Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Inverness

The self-proclaimed "Capital of the Highlands" is Britain’s northernmost city, and is surrounded by some of the world’s most breath-taking mountain and moor land scenery. Straddling the River Ness, just a stone’s throw from Loch Ness, home of the legendary Monster, it houses some outstanding historic buildings. Inverness offers easy access to a huge choice of outdoor activities and visitor attractions, from lochs and castles to battlefields and nature reserves.

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Inverness Castle Garrison Encounter

The red sandstone battlements of Inverness Castle, built during the 1830’s, dominate the town and the River Ness. The Castle is the backdrop for the Castle Garrison Encounter, a re-enactment of life as an 18th century ‘redcoat’ soldier.
Adresse: Castle Hill, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 243 363

Castle Gallery

This gallery is located next to the Inverness Castle. Castle Gallery displays works by local and visiting painters, printmakers, silversmiths, sculptors and ceramicists.
Adresse: 43 Castle Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 729512
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

Culloden Moor Visitor Centre

Culloden Moor Visitor Centre is situated on the very site of the last battle to be fought on British soil. The Visitor Centre displays the clothing and weapons of the Highland clansmen and the Hanoverian redcoats who defeated Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s rebels here in April 1746.
Adresse: Culloden Moor, Inverness

Loch Ness

Cruises on the spooky loch in search of the elusive monster are offered by several companies based around Inverness. Jacobite Cruises offers several itineraries.
Adresse: Loch Ness, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 233999

Dolphin and Seal Centre

Inverness stands on the Moray Firth, which has one of the largest populations of bottlenose dolphins in British waters. Here you can also find harbour porpoises and seals.
Adresse: North Kessock, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1343 820 339

Urquhart Castle

Urquhart Castle is one of Scotland’s most spectacular medieval ruins. Enjoy the tumbledown walls and the tower of Loch Ness standing on a promontory jutting into the loch.
Adresse: Drumnadrochit, Inverness

Fort George

Fort George was built in 1769. This impregnable fortress is still the home of one of Scotland’s kilted battalions and houses the Regimental Museum of the Queen’s Own Highlanders.
Adresse: North and Grampian, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1667 460 232

Old High Church

This historic sight is the oldest church in Inverness. The so-called "Town Church" is open to visitors and on Fridays you can join a guided tour at 11.30, or attend mass on Sundays at 11.15.
Adresse: Old High Church, Church Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 250802

Macallan Distillery

If you want to get a firsthand view of how the Macallan whiskey is made, the Macallan Distillery gives plenty of options to do just that, and more. The different tours include insights into the history of the brand, tasting experiences and gifts to commemorate you visit. The building is also equipped with a brasserie and a bar with a panoramic view of the surrounding hills.
Adresse: The Macallan Distillery and Visitor Experience, Easter Elchies, Craigellachie
Telefon: +44 1340 318 000
Åpningstider: April–October: Mon–Sun 9.30am–6pm. November–March: Mon–Sun 9.30am–5pm

Rocpool Restaurant

One of the classiest and most expensive restaurants in Inverness is highly recommended by its guests. The menu at Rocpool is modern French and includes a gastronomic tasting menu.
Adresse: 1 Ness Walk, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 717274

Mustard Seed

Mustard Seed is a former church that has been converted into a stylish restaurant. Here you can choose tasty dishes from a menu inspired by the imaginative, modern Italian cuisine.
Adresse: 16 Fraser Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 220220

Chez Roux Restaurant

Excellent, imaginative dishes with local ingredients are what to expect at Chez Roux Restaurant. In a quiet and elegant atmosphere you can enjoy Scottish dishes with a French twist.
Adresse: Culduthel Road, Inverness
Telefon: +44 146 324 0089

Prime Steak & Seafood

At Prime, you can enjoy traditional Scottish meals and locally sourced, high-quality seafood. The restaurant is pleasantly decorated with great views across the river to the Castle.
Adresse: 4-6 Ness Walk, Inverness
Telefon: +44 146 323 7377

