Easter in Inverness
For some Easter is an important religious festival and for some it’s a holiday and an excuse to eat chocolate. Whatever your beliefs it’s an opportunity to spend time with family and enjoy the slightly warmer temperatures. Here in Inverness it marks the start of the tourist season when many of the attractions and places of interest open their doors to the public or extend their opening times for larger numbers of visitors.
Brodie Castle and Dunrobin Castle are now open for the summer season and both fascinating places to visit. There are more trips available at Jacobite Cruises on Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre has extended the opening hours. Within Inverness the Floral Hall and Museum and Art Gallery are both worth a visit. We also have a great selection of shops both familiar chains and independent stores particularly in the Victorian Market. Today I caught the first glimpse of the open top hop on, hop off city bus tour which also marks the start of more visitors.
To get into the spirit of Easter the GREAT Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th April from 11am-4pm in the town centre of Inverness. You can follow a set of cracking clues to find hidden eggs in shop windows – 5 in the old town and 5 in Eastgate Centre. Pick up your entry form and clues on the day from the the Falcon Square entrance at Eastgate’s or the Tolbooth Steeple (opposite the Town House). Entertainment on the day includes giant Easter bunnies & teddies and the Madhatter & friend doing circus tricks. Crafty Monkeys will be there with ceramic Easter egg painting as well as a fantastic face painter. Out on Falcon Square Velocity will have their fun new bike track set up for all ages to enjoy. Lots going on for ALL the family to enjoy in Inverness city centre this Easter. All correct entries will be entered into a draw to win one of four £50 Eastgate shopping vouchers.