Known affectionately as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’, Inverness is situated on the beautiful River Ness. Renowned for its unspoilt beauty and rich heritage, this city is the hidden gem in Scotland’s crown.
A city break with a twist, Inverness holidays are full of the usual delights that vibrant areas bring. From strolls along the quaint riverside to shopping in the city centre and sampling delicious Scottish cuisine, you’ll fall in love with the diversity of this spectacular setting and the excellent hotels scattered around the area.
Explore the surrounding Scottish Highlands, with the quiet town of Nairn just nearby, taking in historical landmarks on the way. Step into a fairy-tale world with a visit to Cawdor Castle – steeped in history, this idyllic setting shares links with one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Macbeth. Explore the dazzling walled gardens or get lost in the labyrinth of the hedge maze.
The nearby Moray Firth is renowned for being the most habitable area for dolphins in the UK, with the majestic animals often seen splashing around in the waters. For a fascinating day out, take a trip on a dolphin cruise, enabling you to catch a fleeting glimpse of Culloden Moor, Fort George and the breath-taking Great Glen.
When the sun sets on this busy city, there is plenty to do during your Inverness holidays. From the traditional charm of an old-fashioned pub to the buzz of nightclubs, you’ll find something to tickle your fancy. Linger over hearty real ales, engage in some of the city’s best live music or head to the bustling city of Edinburgh for plenty of fun after dark.
Of course, holidays to Inverness are not complete without a visit to the world famous Loch Ness. Dip into the visitor centre to learn more about Scotland’s most notable landmark, taking a walk around the mysterious waters and discovering more about the legend of the Loch Ness monster.