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Inverness Castle Visitor Information Guide

Visiting Inverness Castle you may choose to stay in the city which has all types of accommodation for vacations or business in large hotels to small guest houses. The first castle on the site was built in the 11th century a mediaeval fortification on a cliff overlooking River Ness in Inverness, the original once dominated the burgh of Inverness as a defensive structure, after a turbulent and bloody history the castle was taken over by the Clan Munro and Clan Fraser who supported Mary Queen of Scots in 1562, it was destroyed by Jacobites at the command of Charles Edward Stuart, prior to the Battle of Culloden in 1746.

The red sandstone structure evident today was built in 1836 by architect William Burn.

The castle is not currently open to the public, it did house Inverness Sheriff Court and is now being transfromed to a museum.

In April 2017 the north tower of the castle was opened to the public as a view point. At present, only the castle grounds and the north tower are open to the public.

  • Inverness Castle Postcode AB45 3SX
  • Inverness Castle Geolocation Latitude 57.47633° N Longitude -4.2256093° E
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Inverness Castle In The Morning
 · 1 year ago
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In spite of the fact that the castle has been closed for some time, it is still surrounded by hoarding, which has information boards outlining the history of the castle and the future development plans for it. This was fascinating to read, and the view across the city from this vantage point is spectacular.
The wild rabbits were coming out for their breakfast as we were sitting on a bench appreciating the vista down to the cathedral, which was a great addition to our afternoon.
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