Fondly known as the ‘Capital of the Highlands’, Inverness boasts a spectacular natural setting and a historic old town to explore. Get your bearings at Inverness Castle which offers a panoramic view, then take a stroll along the tranquil banks of the River Ness. This charming small city has the feel of a walkable town, making it a superb base for exploring the stunning natural beauty which lies on its doorstep.
Just south is legendary Loch Ness, Britain’s largest freshwater loch. Go monster-spotting on a boat tour of the loch and step back in time at Urquhart Castle. The surrounding countryside is home to some of Scotland’s most magnificent long-distance walking trails, including the famous Great Glen Way, which runs from Fort William to Inverness, and the Loch Ness 360° which offers a memorable circuit of the famous loch.
The majestic Cairngorms National Park and Scotland’s malt whisky heartland of Speyside are nearby, while the world-famous North Coast 500 road trip begins and ends in Inverness.