyone reccomend a decent (cheap) hotel/hostel in Inverness for one night in July? Ideally close to the station as I'll be on the 07:55 to KX the next morning.
 

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Can anyone reccomend a decent (cheap) hotel/hostel in Inverness for one night in July? Ideally close to the station as I'll be on the 07:55 to KX the next morning.
We stayed at the Wetherspoons, 5 mins from station, don't know what your budget is but it was about £50 and decent enough. The Premier travel inn is quite a walk. Don't know about hostels but there must be some!
 
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