The Capital of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness lies at the north end of the Great Glen where the River Ness flows into the Moray Firth on the country’s east coast.
Inverness has been a focal point for all travel, trade and communication through the Highlands for hundreds of years. Believed to have been founded by King David in the 12th century, it is known that successive forts and castles were built in the area at about that time. Yet these were either destroyed by fire or razed to the ground during one of the many conflicts that affected and involved Inverness. The red sandstone castle that stands proudly on the River Ness was built during the 1830s, following a significant period of economic boom in Inverness and the surrounding region. Inverness Castle was designed to house the town courts and administrative buildings.
What to See & Do
Discover the Scottish Highlands from Inverness and marvel at the stunning natural landscapes.
You could visit Loch Ness and try to find "Nessie"
Visit the Clava Cairns or Culloden Battlefield or even take a tour of the Glen Old Whisky Distillery.
Our Hints and Tips
Take a walk down the river banks and visit Ness Island.
Have a day out to the old market town of Beauly and visit the old priory.
Before arriving into Inverness by rail take in the magnificent scenery on offer while traveling through the Cairngorms national park - see if you can spot any stags?
Loch Ness holds more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined
Inverness has only been considered a city since 2000
The Caledonian Canal links Inverness in the east to Fort William in the west.
Part of The Old High Church tower dates back to the 14th century, making it the oldest structure in Inverness.
Live traditional music can be heard in and around Inverness city centre on most nights of the week.
Inverness has many great local pubs and the nightlife is very good.
Food and Drink
There are many cafes, restraurants and fine dining venues in and around Inverness.
You could also take a short bus trip along the side of the River Ness to Dores where you can then visit the Dores Inn for a traditional Scottish bar lunch on the side of Loch Ness
There are trains from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh, Aberdeen and other surrounding towns in the area.
The local bus services link many places along the side of Loch Ness and also connect Inverness with the Black Isle.
Contact us for information on day tours by rail from Inverness.
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