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Perched atop a hill by the River Ness, this Victorian-era red sandstone castle—built to replace the medieval fortress blown up by the Jacobites in 1746—is one of Inverness’ most prominent historic structures. Access to the castle, now occupied by government offices and law courts, is restricted but the grounds are open to the public.

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Invergordon Shore Excursion: Loch Ness, Inverness and Urquhart Castle

Invergordon Shore Excursion: Loch Ness, Inverness and Urquhart Castle

Make the most of your time on land with this shore excursion. Explore the medieval city of Inverness, with its cathedral and castle; embark upon a cruise on Loch Ness (famed home of the monster), and visit the ruins of the shoreside Urquhart Castle, which played a major role in the Wars of Scottish Independence. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.91
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$240.91

Inverness Bike Tour a 2 hours guided bike tour around the Waterways of Inverness

Inverness Bike Tour a 2 hours guided bike tour around the Waterways of Inverness

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This biking tour around Inverness takes you to more places than you'd see on foot and to places that buses and cars cannot reach. The Waterways Tour rides along the River Ness and The Caledonian Canal, making many stops along the way to learn about the area from your guide who has lived in Inverness all their life.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.42
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$34.42
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Tour 5 - Secret Loch Ness, Inverness, Castles, Waterfalls & Refreshments

Tour 5 - Secret Loch Ness, Inverness, Castles, Waterfalls & Refreshments

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Our tours are specially put together after taking feedback from YOU. We have surveyed your desires and requests and put them together in our tours. We provide a quality experience, with free water, free rainmacs and a guide or driver guide on our minibuses. Our guides will impart their knowledge of their local Highlands and answer any of your questions. Please check the tour times on our website, as the times listed here are approximate. As a general rule tours leave 45minutes to 1.5 hours after the arrival of the ship and return at least 1 hour before ship departure time. Please check our website which has the exact tour departure and return times for every tour. This bus tour from Invergordon features highlights from Outlander, Culloden, Castles, Loch Ness & Nessie! It packs in a lot for one day's tour and is very affordable and good value for money. Entrance to castle is INCLUDED in the £59. Our website contains full details of all tours and booking.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$179.25
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$179.25

City Sightseeing Inverness Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Inverness Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore historic Inverness along the banks of the lovely River Ness on this hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. With your 24-hour pass, create your own adventure with 11 possible stops including Abertarff House, Caledonian Canal, Merkinch Nature Reserve and Inverness Castle. As you travel via double-decker coach learn about the city’s history and culture from your expert guide.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$14.34
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$14.34
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Tour 2 Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness

Tour 2 Cawdor Castle, Inverness, Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness

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Save hours researching and planning a Scottish Highlands itinerary, and go on an action-packed bus tour instead. Starting from Invergordon, travel with ease between dispersed sites including Clava Cairns, Culloden, Loch Ness, Inverness Castle, Urquhart Castle, and Beauty Priory. It’s the ideal tour for travelers with limited time who want to see multiple highlights in a day.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.89
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$121.89

Invergordon Shore Excursion: Inverness City, Cawdor Castle and Whisky Tour

Invergordon Shore Excursion: Inverness City, Cawdor Castle and Whisky Tour

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Explore the Scottish Highlands without the stress of planning on a full day tour with convenient transport from your cruise ship docked at Invergordon Cruise Port. In addition to navigating, your guide offers on-board commentary and anecdotes about each stop on the itinerary, from the 15th-century Cawdor Castle to the infamous Loch Ness. The day includes free time for lunch and a whisk distillery tour and tasting (own expenses).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.57
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$74.57

Walking tour Inverness, 2.5 hrs, all points of interest included

Walking tour Inverness, 2.5 hrs, all points of interest included

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An ideal way to see the capital of the highlands,Inverness with a local guide, Visiting all the most important points of interest
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  • 1 hour 20 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.82
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$26.82

Invergordon port Lochness tour

Invergordon port Lochness tour

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Enjoy the flexibility of a customizable tour to the Scottish Highlands: choose between standard and executive vehicles, skip stops that don’t interest you and add those that do. Benefit from the local knowledge of your driver as you visit attractions of your choosing, such as Beauly Priory, Urquhart Castle, or Inverness Castle and make the most of your time in one of Scotland’s most beautiful regions.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$430.20
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$430.20
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Inverness City Centre Walking Tour

Inverness City Centre Walking Tour

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This tour is a must do on a visit to Inverness. Meaning "Mouth of the River Ness", Inverness is surrounded by the river and other natural beauty. It is the capital of the Highlands and therefore acts as a main shopping, entertainment and travel centre for the North of Scotland. On this 1.5 hour tour, you will explore the history and modern culture of Inverness. You'll learn about how the city has grown from its humble beginnings into officially the happiest city in Scotland. This is a family-friendly, leisurely stroll around the city. Key sights: Inverness Castle Eden Court Inverness Cathedral River Ness The Old Town House Old High Church Balnain House and many more hidden gems too
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$21.51
Price varies by group size
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$21.51
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Invergordon Outlander

Invergordon Outlander

Explore the wild and rugged Scottish Highlands through their role in the TV series ‘Outlander’ on this themed sightseeing tour. Begin with pickup in downtown Invergordon, and spin into the Scottish countryside as your guide shares insight into the ‘Outlander’ filming process. Learn the secrets of top attractions like the Clava cairn, Inverness Castle, and Urquhart Castle, and hear how they fit into the popular ‘Outlander’ stories.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$428.77
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$428.77
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Legendary Loch Ness Round Tour

