Abertarff House
Abertarff House
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Built in 1593, the oldest house in Inverness has witnessed the Covenanting times, Jacobite risings and two world wars - if only the walls could talk! Take a guided tour of the town Thursday to Sunday at 1:30 (book via the website) Discover more about the story of Inverness in the 1600s in our free exhibition. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Inverness in the calm of our pocket-size garden. Staff and volunteers are on hand to help you find out more about the Highland places in the Trust’s care.
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_tommyjuor
Wanaka, New Zealand7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
An alluring, relaxing wee oasis amidst the summertime hustle of Inverness city centre. This historic old house hosts events, guided tours and the knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff run a unique tearoom, with lots of loose leaf flavours and tempting cakes to choose from. With tables to sit inside or out, unwind with a brew and soak up the flavour of old Inverness.
Written 24 June 2022
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happywhalewatcher
Champaign, IL188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
This historic house is worth the visit. One room is open and there is a lot of history of the area. National historic trust of Scotland hopes to be able to open more rooms, but it was very interesting. A lintel stone from a marriage in 1861 is on display.
Written 23 August 2019
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Cora B
Scherpenzeel, The Netherlands1,536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
what a great place to visit. located in the city centre, easy to find. Although they have opened only one room it is well worth the visit. tells the story of a town house of a well to do family. Information boards give background info. a member is on hand to give you the historical context in a friendly way. free but donations welcome. plans to add a tearoom and open up more rooms.
Written 23 June 2019
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,695 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
I recommend stopping into this house (the oldest in Inverness) for a bit of history about the town and to chat up a few very friendly local volunteers. There is a story about a clan uprising caused by the kicking of a wheel of cheese. The spiral staircase that the house was famous for when it was built is not accessible unfortunately. It is a free site. There was no charge to enter.
Written 11 June 2019
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Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed it.
Written 17 June 2019
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zujaira
London, UK177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
So lovely to meet the volunteer and hear about the history of this beautiful little house. Thank you to everyone involved that means we can share this house - and totally free of charge!
Written 25 April 2024
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vidi58
Aberdeen, UK11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
Only once in Inverness. Had this wee place as a number one to visit. Really wanted to explore it. Both a website and goggle say it’s open, but it’s closed. No signs, no ‘sorry’…
Very disappointing
Written 25 September 2022
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MeMbro
Bristol, UK862 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Apparently this is the oldest house in Inverness. Inside there is a nice and interesting display of pictures and stories about key events in the history of this city. The staff is knowledgeable and ready to answer any questions. Unfortunately only one room was open to the public when I went; the visit ended in 20 minutes. Still worth tho.
Written 13 December 2019
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Joanne Snell
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Had a look round the one room available, where there was a very interesting member of staff, who explained the history of the house. However, there have been so many terrible 60s and 70s changes and upstairs is unstable and inaccessible so there is practically nothing to see. I hope they get serious funding to be able to restore this so that more visitors will, in time, be encouraged to visit it.
Written 29 October 2019
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,229 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It’s my fault I know, but as I hadn’t read up on this beforehand, I didn’t realise that it didn’t open until 11 o’clock. The sad thing is that we were there at about 10 to 11 and could see through the window that there were people inside. Clearly they were NTS staff and, although they must have heard us try the door, or seen us peer through the window, they didn’t come out to advise us that they would be open in 10 minutes. Poor show really.

As it was, we were only able to admire this lovely old house from the outside.
Written 10 October 2019
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KPR1955
Deeside, UK1,852 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This is the oldest house in Inverness, located in church street, and dates back to 1593. Entrance is free, but manage your expectations! You only have access to 1 room, but you will be met by staff who will enthralled you with tales of its past. It has seen many events of history during its time. You can find out about all of this from the well informed staff. Apparently the upstairs is pretty modern so would not be of interest.
Written 31 August 2019
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