Hotels in Inverness
Welcoming B&Bs and history washed down with a little whisky
On the Northeast coast of Scotland, where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth, Inverness is the largest city in the Scottish Highlands. Considered the region’s capital of culture, its Old Town is a characterful patchwork of the region’s history with its 19th century cathedral and Victorian market. However, alongside all of that there are a wealth of contemporary attractions that keep visitors entertained, not least of all Inverness Museum and Art Gallery.
Visitors to Inverness can partake in retail therapy, experience the city’s culinary expertise at many a fine hotel and restaurant, and find seasonal entertainment at the city’s regular events, in particular at Eden Court. Amongst its historic treasures are its distilleries, which are most definitely worth a visit for all whisky lovers, as well as the sobering Culloden Battlefield – the site of the final Jacobite rising and now cared for by the National Trust and offering an immersive surround cinema experience of the battle.
In this region, that has experienced so much and wears it like a badge of honour, hospitality remains enchanting. Friendly proprietors at welcoming B&Bs such as Trafford Bank Guest House, offer beautifully decorated rooms and pretty gardens a mere 10 minutes from the city centre. You can also find peace and tranquility on a quiet residential street at Moyness House.
Do not forget that whilst staying in Inverness, guests are within easy reach of the wealth of exquisite countryside that the Highlands also have to offer. Those wishing to devote a few days to country pursuits including fishing retreats in Scotland can head off on a jaunt out of the city or even spend a few days at beautiful hotels like Glenfinnan House Hotel overlooking Ben Nevis, or at foodie paradise Shieldaig Lodge, the former Victorian hunting lodge where it’s all crackling fires and deep cosy sofas.