Acorn Guest House is in a quiet situation within walking distance of Inverness city centre with off street parking
Inverness is the largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Its Old Town features Inverness Cathedral from the 19th Century and Old High Church from the 18th century You will find Acorn Guest House within walking distance of Inverness town centre, where you will find a warm welcome by Liz and Grant. Acorn Guest House has two double bedrooms and four triple rooms all the ensuite bath or shower rooms. Children from the age of 12 are welcome. Acorn Guest House is owned and run by Liz and Grant Anderson and they will strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
This compact Scottish city is perfect for exploration by foot , travellers can easily find their way from the lovely River Ness to historic Inverness Castle and St. Andrews Cathedral, and beyond to the events at Eden Court and the busy Victorian Market. It’s also an ideal base for exploring the Highlands, with the mysterious Loch Ness (and famed local resident Nessie), Culloden Battlefield and the Bronze Age Clava Cairns just a quick drive away.
The pictresque town of Beauly is not far away and worth a day trip where you will find the famous tailors shop Campbell of Beauly.
Other attractions close by include Fort George, Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop River Nees Tours, The Cheese Pantry at Connage
The Victorian Market Queensgate, Inverness is where Retail therapy becomes that bit more interesting when you veer off the high street path, in search of something a bit different. Inverness has exactly that, with its Victorian Market which dates back to 1890. Dozens of unique, independent businesses are cloistered within, offering visitors a classic and alternative shopping experience. Red steel arches and lanterns line the main thoroughfare, while the old clock leads into a circuit of brightly coloured facades. You’ll find gift shops, tea rooms, beauty buys, a florist and a joke shop.
Castle Viewpoint – Castle St, Inverness IV2 3EG Admire the city from above, at the highest vantage point on Inverness Castle. Overlooking the bendy River Ness, the castle’s thin tower has been transformed into a new tourist attraction. The experience begins with an educational video about Inverness, before the ascent to the viewing platform reveals two floors with information about a couple of the area’s quirkiest characters: the Brahan Seer and the Loch Ness Monster. The views at the top showcase Inverness from a whole new perspective, the Highland hills on one side, and the Moray Firth on the other.
Inverness Walking Tour – outside Visit Scotland on High Street https://www.facebook.com/walkinverness/
Cath Findlay is the lovely lady behind the newly launched Inverness Walking Tour . With a background in adult education, coaching and public speaking, Cath is a great guide, and excellent ambassador for Inverness. The walking tour takes in the city’s main sites and statues, as well as an obligatory walk along the River Ness. Being an Inverness local, Cath knows her stuff, and personalises the commentary with stories about her childhood and ancestors. Cath wears a red tartan hat with feathers poking out the top, so you’ll have no trouble finding her!
Clootie Well – Munlochy, IV8 8PE
If you like a bit of the weird and wonderful, this superstitious site is for you. The well itself is a spring of water with a tree growing alongside, and a ‘clootie’ is a piece of cloth, a rag from an item of clothing. Together they form an ancient tradition for healing, whereby a cloth or rag is dipped in the well and tied to a nearby tree; the item of clothing may correspond to the body part where the person is suffering. As the clootie disintegrates, the person is relieved of their ailment, or so the story goes. Still used today, there’s an eerie allure about the place. Clothes, personal belongings and heartfelt messages are worn by the trees like leaves; it is quite a spooky spectacle.
Transport and Parking
Accessible Parking Or Drop-off Point
Level access from entrance to reception
|Double room||£40 Per person per night (all inclusive)|
|Family||£40 Per person per night (all inclusive)|
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