Whether you're on your way to go Nessie hunting at Loch Ness or en route to a hiking adventure in the Highlands, Inverness hotels are great places to stop for a night, or even several. There are a number of quaint and quiet guest houses and bed and breakfasts located on Glenurquhart and Culduthel Roads, where guests can relax in true Scottish hospitality and enjoy traditional feasts morning, noon, and night. The city center, originally a triangle bounded by High, Church, and Academy Streets, is a wonderful place to stroll ancient walkways and take in the range of architectural delights. And between Union Street and Queensgate is the Victorian Market, which contains a wonderful selection of small shops and restaurants.
For a more luxurious stay, grab a hotel in Inverness along the banks of the River Ness, leading out of the city. From there, take in one of the many festivals and special events that has made the city famous. An international center for bagpipe players and lovers, every September the city hosts the Northern Meeting, the most prestigious solo piping competition in the world. The City of Inverness Highland Games are the largest of their kind in the country, and the Tartan Heart and Rockness music festivals draw tens of thousands to the city each year.
Getting Out in Inverness
Inverness has plenty of local attractions within the city and the surrounding area that are worth seeing, many convenient to your cheap Inverness hotel. Take a bus, rent a bike, or just hoof it to Inverness Castle, which looks over the city, and Castle Urquhart, which sits on the banks of Loch Ness. You can also head out to Old High Church, Porterfield Prison, Castle Garrison Encounter, or Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, all of which give visitors a great sense of the history and culture of the region.