In this gateway to the Scottish Highlands, Inverness car hire is as essential as your sense of adventure and a sturdy pair of shoes...
Right up north (and then a bit further still!), where the River Ness enters the Moray Firth and the Great Glen slices through Scotland, lies Inverness.
It is famed for the easy access it offers to the wild beauty of the Highlands. But before you dash off into the wilderness with your car, explore Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Here, you will learn about Scottish history and the links between Inverness and the rest of the world. Also at the heart of the city are the Ness Islands, opposite Bught Park. These natural beauty spots are home to wildlife, including deer, plus a children’s play area and a miniature railway. The most northerly in Britain, the Cathedral of St Andrew provides another remarkable sight. And don’t forget to browse in the Victorian Market and photograph Inverness Castle.
Many enjoyable days can be had simply exploring this city, but to fully appreciate both Inverness and the surrounding area, a hire car is vital.
Pre-book car rental in Inverness and arrange to collect your vehicle either at a downtown location or at Inverness Airport (INV). With car hire, Inverness Airport is just 20 minutes by road from central areas. If you’re flying in to Inverness, picking up your hire car at the airport is a good-value alternative to taking a taxi trip at a cost of about £20 for a family of four.
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On leaving the city, intrepid explorers can head to Loch Ness to begin their search for the world famous Loch Ness monster. The northern shores of this magical waterway can be reached in around 10 minutes from central Inverness. Taking a drive around the lake gives you the best chance to spot the elusive Nessie (or to simply marvel at the scenery, of course).
You’ll be snapping away with the camera during walks in the area, as hills, mountains and waterfalls fill frame after frame. The invigorating Highland air comes even faster during high-speed mountain biking – you might need a helmet-cam to capture this wild ride.
To slow the pace, cast a line out and fish for salmon in one of the crystal-clear lakes or rivers around Inverness. It is even possible to fish in Loch Ness, but if you are after a big fish, be careful what you wish for! To calm your nerve after any traumatic Nessie sightings, meanwhile, take a tour of one of the famous Highland distilleries.
With the borders of the Cairngorm National Park just 30 minutes by road from Inverness, plus beaches, parks and castles within an hour, car hire is one of the best investments you could make in your trip (aside from those cosy winter woollies).
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