- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Inverness
We have to say, we've got a lot of love for Inverness. A compact, cosmopolitan city with a lot of heart, and all the wonders of the Highlands on its doorstep - that's a pretty fine combination, don't you think?
Inverness really has got all the elements for a memorable city break. Discover its flourishing culinary scene, explore the Victorian Market or Eastgate Shopping Centre for a bit of retail therapy, catch one of the many events at Eden Court and other venues, or take your time to admire art exhibitions in the city's gallery spaces.
Just taking a wander through the handsome city centre is pretty enjoyable too; appreciate Inverness Castle and St Andrew's Cathedral, then stroll along the banks of the River Ness, crossing the suspension bridge for some peace and relaxation on the Ness Islands. Ah, bliss.
From the Bronze Age Clava Cairns to Culloden Battlefield, site of the final, fateful clash of the Jacobite Risings, you can connect with the past at a range of remarkable places in and around the city. Visit the likes of Nairn, a pretty Victorian seaside resort, or book a tour at one of the nearby historic distilleries and discover the secrets of the whisky making process.
A trip to Inverness wouldn't be complete without a visit to Loch Ness - it contains the largest volume of freshwater in the British Isles, and actually has more than all the lakes in England and Wales combined. Located to the south of Inverness, you can take a loch cruise, or explore the likes of ruined Urquhart Castle on the banks of the loch. Try to spot the resident pod of dolphins in the Moray Firth, at Chanonry Point in Cromarty, or to the east of the city at Fort George.