Taking a trip to Inverness is a great option for people who have extra time on their hands while they are visiting the city of Edinburgh. Sandwiched between two ranges, Inverness sits astride the Caledonian canal which links the mysterious Loch Ness to the North Sea. It’s an ideal stopping off point en-route to the Highlands.
Relatively small for a city, a pedestrian mall is the centre of Inverness as far as tourists are concerned, with many B&Bs located on the hill running the length of its southern flank. It’s full of Scottish souvenir shops, pubs and restaurants.
There is a wide range of different types of entertainment options to enjoy in the city of Inverness that are geared towards all kinds of people. If you are interested in Scottish tartan and tweed, you might like to visit Hector Russell’s Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre. More family orientated is the Inverness Aquadome, an indoor water park in the city.
Golfing enthusiasts can enjoy one of many excellent courses in the area. In fact, the 1999 Walker Cup was held on a course at Nairn, a short drive north. By car you can explore Loch Ness, the Highlands and the Cairngorms.
The biggest reason for coming to Inverness is to find the world-famous monster! A few miles west of Inverness, the Great Glen opens up to reveal the dark, mysterious expanse of Loch Ness – one of the world’s most famous attractions. This lake is incredibly deep and not to mention stunningly beautiful. Nature lovers are sure to enjoy unwinding beside this tranquil body of water and perhaps trying to glimpse the legendary monster for themselves. There are also some cool attractions in the areas where visitors can learn more about Nessie and the role that it plays in the culture of Scotland.