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Inverness Castle, the setting used for Shakespeare's play Macbeth.

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We have to say, we've got a lot of love for Inverness. A compact, cosmopolitan city with a lot of heart, and all the wonders of the Highlands on its doorstep - that's a pretty fine combination, don't you think?

City breaks

Inverness really has got all the elements for a memorable city break. Discover its flourishing culinary scene, explore the Victorian Market or Eastgate Shopping Centre for a bit of retail therapy or catch the outdoor summer festival, Under Canvas at Eden Court, next to the beautiful banks of the River Ness, with live music, performance and DJ from 1 July – 30 September 2021.

Just taking a wander through the handsome city centre is pretty enjoyable too; appreciate Inverness Castle and St Andrew's Cathedral, then stroll along the banks of the River Ness, crossing the suspension bridge for some peace and relaxation on the Ness Islands. Ah, bliss.

Historical treasures

From the Bronze Age Clava Cairns to Culloden Battlefield, site of the final, fateful clash of the Jacobite Risings, you can connect with the past at a range of remarkable places in and around the city. Visit the likes of Nairn, a pretty Victorian seaside resort, or book a tour at one of the nearby historic distilleries and discover the secrets of the whisky making process.

Natural splendours

A trip to Inverness wouldn't be complete without a visit to Loch Ness - it contains the largest volume of freshwater in the British Isles, and actually has more than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. Located to the south of Inverness, you can take a loch cruise, or explore the likes of ruined Urquhart Castle on the banks of the loch. Try to spot the resident pod of dolphins in the Moray Firth, at Chanonry Point in Cromarty, or to the east of the city at Fort George.

Travel in Inverness

Getting here

There are plenty of options when it comes to travelling to the Highland capital. Fly to Inverness Airport from a number of destinations across the UK and Europe. If travelling by road from the south, the A9 is the main route, connecting the city with Perth, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and there are other great alternatives too. Whichever way you choose, it's a pretty scenic journey! There are good coach and rail links to Inverness as well.

But perhaps you'll be a bit more adventurous than most? Travel to Inverness by boat via the Caledonian Canal, walk along the Great Glen Way or get there on two wheels by taking the Great Glen Mountain Bike Trail from Fort William.

Getting around

Inverness city centre is pretty compact, so it's easy to get around on foot. There are plenty of taxi companies available too.

If heading out of the city, take advantage of the many car hire companies, or join a day tour. The local bus service also links the city to some of the surrounding villages.

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