Visit Inverness: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Inverness
The South Loch Ness Trail
There’s so much more to Loch Ness than grainy silhouettes of mythical beasts. This biking and walking trail takes in the quieter end of the loch, away from the camera-ready monster seekers. Its quiet roads wind through serene woodland, peat moors, idyllic waterfalls and meadows dotted with fragrant heather. Don't forget the loch itself, of course!
The Great Glen Way
The Great Glen lives up to its name. This long valley spans over 62 miles from Fort William right the way up to Inverness, slicing Scotland in half. It also makes for a spectacular two or three-day biking route. With the wind behind you, start at Fort William and chug up the Caledonian Canal, stopping off overnight in Fort Augustus and Drumnadrochit.
The Black Isle
The Black Isle is neither black, nor an isle. In fact, it’s a rugged peninsula with plenty of green forests, tawny slopes and dramatic views across the icy Moray Firth, Cromarty Firth and North Sea. It also happens to be a popular biking hotspot. As you chug along, you might catch bikers on the cross-country route from John O’ Groats to Land’s End.
Bike Tour of the Hebrides
The Hebrides are an immensely rewarding place for a biking trip. You’ve got incredible scenery straight from a postcard, with jagged mountains, sandy beaches and churning gray seas stretching into the distance. Natives take their heritage seriously – you’ll find Gaelic language and customs still very much alive here. And finally, the locals are genuinely friendly and welcoming. What are you waiting for?
Culloden
Culloden is best known as the site of an iconic 18th-century battle, but this famous battlefield still sees action today – of the two-wheeled variety. The Culloden Cycle Challenge is a yearly biking event that gets the whole area excited. Participants can pick from three levels of difficulty, from Skirmish (21 miles) to Big Battle (85 miles). Let the battle commence!
Inverness
The city of Inverness is the starting point for many biking routes into the Scottish countryside. Head north towards the Black Isle or south along the Great Glen Way. The south end of the legendary Loch Ness is full of peaceful country roads and stunning views of lakes and mountains – as well as many a pub where you can refuel.
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery is situated in the historic centre of the city at the foot of the Castle hill.The exhibitions begin on the ground floor with geology and natural history as well as the rich archaeological heritage of the Highlands.The first floor exhibition area features a changing programme of temporary exhibitions.
Castle Wynd
Culloden Battlefield
On the sleet filled morning of 16 April 1746, one of the most infamous day in Scottish history, exhausted Jacobite forces were defeated by a superior hannoverian army.
Culloden Moor

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

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Although the hotel is part of a chain, the staff added a personal touch. Having the spa there was a bonus Ate at the fig and thistle 1 night, highly recommended just remember to book Visited local distilleries, castles and brewery
Fiona
United Kingdom
March 17, 2017
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Exceptional
Lovely cosmopolitan city. Small enough to get around easily. Plenty to see. The river wonderful especially with the bridges and trees lit at night. Good selection of restaurants to suit every taste.
United Kingdom
March 17, 2017
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Exceptional
Love the shopping experience Inverness offers and plenty to do whatever your taste. Highly recommend the Mustard seed and the Rajah for eating out.
Mairi
United Kingdom
March 18, 2017
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Exceptional
Everything compact in city centre,good bus links,with helpful staff in the information centre in the bus station.
Francesca
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March 18, 2017
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Very Good
Very friendly people and varied architecture. Driving in the city is frustrating.
Jane
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March 17, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Inverness

Bunchrew House Hotel

9.1 Wonderful

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$69

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Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness

8.9 Excellent

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$100

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Chieftain Hotel

7.9 Good

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$99

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The Waterside Hotel

8.6 Excellent

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$56

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Heathmount Hotel

8.8 Excellent

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$70

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The Glenmoriston Townhouse Hotel

8.5 Very Good

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$74

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Best Western Inverness Palace Hotel & Spa

8.6 Excellent

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$82

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Glen Mhor Hotel

8 Very Good

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$54

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Beaufort Hotel

8.3 Very Good

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$50

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Recommended in Inverness

For a coffee and cake or simple food go to Morrison's cafe. For grander things go to the Rocpool , 1, Ness Walk, or even better the Culloden Hotel.

That is easy, there are not that many crowds. The castle, the river side are fine but most of the new build Inverness is poor.

Friendly, helpful staff All the usual shops plus some of a more local nature

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Why do you recommend Inverness for food?

A wide variety of Scottish and international cuisine at all price ranges

On the doorstep of Loch Ness and easy access to the Highlands.

River Ness walk. Visit historical battle sites

The castle, the Victorian Market

Rivet Walk

YES

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