2. Inverness: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Join an open-top double-decker bus tour for an insight into the development of the city from the original street between Castle and Kirk, with the oldest building Abertarff House, to the recently completed Highland Archive Center.
Inverness has had 5 castles through the centuries with many famous visitors, not all welcome, Macbeth, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie among them. Plan your day from the top of a double-decker bus, with 360-degree panoramic views of the city.
Visit the many churches, including St Andrews Cathedral, one of local architect Dr Alexander Ross’s finest buildings. On the Western outskirts of the city, see Tomnahurich Hill and the Caledonian Canal, hop-off for great panoramic views of Kessock Bridge, The Black Isle and the Inverness Firth out to Fort George.
Discover the flight of 5 locks at Muirtown, constructed in 1822 by Thomas Telford to bring the Caledonian Canal to sea level. Finally, pass by the South side of Inverness Castle to see Flora MacDonald’s statue, the 3 Graces, then along General Wades road by Bellfield Park to Holm Mills shopping village.
Red Route Tour stops:
1. Bus Station
2. Bridge Street
3. Castle Street
4. Bellfield Park
5. Bishops Road - opposite Cathedral
6. Bught Drive
8. Telford Street
Blue Route Tour stops:
1. Bus Station
2. Old Perth Road - Opposite Filling Station
3. Culloden Battlefield
4. Stadium Road
5. Cromwell Road
6. Bus Station