Inverness Travel Guide

Located in Northern Scotland, Inverness is a busy and prosperous hub and a good jumping-off point for exploring the more remote parts of the Highlands. The most northern city in the British Isles, Inverness is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands and is one of Europe’s fastest growing cities. The city is most famous as the home of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ a legendary myth of a mysterious creature that is said to inhabit the Loch Ness running south of the city.


As a popular holiday destination and tourist attractions, there is a wide range of Inverness accommodation options in the city centre and surrounds. Conveniently located close to a variety of shopping and dining options and popular tourist attractions, accommodation ranges from affordable yet comfortable motels, charming bed and breakfasts, model hotels, self-catering apartments, luxury suites and more. Inverness accommodation offers something for all travellers and budgets. Book cheap Inverness Accommodation

Getting Around Inverness

Inverness Airport is located approximately 15km east of the city in Dalcross, just off the main trunk road A96. Connecting to London, Edinburgh and a number of other popular cities, it is serviced by a variety of airlines. There are approximately 50 bus routes located in and around Inverness however it helps to know where you are going as some buses do not display detailed route information. The ‘Invernet’ is the local rail network which offers train services to and from Inverness, Dingwall, Tain, Beauly, Forres, Nairn, Elgin, Kingussie and Aviemore. The easiest way to get around Inverness is via taxi as the city is relatively small, prices are quite reasonable, routes are direct and the drivers are trustworthy. More info for Getting Around Inverness


Meanwhile, the Inverness Highlands boast the River Ness, Gothic Town House, Inverness Castle, the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, St Andrew's Episcopal Cathedral, Monadhliath Mountains, Nairn, Cawdor Castle, Urquhart Castle and, perhaps the most famous Inverness attraction of them all – Loch Ness.

Inverness Facts

The UK Telegraph named Inverness as Europe’s fastest growing city in 2008 and is ranked 5 out of 189 British cities based on quality of life. The tradition of the Highland Games was born in Inverness in 1822 and continues to this day.