Located at the heart of the Scottish Highlands, Inverness is the northernmost city in the United Kingdom. With a picturesque castle, interesting history and beautiful surroundings, Inverness holidays promise to be a deeply relaxing getaway in one of Scotland's most stunning destinations.
Inverness is serviced by Inverness Airport, which connects to London and Edinburgh. It is easy to get from the airport to the city by a local bus service or taxi. Inverness can also be reached by train or coach. Visitors may also wish to hire a car whilst in Scotland, as this is an easy way to get to the surrounding countryside. The centre of Inverness is easy to navigate on foot. The best time to visit is in the summer months to make the most of the outdoors and explore the Highlands. The time zone is Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Head to Inverness Castle, a stunning sight sitting on the cliffs above the River Ness. Built in 1847, replacing a medieval castle destroyed by the Jacobites, there is a beautiful trail leading up to its entrance, and a great view of the River. From here, visitors can take a scenic walk to the Ness Islands, less than a mile upstream from the castle. Check out the exhibitions at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, which contains historic weapons and other fascinating artefacts. With its striking architecture and tall spire, Old High Church is the main church of the city. Nearby Inverness are many world-class golf courses, which offer a great day of sport for beginners and experienced players alike. Take a cruise to nearby Loch Ness to see the famous lake and the ruins of Urquhart Castle. In the evening, unwind in one of Inverness's high quality restaurants, serving regional cuisine made with local produce.