Inverness is known as the Gateway to the Highlands and whether you’re arriving to visit the city or to explore the wider area, there’s much to discover. How about a spot of monster hunting on Loch Ness, or hiring a car to drive one of the world’s ultimate road trips, the North Coast 500?
Whatever the reason for your trip, expect warm Highland hospitality throughout your visit – starting at the award-winning Inverness Airport.
This busy hub offers a range of daily flights to and from destinations across the UK and Europe – including major connecting airports like London Gatwick and Heathrow, Bristol, Manchester and Amsterdam.
With ample parking, car hire and reliable public transport connections, and the Courtyard by Marriott hotel right next door, it’s the perfect gateway to this incredible region of Scotland.
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On the shores of Loch Ness, keep a watchful eye out for the elusive monster Nessie and learn about the mysteries that lie within the largest body of freshwater in Britain – did you know this loch contains more water than all the lakes of England and Wales combined?
A lot less elusive to spot is the area’s resident population of bottlenose dolphins which live and play in the coastal waters of the Moray Firth.
For history and heritage, the last battle to be fought on British soil was at the haunting and Culloden Battlefield, where the 1745 Jacobite Rising came to a tragic end, while the ruins of Urquhart Castle, on a rocky promontory overlooking Loch Ness, offers Instagram-worthy images.
Inverness is a bustling centre for live entertainment, leisure and business with great shops and nightlife. Foodies will love the range of fine dining restaurants, boutique farmers markets, cosy country pubs and classy cocktail bars. No visit to the region would be complete without sampling our national drink. Did you know that Speyside and Highland regions boast more than half of all of Scotland’s whisky distilleries?
Find out more at Visit Inverness Loch Ness.