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Inverness Castle Viewpoint increase in visitors and extension to summer opening hours


By Gregor White

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The Viewpoint has been an instant hit with tourists and locals.
The Viewpoint has been an instant hit with tourists and locals.

Figures released this week show an increase of more than five per cent in the annual visitor numbers for the second year of operation of the viewpoint.

The attraction has seen 29,295 people make the trip to the top over the past year.

The Viewpoint has seen thousands of visitors in the past year.
The Viewpoint has seen thousands of visitors in the past year.

Responding to the continuing popularity of the site operator High Life Highland has announced that the opening hours will be extended during July and August from 9am to 8pm every day.

Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael, said: "It’s onwards and upwards for the spring and summer season this year at the Inverness Castle Viewpoint.

"I am delighted and not surprised the figures have shown that visitor numbers have risen over the last year as it is truly an amazing view from the top of the tower, with a stunning vista across the city of Inverness.

The Viewpoint offers panoramic views of the city.
The Viewpoint offers panoramic views of the city.

"If you are a visitor to the area, this is a must-see attraction and if you are local and have never trodden the Castle Tower steps, come and see for yourself what Inverness looks like from a bird’s-eye-view."



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