Celebrate World Photo Day with Instagrammable Inverness
This World Photo Day, we’re celebrating Scotland’s most northerly city in all its picturesque glory. Surrounded by Highland mountains, lochs and with the infamous Loch Ness monster nearby – we’ve put together a guide to help you get the perfect picture.
Travel with Caledonian Sleeper to Inverness, experience some of the country’s most Instagrammable locations and take some pictures that will light up your Instagram feed – no filter required.
Inverness Castle Viewpoint
Go here if you’re looking to capture the city in a single snapshot.
The Castle Viewpoint is the newest visitor attraction in Inverness and offers panoramic views of the city, the River Ness and the surrounding area.
Admission Prices: £5 per adult, £3 per child (aged 12 and under)
Go here if you’re looking to capture an Inverness institution.
Leakey’s Bookshop on Church Street is adored by locals and tourists alike, providing two floors of second hand books that make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time – or onto the set of Harry Potter.
Inverness Victorian Market
Go here if you’re looking to capture the old-worldly charm of Inverness.
Built in 1890, the covered Victorian Market is brimming with charm, character and a host of independent shops selling goods not typically found on the High Street. Key photo opportunities include the Victorian Market Clock and the round-headed shop fronts, and don’t forget to look up! The Victorian cast-iron and wooden-domed roof is full of unique features, while a model railways runs above part of the market.
Go here for the best sunsets in town.
A former fishing village, Clachnaharry is now a part of Inverness, sitting on the south shore of the Beauly Firth. Here, you’ll be treated to some of the best sunsets in the area – so make sure you have your HD camera at the ready. Clachnaharry is also where the Caledonian Canal begins – so you can tick off two photo opportunities in one.
Inverness Botanical Gardens
Go here if nature photography is your thing.
Step into an oasis of calm and beauty at Inverness Botanical Gardens, which includes a tropical house with a carp pond and waterfalls as well as formal gardens. Go all the way to the back and through a ramshackle gate to find the Secret Garden. Your efforts will be rewarded.
Go here to be in with a chance of capturing a glimpse of Nessie.
You’ve heard of the Loch Ness Monster, why not give him a visit? Containing more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined, its breathtaking scenery, Urqhuart Castle and the mystery of the loch makes this a location you can’t miss. Make sure to have your camera ready in case you catch a glimpse of the monster!
On the trail
Go here to be part of something special
Oor Wullie’s Bucket Trail has taken Scotland by storm in recent months, with dozens of statues big and small to be found. As one of the host cities, Inverness has a total of 10 statues – and if you want to get a picture with them, you’ll need to be quick as the trail only runs until 30 August. And if trails are your thing, there’s also the Highland Hospice Squirrel Tour, with 23 squirrels to be found across the region – including several in Inverness.