A Brief Guide To Inverness

A Brief Guide To Inverness

A beautiful city placed in the North of Scotland, Inverness is situated in the south of the Highlands, on the banks of the River Ness. Surrounded by breath-taking coastlines, lochs and scenery, Inverness is not to be missed in a trip to Scotland.

Although it is smaller than other Scottish cities, Inverness is a bustling place with a rich history. There is plenty to do in the city and lots to visit. The Old Town offers a huge number of historic buildings that won’t disappoint and is just a stone’s throw from the city’s shopping district.

Inverness offers its shoppers a wide variety of retail opportunities, from unique and unusual independent boutiques to more familiar names. Don’t miss the Victorian Market or the Old Town for unusual shops to browse in.

Not only is Inverness good for shopping, but you won’t go hungry here either. With countless restaurants, cafes and pubs, you’ll be sure to find a good bite to eat to suit the widest of palates. Pay a visit to one of the riverside restaurants for both good food and a lovely view.

No trip to Inverness is complete without a visit to the historic Inverness Castle. The site of the castle has held fortresses dating back to 1057 but Inverness Castle as it stands is a mere 180 years old. Nearby, the city’s Museum and Art Gallery gives a great insight into the history of the city and much of its medieval architecture.

The site of the Battle of Culloden is just outside the city and is well worth a visit for not only history buffs, but anyone interested in Scotland’s bloodier past.

Inverness has an airport which serves many of the UK’s cities as well as abroad. It is very easily accessible on the outskirts of the city. You can also travel to Inverness by train, which connects the city to many of the picturesque places north of Inverness. Inverness is connected via the infamous A9, which allows a beautiful car journey north, with dramatic scenery.

Read our guides on where to stay and what to do in elsewhere in the Highlands.

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