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Inverness and the River Ness as seen in summer

6 Summer Fun Activities in Inverness

Summer is on the way, and with it, a veritable feast of summer fun activities. From long leisurely walks on the banks of River Ness to wildlife encounters and outdoor adventures, the list goes on and on. So if you are planning on spending a summer in Inverness, make the most of Inverness in summer with these 6 summer-loving things to do.

1. Dolphin Watching on the Moray Firth

Dolphin swimming

Dolphin Tours in Scotland, Kingsmills Hotel

Whether you are looking for things to do with the kids or that wildlife water adventure of a lifetime, Dolphin Watching on the Moray Firth is just the ticket. Not only is the Moray Firth one of the best dolphin watching sites near Inverness, it is one of the best in all of Britain. Home to a wealth of marine animals, you will often find more than just the resident colony of Bottlenose Dolphins in these waters. Which means that come summer, you can take a boat trip on the Moray Firth for a bit of dolphin, seal, otter and whale watching in Inverness.

2. Cruising Loch Ness

If Dolphin Watching on the Moray Firth is something you could get on board with, then we know a cruise on the legendary Loch Ness is sure to float your boat. For some 40 years, Loch Ness by Jacobite has been making waves in Inverness and around the world. With four quirky boats and a combination of cruise and tour options, experiencing the many myths, mysteries and wonders of Loch Ness has never been easier.

People visiting Inverness Castle in Spring3. Inverness Castle Viewpoint

New this summer in Inverness is the Inverness Castle Viewpoint. After years of planning, renovations and repairs, the much-anticipated viewing platform is finally here. Set on the North Tower of our beloved giant red fortress, the platform offers unbelievable 360-degree views of Inverness and the city below. For a new view on Inverness in summer, a trip to Inverness Castle’s new viewing platform should be at the top of every travel list.

4. Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre

18th century cottage on Culloden BattlefieldFrom new views of Inverness city to a closer look at the city’s past, learn all about the battle that changed the course of Scottish history at the Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre. With the site restored to its pre-battle glory, experience the battle of Culloden like never before. From the new visitor centre and interactive exhibition, follow in the footsteps of the fallen soldiers and watch history come to life.

5. Whisky Distillery Tours

When it comes to summer in Inverness, what could be better than enjoying a wee dram or two on a hot summer day? So if you fancy a tipple, make the most of the many wonderful whisky distilleries in and around Inverness in summer. From Tomatin and Glen Ord, to the malt-rich region of the Speyside whisky area, we can help you plan a bespoke whisky tour to one of the best whisky producing regions in the world!

6.Golf in Inverness

Castle Stuart Golf Course

Top Golf Courses near Inverness, Kingsmills Hotel

And finally, what is summer in Inverness without a round or two on an award winning green? It’s why we partner with the Highland Golf Links so that we can connect our guests to some of the best golf courses in all of Scotland. And since Scotland is the official home of golf, that is really saying something.

So there you have it. 6 fun things to do in Inverness this summer. No matter how you plan to fill your days this summer, make the most of a summer in Inverness with the Kingsmills Hotel.