Things to see and do - Inverness
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Inverness Travel guide
Inverness : Michelin's recommendations
Straddling the outlet of Loch Ness at the northern end of the Great Glen, Inverness is considered the capital of the Highlands. Its position as the hub of communication links makes it the ideal base from which to discover the region. The town's strategic importance gave it a lively history up to the 19C, explaining the lack of earlier buildings (although it is the site of the oldest bagpipe competition!). Construction of the Caledonian Canal and the arrival of the railway gave it new impetus.
Tourist attractions Inverness : Things to see and do
GB - Drumnadrochit IV63 6XR
Loch Ness, set in pleasant pastoral surroundings, is around 40km long and 226m deep. Although it lacks the rugged grandeur of some of the north-western lochs, it is renowned the world over for its famous "monster". Nessie has continued to c..
GB - Aviemore PH22
Offering large-scale mountain scenery that is virtually unique in Britain, the Cairngorms are part of the range separating the centre and north of Scotland. In 2004 a national park was created running from Braemar to the Spey Valley, a wild landscape..
Castle Wynd GB - Inverness IV2 3EB
In this regional history museum, you will learn all you need to know about the Highlands, from the history of the Caledonian canal to the silver mines of Inverness, Tain and Wick, with a section explaining what life was like for the Highlanders.
Ness Bank GB - Inverness IV2 4SG
The Glen Mhor Hotel offers Victorian townhouses and apartments located on the banks of the River Ness, a 3-minute walk from Inverness city centre and a 15-minute drive from Loch Ness. It has free WiFi and there is free parking on site. Accommodation..
8 Ness Walk GB - Inverness IV3 5NG
Overlooking Inverness Castle, Best Western Palace Hotel & Spa is a stylish city-centre hotel with a leisure club and spa. By the River Ness, the hotel has a Green Tourism Silver Badge and offers free Wi-Fi, a Brasserie and a Starbucks coffee lounge. ..
19-21 Huntly Street GB - Inverness IV35PR
1 Ness Walk GB - Inverness IV3 5NE
Well-run restaurant on the banks of the River Ness; close to town and popular with the locals. Modern, modish interior. Wide-ranging menus offer vibrant, colourful dishes that are full of flavour and have a distinct Mediterranean edge.
Auldearn GB - Nairn IV12 5TE
Elegant oval dining room in an early 19C mansion, with floor to ceiling windows affording lake views. Well-balanced modern menus showcase the chef's skill and understanding; cooking is accomplished, with vivid presentation and interesting flavours. M..
Castle St GB - Inverness IV2 3EA
Bustling bistro opposite the castle. Small bar and two dining rooms with walnut veneer topped tables. Good value set lunch; more elaborate à la carte with an Asian and Mediterranean edge. Pork, beef and lamb come from their own croft.
20 Ness Bank GB - Inverness IV2 4SF
Intimate hotel restaurant with abstract ink pictures hung on dark panelled walls and a contemporary, minimalist style. Elaborate modern menus feature ambitious flavour combinations and there's a pianist Friday and Saturday nights.
14 Culduthel Rd GB - Inverness IV2 4AG
Smart modern restaurant consisting of three rooms; their walls hung with photos of the Roux brothers' early days. Polished tables are well-spaced and service is professional. The French-inspired menu offers robust, flavoursome dishes.
20 Ness Bank GB - Inverness IV2 4SF