Castle Viewpoint increase in visitors and extension to summer opening hours
Issued by High Life Highland
Figures released this week show an increase of over 5% in the annual visitor numbers for the second year of operation of the Inverness Castle Viewpoint. The city’s newest attraction has seen 29,295 people make the trip to the top over the past year, underlining the Viewpoint’s importance for tourism in the city.
In line with the Viewpoint’s growing popularity as a must-see attraction in the city, operator High Life Highland has announced that the opening hours will be extended during July and August from 9am to 8pm every day, giving more reasons for people to stay longer in the city to enjoy the spectacular view during the height of the summer months.
Provost of Inverness and Area, Cllr Helen Carmichael, said: “It’s onwards and upwards for the spring and summer season this year at the Inverness Castle Viewpoint. I am delighted and not surprised the figures have shown that visitor numbers have risen over the last year as it is truly an amazing view from the top of the tower, with a stunning vista across the City of Inverness. If you are a visitor to the area, this is a must-see attraction and if you are local and have never tread the Castle Tower steps, come and see for yourself what Inverness looks like from a bird’s-eye-view.”