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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  • Visited in late July 19 and had a fantastic time up the viewing tower. Amazing views with an incredible range over to the hills in the West and the sea to the north. City scape unfolds below you like....  more »
  • 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 »
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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...

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