Discover the history, legends and lochs of Inverness

With its grand castle overlooking the River Ness, Inverness is a city whose rich history is woven into everyday life. The gateway to the Highlands, this proud Gaelic city welcomes visitors from around the world with a warm Scottish flair.

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Best of Inverness events

Burns Night celebrates the birthday of the poet Robert Burns and is considered one of the main attractions to Scotland in January. Experience poetry readings, a festive atmosphere and a plate of locally produced haggis. Inverness  has a year round calendar of events including the Inverness Music Festival in March for 10 days.

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Top tips before you go

The weather, although drier than most of Scotland, can be changeable. Take suitable wet weather clothing as the Scots don't let something like a bit of weather stop them from enjoying themselves. The prices here are much cheaper than in the south of the UK and Edinburgh. Expect to pay around £2.80 for a pint of beer and about £9 for a meal out.

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Flights, accommodation and local travel information

Flying to Inverness is convenient as the international airport in Dulcross, is just 10 miles away. A taxi will be approximately £15 and the price for a bus is near £3.50 to the city centre where you'll find various accommodation options. In well-known hotel chains, bed and breakfasts and hostels, one can expect to pay £100 for a mid-range double room. For those travelling on a budget a hostel room will cost about £15. Getting around Inverness is reasonably priced. Travelling within zone 1 will cost about £3.70 with the Stagecoach bus company travelcard. If you wish to travel further afield, they offer tickets to Zone 4 for £13.00.

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