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Inverness Cathedral

Discover the intriguing art and artifacts housed inside this controversial cathedral in the city center.

Inverness Cathedral, also known as St. Andrews Cathedral, is in a northern diocese of the Scottish Episcopal Church. The cathedral’s architecture prompts much debate, yet it’s one of Inverness’ most remarkable churches. View the cathedral’s controversial exterior and step inside to see its historic treasures.

The cathedral was constructed in 1869 by local architect Alexander Ross. Admire the distinctive reddish sandstone towers flanking the cathedral’s entrance. The spires that were originally intended to crown these square Gothic towers were ultimately omitted due to a lack of funds, polarizing public opinion about the cathedral’s final appearance.

As you walk inside the cathedral, look at the polished Peterhead granite pillars separating the bays of the nave. Don’t miss the gorgeous choir, which is made from Austrian oak. The choir screen was added in 1923, while the stalls date back to 1909.

Check out the white marble angel font, a copy of Copenhagen’s kneeling angel font by Danish sculptor Thorvaldsen. The angel’s face is different from the original, modeled after the wife of its donor, Colonel Learmonth.

Take your time viewing the cathedral’s beautiful stained-glass windows. Pay particular attention to the depiction of  the Last Judgement in the gable above the west door, which is among the largest stained-glass windows in the country. This window is the diocese’s memorial to Bishop Eden, who inspired the building of the cathedral.

View the 19th-century icons given to Bishop Eden by Tsar Alexander II of Russia. The central icon depicts Jesus Christ, while the one on the left shows the Trinity with a group of saints. Another icon of Christ is on the right.

The cathedral continues to be one of Inverness’ most important places of worship, hosting regular Sunday services as well as various civic and community events. Try to catch one of the choral evensong performances, which are held once per month and on special occasions.

Inverness Cathedral is open daily and admission is free. Reach it by foot or bus on the west bank of the Ness River. Form your own opinion about the design of this grand Victorian cathedral.


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Columba Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality AU$144
Columba Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality

Columba Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality

7 Ness Walk, Inverness, Scotland
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Inverness City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. Inverness Cathedral and Eden Court Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Inverness Station is 11 minutes by foot.

    Mercure Inverness Hotel AU$200
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    Mercure Inverness Hotel

    Church Street, Inverness, Scotland
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Inverness City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. Eastgate Shopping Centre and Inverness Cathedral are also within 10 minutes. Inverness Station is 7 minutes by foot.

      Glen Mhor Hotel AU$272
      Glen Mhor Hotel

      Glen Mhor Hotel

      8-15 Ness Bank, Inverness, Scotland
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Inverness City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. Bellfield Park and Eden Court Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Inverness Station is 14 minutes by foot.

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        Kingsmills Hotel Inverness

        Culcabock Road, Inverness, Scotland
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Eastgate Shopping Centre and Inverness Castle. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Bellfield Park are also within 1 mile (2 km). Inverness Station is 21 minutes by foot.

          Black Friars AU$189
          Black Friars

          Black Friars

          93-95 Academy St, Inverness, Scotland
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Inverness City Centre, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Merkinch Local Nature Reserve and Inverness Castle. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Eastgate Shopping Centre are also within 10 minutes. Inverness Station is 6 minutes by foot.

            Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa AU$187
            Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa

            Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa

            8 Ness Walk, Inverness, Scotland
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Inverness City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. Inverness Cathedral and Eden Court Theatre are also within 10 minutes. Inverness Station is 11 minutes by foot.

              Craigmonie Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality AU$218
              Craigmonie Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality

              Craigmonie Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality

              9 Annfield Road, Inverness, Scotland
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Inverness, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eastgate Shopping Centre and Inverness Castle. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Bellfield Park are also within 1 mile (2 km). Inverness Station is 19 minutes by foot.

                pentahotel Inverness AU$118
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                pentahotel Inverness

                63 Academy Street, Caledonia House, Inverness, Scotland
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Inverness City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Merkinch Local Nature Reserve. Cawdor Castle and Loch Ness 2000 Exhibition Centre are also within 16 mi (25 km). Inverness Station is only a 5-minute walk.