Inverness is regarded as the capital of the Scottish Highlands and is excellent base to discover one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom. Known as the ‘gateway to the highlands’, Inverness is the administrative and commercial hub of this vast and beautiful part of the United Kingdom. Yet to dismiss the place as a steppingstone to the beautiful countryside does this fast-growing city a great injustice. Inverness has a long history and was the scene of many medieval battles. Inverness is home to the highlands’, and perhaps even Scotland’s, most famous attraction the highland games, a unique cultural event that celebrates Celtic and Scottish culture and heritage. Bed and breakfast in inverness are in good supply, although more and more holiday makers are also choosing apartments as their accommodation choice for the city. Many travelers also visit the major Scottish cities on the way up to inverness, you can also check out our many bed and breakfasts in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Where to StayInverness’ excellent location in the Scottish highlands makes it the perfect city to explore the British countryside. Just 30 minutes form the city lies Loch Ness, one of the most famous lakes in the world, it is believed that within the lake lies a monster, names the Loch Ness monster or Nessie for short. Thousands of travelers visit the site everyday hoping to capture a glimpse of the elusive beast. Just over an hour’s drive brings you to Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain, this area is frequented by hikers and skiers and has exceptional natural beauty. After experiencing the Scottish highlands all day, a warm and comfortable bed and breakfast is an essential need for the evening. Wimdu has plenty of bed and breakfasts in inverness and the surrounding villages, Wimdu also lists plenty of apartments in the city centre. If you would prefer a cottage in a more remote area then check out apartments in Scotland on Wimdu' interactive map.
- Inverness is often described as the UK’s fastest growing city – it is currently home to 65,000 people.
- Inverness is home to 5 amazing castles!
- Tourism is the key industry and over 1 million people visit Inverness every year!
- Women dominate Inverness’s workforce!
- The Highlands are the size of Belgium!
Things to see and do in InvernessInverness is an exciting place with lots of different things to see and do. Culturally the city is rich and there are several great places to see arts, music and performance. Check out the Eden Court Theatre on the banks of the River Ness – it’s the city and outer region’s main venue for plays, concerts, films and music! Not only can you hear traditional Scottish music but you can also see contemporary plays written by local writers and musical pieces performed by Scotland’s finest musicians! Traditional music is popular in Highlands and many tourists visiting the area enjoy hearing the music. The Hootenanny Ceilidh Café Bar is a particularly popular destination for tourists! Inverness is situated on the banks of the beautiful River Ness and several impressive suspension bridges allow residents to cross this fine river. Regal buildings line the sides of the river bank and people enjoy taking a walk down to the Ness Islands, the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of busy Inverness! Inverness Castle is the city’s most famous castle and is popular with tourists. It’s a relatively new castle having been built to 1847 – enjoy looking around it!
Of course one of Inverness’s biggest draws is the nearby Loch Ness where the legendary Loch Ness Monster is supposed to reside! The Loch is located south of Inverness and people from all over the world visit, hoping to catch a glimpse of the monster! Renting an apartment in Inverness is an excellent way of being close to the action. Staying in an apartment as opposed to a hotel allows you the benefits of all the household amenities. By self-catering you can save money on food and snacks. Other perks include washing facilities and household appliances. Self-catering around the world is an excellent way to budget travel, check out our self-catering option across the world including holiday apartments in Toronto and bed and breakfasts in Athens .