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Inverness Interesting : 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.

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Tourist attractions Inverness : Things to see and do

  • Loch Ness Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Cairngorms National Park Recommended Recommended

    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..

  • Museum and Art Gallery Interesting

    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.

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Hotels Inverness

  • Columba Hotel ‘A Bespoke Hotel’ Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    7 Ness Walk GB - Inverness IV3 5NF

    Prix Prices from : 99 £

    This grand hotel has a great location in the heart of Inverness, yet in a quiet area with splendid views of the River Ness and Inverness Castle. Inside its historic exterior, the Columba Hotel houses bright, airy rooms. Each has a TV with satellite ..

  • pentahotel Inverness

    63 Academy Street GB - Inverness IV1 1LU

    Pentahotel Inverness is just 100 metres from the city's train and bus stations. A 20-minute drive from the shores of Loch Ness, it offers free WiFi, colourful rooms and a 24-hour front desk. The bright and airy bedrooms each have an interactive 32-i..

  • mercure inverness hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Church Street GB - INVERNESS IV1 1QY

    Prix Prices from : 63 £

    Mercure Inverness Hotel has a dramatic Highland backdrop and Inverness Old Town on the doorstep. This modern 3-star hotel is 6 miles from Loch Ness and 200 metres from Inverness railway station. Complimentary high speed WIFI is available in all 118 g..

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Restaurants Inverness

  • Abstract Very comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Boath House Very comfortable and pleasant restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    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..

  • Rocpool Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Contrast Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    20 Ness Bank GB - Inverness IV2 4SF

  • Chez Roux Comfortable restaurant 

    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.

  • Café 1 Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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