Inverness Castle is right in the heart of Inverness city overlooking the River Ness. Anyone visiting Inverness will see it dominating the River Ness which it has guarded for centuries. Today it is the Court house and is not open to the public. As Inverness is the highland capital and the highland clans were notorious for their warlike character, you would expect there to be a number of castles in addition to Inverness Castle in the area. You will not be disappointed. This page provides you with details on the castles around Inverness, so take your time and decide which ones you would like to visit, adding each to “Your Trip” planner. Remember you cannot visit Inverness Castle as it is not open to the public.