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.
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.
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.
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.