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We are ten minutes walk from Inverness city centre, and there are many good places to eat and drink nearby. Inverness is the capital of the Highlands and has a great variety of visitor attractions, as well as being a good centre for transport to other parts of the region. We are twenty minutes drive from the Airport, and two minutes drive from the main railway and bus stations.
Some of the main attractions in Inverness itself include the Castle, the Floral Hall in Bught Park, Boat Trips to see the famous Moray Firth dolphins, the beautiful River Ness walks, and the Museum and Inverness Cathedral.
Loch Ness Monster Exhibition
There are always a variety of musical and dramatic events on at Balnain House and the Eden Court theatre, as well as ceilidhs in the local pubs for an authentic taste of Highland culture. We are situated close to the canal from where you can take a cruise to Loch Ness and look out for the famous monster.
Other places that can easily be visited in a day from Inverness include the battlefield of Culloden, Fort George, Cawdor Castle, and the Loch Ness Monster Exhibition at Drumnadrochit.
There are day bus trips to the Orkney Islands, or you can take a day out on the world-famous West Highland Line, considered to be the most scenic railway route in Europe, which takes you across to the West Coast of Scotland with time for a visit to the Isle of Skye.
The town centre of Inverness contains some fine old buildings like the Town House, dating from 1878-82, where the first Cabinet meeting outside London was held. The Cathedral of St. Andrew, the Old High Church and the Town Steeple are all worthy of note, as is the interesting Mercat Cross. There are several large, well known high street names in the town, but perhaps more interesting are the local specialist shops where you can buy a wide variety of goods, including locally made kilts, tartans and woollens. The town boasts a good choice of hotels and restaurants, serving both local dishes and multicultural cuisine.
Come and enjoy Highland collections in the heart of the Highland Capital! Situated in the centre of this beautiful tourist and market city, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery offers a welcome diversion to both visitors and locals alike. Explore our lively "Man in the Landscape" exhibition and our Discovery Centre, both on the ground floor. Pay a visit upstairs to look at a large range of silverware from the Inverness Area, authentic Highland weapons and bagpipes as well as an array of Scottish contemporary art. There is also our temporary exhibitions gallery, presenting a range of events and displays that reflect the cultural activity of the city and its surroundings. Inverness Museum and Art Gallery offers a great deal more than just exhibitions and displays. Lunchtime talks and recitals are often organised, as well as activities for children and adults.
Situated one mile from the city centre and only 6 miles from the airport Inverness Golf Club provides an excellent test of golf. The course, which has been used for The Northern Open, measures 6256 yards and although considered short by modern day standards it has many fine features which makes it a most enjoyable test of golf. The highlight of the course has to be the dog-leg 14th hole. At 475 yards it not only demands length and accuracy off the tee but an extremely narrow entrance into a small green normally requires the steeliest of nerves with a long iron or wood. The Clubhouse built in November 1997 has an upstairs lounge and dining room offering wonderful views of the course and surrounding areas.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club is a Scottish football team based in the city of Inverness. They are currently playing in the Scottish Premier League and are managed by Craig Brewster, who is also a player for the club. They play in blue, red and white strips, and are nicknamed Caley Thistle. Their home ground, Caledonian Stadium, is situated beside the Moray Firth, in the shadow of the Kessock Bridge. The club was formed as Caledonian Thistle F.C. in 1994 following the merger of Caledonian F.C. and Inverness Thistle F.C., both members of the Highland Football League, to fill a vacancy in the Scottish Football League.
Inverness Airport is the air gateway for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and handles more than 330 scheduled flights a week to Scottish and UK destinations. It is the largest of 10 airports serving the region operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Limited. Scheduled flights operate daily to Inverness from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stornoway in the Western Isles, Kirkwall in Orkney and Sumburgh in Shetland. The airport is located 9 miles east of the City of Inverness just off the main A96 trunk road and its facilities include on site car hire, restaurant and bar, shop, and 650 pay car parking spaces. Taxis are available at the airport and buses operate to and from the airport terminal to Inverness city centre and towns to the east.
Beaufort Castle is located near Beauly in Inverness-shire, northern Scotland. It is 1 mile north of Kiltarlity, and 12 miles west of Inverness. The present castle is a Baronial style mansion built in 1880, but incorporates older building work. There has been a castle on the site since the 12th century.