Inverness Castle, Inverness

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Inverness Castle (Scottish Gaelic: Caisteal Inbhir Nis) sits on a cliff overlooking the River Ness in Inverness, Scotland. The red sandstone structure, displaying an early castellated style, is the work of a few nineteenth-century architects. William Burn (1789-1870) designed the Sheriff Court, Joseph Mitchell (1803-1883) the bastioned enclosing walls, and Thomas Brown II (1806-c.72) the District Court, originally built as a prison. It is built on the site of an 11th-century defensive structure. Today it houses Inverness Sheriff Court. There has been a castle on this site for many centuries. In April 2017 the north tower of the castle was opened to the public as a view point. At present, only the castle grounds and the north tower are open to the public. The remainder of the castle is not open to the public.
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  • Not just another Scottish castle. This one is super rich with historical significance. As an added bonus the view of the town and the river is amazing.  more »
  • This was not the highlight of our trip to Scotland! Although it has a great view over the town of Inverness, is not costly, and has interested staff at reception.... 1) The castle is a working...  more »
  • Its a nice castle currently a govt office but the view from the castle is beautiful. Highly recommend it to all visiting Inverness. We really loved it.  more »
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  • Great to visit with children, lot's of things to discover and generally a very nice castle with a great history. Parking is limited, so be mindful of that if you plan to visit. You might have to park in the street and walk a bit.
  • The castle is quite nice when you see it from outside but.. 5 pounds for a view point on Inverness, are you serious?! I didn't know it was a such beautiful city...
  • I visited today and most parts of the castle was closed off to visitors which is very disappointing just one view point of the 11 was accessible. And it sounded like it's like that all the time. The castle itself is beautiful on the outside and the parts we saw on the inside...seating areas available outside. Information rooms on the inside...be advised you will have to climb 4-5 storeys no lifts available.
  • this looks like a pretty neat place. but all you can do is climb a turret for views of the city. pretty cool that most of it is still in use as a courthouse
  • A must see. Children will enjoy the short animated movies. Climb to the top gives a wonderful panoramic view of the town.

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