Inverness and the River Ness

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Food & Drink

The newest visitor attraction is Inverness opened in spring 2023 - Uile-bheist brewery and distillery which sits by the river and offers guided tours and tastings.
The Highland Food & Drink Trail is proving to be popular - showcasing local produce from street food vendors by the River Ness and now also in the Victorian Market.
For more places to eat and drink, check out our suggestions on the Restaurants, cafes & pubs page.


Highland Food & Drink Trail by the River Ness in Inverness

Autumn & Winter in the Highland capital

Now is a great time to visit the Highlands with beautiful colours and lots to see and do. Check out our Events Listings such as music festivals, Inverness cinema festival, Christmas fairs and shows at Eden Court Theatre including the annual pantomine.


Autumn 2022 by the River Ness in Inverness

It's Springtime!

Spring is in the air and the new Highland Food & Drink Trail by the River Ness is proving to be popular - showcasing local produce from street food vendors in a picturesque location!

Enjoy riverside walks, visit free attractions including the historic Cathedral, Museum & Art Gallery and Botanic Gardens, or go to see movie or a show at Eden Court Theatre. There's lots to do whatever the weather. Check out more of our suggestions on What to see and do.


Highland Food & Drink Trail by the River Ness in Inverness

Winter Breaks

Inverness is where City Breaks meet Countryside Escapes! Enjoy the best of both worlds with Highland Hospitality at our B&Bs in Inverness which are all individually owned and operated so you will get a warm welcome at this festive time of the year. Take a peaceful walk by the River Ness and enjoy good food in local restaurants.

There are Christmas craft fairs and farmers markets happening in November and December - check out our Events list. There is now live music in many pubs and other local venues, not to mention the Pantomine at Eden Court Theatre.


Christmas lights at Inverness Town House

Autumn Breaks

Our B&Bs in Inverness are individually owned and operated so you will get a warm welcome at this colourful time of the year. Enjoy a city break with peaceful walks by the River Ness and good food in local restaurants. There is live music in many pubs and other local venues.

There's also alsorts of exciting events happening in Inverness this autumn including the Highland Archaeology Festival 2021 (25 September - 15 October), the NessBookFest (30 September - 2 October), Loch Ness Marathon (3 October) and Royal National Mod Gaelic competitions and concerts (8 - 16 October).

So why not escape to Inverness - Gateway to the Scottish Highlands!


Inverness Castle in autumn

Inverness Castle Tours

Inverness Castle Tours - new for Autumn 2021.
Find out more about the history of Castlehill and the Castle building itself behind the hoardings as it is transformed during the Spirit of the Highlands project. Tours lasting 45 minutes start at 11am and 1pm daily from 1 October 2021. Advance booking is required.

Inverness Castle

Inverness City Historic Walk app

You can download a free app from your Apple or Android store - just search for 'Inverness City Historic Walk' or use the QR codes below.
Starting from Inverness Castle, simply follow the app to explore 32 historic locations around Inverness city centre. You can listen in English and in Gaelic. A booklet is available from the tourist information centre in Inverness High Street.

Inverness City Historic Walk QR codes

Inverness City Historic Walk app

We are open!

The majority of Covid restrictions in Scotland were lifted on 9 August 2021. Please read our Covid FAQ for further info.

Check out our Sightseeing suggestions to see what you can see and do in and around Inverness.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Highlands!

Inverness Castle in spring

Wild About Inverness

Wild About Inverness City Centre Outdoor Trail by Ablekids Press is suitable for children and grown ups of all ages! Explore the historic heart of Inverness and discover wild, mythical and domestic creatures on the city centre's buildings and monuments. Covering less than a kilometre, it takes around 45-60 minutes to complete the trail. Starting at the Millennium Circle at the foot of the Market Brae Steps, you will finish on Castle Hill. The trail is suitable for those on foot, pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. A map/guide is available as a free PDF download and you can buy a Sticker Activity Book of the trail from Ablekids Press on Market Brae Steps.

Check out our Sightseeing suggestions to see what else you can see and do in and around Inverness.

Wild About Inverness Trail

Inverness Sightseeing

Inverness is ready to welcome visitors again and we've put together this handy sightseeing guide.
Explore Inverness Botanic Gardens, discover Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness or take a trip to historic Culloden Battlefield. You can enjoy riverside walks in Inverness, or take a longer hike along the Caledonian Canal.


Inverness Botanic Gardens

Inverness Castle transformation

Inverness Castle is being redeveloped into a major tourist attraction. You can now read all about the history on the colourful boards around the castle.

Inverness Castle Viewpoint is where you can climb the 95 steps to the top of the tower and take in the panoramic views of the river and city. (Currently closed for the winter)


Inverness Castle

Fort George re-opens

Fort George is the latest attraction near Inverness to re-open to visitors on 11th September 2020. Fort George and The Highlanders' Museum will be open daily (10am to 4pm) until the end of October, with winter opening times to be confirmed. Pre-booking tickets is essential (Historic Scotland).


Fort George

Inverness cathedral re-opens

Inverness cathedral re-opened to visitors on 24th August 2020 and is now open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sundays from 11am to 4pm. Free admission. Donations welcome.

Inverness Cathedral

Eating out in Inverness

The UK Government's Eat Out to Help Out Scheme for August 2020 has now finished, but some restaurants are still running discounts for September.
Check out our List of Restaurants, bars and cafes in Inverness.

Prime restaurant, Inverness

Whisky Galore!

If you enjoy a wee dram, then you'll like our list of distilleries that you can visit in the Inverness area. Why not take a tour around Speyside and discover how whisky is made?

Loch Ness whisky festival Whisky festival © VisitScotland / Paul Tomkins


Here at the Inverness & District B&B Association, we joined forces with WOW Scotland - a local company offering 5 Star guided tours. We launched our competition to win a guided walking tour of Inverness. Entries have now closed. Thanks to everyone who joined in.

Walking tour of Inverness with WOW Scotland

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