Rose Window, Inverness Castle

Unveiling the Inverness Castle Experience: Prepare to Be Amazed!

The Inverness Castle Experience will be a new visitor attraction in the city centre, celebrating the spirit of the Highlands’ past, present and future opening in 2025.

The existing castle buildings and esplanade gardens are being transformed from their original use as the home of Inverness’ prison and courts into a celebration of what makes the Highlands of Scotland a special place to live, work and visit. The Spirit of the Highlands and Islands project is part of the wider Inverness Castle: Spirit of the Highlands project.

The overarching project will see the transformation of Inverness Castle through £30m investment from the Scottish and UK Governments, The Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and a range of other partners.

The Inverness Castle project is part of the Inverness and Highland City Region deal, which is a joint initiative supported by up to £315m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and University of the Highlands and Islands, aimed at stimulating sustainable regional economic growth.’

The Inverness Castle Experience is a Highland Council project, managed by High Life Highland on behalf of The Highland Council. Find out more at