Inverness has excellent travel links with rail and bus stations right in the City Centre and the Airport is only 20 minutes drive away. Budget airlines, Easyjet and Flybe, fly from a number of UK destinations including London Gatwick, Luton, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester and Belfast.
The City Centre offers a variety of shops along and around the pedestrian high street as well as in the Eastgate Shopping Centre. The Victorian Market on Union Street is a “must see” with its mix of small shops – it feels like stepping back in time.
It now offers a huge selection of excellent restaurants that offer great food and terrific value for money. Some of the most popular venues include: The Mustard Seed, Rockpool, Riverhouse, Caf 1 and River Caf all of which are likely to be only a short stroll from your chosen Hotel. A short drive from Inverness at Dores is the Dores Inn located on the edge of Loch Ness. The Dores Inn offers top quality food with a stunning location and is well worth a visit.
Being centrally located is the perfect place to base yourself if you are planning to explore the Highlands as most places can be reached in less than three hours offering great day trips. Two of the obvious attractions of Inverness are Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield. Loch Ness famous for “Nessie” the Loch Ness Monster is the largest loch in Scotland being over 22 miles long and holding more water than all of the English Lakes put together. Jacobite offers a variety of cruises on Loch Ness with some options to also include a tour of Urquhart Castle, as well as the Loch Ness Visitor Centre.
Culloden Battlefield opened its new visitor centre just a few years ago and offered an informative and involving experience while you learn about the history of the Jacobites and the Battle of Culloden.
It has a huge choice of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets ranging from the backpackers hostels right up to 5 starHotels. There are about 35 hotels in and around Inverness and more than 150 guest houses and B&Bs.
We recommend that visitors choose a hotel or B&B that suits them in style, price and location and then check out their reviews on TripAdvisor.Those who like to dine in style on hearty Scottish cuisine will really be in their element in Aviemore, and there is certainly no shortage of excellent eateries to choose from here. Many of the best places to eat can be found inside traditional pubs, which often serve a selection of international dishes in additional to traditional Scottish fare.