Located in the highlands and often seen as the gateway to northern Scotland, Inverness is a popular destination for tourism and business travellers alike.
The temperatures in Inverness and the surrounding area are fairly mild - no particularly cold or hot spells occur as the city remains sheltered by the hills. The lowest temperatures in winter may reach around 1 degree above freezing and summer average highs are at about 18 degrees. Aim to visit in the summer months if planning to go walking in the highlands. Or plan a trip to coincide with one of the many festivals, such as Burns night in January or the Music Festival in March.
If prices are compared to those of London, then the cost of living is lower in Inverness. A no frills meal should cost in the region of £9 and a pint of beer will be around £2.80.
Inverness airport is not far form the city centre in Dalcross. To get into town, take the Stagecoach bus number 11 for about £3.50 - which takes half an hour. Alternatively, take a taxi (£15).
Once in town, Stagecoach offers travelcards valid for a day which are available for around £3.70 for zone one, more depending on the number of zones covered.Accommodation in Inverness
All the usual hotel chains are to be found in the city: a double room might cost about £100. A bed in a shared room on a hostel would cost about £15.