As you would expect, there is plenty to do and see for visitors in an area like ours that is steeped in history. It’s not all about history though - as you may be aware, it does rain here now and again and as a consequence, many of our successful attractions tend to be indoors or a combination of both indoors and out, so you will always find plenty of things to see, whatever the weather.
Virtually everybody has heard the myths and legends about the Loch Ness Monster, and many of you will want to take a cruise on Loch Ness and perhaps visit one of the award winning exhibitions that will inform and enlighten you to the fact and the fiction of the Nessie legend. The area offers much in terms of visitor attractions for the whole family and even as a base for exploring further afield in the Highlands.
Attractions for various interests include - castles, most notably Urquhart Castle, historic battlefields, whisky distilleries, botanical gardens, bowling, ancient sites and engineering marvels such as the Caledonian Canal. The theatre and cinema are a tradition we continue to enthusiastically support - what better way to spend an afternoon or evening than to relax and be entertained! Retail therapy or shopping to most of us is a great way to spend a day in Inverness, with a modern shopping centre and an old Victorian market and much more inbetween.
We draw your attention to our series of one day self drive car tours that visit many of our top attractions, so please enjoy researching the area through the website and remember, you can contact us any time if you need help or advice with anything.
Have a look too at our local activities page for more ideas on how to spend your time actively participating or download a visitor map showing all attractions around Inverness and Loch Ness.