Old High Church, Inverness, Inverness

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Admire the wonders of the Gothic architecture at Old High Church, Inverness. Dating back to the 18th century, the parish church stands tall overlooking the nearby river, worshipped since the time of the Celts. Inverness's oldest congregation and place of worship was supposedly founded by an Irish monk, St. Columba. Enter to see the restored organ made by Father Willis, the renowned Victorian organ builder. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Inverness fast, fun, and easy.
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  • How humbling it is to walk around a Church and the Graveyard that is hundreds of years old. Allow the time to walk around and it is like stepping into a time machine. Reading the inscriptions on the....  more »
  • Just walk around and check the dates of the tombs. Some have more than 300 years. Please be respectful of the dead. It is a perfect combination of city views, history and history at the best.  more »
  • The minister is a great peacher. We were warmly welcomed by several people. The 9-person choir is quite good but only sang a brief introit.
  • Inverness is very unique like some other towns and cities in Scotland to have free standing building from the Victorian age. The Old High Church represents hundreds of religion and community togetherness that unfortunately has now been lost is some way, however the history remains just as the building does, for tourists this is one of the many amazing buildings in the city centre to explore and revel in, not many cities in the world posses buildings as old as this and that in itself is incredible, I must be honest I'm not religious in any way but I find it amazing that this building would of been designed and originally built in the Victorian era. It's a testament to Scottish hard work and also a testament to the Inverness local council to hold onto their heritage rather than demolishing and starting again like so many other cities around the world. This building is a prime example that "new" and "modern" is not always best.
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