The largest city Nestling in the beautiful Scottish highlands, Inverness bears the title “highland capital” though it retains a lot of its old-world charm and non-touristy atmosphere. It is strategically located where the River Ness meets Moray Firth at the eastern end of Glen Mor. This position and its command over the Caledonian Canal have… Read the full article
Inverness Travel Guide You Need At Every Step
Inverness is a jewel in the crown of the Scottish Highlands and its found straddling the Caledonian Canal and at the spout of the River Ness which bisects the city beautifully. This isn’t an attraction dominated place though the Victorian market and the Inverness Castle and the Saint Andrews church are all lovely.
This is a place to use as a base while you roam around the city soaking in the culture, history and food before running off to the marvellous destinations nearby; Beauly, Strathpeffer, Kirkhill, Culloden, Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Black Isle…the list is endless.
Exploring the Scottish highlands by train using Inverness as a base is really the best thing that you should do. Catch a train from here to move to the west coast / Kyle of Lochlash or take the far north line to the savagely beautiful Thurso and Wick or go south to explore Edinburgh and Glasgow. The far north line is the least explored though it has immense tourist value…it first traverses beaches and then wild Gaelic scenery.
If you are coming around winter then the west line is spectacular…the tracks and everything around is covered in snow. Inverness is a place for the true blue traveller; one whose pleasure lies more in the journey than in the destination.
That doesn’t change the fact that this cycle friendly and immensely walkable city has lovely Scottish inns, cafes, Michelin starrer restaurants and a smattering of amazing book shops and boutiques. The Speyside whiskey tours and the Outlander inspiration are not the only things that will draw you back to Inverness.
Learn all about this fascinating historical place in our detailed guide to Inverness. Here is a great article to start your Inverness journey: The secrets of tourism in Inverness.
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Getting to the City Inverness International Airport (INV) is located around 14 kilometres north east of Inverness city centre. Bus is convenient, but taxis and car rental options are also available to get to the city centre. Bus Service Stagecoach bus services (routes 11, 11A, 11B etc) connect the airport to city centre. Service frequency… Read the full article