Castle Restaurant

Serving traditional Scottish café-restaurant food, the Castle Restaurant is a legend in its own time. This place has been serving the cheapest stick-to-the-ribs meals in Inverness for more than 40 years.
Adresse: 41 Castle Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 146 323 0295

Pizza Express

Craving Pizza? Then visit Pizza Express near the main train station of Inverness. Don't miss out on the delicious starters and try the heavenly Margherita Bufala. You might want to book a table in advance as the place gets quite busy in the afternoon.
Adresse: Unit B, Eastgate Centre, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 709700

The Phoenix Ale House

This exquisite ale house offers warm food until late and a friendly atmosphere to relax with friends and family. Don't forget to try some of their great whiskies.
Adresse: 110 Academy St, Inverness
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 11am-1am, Sun 12pm-12am

The Den & Johnny Foxes

Within The Den & Johnny Foxes you will find a friendly staff serving delicious pub food and real ales from the region. If you step in at a later hour, expect a dedicated party crowd and dance to some Scottish and international music.
Adresse: 26 Bank St, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 236577

Number 27

Number 27 is the upbeat kind of bar you want to spend your whole evening in. For those who are craving meat they serve savoury burgers and have a special steak offer on Mondays.
Adresse: 27 Castle St, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 241999
Åpningstider: Mon-Thu 11am11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12:30am, Sun 12.30pm-11pm

McBains Restaurant by the River

This attractive café-restaurant is located on the bank of the River Ness. McBains serves well-priced classic Scottish cooking at lunchtime and in the evening, as well as filling Scottish breakfasts, cakes and snacks.
Adresse: 10 Bank Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 146 371 4884

Leakey’s Bookshop and Café

This affordable and friendly café-restaurant serves cheap light meals, soups and sandwiches. Enjoy a meal in this former church with mezzanine floor, which is now a huge second-hand bookshop.
Adresse: Church Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 239947

Café 1

This café-restaurant serves great brasserie food at affordable prices. The menu includes dishes like fishcakes, pâté and Thai curry. There are well-spiced set lunch and dinner menus on offer.
Adresse: 75 Castle Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 146 322 6200
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 12pm-2.30pm and 5pm-9.30pm, Sat 12pm-2.30pm and 6pm-9.30pm

The Rendezvous Cafe

The Rendezvous Cafe is a popular place for a well cooked and reasonably priced breakfast. The ingredients are fresh and delicious and a favourite is the scrambled eggs with salmon.
Adresse: 14 Church Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 01463 718444

The Ironworks

If you enjoy live music, The ironworks is the right place to go. Here you can enjoy music, events and conferences, for companies, right in the heart of the city.
Adresse: 122b Academy Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 871 7894173


Here you can find three venues in one. The Ceilidh Bar hosts Scottish bands such as the now legendary Shooglenifty, the Sofa Bar plays up to date rock and pop and the Bothy is the venue for stand-up comedy. If you are hungry this place serves good Thai-influenced bar food and a range of local real ales.
Adresse: 67 Church Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 146 323 3651

Bar One

Bar One is a cocktail and wine bar created to provide the perfect venue for you and your friends with a warm atmosphere. The menu holds a varied wine selection as well as tasty cocktails.
Adresse: 1 Academy Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 714 471
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 11am-1am, Sat 11am-12.30am, Sun 12pm-12am

Gellions Bar

This spacious bar holds some surprises for its visitors. Entering early afternoon you will find a classic Scottish pub with various ales and beer on draft. Drop by in the evening and you will find a dedicated party crowd dancing to a DJ set. So, whether you are looking for a good time with your pals or want to dance the night away, its always a good idea to visit Gellions.
Adresse: 14 Bridge St, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 233648

The Castle Tavern

This tavern is the ideal spot to rest after a long stroll along the River Ness. From their garden area you have a wonderful view on the castle and you can enjoy delicious ales from the region on draft. Grab a bite of their delicious pub food and let the day fade away.
Adresse: 1 View Pl, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 718178

