Best local attractions


Inverness has several tourist attractions in the Centre itself. The Museum, The Castle Battlements, The Ness River Islands, Andrews Cathedral, Open top Bus tours and many more.
Go to VisitScotland website to find out more.

Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle

'Nessie' herself lives only a few miles from Inverness and we are sure that if you take a trip either by road to Loch Ness or indeed, by the award winning Jacobite Cruises that you may not be disappointed. The village of Drumnadrochit is situated sixteen miles form Inverness and you will find several restaurants and pubs there as well as two very good 'Loch Ness Monster' Exhibitions. Not to mention famous ruins of Urquhart Castle and amazing history behind it.

North Coast 500

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of the long open road. Never-ending back roads, wide meandering paths and hidden trails through some of Scotland’s finest coastal scenery are just a few things you can expect on Scotland’s brand new tourist route, the North Coast 500.

Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield is situated about 5 miles from the City centre and is a must for anyone visiting Inverness. The site of the last battle to be fought on British soil. There is a large Exhibition Centre and a walk around the battlefield is a must to soak up the atmosphere!

Caledonian Canal

A short walk from the City centre and even a shorter walk from our apartments is the Caledonian Canal, designed and Built by Thomas Telford in 1847.

Fort George

Another excellent trip is to Fort George. One of the finest examples of military engineering, built after the Battle of Culloden to protect the area from any further Rebellions. Never has a shot in anger been fired from the Fort. It is still used Today by the Army and houses an excellent Military Museum.

Cawdor Castle

Cawdor Castle, Ancient home of the Thanes of Cawdor (MacBeth) is 15 minutes from Inverness and is well worth a trip. The castle dates from the 14th Century and was originally built around a Holly Tree.

Dunrobin Castle

The majestic Dunrobin Castle is the most northerly of Scotland's great houses and dates back to the 1300s . 1hour and 10 minutes drive from Inverness.

Cairngorms National Park

Climbing over the 1000m+ Cairngorm plateau, the highest and most extensive range of arctic mountain landscape anywhere in the British Isles, is an unforgettable experience.

Highland Wildlife Park

The Highland Wildlife Park is a 105-hectare safari park and zoo near Kingussie, Highland, Scotland. 56 minute drive from Inverness

Whisky & Distilleries

Whisky is Scotland's national drink. It's also our biggest export, with bottles safely stored in drinks cabinets and proudly displayed on shelves across the globe. Rare bottles sell for thousands of pounds (really rare bottles sell for hundreds of thousands). Whisky is a pretty big deal - but we're not surprised at all.

Highland Folk Museum

A flavour of how Highland people lived and worked from the 1700s up until the 1950s! Display of over 30 historical buildings and furnishing with appropriate to their time period. Some have been built from scratch on site and some have been moved here from other locations. The site is a mile long with our 1700s Township (featuring 6 houses) at one end through to our 1930s working croft at the other. There is a cafe, gift shop and a fantastic children’s playground. Located at Newtonmore in the Scottish Highlands amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

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Arrandale Holiday Home
39 Attadale Road
Inverness, IV3 5QH