Inverness Castle Transformation


Inverness Castle and ancillary buildings is a Category ‘A’ listed building, most recently used as a court.

The transformation of Inverness Castle will create a gateway for Highland tourism, contributing to the reinvigoration of tourism across the area and providing much needed investment for the industry to aid the recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will support economic growth throughout the Highland area, creating a sustainable, viable and “must-see” attraction that will celebrate the spirit of the Highlands.

The Works

The works comprise the conservation of the existing building fabric, accessibility and environmental updates and a new build link building.

This is the next stage in the transformation of Inverness Castle to become a tourism gateway for the Highlands.

The planned construction will include:

  • Reopening the original front entrance to the building in the south tower
  • Improving accessibility to all parts of the building, including a rooftop viewing area
  • Contemporary additions to the building including a new café space between the north and south towers of the Castle
  • Creating new external viewing terraces including one on the roof of the building above the main door in the south tower
  • Upgrading the environment around the Castle with significant landscaping works
  • Careful conservation of the building fabric throughout

The changes will transform Inverness Castle into a cultural centrepiece to be enjoyed by the public, inspiring people to visit all parts of the Highlands.

Works commenced on 18th April 2022 and will take approximately 135 weeks to complete.

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