Published: 17/04/2017 14:37 - Updated: 17/04/2017 14:48

Castle viewpoint opens to public

Written byBy Nicole Webber

Isobel Taylor and the first official visitors wave from the tower.
Isobel Taylor and the first official visitors wave from the tower.

THE Inverness Castle tower viewpoint has been officially opened by the last family to call the castle their home.

And the new tourist attraction, which provides views over Inverness and beyond, was already proving a hit with visitors today, with all slots to the top fully booked.

The ribbon to mark its official opening was cut by 75-year-old Isobel Taylor, who lived in the castle with her children and husband James from 1969 to 1995 when he was a caretaker and court officer there.

Curious visitors eager to check out the new viewpoint have the next few days to enjoy a sneak peak before charges come into force on Friday. After this it will cost £5 for adults and £3 for children.

Free bookings for the viewpoint can be made at Inverness Museum and Art during opening hours or by telephoning 01463 237114 or 01463 732430. After Friday, booking is not required.

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