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Planning a short break to Inverness? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Inverness. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Inverness. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Displaying the social and natural history, archaeology, art and culture of the Scottish Highlands with special emphasis on Inverness, this museum is situated in the middle of the town centre at Castle Wynd, off Bridge Street.

It houses a reconstructed silversmith’s workshop with an important collection of Highland silver, displays on the life of the clans, a reconstructed Taxidermist’s workshop and a 1920 Inverness kitchen.

It is open daily from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

For more information visit - www.inverness.museum.gov.uk

Dickens International Restaurant

77-79 Church Street – Situated next to the oldest house in Inverness, Aberton House, this restaurant is created in the style by Charlie Rennie Mackintosh, Scotland’s most famous designer. A wide selection of European, Chinese and International dishes can be found on the menu, all truly delicious and beautifully served. Reservations are required on the weekends, so give them a call at 01463 713 111 and enjoy dining at its best.

Culloden Moor

Scene of the last mainland battle fought in Britain, today, the turf and stone dykes which played a crucial part in the battle have been reconstructed on the original site, as part of a strategy to return the battlefield to the conditions of 1746. Leanach Cottage, which survived the battle, has been restored several times and is now open to the public. Living History presentations are shown here during the summer. Also to be seen around here are the Graves of the Clans, the Well of the Dead, the Memorial Cairn, the Cumberland Stone and the Field of the English. The Visitor Centre houses a permanent Jacobite exhibition. Just a few miles from the city centre this attraction is a ‘must see’ when visiting the area.

Fort George

Still an active army barracks, the rampart, almost 1 mile around, encloses 42 acres. The fort contains the admission free Queen’s Own Highlanders Regimental Museum, with exhibits from 1778 to today, representing a number of Highland regiments and including a new exhibition about the Gulf War. The fort is situated 8 miles northeast of Inverness.

Hill of the Fairies

Otherwise known as Tomnahurich this is the place to go for a country walk with panoramic views. Now a cemetery, from here can be seen the wooded islands, which have been turned into parks, in Loch Ness which are linked to Inverness by suspension bridges.

Duncan Chisholm and Sons

This family owned shrine to Scottish kiltmaking has at least 50 tartans from Scotland’s largest clans made up in kilts and jackets. If not necessarily to buy, visit the on premises workshop for a fascinating look into the history and making of these fine garments. The shop is found at 47-53 Castle Street, in the middle of town.

Andrews Cathedral

This fine example of Victorian architecture dating from 1866 is the northernmost diocese of the Scottish Episcopal church, is elaborately and richly decorated. The icons which were given to Bishop Eden by the tsar of Russia are beautiful. Located at 15 Ardross Street, the museum is open daily from 9.30am to 6pm.

Nevis Race

This annual race up the mountain takes place in early September when crazy people run up and down the mountain in less than an hour and a half. Sane people do the same trail taking a day to walk up and back down again, in safety.

Castle Urquhart

Just fifteen miles south of Inverness this beautiful ruin sits on the edge of Loch Ness. A moat-like ditch is found at the front entrance which was undoubtedly used in times gone by to keep the enemy out. Two sides of the structure face the Loch and the other sides face steep, grassy hills, ideal for fortification. Open daily from Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 6.30pm in the summer and 9.30am to 4.30pm in winter.

Loch Ness

This is Britain’s deepest body of fresh water. This breathtakingly beautiful lake conjures up images of sea monsters and the like due to its deep and dark peat water.

Tours are held daily on the lake and can be booked from a number of places along the shoreline.

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Bakoo

Very fun night club. Meet new friends and have a beer or 2. Might even get a girl/boyfriend who knows!

Rollerbowl - Select Activity!

10 pin bowling, bar and a game of pool

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