Inverness Castle was built in 1848. However there has always been as Castle here. For all those Shakespeare fans, you’ll love this! Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Macbeth’ was supposedly based in the earlier 11th century Inverness Castle, the location of King Duncan’s murder. During your walking tour your guide can tell you all about the fine line between the true story and the famous play. However, this is not to say the current Inverness Castle doesn’t have this drama. It is currently our Sheriff’s Court so I am sure there are still plentiful tales of crime and passion still told inside.
The view point at the top of the Castle is brand new opening in the Easter of this year. It offers a 360-degree view of Inverness and the surrounding scenery. On the few sunny days, yes Inverness can be sunny sometimes!! You can see for miles and it truly is specular. However, I must admit I prefer it on a cloudy day because it looks moody, mysterious and magic the way the Highlands truly are. Yet it is important to say there is no disabled access to this attraction. If you need disable access there is limited parking available at the top of the castle and the pavement is relativity even for you to have a look around.
This fits in very well with a walking tour because this is where the tour ends. Ask your guide what they think about what you should do in Inverness. I believe Inverness Castle is absolutely beautiful and the view all around the Castle and at the view point is stunning. This is a must do whilst in Inverness.
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