Inverness is the capital of the Scottish Highlands. It is situated on the aperture of River Ness and on the southwest of Moray Firth. Just like most British Isles, Inverness experiences a European climate but milder than other cities in same coastal position. Book a cheap hotel in advance if you are planning to visit Inverness between July and August. Choose from a wide selection of cheap Inverness hotels online.
Inverness is situated near two major battle sites: the Battlefield of the Fingalians in the 11th century and the Battle of Culloden in the 18th century. Inverness formed its first settlement during the 6th century and King David I granted first royal charter in Inverness during the 12th century.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
Inverness hosts numerous festivals annually, but the busiest months are July and August when most events are held including the T in the Park, Inverness Book Festival, Speyfest Music Festival, Inverness Highland Games, Summer in the City, Highland Field Sports Fair and Inverness Flower Festival. Take time to visit some of Inverness' magnificent castles such as the Brodie Castle and Cawdor Castle as well as other medieval attractions including the Fortrose Cathedral, Beauly Priory Ruins and Wardlaw Mausoleum. Must-see museums include the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Cromarty Courthouse Museum and Hugh Miller Museum & Birthplace Cottage.
There are many pedestrian and bicycle paths in Inverness which makes walking and riding a bicycle pleasant. Inverness has an efficient bus network offering 50 routes. Taxis are the common choice after 7 pm when buses cease to operate.