Inverness City Tour
One day tour
Explore the history of Inverness on this popular hop-on, hop-off tour. There are 11 conveniently located stops so you can alight to discover all the city has no offer. Watch the pleasure boats navigate the locks of the Caledonian Canal or take a stroll along the banks of the River Ness to observe the wildlife. An informative and entertaining commentary in English is provided.
Price range: £10 - £15
Museum and Art Gallery - view displays of Highland artefacts including bagpipes, fiddles and pictish stones
Inverness Castle - admire the panorama over the city from the viewpoint
Abertarff House - see the oldest building in Inverness
Kiltmaking Exhibition - discover the history of this iconic highland garment and find your family tartan
Movie locations - Loch Ness, Avengers: Infinity War and Brave
- Transport by open-top bus
- Personal recorded commentary in English
- Service charges and taxes
- Admission charges
- Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
- Gratuity to your driver
Full Tour Itinerary
The name Inverness comes from the Scottish Gaelic "Inbhir Nis” meaning the mouth of the River Ness. The Burgh of Inverness was granted a Royal Charter by King David of Scotland in the 12th century and has grown steadily ever since. Inverness is renowned for being the administrative, distribution and cultural centre of Northern Scotland and through the last quarter of the 20th century, was one of the fastest growing towns in Western Europe.
This popular open top double-decker bus tour gives an insight into the development of the city. The tour will take you from the original street between Castle and Kirk, with the oldest building Abertarff House, to the recently completed Highland Archive Centre. Inverness has had 5 castles through the centuries with many famous visitors, not all welcome, McBeth, Robert the Bruce,Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie among them.
The final section of the tour takes you by the South side of Inverness Castle to see Flora MacDonald’s statue, the 3 Graces, then along General Wade’s road by Bellfield Park to Holm Mills shopping village.