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***In line with Scottish and UK Government advice, Inverness Castle Viewpoint will close from 4pm on Friday 20 March until further notice.  Apologies for any disappointment, please keep in touch using our social media channels.  For more info please click here.***

The Castle Viewpoint visitor attraction in Inverness offers fabulous 360 degree views of the Highland Capital and the surrounding scenery.

Enjoy the narrated drone footage that provides a birds-eye perspective of the City, and highlights many of the interesting landmarks to look for from the viewing platform.  Climb the tower to find out more about some of the intriguing myths and legends associated with the City.  Discover the tale of the Brahan Seer, the legendary 17th century Highland mystic who made many a prediction that came to pass, and learn how St Columba met and banished a monster from the River Ness, could this have been the first sighting of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster?

Finally, take in the spectacular vista looking out across the city of Inverness and beyond, from our fantastic viewing platform.

Please note that due to the historic nature of the building there is no wheelchair access above the ground floor.  Access to the Viewing Platform is by staircase only (94 steps).

Winter Opening Hours (Nov – Mar)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from 11.30 – 16:00
(Last admission 20 minutes before closing)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: CLOSED
(Last admission 20 minutes before closing)

Summer Opening Hours (Apr – Oct)
April & May – Open daily from 11.00 – 18.00
June – Open daily from 10.00 – 19.00
July & August – Open daily from 09.00 – 20.00
September & October – Open daily from 11.00 – 18.00
(Last admission 20 minutes before closing)

PLEASE NOTE:  There is currently no access to Inverness Castle Viewpoint from Castle Wynd due to the ongoing road works.  The Viewpoint remains open as usual on reduced winter hours, and can be accessed via Castle Street.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

Find out about admission prices here

Image Credit: Ewen Weatherspoon

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