There’s no better introduction to a city than hopping on a City Sightseeing Bus Tour! This bus tour allows you to hop on and off, at various stops around the city, so you gain as much as possible, from this inspiring location, during your stay.
Inverness is renowned for being the administrative, distribution and cultural centre of Northern Scotland and through the last quarter of the 20th century, was one of the fastest growing towns in Western Europe. This was rewarded by Inverness being granted City status at the millennium.
Historically, the name Inverness comes from the Scottish Gaelic “Inbhir Nis” meaning the mouth of the River Ness. The Burgh of Inverness was granted a Royal Charter by King David of Scotland in the 12th century and has grown steadily ever since.
This tour will give you an insight into the development of the city, from the original street between Castle and Kirk, featuring the oldest building, Abertarff House, to the recently completed Highland Archive Centre. Inverness has had 5 castles through the centuries with many famous visitors...not all welcome, including; McBeth, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Visit the St Andrews Cathedral which is probably one of Iocal architect, Dr Alexander Ross’s, finest buildings. Discover Tomnahurich Hill and the Caledonian Canal on the outskirts of the city - this part of the tour introduces you to the 5 locks at Muirtown constructed, in 1822 by Thomas Telford, to bring the Caledonian Canal to sea level.
Relax in Whin Park, stroll by the boating pond or discover the highland team sport of Shinty. You may wish to spend your evening at Eden Court Theatre, situated on the banks of the River Ness or you may simply prefer to keep your eye open for Nessie! This is just a snap-shot of amazing things to see and do in this fantastic city!
Don’t miss all the exciting things this city has to offer, with this amazing hop-on-hop-off bus tour!
Starting point of the tour is at:
Tour lasts 55 minutes
Tour runs every 60 minutes
Wheelchair access with manual ramp
Commentary in English