The Phoenix Ale House

This exquisite ale house offers you warm food until late and a friendly atmosphere to relax with friends and family. Don't forget to try some of their great whiskies!
Adresse: 110 Academy St, Inverness
Åpningstider: Monday-Saturday: 11:00 - 01:00, Sunday: 12:00 - 00:00

Johnny Foxes

Looking for a cozy place to have dinner and some fun with your friends? Then the Johnny Foxes & The Den is your fit! There you will find a friendly staff serving delicious pub food and real ales from the region. If you step in at a later hour, expect a dedicated party crowd and dance to some music.
Adresse: 26 Bank St, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 236577

Innes Bar

Do as the locals do and share some stories over a dark stout. The Innes is the typical pub next door and an ideal place to meet new people and have a good time.
Adresse: 61 Innes St, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 232387

Leakey’s Bookshop and Café

Housed in the former Greyfriars Church Hall, Leakey’s is a bibliophile’s dream come true. Here you can find shelf after shelf of second hand books on every topic under the sun, including Highland history, wildlife, mythology and much more.
Adresse: Church Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 146 323 9947


Primark’s is fashion at affordable prices. You can easily spend a couple of hours here without spending your entire budget. You can simply not go wrong at Primark.
Adresse: 16-18 Bridge St, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 712087

Victorian Market

If you want to take home some Highland gifts, this beautiful market is your fit. Step into the spacious halls and explore the many shops and fashion stores. Whether you are looking for a souvenir or just a new pair of comfy shoes, you'll find it here.
Adresse: Queensgate Street, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 724343

Eastgate Shopping Centre

Fashion, jewelry, shoes - you name it. The Eastgate Shopping center has got everything and more. Within you will find some major flagship stores as well as a number of smaller fashion centers.
Adresse: Centre Management, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 226457

Inverness Shopping Park

Real fashionistas should not miss the Inverness Shopping Park. Located on the south-side of the city, this mall lets you experience a whole day of shopping heaven. Turn a rainy day into something more fun by getting a new outfit and relaxing at one of the nice cafes within.
Adresse: Eastfield Way, Inverness
Telefon: +44 141 226 1000
Åpningstider: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm

Lush Inverness

You will feel the scent of this shop from metres away. The Lush store offers handmade and vegan-friendly cosmetics, soaps and body lotions with delicious fragrance and even if you don't need anything yourself you will most likely find a gift for someone you like.
Adresse: 23 High St, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 248857

Holm Mills Shopping Village

For Highland fashion and quality dresses, visit Holm Mills Shopping Village. Here you can find everything from souvenirs to a complete new outfit.
Adresse: Holm Mills Rd, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1463 223311

Inverness Airport

Inverness Airport is located at Dalcross about 14,5 kilometres east of the city centre. Shuttle buses operate from the city centre and railway station during the day. Running times for the shuttle buses are available from the airport information desk, on the telephone or the website, where you also find information on how to get between the airport and Inverness CBD. Stagecoach operates buses between the city centre and the airport. The buses leave up to every 30 minutes.
Adresse: Inverness Airport, Inverness
Telefon: +44 1667 464000

Public transport

City buses are operated by Stagecoach Inverness. There are single tickets, dayriders and a seven-day Megarider ticket, which allows travel anywhere on the city network. The railway station is located at Academy Street.
Telefon: +44 1463 233371


Taxis may be flagged down on the street, at taxi ranks (railway station and city centre bus terminus) or booked by telephone. City Taxis Inverness +44 1463 222555 Inverness Taxis +44 1463 222222


Stamps are sold by many news agents and at post offices. Post Office:
Adresse: 14-16 Queensgate, Inverness
Telefon: +44 146 325 6211
Åpningstider: Mon-Sat 9am-5.30pm. Open at 9.30am on Tuesdays


You can easily find a pharmacy in Inverness. Boots has both pharmacy service and other hygiene products. Superdrug also has a good selection of hygiene products.
Adresse: 1-11 Eastgate Shopping Ctr, Inverness
Telefon: +44 146 3225 167
Åpningstider: Mon-Wed 8.30am-6pm, Thu 8.30-7pm, Fri-Sat 8.30am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm


Country code: +44 Area code: 1463


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