Inverness is at the heart of the Highlands and is the perfect base for a holiday that combines a little bit of city living with the wild and interesting just on your doorstep.

It’s the perfect base for exploring Loch Ness, the West Coast, Isle of Skye, The Black Isle, Moray & Speyside and the Cairngorm National Park. With amazing landscapes, coastlines and historic attractions, you really won’t be short of anything to do. You’ll be well placed to sample some of Scotland’s Larder too, with a great selection of restaurants in and around Inverness.

Whats Nearby

Eden Court

Eden court is the largest combined arts centre in all of Scotland. With a wide variety of performances every week, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Visit the Eden Court cinema website to see whats on.

Loch Ness

With breathtaking scenery, a centuries old monster, daily boat trips, famous ruin of Urquhart Castle and hosts of walks and other outdoor opportunities, Loch Ness is one of the best know and most visited destinations in the world.

Inverness Botanic Gardens

Opened in 1993 by Prince Edward, Inverness Botanic Gardens, formerly known as the Floral Hall and Gardens, are an oasis of calm and beauty within walking distance of Inverness city centre.

Inverness Leisure

Inverness Leisure boasts some of the best sports, leisure and recreational facilities in the North of Scotland.

Caledonian Canal

The majestic Caledonian Canal is considered by many as one of the greatest waterways of the world. Running from Fort William in the west to Inverness in the east, this 60 mile coast to coast channel passes through exciting towns and villages, spectacular lochs, and beautiful countryside.


Fort George is the only ancient monument in Scotland still functioning as intended – a working army barracks – but still welcoming visitors. A gift shop and café (seasonal) are among the attractions. Dolphins can often be seen from the ramparts. There is also a summer events programme.

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Explore Scottish history and discover how the highlands are linked with the rest of the world. Have the opportunity to get face to face with a pine marten and scratch a badger’s belly. Experience Highland contemporary art and crafts and unlock a medieval chest – or just have a cup of tea.

Recommended Restaurants


Café 1

Beaufort Hotel

Allangrange Arms

More to do?


For more local activities check out the Visit Scotland Website, or drop by their Information Centre during your stay.