Steeped in history and legend, and surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, there are not many cities that can match Inverness.
Dissected by the River Ness on its way to the mystical Loch Ness via the Caledonian Canal, Inverness is a vibrant yet compact city making it easy to explore on your coach break.
Regarded as the ‘Capital of the Highlands’, the city is Scotland’s most northerly city and a great place to visit on a coach holiday, with many notable historical buildings and cultural attractions within a stone’s throw of one another, plus the intrigue of the Loch Ness Monster right on your doorstep.
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Overlooked by the impressive pink turrets of Inverness Castle and with a picturesque river flowing through its heart fringed with beautiful buildings and church steeples, Inverness boasts a photogenic landscape that captivates you from the moment you arrive. Although the 19th century fortress of Inverness Castle only acts as a courthouse nowadays, it creates an extraordinary setting and spectacular vistas which can be best enjoyed from its seven bridges.
During the summer months the castle comes alive to the sounds of the lone piper and the roars of the Castle Garrison Encounter, a live re-enactment show which takes you on a journey back to 1745. History buffs will also love wandering down Church Street to discover the city’s oldest surviving buildings, including the white washed Abertarff House, which dates back to 1593 and is distinguishable by its steep gables. Close to the castle, make sure you capture the architecture of the Gothic Town House on your way to Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, which provides a fascinating insight into Highlands’s history with displays including weapons and Pictish stones. Meanwhile, you can hop over Ness Bridge to watch various tartan products being made at the Kiltmaker Centre or admire the stunning architecture of St Andrew’s Cathedral.
If shopping is top of your agenda, Inverness doesn’t disappoint. The city’s Victorian Market is full of enticing stalls, whilst the Old Town is home to many specialist and high street stores.
During your time in Inverness, the river is a constant magnet. It’s great just to spend time spotting salmon leaping from the water. Alternatively, venture down river to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the city’s Botanic Gardens or Ness Islands, a network of river islands linked by quaint bridges.
On the outskirts of the city, there are plenty of activities and attractions to enjoy on your coach break. Catch a glimpse of bottlenose dolphins, seals and other wildlife on a cruise of the Moray Firth, re-live bloody battles at Culloden Battlefield or head to magical Loch Ness to see the spectacular ruins of Urquhart Castle and search for the elusive monster, Nessie, yourself.
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