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Abertarff House

The oldest house in Inverness and important example of 16th-century domestic architecture

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to Abertarff House – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us, we can be contacted by email on

Facilities & access

  • There are steps in and out of the property.
  • The exhibition is located on the ground floor.
  • The front door is located within a turnpike stair and is very narrow.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage
Children’s activities

Dogs are welcome in the garden but not inside the house.

Guided tour

New for 2022! Enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake in our café.

There’s no parking at Abertarff House but the Rose Street car park is 5 minutes’ walk away.

Street parking is limited.


Opening times


1 Jan–2 Jun, closed​ Current period3 Jun–31 Oct, Fri–Mon, 10.30–17.30 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50