Abertarff House

Abertarff House, The Oldest Building

Abertarff House is the oldest building in Inverness, dating back to 1593!

Build as the townhouse for the Frasers of Lovat. Abertarff House was restored in 1966 and for many years housed public offices. In July 2018 National Trust for Scotland opened it’s doors to the public for limited dates annually. See for here more information.

Built as a 2½-storey townhouse with a projecting turnpike stairway, Abertarff House remained in the Frasers of Lovat family for over 200 years. The Commercial Bank of Scotland acquired Abertarff House in the 19th century and gifted it to the National Trust for Scotland in 1963. Over the past 50 years, it has been used as the headquarters for An Comunn Gàidhealach – the regional headquarters and the Highland Council’s office base for Scotland’s Homecoming Festival.

For dates when the house is not open, it is still worth a visit where you can sit outside on the bench for a great place to relax…



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