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Inverness Castle Viewpoint

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Great views

Visited on a beautiful day in December. Worth the climb to get uninterrupted views for 360 degrees... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geoff R
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Great views of city and surrounds

Great view from here , well worth the short walk up the hill to it . Great for panoramic views and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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The Castle Viewpoint is the newest visitor attraction in Inverness. It offers fabulous 360 degree views of the Highland Capital and many of the famous landmarks in the surrounding area. If the weather is inclement, or you are not able to climb the...more
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| North Tower, Inverness Castle, Castlehill, Inverness IV2 3EE, Scotland
+44 1463 237114
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All reviews inverness castle worth the climb great view of the city degree view different levels missed opportunity viewing tower short video the river entrance fee views are amazing great glen way local history couple of hours sunny day worth a visit loch ness
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a beautiful day in December. Worth the climb to get uninterrupted views for 360 degrees. Although there are quite a few steps, they are well lit and broad. There is an excellent, short video to begin explaining what you will see followed by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Geoff R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view from here , well worth the short walk up the hill to it . Great for panoramic views and photography

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AGray284
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the Inverness Castle. The place was amazing and glad we went. The people in Scotland are so friendly, so it makes vacationing there even more wonderful! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jandckeech1979
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I hiked The Great Glen Way. And the monument marking the end of the walk is on the grounds of this facility. This is not an ancient castle, I think under two hundred years old. But gorgeous none the less!! And still in use today!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Winstoniscute
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We went up to the castle which is easy to reach from the city centre. The views were nice but didn’t feel it is worth paying £5 to go to the viewing tower. The castle is used as a court house also. It is windy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank siand632
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

It was a lovely sunny day to go on to the view point. We were alone most of the time. The view over the city was amazing!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katti G
Reviewed 13 October 2018

The castle is modern but a focal point in Inverness and the views are marvellous. Try to go on a day when it is not too windy.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Adrienne N
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We love castles and the viewpoint at Inverness Castle was marvellous we got lots of pictures for memories.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank oyenusifumnaya
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We wandered up to the Castle Viewpoint as we were checking out the town. The castle was closed, but the balcony is open and lovely to check out the surrounding view. Best place to get pictures of the town.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DiverLuv2travel
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Without going up the Tower at the Inverness Castle, you can get a great free view of the surrounding area from the Castle hill viewpoint. Beautiful view looking down at the River Ness. Great place to gather and meet people as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pasowine
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30 December 2017|
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Response from TourGuideSam | Reviewed this property |
No, but I think wheelchair access in available for the film and shop.
1 September 2017|
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Response from acoachcool | Reviewed this property |
They take visitors all day long. There isn’t much of a wait, even during tourist season. The castle isn’t very large compared to other castles in the country. Should be able to do all that you would like to do in under an... More