Home to our most northern hotels, Inverness is the gateway to the stunning Scottish Highlands, a truly mystical and magical area. From whisky distilleries galore to the fabled Loch Ness monster, Inverness is the largest city in the north and also, according to a recent survey, the happiest! There’s more to it than just Nessy and whisky however. The city is packed full of restaurants, pubs and bars celebrating the region’s fine produce and museums, historic buildings and festivals alive with the its rich history, meaning you’ll never be left wondering what to do in Inverness. And you can discover the best place to stay with our Inverness hotels guide, keeping you right in the heart of the action. Try the haggis bon bons at The Fig and Thistle, get down with the bagpipers at Gellion’s weekly ceilidh or check out the famous Highland Games held every summer. You can take a stroll along the historic River Ness that flows through the city or head into the Highlands and explore the great outdoors – if you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights on a clear winter night!
Things to do in Inverness
Places to eat
Haggis naturally looms large across Inverness restaurants, but with excellent European, Thai and Indian menus, and some wonderful cafés as well, there are plenty of options to enjoy besides the humble haggis.
Home to some of the oldest pubs and bars in the north of Scotland, you’re never far away from a real ale, single malt or even a good old highland fling. And thanks to an influx of cool bars, Inverness can now boast several impressive cocktail dens too.