A quick guide to Inverness hotels
- Inverness is a great spot for a city break, and offers a good selection of chain hotels, many with family-friendly amenities
- The riverside is home to a handful of historic haunts, as well as upscale, traditional lodgings offering spas and fine dining
- Inverness also has a good selection of artsy, boutique properties with trendy touches and hip cocktail bars
- The surrounding countryside is beautiful, and offers breathtaking lochs (including Loch Ness), championship golfing and more. A stay in a property outside the city centre will put you on the doorstep of the Scottish Highlands
- For backpackers and travellers on a budget, Inverness offers a range of hostels and guesthouses
- Inverness is a mecca for monster hunters and ‘Nessie’ fanatics the world over
- Situated where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth, Inverness is the Scottish Highland’s largest city and cultural capital.
Highland Cultural Gem
And a cultural gem it is too. It’s believed to have been founded in the 12th Century by King David, but unfortunately due to its long violent past, much of its old architecture from the period no longer stands. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t some incredible history to explore. No visit to Inverness would be complete without taking in the 19th-century Inverness Castle or 18th-century Old High Church, both situated in Inverness’s beautiful Old Town. Learn about the city’s history at the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. There’s also the grand, fairytale-esque Inverness castle, built in 1836 by architect William Burn. No matter what Inverness hotel you go for, you’ll be close to all these incredible historic attractions; so you can concentrate on finding the right hotel for you.
With so much history to explore you might want to top it all off with a stay in a historic hotel. There’s plenty of accommodation in the city situated in beautiful old listed buildings with plenty of both comfort and character on offer. If you’d rather enjoy the spectacular great outdoors that the Highlands have to offer then explore famous battlefields like Culloden Battlefield, where the Jacobite Rising of 1745 saw its bloody conclusion.
Book a Hotel in Inverness and Hit the Festivals
Perhaps you’re visiting the city for one of its popular festivals. The city plays host to Belladrum, one of Scotland’s most important music festivals, every year. It’s also the scene of the Beast Race Scotland – an epic obstacle course race – and the Loch Ness Marathon. There’s also a number of smaller festivals, such as the Happyness Comedy Festival and Inverness Jazz Festival that are every bit as fun. Whatever you’re here to see there are plenty of hotels to choose from, whether you’re simply looking for a budget bed & breakfast in Inverness or a more pampered stay in a top four or five star Inverness hotel.
Inverness Hotels for Monster Hunters
Being so close to the world famous Loch Ness, Inverness is, of course, a favourite spot for the international monster hunter contingent. Learn more about this enduring legend at the Original Loch Ness Monster Visitor Centre Hotels. Even if you’re a non-believer, you’ll still find plenty to admire in Loch Ness’s incredible natural beauty. Just be sure to bring your hiking boots.
Whatever you’re visiting the Highland’s capital for, you’re sure to have an unforgettable stay.
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