Inverness Travel Guide

Situated in one of the most picturesque parts of Scotland, Inverness is surrounded by a large number of natural attractions that are just waiting to be discovered. In addition to being the home of the world famous Loch Ness, this area also boasts a large number of other large lakes as well as stunning ski resorts. The small city of Inverness itself boasts an excellent range of amenities including traditional pubs and restaurants serving tasty Scottish cuisine and this makes an excellent place to use as a base while spending time checking out the Scottish Highlands.

Things to see and do in Inverness

Inverness Castle – Inverness, Scotland

Winter snow provides a Christmas flavour to this view of Inverness Castle, the latest 19th Century version of a Castle to occupy this hilltop position. The Castle acts as the local Sheriff Court but is nevertheless a popular tourist attraction at the start of The Great Glen Way.

Situated in the heart of the city, Inverness Castle dates back to 1847 and contains a number of interesting artefacts relating to the history of the area. In addition to a number of ornately decorated rooms and a small museum, visitors to the castle can also climb the ramparts to enjoy impressive views of Inverness and the surrounding area.

People who want to find out more about the traditional culture of the Scottish Highlands should make sure that they pay a visit to the Spectrum Centre Theatre. This is the perfect place to witness traditional Scottish dancing, which is always a vibrant experience and is accompanied by the stirring sounds of the bagpipes.

Another great way to get a feel for the history and culture of Inverness is by taking a stroll along the river. Many of the city’s oldest and most interesting buildings can be found along the riverbanks such as churches, chapels and halls and there are also plenty of pretty spots here where visitors can pause to unwind for a while.

Urquhart Castle – Inverness, Scotland

The ruins of Urquhart Castle which sits on the banks of Loch Ness, has been voted one of Britain’s favourite tourist spots.

Inverness is the gateway to the large and lovely lake of Loch Ness and people travel here from all over the world for the chance to spot the elusive Loch Ness monster. This is also a very scenic spot and several paths run around the lake that are just waiting to be explored.

Nature lovers can also take a day trip to explore the picturesque Cairngorms. This area is famous for its enchanting mountains and forests and people who enjoy taking part in winter sports should make sure that they head to Aviemore, which boasts one of the best ski resorts in the whole of the United Kingdom.

Climate conditions

People who want the chance to try skiing in this part of Scotland should head there in the winter months. Although temperatures drop dramatically from November to February, there are plenty of dry days to enjoy by people who are willing to wrap up warm.