Inverness River | Hotels with Skyscanner

Hotels in Inverness

After your flight to Inverness, you'll see that it's a city steeped in Scottish history that's only 20 minutes from the airport.  Inverness is a place where castles were seized from the English by Robert the Bruce in 1307, where Bonnie Prince Charlie lost the battle of Culloden in 1746 and where Mary Queen of Scots ordered the hanging of a Governor who would not permit her entry to the city.

Modern day Inverness is far less turbulent, but no less exciting to visit. The stunning mountain scenery of the Highlands can be seen at every turn and is truly spectacular. Forts and castles adorn the natural landscapes while Loch Ness Monsters sleep beneath the water’s depths waiting to surprise the unsuspecting tourist. Explore the Bronze Age site of Clava Cairns, a well-preserved group of prehistoric burial cairns built 4,000 years ago or for a more modern pass-time visit the brimming and lively Victorian Market in the historic area of the city.

Gazing down onto the city below lies Craig Phadrig, once a stronghold of Pictish Kings. It boasts forest walks and stunning views out across the Moray Firth. If you’re lucky you may even see a family of bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the waters below. Inverness is home to museums and galleries showing off the finest traditional Highland arts and crafts while a cruise down the Caledonian Canal is a more restful way to see the sights.

Bag yourself a leaping Scottish salmon if a spot of angling takes your fancy, or a round of golf or mountain biking through the woodlands as Peregrine Falcons and speedy Swifts fly overhead. Evenings in Inverness bring Highland flings in Highland pubs with cosy interiors and fabulous single malts. Or opt for more contemporary cuisine in one of the city’s many restaurants where you can feast on the finest Highland produce like seafood and game, aromatic cheeses and locally brewed beers.

There is an abundance of accommodation in Inverness to suit all tastes and budgets. In the city centre you can find a range of cosy family run B&Bs offering hearty Scottish breakfasts as well as high quality hotels that cater for families. If you dream of stately homes and country house hotels, the outskirts of Inverness offer a range of romantic places in which to rest your head. From basic bothies in the beautiful Cairngorms and converted castles on the banks of Loch Ness to self-catering cottages, budget youth hostels and camping in the summer months, you can let your imagination run wild.

Don’t miss the chance to glimpse the Highlands of a Scotland past at the iconic Highland Games held during the summer. With caber tossing a-plenty, Highland cows and plates of steaming haggis, Inverness is the perfect place from which to begin your Highland adventure!


Images by flickr/conner395