Legendary Loch Ness Round Tour

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Enjoy a 4 to 5 hour trip to get a flavor of the lush hills and glens in and around the world famous and mysterious Loch Ness. Experience tastes of this unique culture, history and landscape. The small-group tour will be in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus that seats up to 8 people. Relax with your professional, Scottish, tour guide, Johnny, as he takes you on a journey all the way round Loch Ness, Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit, Urquhart castle, Inverness cathedral and what better way to complete your tour than with a visit to Inverness Castle
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.97
Price varies by group size
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$141.97
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Walk Inverness City Centre With Cath An Experienced Local STGA Green Badge Guide

Walk Inverness City Centre With Cath An Experienced Local STGA Green Badge Guide

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Take a walk with Cath, a local to the area, and an experienced Scottish Tourist Guide Association Green Badge Guide around her beautiful City of Inverness. Each tour is bespoke and planned around the opening times of various venues of historical interest and importance. A Walk Inverness tour contains lots of local history, beautiful scenery, architecture, and romantic (yet sometimes bloody) tales which have over time, shaped Inverness into the thriving city that stands today. In the true spirit of Outlander, find out more about the short but final confrontation of the Jacobite Rising, The Battle of Culloden in 1746, in which the fate of between 1500 Jacobites was sealed by a poor decision and a hostile terrain. Cath will fascinate you with references to Outlander along with life in 18th century Inverness right up to the present day. Sharing stories of clan history, folklore and legends. Step even further back in time to 565 AD and learn about St Columba’s visit to the Highlands.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$17.93
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$17.93
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GHD Clan Tour of Loch Ness (Round Trip)

GHD Clan Tour of Loch Ness (Round Trip)

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There is no better way to see and hear about the views, culture and history as you travel the whole way round the Famous Loch (and it is a loch not a lake) than from a kilted Highlander. On this tour George will transport you through time and back again.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$172.08
Price varies by group size
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$172.08
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Invergordon port to Cawdor castle and lochness

Invergordon port to Cawdor castle and lochness

This tour is a great way to see the best parts of Inverness including cawdor castle home of Lady Cawdor and made famous by Shakespears Macbeth play spend a little time in inverness and time around the loch taking photos of your day with plenty of back roads and scenic views on route
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$430.20
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$430.20
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Discovering Inverness: An audio tour exploring the capital of the Highlands

Discovering Inverness: An audio tour exploring the capital of the Highlands

Join your professional guide, Andrew Baxter, as he takes you on this self guided audio tour through ancient history. Go back to a time when an almost mythical tribe made Inverness their capital, before following in the footsteps of a Celtic saint who stopped the Loch Ness Monster in her steps. Discover the strange soothsayer with an obsession with bridges as you wobble across the river, avoiding the sinister clutches of wee fairies. Enjoy the myths and legends of Inverness, whilst exploring this great city's amazing past, on this tour around the Capital of the Highlands.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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$6.47
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Invergordon port to eilean donan castle

Invergordon port to eilean donan castle

This tour is a private tour with us, we have upto 8 seats per vehicle and cars can be requested, This is a fantastic road trip heading though Lochcarron towards kyle of lochalsh to see the famous Eilean donan castle
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$572.17
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$572.17
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History & mysteries of world famous Loch Ness on a private tour from Invergordon

History & mysteries of world famous Loch Ness on a private tour from Invergordon

This tour is the best way to truly discover Loch Ness. Together with a visit to Urquhart Castle and cruise around the mysterious waters of Loch Ness. Hear about the tales and legends of the lake, and look for the mythical monster.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$867.00
Price varies by group size
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$867.00
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Inverness: Gateway to the Highlands Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Inverness: Gateway to the Highlands Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Kilts, bagpipes, Gaelic, clans and hot Jacobites (I'm looking at you, Jamie Fraser) - so many of our Scottish stereotypes come from the Highlands. Inverness has always been the capital of the Highlands, the gateway between the Highland and Lowland communities. Yet Inverness has a complicated relationship with its Highland heritage. On this tour, you will delve into that relationship through ancient legends, invented traditions and a battle about a cheese. This audio tour takes you on a 3km walk around the highlights of the town. It takes an hour without stopping but you can pause the tour whenever you choose. The audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.
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  • 1 hour
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$5.34
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Bubble Tour: Inverness Walking Tour

Bubble Tour: Inverness Walking Tour

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Folklore, Castles & Our Happy Places The Highlands and Islands are officially the happiest place to live in Scotland. As a result, Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, has repeatedly been crowned the happiest city in Scotland. On our private walking tour of „Inversneckie", we will help you transforming into one of these happy locals. Our tour will take you to the town's famous and lesser-known landmarks and to some of our happy places like „The Salad Bar". You will also hear about the sons and daughters of the town and the life in Inverness then and now.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.23
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Loch Ness Inverness Tour

Loch Ness Inverness Tour

For a minimum of 4 hours, you can customise this tour however you want. The highlights of going round Loch Ness have been described, it is up to you how much of these places you want to stop at!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$401.52
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Highland Whisky Tour with a visit to Inverness & Cawdor Castle from Invergordon

Highland Whisky Tour with a visit to Inverness & Cawdor Castle from Invergordon

Invergordon is just a cozy small town in the Highlands but has all facilities to welcome the Cruise ship passengers in at the port for going on to see a large number of attractions in the Highlands area. Enjoy personal private service without being rushed as when you are a part of a large group. You'll visit Inverness town and Cawdor Castle and of course one of Highland Whisky Distillery.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$734.00
Price varies by group size
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Should I book Inverness Castle tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Inverness Castle can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 21 Inverness Castle tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Inverness Castle 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Inverness Castle costs USD 5.34. Guided Inverness Castle tours start around USD 5.34 per person. See all 21 Inverness Castle tickets and tours on Viator.
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