Inverness Vacations

Inverness is a city in the Scottish Highlands. It's name means "Mouth of the River Ness" and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. The city is crowded in summer, with tourists searching for the fabled monster in nearby Loch Ness, but it's worth a visit in its own right for a walk along the scenic River Ness, a cruise on Loch ... Read more
Ness, and a meal in one of the city's excellent eateries. Other popular attraction in the city are the Victoria Market and St Andrews Cathedral.
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Inverness means “on the River Ness”. I loved taking in the view of the river from the castle which is an easy walk from the center of town. Also I loved strolling the river banks and pedestrian bridges

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Inverness is a great jumping off point for exploring the Scottish Highlands. From here you can start tours to the Orkney Islands or isle of skye. Inverness itself is lovely. Lovely walks along the river and criss crossing pedestrian bridges.

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Edinburgh, UK

Beautiful little town that serves as a base for exploring the Highlands. I was really impressed by the number of dining options here — and surprised to learn that most expected reservations for Saturday lunch. When in doubt, book ahead!

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Watamu, Kenya

Freezing - loved the people and the ambience... would love to get to know it better.

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San Francisco, California, USA

If you're looking for a spot to stay in Inverness, try the Ardconnel House B&B. It also happens to be within walking distance of Contrast Brasserie where we had a great dinner. Inverness is pretty close to the Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition (but I didn't really find that to be all that worthwhile).

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Pittsford (town), New York

What a pretty town, with a lovely river walk, picturesque grounds around Inverness Castle, a charming old town, a very nice modern shopping mall & the free Inverness Museum & Art Gallery. We met lots of friendly locals and enjoyed free internet at Waterston's bookstore at East Gate Shopping Center.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

It's one of my favorite places I've been in Scotland. I thought I could live here when I arrived. With the river flowing in the center, the town is beautiful and people are friendly. Also a great place to base yourself for your Highlands trip.

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London, UK

Very scenic town and probably the only one worth mentioning this far north in Scotland. Beautiful firth with the occasional whale or dolphin. Just go in summer!

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Brisbane, Australia

Nice town, with a pretty river cutting through it. The cathedral and castle are nice. Inverness is a good stopping place between Edinburgh, nearby Loch Ness, and for trips going further north and to the Orkney Islands

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Calgary, Canada

Inverness is small and easy to walk around. The River Ness is surprisingly shallow as it flows into the ocean. Pathways line both sides of the river making it a pleasant walk. From Inverness, you can explore the Scottish Highlands.

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