Inverness Tourist Information

Inverness and the Kessock Bridge

Inverness and the Kessock Bridge

The Highlands’ only city, Inverness is an arts and culture rich riverside city, tightly packed with a choice of premier museums, fine restaurants and a range of accommodation options. Accessible by air, the city and its famed Loch Ness is served by Inverness International Airport with links to a choice of internal UK airports, Stornoway in the Western Isles, Sumburgh in Shetland and Kirkwall in Orkney.

Inverness and nearby Loch Ness offer a great package of things to see and do including scenic boat trips along the River Ness and tours of the hill-top Victorian Inverness Castle on the site of numerous destroyed predecessors! Wander around the city centre’s choice of premier museums including the free entry Inverness Museum & Art Gallery with its rich collections of Highland contemporary arts and crafts.

The Inverness arts scene is a hub for all of the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Catch everything from live theatre shows, jazz concerts and more at the Eden Court Theatre. Inverness is also a real Highland centre for festivals and events, offering a packed programme of festivals and events from boat festivals and marathons to golf championships on the city’s premier golf courses, Highland Games, Tattoo and Street Theatre Festivals. There’s always something going on in the Highlands capital!  

Enjoy the range of quirky craft shops, boutiques and specialist independent shops in Inverness and the city offers a fantastic choice of Chinese, French, best seafood, Scottish contemporary and Indian restaurants. Discover the city’s chic cafe culture and for best tartan and tweedy head to the Kiltmaker Centre in the Highland House of Fraser on the west bank of the River Ness.

Take your pick of boat, coach and guided tours into the Highlands available in Inverness. The city is an outdoor activity and attraction rich package combined with its world famous Loch Ness just to the south. Activities around Loch Ness include walking and mountain biking, salmon and trout fishing and canoeing, with seasonal sports available locally including skiing around the Nevis Range, challenging mountain bike trails in local forests and walking along the Great Glen Way.  Book Inverness & Loch Ness accommodation online now!

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.