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InvernessUnited Kingdom

Inverness has all the attractions of a major city, including quality museums and heritage sites, as well as a perfect placement for Highland exploring.

Lively urban life and stunning country landscapes come together in Inverness, a city that mixes modernity and tradition to create a unique Highland experience. Visit the town center’s galleries, museums and theaters and explore the historical city buildings. Experience Scotland’s famous wilderness in the surrounding mountains or discover the nature contained within the town itself.

Saints and Shakespearean kings have all reportedly lived here at the mouth of the River Ness, where a city has existed since the 12th century. In the 16th and 17th centuries, Inverness flourished as a port. Remnants of this period are still evident in places such as Church Street, where many buildings date back to this era. Step into Abertarff House, one of the city’s oldest buildings, for a glimpse of life during this time.

Follow the historic trail around the city, stopping at Inverness Castle, which today functions as the courthouse, and Victorian buildings such as the Town House and Public Library. Buy souvenirs in the Victorian Market, a traditional arcade containing shops.

Learn about the history of the old town in Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, which traces the story of the Highlands and displays art by local painters and sculptors. Eden Court Theatre and Cinema provides evening entertainment for the city's culture enthusiasts.

Disappear into the wooded riverside walks of Ness Islands, a swath of nature cutting through the middle of the city. Look for salmon jumping and otters gamboling in the water.

Find historical sights outside the city limits too. Climb the tower of stunning Urquhart Castle on the green banks of Loch Ness or reenact a battle at Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre.

Inverness has a station served by regular trains from the rest of Scotland and an airport with connections to most of the U.K.'s major cities, including London and Belfast. Visit in winter for skiing in the nearby mountains or arrange your trip for summer to enjoy warm days and light evenings.

Where to stay in Inverness

Top hotels in Inverness

Jurys Inn Inverness
Jurys Inn Inverness
4 out of 5
Millburn Road, Inverness, Scotland
The price is £49 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan

Located in the heart of Inverness, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Eastgate Shopping Centre and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Inverness Castle. Inverness ...

3.9/5Good! (807 reviews)

"The hotel was situated close to the centre of Inverness and had an excellent leisure facility which was partially open. I was not impressed with the Crushh prepacked breakfasts which had to many sweet items for my liking."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Jurys Inn Inverness
Kingsmills Hotel Inverness
Kingsmills Hotel Inverness
4 out of 5
Culcabock Road, Inverness, Scotland
The price is £70 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Eastgate Shopping Centre and Inverness Castle. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Bellfield ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (968 reviews)

"Very nice spacious room, friendly staff and great breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 25 Dec 2020

Kingsmills Hotel Inverness
Craigmonie Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality
Craigmonie Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality
3 out of 5
9 Annfield Road, Inverness, Scotland
The price is £43 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Situated in Inverness, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eastgate Shopping Centre and Inverness Castle. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Bellfield Park ...

4.1/5Very Good! (526 reviews)

"The staff were all very helpful and friendly, check in and out was quick and easy. There was plenty of parking and the Hotel was in a lovely quiet area but only 15 minutes walk down into town. The pool and small gym was an added bonus. We felt very safe with all the necessary Covid safety measures ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Craigmonie Hotel Inverness by Compass Hospitality
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Inverness

Highland Apartments By Mansley
Highland Apartments By Mansley
4 out of 5
Living by the Bridge, 20-23 Bridge St, Inverness, Scotland
The price is £98 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in Inverness City Centre, this apartment building is steps away from Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Inverness Castle. Inverness Cathedral and Eastgate ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (243 reviews)

"The view was fantastic, the secure parking was great and convenient location. However some of the furniture and appliances need some updating. Cleanliness was excellent. Overall we had a lovely stay."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Highland Apartments By Mansley
Cloverfield Rooms
Cloverfield Rooms
3.5 out of 5
3 Cloverfield Park, Inverness, Scotland
The price is £27 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Situated in Inverness, this holiday home is within 3 miles (5 km) of Inverness Castle, Eastgate Shopping Centre and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Bellfield ...

1.7/5 (3 reviews)
Holiday in hell

"The property sold wasn’t the property advertised. We ended up staying at Woodgrove holiday house. Dirty bedding with hair and stains. (Ended up sleeping fully clothed) I wouldn’t advise staying here unless you don’t mind getting dirty."…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

Cloverfield Rooms
Birchwood Cottage
Birchwood Cottage
3.5 out of 5
Birchwood, Artafallie, Inverness, Scotland

Situated in Inverness, this cottage is within 6 miles (10 km) of Caledonian Stadium, Inverness Castle and Wildwoodz Paintball and Lasertag Park. Merkinch Local ...

Birchwood Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Inverness

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 7.276507276507276%
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5/5 - Excellent

MrsMacleod

29 Apr 2020

Great vibrant city with loads of places to shop, eat & have a dram

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

29 Mar 2020

We had planned to visit the castle and museum while we were staying there. But unfortunately when we got up on the Friday 20th March everything was ordered to be closed down due to the coronovirus. Glad we had the apartment this gave us more space.

4/5 - Good

Larry

29 Feb 2020

Worth visiting Glencoe and Fort William

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

28 Feb 2020

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 Feb 2020

Lots of good bars. Local ale was excellent.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Feb 2020

Lots of good clothes, home shops and coffee shops

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