The self-proclaimed ‘Capital of the Highlands,’ Inverness, is Britain’s northernmost city and is surrounded by some of the world’s most breath-taking mountain and moor land scenery. It is straddling the River Ness, just a stone’s throw from Loch Ness, home of the legendary Monster, and houses some outstanding historic buildings. Inverness offers easy access to a huge choice of outdoor activities and visitor attractions, from lochs and castles to battlefields and nature reserves.

Facts

Population

Approximately 72,000

Currency

Pound Sterling (GBP) £1 = 100 pence

Opening hours

Shops are normally open Mon-Sat-from 9am-5pm, but many newer shops and supermarkets stay open until 8pm or later. Most large supermarkets are also open on Sundays.

Newspapers

Inverness Courier

Tourist information

Inverness Information centre Castle Wynd/Bridge Street, Inverness Open all year +44 146 3252 401 info@visitscotland.com

Travel to Inverness

Reserve your flights to Inverness today and get ready to take a trip with Etihad Airways that will exceed your expectations. Inverness Scotland is where you can enjoy viewing incredible landscapes and travel along the River Ness. There are numerous buildings that represent the city’s rich history along with shops, restaurants and scenic places where you can relax. Although the city is rather small in regards to size, it is filled with activities and events from music festivals to golf championships which are a regular part of its charm.

Top 5 Things To Do in Inverness

  • Take a cruise on the Caledonian Canal and visit Loch Ness, the world renowned lake that is most familiar because of the legend of the Loch Ness monster
  • Enjoy a historic walk through the forest of Craig Phadrig which was once the stronghold of Pictish kings and enjoy some incredible views along the way
  • Travel back in time at magnificent Cawdor Castle and take the time to explore the beautiful gardens
  • Go dolphin spotting in the Moray Firth
  • Walk in the footsteps of the Scottish soldiers who took part in the Battle of Culloden Moor, in the 360 degree film that puts you in the middle of the action

Plan Your Inverness Holiday

If you want to have a truly exciting adventure, visit Inverness during August and participate in the Monster Swim, in the infamous waters of Loch Ness. For winter fun with the Glen Affric WinterFest, plan to travel in February.

With Etihad’s popular deals, getting flight deals to Inverness is easy. To visit Inverness during the Highland Games, we suggest booking your hotel and tickets to Inverness early. You can also find cheap hotels in Inverness when you travel during the winter when the weather is cooler.

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