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The Scottish city is home to a population of around 60,000 and sits on the River Ness. It's a bustling destination with plenty of sights and shopping. Packed with history, much of it dates back to the 12th century and King David. Visit the grounds of the stunning Inverness Castle, now the Sheriff's Court, or find out more about the city's history at the museum and art gallery. If nightlife is more your thing, you won't be disappointed with the array of clubs and bars you'll find. Browse for souvenirs in the Victorian market and view the splendour of St Andrew's Cathedral. If flying you'll arrive at Inverness Airport (INV) and it's just a 15km drive to the city.
Just a few kilometres out of the city, a visit to Inverness just isn't complete without a trip to the famous Loch Ness. Whilst you're there, stunning views will inspire you as you keep your eyes peeled for the famous monster. Take a scenic drive around the loch and take in the Loch Ness Monster Visitor Centre at the north of the lake, where you will be able to hear countless stories of sightings and indulge yourself in Nessie goodies from the gift shop.
Further afield, popular locations include Dunegan, Castle of Mey, Dunrobin, Navin, Dornoch and the pretty town of Ullapool.
Inverness is well located to explore amazing scenery. Within the Great Glen you will be perfectly situated to explore mountains, waterfalls and lakes. Choose from hotels in Inverness set in secluded settings if exploring the countryside is your intention. Enjoy adventure activities, such as mountain biking, or find a secluded pub and enjoy a quiet pint with the locals. There are plenty of opportunities for indulging in other activities to complete your Scottish experience. Take a tour of the whisky distilleries in the region or dabble in some salmon or trout fishing or lovely garden tours.