The multiple award-winner of the Bloom of Britain competition, Inverness, is also the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. Not only this, but its strategic location is why it has been a major historical site of important battles and castles of rulers. This little city has everything in one place – castles and cathedrals for those interested in history, scenery and water spaces for nature-lovers and loads of other interesting sights including Loch Ness nearby for everyone else.

 Not to miss:

Inverness Castle was built on a cliff overlooking the River Ness and it is believed that it is the castle featured in Shakespeare’s Macbeth. The castle itself is not open to the public but the grounds are and Inverness Cathedral is just opposite.

 

Inverness Cathedral has a number of statues, including a large angel carrying a font and a bust of Bishop Robert Eden. It also has an impressive collection of stained glass windows.

 

If you want to learn more about the history of this vibrant city, Inverness Museum has rich art and heritage collections and hosts some unique historical treasures.

 

Loch Ness is located just a little south-west of Inverness and is the home of the mythical monster Nessie. The scenery around is incredible and if you go on a boat trip, you might be lucky enough to catch a sight of Nessie yourself or at least of an otter or a deer.

 

If you’re a fan of trekking and discovering Iron Age hills, Craig Phadrig is the perfect summit for a beautiful view over Inverness.

Eating out

Check out The Joy of Taste for delicious European kitchen with exquisite desserts.

For a traditional pub with a great atmosphere and a scenic view, The Castle Tavern is the one place to go to.

 Aspendos Mediterranean Turkish Restaurant offers some top class Turkish food for everyone’s taste on affordable prices.

 

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