Loch Ness and Urquhart Fort

One among Scotland’s most iconic places, Loch Ness is only a 30-minute automotive or bus journey south from Inverness. Take a ship journey to seek out “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster, and likewise pay a go to to the traditional ruins of Urquhart Fort. Extending for 37 kilometres, Loch Ness is the most important lake by quantity within the UK.  

River Ness and Ness Islands

You possibly can go for a two-hour stroll ranging from Inverness metropolis centre alongside the banks of the River Ness to Ness Islands. Stroll throughout the footbridges to discover each side of the riverbank and likewise spot seals and seabirds between the 2 highway bridges that run via the town. Different issues to see embody Inverness Struggle Memorial and Inverness Cathedral. Do you know, however the first ever sighting of the Loch Ness Monster was not in truth in Loch Ness, however the River Ness, stated TrueHighlands.com.

Landmarks 

Overlooking the town from the very best level above the River Ness, Inverness Fort is among the high vacationer sights within the metropolis. Though entry to the fortress is restricted, the grounds are open to the general public. Different historic landmarks to go to embody the 18th-century fortress Fort George and the Clava Cairns Bronze Age cemetery complicated. 

Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield, six miles east of Inverness, is the positioning of one of the pivotal moments in Scotland’s historical past. It was right here on 16 April 1746 the place the ultimate Jacobite Rising got here to a brutal head in one of the harrowing battles Britain has ever seen. The battlefield is open every day and the customer centre is open from 9am to 4pm. 

North Coast 500 highway journey

Starting and ending in Inverness, this rugged Scottish coastal route is properly definitely worth the 500 miles it’s named after. Taking as much as 5 days to finish, highway trippers on the North Coast 500 can absorb jagged mountains, historic fishing villages, Scottish structure and breathtaking mountain landscapes.

Buying and markets 

Inverness Excessive Road is the “principal retail artery” within the centre, stated Motels.com. Retailers and boutiques line the road and in addition to worldwide and nationwide manufacturers, the road additionally hosts a selection of small Scottish outlets and impartial companies providing “distinctive native wares”. The Victorian Market within the centre of Inverness is a coated market that’s dwelling to a variety of impartial outlets, cafes and companies. Right here you should buy items from Inverness Souvenirs, clothes from Ness Ware or candy treats from Story Goodies.