24th April 2017 back to news

Inverness Castle

Inverness Castle

On Monday 17th April 2017, The North Tower of Inverness Castle opened its doors to the public, and four of our Surveyors took the opportunity last week to take a look around and survey Inverness from one of its highest points.

The Castle Viewpoint allows for 360 degree views of the city and the River Ness. The 175 year old castle is currently the base for the city’s court service, which is to be moved to a new building in a couple of years.

The Highland Council, who own the tower, said that it was the first phase in transforming Inverness Castle into a major tourist attraction.

Andrew Rose, Chartered Surveyor at Graham + Sibbald’s Inverness office, said; “It’s great to see the City in a new perspective and the growth of Inverness is clear to see from all around the North Tower. The Highland Council are doing positive things to change the city for the better. I’m looking forward to seeing how increased tourism affects the local economy in the coming years and the impact on the property market, particularly in terms of licensed trade, with hotels hopefully becoming even busier.”