Inverness activities and places to visit

Scottish History

Inverness Castle/View point

Inverness Castle is in the heart of Inverness City overlooking the River Ness. It is built on the site of a 11th-century Defensive structure. Today it currently houses Inverness Sheriff court. The north tower of the castle is a viewpoint for visitors offering fabulous 360 degree views of the Highland Capital and surrounding scenery. The castle grounds are open to the public, and popular area to relax on a sunny day.

Cawdor Castle

25 miles by car on A96, a romantic fairy-tale castle with Shakespearean connections. Date back to the 14th Century, built as a private fortress by the Thanes of Cawdor. Ready to explore from mid-April to October.

Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle

Large, Deep, Fresh water loch extending approximately 37 km southwest of Inverness.  Its bitterly cold waters have been extensively explored for ‘Nessie’ the loch ness monster. Will you spot Nessie!!? While on the shores of Loch Ness, why not explore Urquhart Castle, around 13 miles from Inverness. Stunning views from the ruins of Scotland’s most iconic Castle.

Culloden Battlefield

5 miles from Inverness, powerfully emotive and atmospheric battlefield where the 1745 Jacobite rising came to a tragic end. You will learn exactly what happened in the lead up to this famous battle.

Jacobite Cruises Simonelli Apartments

Family Attractions/Activities.

Jacobite Cruises

Cruise the Caledonian Canal, onto the world-famous waters of Loch Ness. Many different cruises available for more info and to book visit Picture courtesy of Dave Conner via flickr 

Ness Islands

Scenic Tree filled islands linked by bridges featuring walking paths, wildlife and a mini train ride. Close to City Centre and Whin park a large outdoor park, Children’s play area and boating pond.

Inverness Kart Raceway

Purpose built, fully modernised, indoor go-karting arena. State of the art karts, track and timing systems. Well worth a visit.


24 Bowling lanes with Computerised scoring systems, and automatic bumpers for children. Nine pool tables and fun arcade games.


Based in Inverness Leisure, two large swimming pools, giving the option of serious lane swimming or a bit of fun in the leisure pool. With a large wave pool, river with jets and geysers, 3 flume rides and outdoor pool. Family sized spa bath and toddler pool.


The Scottish Highlands are rich in world class courses that attract many avid golf fans each year.

Inverness Golf Course

Less than a mile from Simonelli Apartment, lush fairways, tree lined parkland course.

Loch Ness Golf Course/Fairway

Also, less than a mile from Simonelli Apartment, 18 hole golf course, 9 hole family course, 19 bay all weather driving range. Friendly Bar and Clubhouse.

Torvean Golf Club

A joy to play, comprises of approximately 400 acres of well-maintained mature parkland with geologically important Torvean Hill being the central feature.

Castle Stuart

Championship Golf links overlooking the Moray Firth, about 6.5 miles north east of Inverness. Castle Stuart was the venue for the Barclays Scottish Open in 2011.

Nairn Golf Club

Situated 16 miles from Inverness, Ranked number 11 in the list of top 100 courses in Scotland 2015. (Golf World Magazine). Home of the 1999 Walker cup and 2012 Curtis Cup. Views over the Moray firth on all holes.