Inverness Castle

Castle in Inverness

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The hill above the city centre is topped by the picturesque Baronial turrets of Inverness Castle, a pink-sandstone confection dating from 1847 that replaced a medieval castle blown up by the Jacobites in 1746; it serves today as the Sheriff's Court. It’s not open to the public, but there are good views from the surrounding gardens.