Provost’s vision opens doors for ‘cultural tourism triangle’ as dates confirmed for Castle Open Days

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This Spring will see two key events realised in the Provost of Inverness’s vision to see civic buildings in the city open to the public for their enjoyment.

Provost Helen Carmichael who is leading a drive to see civic properties open to the public said: “I am delighted to confirm the dates for doors-open-days at Inverness Castle. These will take place over the May Day weekend so on the 8th, 9th and 10th of May the public will have an opportunity to come along and see inside the Castle and find out about our exciting plans for its transformation into a first class tourism attraction.”

“I am also pleased to confirm that the Town House will be holding a doors-open-day on Saturday 7th March from 9am to 4pm to coincide with the Highland Car Club Snowman Rally which welcomes many visitors to the city.

Provost Carmichael added: “I would like to thank High Life Highland and their team of guides, who are helping the Council create a cultural triangle of visitor attractions among the Town House, the Museum and Art Gallery, the Castle Viewpoint and Inverness Castle. Their support is invaluable.”

Official tours of the refurbished public historic Category A listed Town House building started in May 2018 following its award-winning renovations.

The Town House tours are delivered by expert High Life Highland guides on Thursdays at 2pm and 3:30pm and can be booked by phoning 01349 781730 or online at:

The dates for the doors-open-days for Inverness Castle are dependent on the Council’s purchase of the south tower of the Castle building from the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service concluding as planned at the start of May, and therefore are subject to change. Further details of the doors-open-days will be available in due course from The Highland Council and High Life Highland.


15 Jan 2020
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