Planning application has been submitted for Inverness Castle North Tower

The Highland Council has today submitted a planning application to open up the look-out tower at Inverness Castle as a tourist attraction.

The North Tower commands panoramic views over the city of Inverness and the surrounding countryside. It was built in the 1840’s as a prison. Importantly, it is owned by the Highland Council and could be opened up in advance of any move by the Scottish Court Service.

Chair of Development and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Thomas Prag said: “This is an important first step towards the exciting project of opening up part of the castle to tourists and to local people. Like many others in our city, I have been dreaming of the day we might get to do something like this.  The tower will be an excellent attraction for tourists and will help to boost visits to the city centre.”

 

23 Dec 2014
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